CLUB POLICIES

CODE OF CONDUCT

For Coaches, Judges and Officials

The essence of good ethical conduct and practise is summarised below.  All Club Coaches, judges and officials must adhere to the following guidelines.

          Ensure youíre satisfied with the safety of the training venue and equipment, before commencing any training session.  Reporting any concerns immediately to the Club Manager.

          Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance

          Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers based on mutual trust and respect

          Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover

          Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part and ensure all participants are suitably prepared physically and mentally when learning new skills

          Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, dressing suitably and not using inappropriate language at any time whilst involved with club activities

          Never consume alcohol immediately before or during training or events

          Obtain prior agreement from the parent/guardian of performers before transporting them anywhere (training/competitions)

          Never have performers stay overnight at your home

          Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward

          Always report any concerns about child welfare, inside or outside of the club, directly to Charlotte Pocock (Club Welfare Officer) on 07960 483481, before speaking to any child, parent, coach, judge or official thatís potentially involved.

          Never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances

          Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned

          Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)

          Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results

          Follow all guidelines and policies laid down by British Gymnastics and Richardís Trampoline Club

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