UBNC Codes of Behaviour


In addition to Netball Queensland’s General Code of Behaviour, Netball Australia National Codes of Behaviour and Netball Australia Junior Netball Policy, Australian Sports Commission Junior Sport Codes of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Netball Australia, Netball Queensland, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club:
1.Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
2.Treat all players with respect at all times. Be honest and consistent with them. Honour all promises and commitments, both verbal and written.
3.Help each person (athlete, official, etc) to reach their potential.  Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
4.Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
5.Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
6.Treat each participant as an individual.
7.Promote a climate of mutual support among your players. Encourage players to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
8.Act within the rules and spirit of netball.
9.Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
10.Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators. Never engage in public criticism of the match officials.
11.Show respect and courtesy to all involved with netball, , including, but not limited to, match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators.
12.Never enter the court of play without the umpire’s permission.
13.Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
14.Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of participants.
15.Encourage and facilitate players’ independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions
16.Involve the players in decisions that affect them
17.Determine, in consultation with the players, what information is confidential and respect that confidentiality
18.Provide feedback to players in a caring sensitive manner to their needs. Avoid overly negative feedback
19.Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning.
20.Explain exactly what is expected of players and what they can expect from you.
21.Ensure all parents/guardians of all players understand these expectations.
22.Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self-esteem.
23.Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
24.Ensure all activities organised are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity.
25.Co-operate fully with others, eg parents, doctors, physiotherapists, for each player’s best interests.
26.Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards your players. This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Be alert to any forms of abuse directed toward our players from other sources while they are in your care. (Abide by Netball Australia Member Protection Policy).
27.Refrain from any form of harassment towards your players. Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status, and other condition. (Abide by Netball Australia Member Protection Policy)
28.Be acutely aware of the power that you as a coach develop with your players in the coaching relationship and avoid any sexual intimacy with players that could develop as a result
29.Avoid situations with your players that could be construed as compromising
30.Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour
31.At all times use appropriate training methods which will benefit the players and avoid those which could be harmful. Ensure that the tasks, trainings, equipment and facilities are safe and suitable for age, experience, ability and physical conditions of the players.
32.Ensure the player’s time spent with you is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities. Provide training and game opportunities that ensure everyone has a reasonable chance to succeed and to improve/acquire skills and develop confidence.
33.Actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs, the use of alcohol and tobacco and illegal substance. (Abide by the Netball Australia Anti-Doping Policy)
34.Recognise individual differences in players and always think of the player’s long term best interests.
35.Set challenges for each player which is both achievable and motivating.
36.Respect the fact that your goal as a coach for the player may not always be the same as that of the player. Aim for excellence based upon realistic goals and due consideration for the participant’s growth and development.
37.At all times act as a role model that promotes the positive aspects of sport and of netball by maintaining the highest standards of personal conduct and projecting a favourable image of netball and of coaching at all times.
38.Recognise your player’s rights to consult with other coaches and advisers. Cooperate fully with other specialists (e.g. sports scientists, doctors physiotherapists etc).
39.Do not exploit any coaching relationship or information gained through Netball Australia and/or Netball Queensland programs, to further personal, political, or business interests.
40.Encourage players and coaches to develop and maintain integrity in their relationship with others.
41.Respect other coaches and always act in a manner characterised by courtesy and good faith.
42.When asked to coach, ensure that any previous coach-player relationship has been ended in a professional manner.
43.Accept and respect the role of officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules. Know and abide by netball rules, regulations and standards, and encourage players to do likewise. Accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules.
44.Be honest and ensure that qualifications are not misrepresented.
45.Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your players. Provide a training program which is planned and sequential. Maintain or improve your current NCAS accreditation, seek continual improvement through performance appraisal and ongoing coach education and be open to other people’s opinion.
46.All players are to be given fair game time, unless it is for illness, injury or disciplinary reasons. Both parents and players need to be made aware of all coaches expectations or players’ behaviour ie non-attendance or non-participation at training. Written records must be kept for the Committee to access should any problems arise.