Fairplay and Rules

 

The Fair Play Promise

Good Sport is about Positive Attitude.

 

Players:

 

You’ve got the right attitude . . .

 

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official.
  • Work hard to do your best at all times.
  • Turn up to practice.
  • Be a good sport and recognise good players and good plays by all involved.
  • Remember to thank your coach, the officials, the opposition and supporters.
  • Help others in your team when you can.
  • Avoid putting people down or bullying them.
  • Always give it heaps and don’t get ugly.

 

 

Officials:

 

You can set the right tone and help make the game a success . . .

  • Control the game in a fair and positive manner.
  • Be consistent and fair in your decisions.
  • Modify your approach to suit the participants’ level of ability.
  • Help players understand the rules by explaining decisions where appropriate.
  • Do what you can to make sure everyone enjoys the game, including yourself.
  • Encourage Fair Play and do not tolerate foul play of any kind. Always be firm and friendly.

 

 

Coaches:

 

As a coach you set the standards . . .

 

  • Set personal behaviour standards for yourself, and those you coach, to follow.
  • Give each player the same amount of attention and time.
  • Provide every player with the same opportunities to play the game.
  • Never argue with the referee, or make excuses for losing and never cheat.
  • Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule players.
  • Respect players’ efforts regardless of whether you have won or lost.
  • Encourage respect for the opposition and officials.
  • Keep winning and losing in perspective with personal challenge and enjoyment.

 

 

Supporters:

 

You can set the right tone and help make the game a success . . .

  • Respect that people are involved in sport for fun and enjoyment.
  • Support good play and applaud good performance from all competitors.
  • Attempt to understand the rules of the game.
  • Learn the difference between supportive and abusive comments and rule out the latter.
  • Accept the decisions of officials and coaches.
  • Display self-control on the sideline. Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule players.
  • Show your appreciation to people who volunteer their time to make sport happen.
  • Remember that we are all capable of making mistakes.

 

Parents/Caregivers:

 

You can set the right tone and help make the game a success . . .

  • Encourage your child, and other people’s children, in their efforts in sport.
  • Insist that your child plays within the rules and by the principles of Fair Play.
  • Respect your child’s efforts the same, regardless of whether s/he has won or lost.
  • Display self-control on the sideline. Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule players.
  • Watch your child play and let him/her enjoy the game.
  • Show your appreciation to people who volunteer their time so your child can play and practice.
  • Remember your child plays sport for his/her reasons, not yours.
  • Be a positive role model for your child.
  • Never place undue pressure on your child to play or perform.
  • Make an effort to understand the rules of the game.

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