Code of Conduct
The Courceys AC Codes of Conduct for has been adapted from the AAI Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children
- Treat sports leaders, coaches and club officials with respect.
- Treat all other athletes as you would like to be treated.
- Respect team members even when things go wrong.
- Respect opponents and be gracious in defeat.
- Do not cheat, use violence or physical contact that is not allowed within the rules.
- Remember that the goals of athletics are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
- Play fairly at all times and do your best.
- Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
- Abide by the rules set down by coaches when training and travelling away to events.
- Do not bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another athlete.
- Do not tell lies or spread rumours about others
- Remember you are representing your club, family and athletics.
Parents of Athletes
- Respect the rules and procedures set down in Athletics Ireland’s Code of Ethics for Children in Sport.
- Respect your child’s team-mates, coaches and other parents.
- Encourage your child to treat other participants, coaches and officials with respect.
- Never demonstrate threatening behaviour or use foul language.
- Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young athletes for making a mistake or losing
- Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
- Help and encourage young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
- Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
Coaches & Leaders
- Lead by example. Be a good role model. Be aware of the effect you have on growing children – young people need a coach they can respect.
- Be positive during sessions. Praise and encourage effort as well as results. Never ridicule or shout at athletes for making mistakes.
- Plan and prepare sessions appropriately. Create a safe environment in which to train.
- Encourage fair play and treat participants equally.
- Do not use any form of physical force on a child.
- Do not use or tolerate the use of foul language.
- Encourage young athletes to develop basic skills and sportsmanship.
- Involve parents where possible and inform them if problems arise.
- Keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles & methods, on the principles of growth & development of young people. Attend courses.
- Ensure you and your athletes are proud of the club and their efforts during the season.