Spectator's Code of Conduct

Spectator's Code of Conduct

In addition to Softball Australia's values and general Code of Conduct, as a spectator involved with

Softball Australia, a Member State or an affiliated association or club activity must meet the following

requirements in regard to your conduct during that activity.

1 Applaud good performance and efforts from all players and teams. Congratulate all players

on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.

2 Respect the decisions of officials and coaches and teach young people to do the same.

3 Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are

motivational.

4 Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches,

officials or players.

5 Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.

6 Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials' decisions.

7 Do not use violence, harassment or abuse in any form (ie do not use foul language, sledge

or harass players, coaches, umpires, officials or other spectators).

8 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability,

cultural background or religion.

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