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.)