Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers and, Adult Members, Volunteers Other Supporters

As a parent/carer of a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code.

I will:
  • inform the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of my child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a club membership form or a parental consent form
  • advise the coach if my child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting my child, when and at what time encourage my child to learn the rules and play within them
  • discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • help my child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all never punish or abuse a child for losing or making mistakes
  • publicly accept officials’ judgments and teach children to do likewise
  • support my child’s involvement and help him/her to enjoy his/her sport
  • use correct and proper language at all times
  • remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine
  • support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
  • show appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate

Code of Conduct for Young People

As a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code.

I will:

  • arrive for training and competition in good time to prepare properly
  • wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach
  • warm up and cool down properly on all occasions
  • play within the rules and respect officials and all their decisions
  • be a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by my club or the opposition
  • control my temper – verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/ provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
  • work equally hard for myself and my club -remember, the club’s performance will benefit, and so will I
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
  • pay any fees promptly
  • abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or while representing the club at competitions
  • abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or while representing the club
  • treat all participants in cycling as I would like to be treated – not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant
  • cooperate with my coach, club mates and opponents – remember, without them there would be no competition
  • thank officials and opponents after competition

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