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Codes of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Coaches, Officials & Volunteers

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance. Encourage gymnasts and praise for good performance and effort and not just for results.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with gymnasts based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part and ensure all participants are suitably prepared physically and mentally when learning new skills
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, dressing suitably and using kind, respectful and appropriate language at any time whilst involved with club activities. Arriving for sessions punctually allowing sufficient time to set up and prepare as necessary
  • Never consume alcohol immediately before or during training or events
  • Never have contact with gymnasts outside of the gym without the prior consent of the Head Coach
  • Never exert undue influence over gymnasts to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Always report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the BG Child Protection policy 2004
  • Strive to be a suitable role model for the club’s members
  • Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned
  • Promote the positive aspects of gymnastics (e.g. fair play, respect for others)
  • Encourage gymnasts to value their performances and not just results
  • Follow all guidelines and Club and Training Rules laid down by BG and Southbourne Gymnastics Club
  • Mobile phones must not be used in the gym except in an emergency

Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians & Carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the Club & Training rules and participate within them
  • Encourage your child to treat others with kindness and respect
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of all
  • Never force your child to take part in gymnastics
  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink. Ensure they punctual and are dropped off and picked up from the gym (rather than the Centre)
  • Keep the club informed if your child is ill or unable to attend sessions
  • Endeavour to establish good communications with the club, coaches and officials for the benefit of all
  • All ideas and suggestions matter to the Club if delivered in a polite manner. Share any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club through the approved channels.
  • Use correct, respectful and appropriate proper language at all times
  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their gymnastics

Code of Conduct for Participants

  • We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. The club believes it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
  • As a member of Southbourne Gymnastics Club you are expected to abide by the following club rules:
  • All members must participate within the Club & Training Rules and respect coaches and judges and their decisions
  • All members must respect opponents and fellow club members. All members will be treated equally and no bullying within the club will be tolerated
  • Anyone coming into contact with the club, in any capacity, will be treated with respect in the gym, at competitions and at external training sessions
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach, or if they are going to be late
  • Members must wear suitable clothing for training and events as agreed with their coach
  • Members must not smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind whilst representing the club
  • Members should treat all equipment with respect
  • Members must inform the head coach of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins
  • Members should not eat or chew gum during a session
  • Members are asked to treat others with kindness and respect and must not use bad language
  • Members should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian from the gym (not the Centre)

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