Behaviour Policy

CHILD/PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT
a) Play for enjoyment. b) Play by the rules. c) Never argue. d) Control your temper. f) Work equally hard for yourself and your fellow participants. g) Treat all participants as you would like to be treated. h) Co-operate with your coach and other participants.
Actions for behaviour management

Failure for any participant to uphold the behaviour guidelines may result in the following:

a) Next Gen staff will remind the child/participant about appropriate behaviour and sport specific instructions.

b) If inappropriate behaviour persists either:

supervision will be increased, for example brings the child/participant closer to the coach;

the participant may be removed from the group for a short time (5-10 minutes) to give them time to reflect on their actions.

c) Depending on the severity and persistence of the misbehaviour parents/guardians are contacted.

d) If a child's behaviour does not improve despite all efforts, Next Gen may have to ask the parents/guardians to remove the child from the program. This is an extremely rare situation and would only ever be a last resort.

Next Gen reserves the right to refuse or terminate enrolment if there is a breach of the clinic/camp behaviour guidelines. Any costs incurred as a result of damaged property will be charged to the parent/guardian. No refund of the program fee will be provided to participants removed for behavioural reasons.

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

a) Be responsible for the behaviour of the participants under your duty of care both on and off the playing field.

b) Encourage participants to develop basic skills and appropriate sports behaviour.

c) Ensure that both skill improvement and appropriate sports behaviour are rewarded by positive statements and reflected in extrinsic rewards, if appropriate.

d) Ensure that adequate supervision is provided by qualified and competent coaches who are capable of developing appropriate sports behaviour and skill technique.

e) Model positive behaviour to participants and parents.

f) Be reasonable in your demands on participant's time, energy and enthusiasm.

g) Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

h) Set a good example in personal appearance.

i) Make every sporting activity serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health.

j) Place the welfare and development of the participant, above all.

k) Maintain simple, plain, easily understood language.

l) Promote growth mindset and effort.

PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT

a) Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing children, special guests or coaches.

b) Children play organised sport for enjoyment. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they miniature professionals.

c) Don't let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment.

d) Applaud good performance and efforts by all participants.

e) Never ridicule your own child or participant for making a mistake during a clinic. Positive comments are motivating.

f) Condemn the use of violence of any form, be it by spectators, coaches, special guests or participants.