Players Code of Conduct

Player Code of Conduct

In addition to Softball Australia's values and general Code of Conduct, as a player or participant in

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

association or club you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during that


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

2 Participate within the competition conditions and rules and in the spirit of fair play.

3 Accept victory and defeat with dignity.

4 Comply with umpires' decisions in a professional and respectful manner.

5 Cooperate with all official requests to promote softball in a professional manner.

6 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.

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

administrators, players, coaches or other players.

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

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


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

including opponents, 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

9 Refrain from any form of sexual innuendo or harassment towards any player, coach or

official. This includes explicit, implicit, verbal and non-verbal sexual harassment.

10 Refrain from initiating a relationship with your coach.

11 Do not tolerate acts of aggression.

12 Perform any duties and responsibilities where you are a representative of Softball Australia

in a mature, fair and professional manner.

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

Protection Policy.

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