Code of Conduct
All of our players are expected to adhere to the college’s Code of Conduct and this is a message that will be pushed by all coaches and managers.
Supporters are a big contributor to the success of our winter season. Scots College supporters have always been superb; often setting the standard for other supporters.
We encourage everyone to have a read of our Code of Conduct and look forward to seeing and hearing everyone on the side-line this term.
Code of Conduct
All members of sports teams of Scots College must:
- Co-operate with teammates, coaches, officials and opponents and treat all of them with respect.
- Strive for excellence, have fun, and develop skills.
- Know the rules of the game and play by both the letter and the spirit of the rules.
- Realise that officials are there to interpret the rules and accept their decisions with dignity.
- Never behave in such a manner that would reflect badly on, or disgrace the team, and/or the College.
- Never use coarse language or insult opponents, coaches or spectators.
- Be in attendance at the required times – attendance is essential unless a prior arrangement has been made with the coach.
- Always participate according to the values of good sportsmanship.
- Always wear the correct College, practice and playing uniform.
- Show modesty in victory and grace in defeat.
- The key to a successful team is communication; if you are unable to attend a training or game you must let your coach know with sufficient notice.
Consequences for getting the above wrong:
- Warning One: Formal verbal warning to student.
- Warning Two: Phone home to caregiver.
- Final Step: Student will be stood down from team game. The student must still attend the fixture to help out where possible and support his team.
- If the Student continues to get the above code of conduct wrong after the final step they will be removed from the team.
For Parents and Supporters of the College
All supporters of Scots College teams should consider the following:
- Sport is about having a positive attitude. You can assist in setting a positive tone and help to make sport an enjoyable experience
- Encourage your son/daughter, and other team members, in their efforts in the sporting arena.
- Insist that your son/daughter plays within the rules of the game and by the principles of fairplay, irrespective of the manner in which opposition may play the game.
- Being part of a team is a commitment; assist your son/daughter to live up to their commitments. Do not accept your son/daughter letting their team-mates and coaches down.
- Ensure your son/daughter attends all practices and is well turned out with the correct playing uniform for games.
- Watch your son/daughter play whenever possible. Make an effort to understand the game and its’ rules.
- Display self-control on the sideline. Do not shout at or ridicule any players on either team.
- Remember your son/daughter is playing sport for their reasons not yours.
- Respect your son’s/daughter’s efforts regardless of whether they win, draw or lose.
- Show respect for the coach and management of your son’s/daughter’s team. They have a difficult job and do not need interference or negative comments from observers.
- Show appreciation for the people who make it possible for your son/daughter to play sport. They are invariably volunteers and are involved because they enjoy the game.