General Code of Conduct

General Code of Conduct

In addition to Softball Australia's values and the codes of conduct for specific roles, all members,

parents, guardians, spectators and others involved with Softball Australia, a Member State or an

affiliated association or club must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct in any

role or during any activity held by or under the auspices of Softball Australia, a Member State or an

affiliated association or club.

1 Be a positive role model for softball at all times and value the individual.

2 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people, and refrain from any discriminatory

practices against any person regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion or ability.

3 Refrain from making derogatory, demeaning or discriminatory remarks about any

administrators, players, coaches or other players.

4 Be professional in your appearance and manner and accept responsibility for your actions.

Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation and

presentation

Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with softball,

including coaches, officials, umpires, scorers, administrators, the media, parents

and spectators

Maintain high standards of personal appearance and behaviour

Encourage others to demonstrate the same qualities

5 Be fair, considerate, impartial and honest in all dealing with others.

6 Make a commitment to providing quality service.

7 Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons

under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.

8 Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to Softball Australia standards,

policies, regulations and procedures.

9 Operate within the rules of softball including national and international guidelines which

govern Softball Australia, the Member State and affiliated association and club.

10 Understand your responsibility if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code.

11 Do not use your involvement with Softball Australia, a Member State or an affiliated

association or club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are

inconsistent with those of Softball Australia, the Member State or an affiliated association or

club.

12 Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age,

wherever possible.

13 Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.

14 Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.

15 Refrain from engaging in any behaviour that is in breach of Softball Australia's Member

Protection Policy.

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