Walsden Cricket & Bowling Club
NOTES FOR PARENTS CARERS COACHES AND MANAGERS
You are expected to abide by the general rules of the competitions and matches, our code of conduct for cricketers and by the following rules
1. All members must play cricket within the laws and in the spirit of the game.
2. All members must respect colleagues and officials. Do not make derogatory comments or gestures about your team or opponents. Never try to intimidate the opposition by threats or excessive triumphalism.
3. Be polite to umpires and respect their decision. Do not show dissent! Do not throw tantrums and throw cricket bats. Such behaviours invites sanctions from club officials.
4. Members should keep to agreed timings for practice and matches and inform team manager or captains ASAP if they cannot play or going to be late.
5. All players must wear the appropriate kit.
6. All players are required to use a helmet.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
· Encourage your child to learn the law of the game and to play within the spirit of those laws.
· Discourage unfair play and disputes with officials/coaches.
· Help your child to recognise good performance and not just results.
· Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding the good performance by all.
· Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
· Publicly accept the judgement of officials without argument or comment.
· Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy cricket and to develop within it.
· Use correct and proper language at all times. Abusive language and behaviour will not be tolerated.
· Do not forget, children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment.
THE COMPETION/TEAM ORGANISER WILL
· Act as first point of contact for reporting child welfare and protection concerns.
· Help and safeguard young people by assisting in the promotion of the welfare of young people policy.
· To be a source of advice and information within the competition/matches.
· To uphold confidentiality, as far as practical in all Child Protection matters.