Code of Behaviour
Kilmacud Crokes Camogie Club
Code of Conduct - Players and Parents
PARENTS / GUARDIANS should encourage their child to:
- Play by the rules.
- Improve their skills levels.
- Appreciate everybody on their team, regardless of ability.
PARENTS / GUARDIANS should lead by example:
- Respect officials’ decisions and encourage children to do likewise.
- Do not exert undue pressure on your child.
- Never admonish your own child or any other child for their standard of play.
- Be realistic in their expectations.
- Show approval for effort, not just results.
- Never embarrass a child or use sarcastic remarks towards a player.
- Applaud good play from all teams.
- Do not seek to unfairly affect a game or player.
- Do not enter the field of play or play area unless invited to do so by an official in charge.
PARENTS / GUARDIANS should:
- Complete and return the registration/permission and medical consent forms for their child’s participation in the club.
- Ensure that their child punctually attends coaching sessions/games or other activities.
- Provide their child with proper clothing and equipment.
- Listen to what young people have to say.
- Show approval whether the team wins, loses or draws a game.
- Never attempt to meet their own needs and aspirations for success and achievement through their children’s participation in games.
YOUNG PLAYERS should always:
- Play fairly, do their best and enjoy themselves.
- Respect fellow team members regardless of ability, ethnic origin, cultural background or religion.
- Support fellow team members whether they do well or not so well.
- Represent their team, their club and their family with pride and dignity.
- Respect all coaches, mentors, officials and their opponents.
- Be gracious in defeat and modest in victory.
- Shake hands before and after the game irrespective of the result.
- Inform their coach/mentor/manager when they are unavailable for training and games.
- Talk to the Club Children’s Officer with any concerns or questions they may have.
- Adhere to acceptable standards of behaviour and their Club’s Code of Discipline.
- Tell somebody else if they or others have been harmed in any way.
- Take due care of club equipment.
YOUNG PLAYERS should not:
- Cheat – always play by the rules.
- Shout at or argue with an official, team mates or opponents or use violence.
- Use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage or isolate other players.
- Spread rumours.
- Tell lies about adults or other young people.
- Play or train if they feel unwell or are injured.
- Use unacceptable language or racial and/or sectarian references.
(Taken from the Joint Code of Behaviour for Camogie, GAA, Ladies’ Football, Rounders and Handball.)