PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
In addition to Cricket the General Code of Behaviour set out in this By-law, as a parent/guardian of a player in any activity held by or under the auspices of a Community Cricket Peak Body, a Region or an Affiliated Club and Association you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:
- Do not force an
unwilling child to participate in Cricket.
children are involved in Cricket for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage your
child to play by the rules at all times.
- Focus on the
child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Never ridicule or
yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. Positive comments are
- Remember that
children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays
by all participants.
- Support all
efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. If you disagree with an
umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than
question their judgement and honesty in public.
- Show appreciation
for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child
could not participate.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth
of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background
- Teach your child
that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each
game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Support all efforts
to remove verbal and physical abuse.
- Be a model of
good sports behaviour for children to copy.
- Be courteous in
communication with administrators, coaches, players and umpires. Teach children to do likewise.
- Support the use
of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.
- Do not undermine the efforts of
- Encourage junior players to
participate in the sport of cricket in a safe manner.