Code of Conduct

FAIRPLAY CODE OF CONDUCT

Representing Hobsonville Point in any sporting code is an honour and a responsibility whether it be social or competitive. Good sport is about positive attitude by playing your part, and playing fair. At Hobsonville Point we promote the following on and off the court and/or field:

Fair Play

  • Providing opportunities for all in as wide a range of sports as possible
  • Fostering the growth of self-esteem and respect of others
  • Quality learning experiences through training and games
  • Providing students with opportunities which allow them to achieve personal success.

Here are three codes of conduct developed by Sport New Zealand that reflect the different ways people are involved with schools/clubs.

Coaches

  • Remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • Be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
  • Ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience.
  • All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that the average players need and deserve equal time
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

Parent/Spectators

  • Encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions
  • Teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  • Remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by all teams and players
  • Give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • Support my child’s efforts and performance
  • Thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  • Help when asked by a coach or official
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

Players

  • Always play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the coach after the competition
  • Control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
  • Work equally hard for myself and my team
  • Be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
  • Treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  • Cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents
  • Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
  • Participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game