Code of Ethics & Behaviour

E SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION INC.

The following Codes of Ethics/Behaviour are in place for a reason, please read them and

adhere to their policies.

PLAYER’S CODE OF ETHICS

As a participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of BSA Inc. or any of its Affiliated Clubs you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event.

1. Be a positive role model for softball at all times, and accept responsibility for your actions.

2. Participate within the competition conditions and rules, and in the spirit of fair play.

3. Respect opposition players and officials and treat them with proper regard for their rights, obligations and position held in Softball and the community.

4. Refrain from offensive or abusive language and gestures.

5. Accept victory and defeat with dignity.

6. Comply with Umpires’ decisions in a professional manner.

7. Maintain high standards of personal hygiene and appearance.

8. Cooperate with all official requests to promote and market softball in a professional manner.

9. Behave with dignity and respect while in uniform when in public.

10. Refrain from making sexist or racist jokes, jokes about a particular sexual orientation, or jokes about an athlete,

Coach’s or other participant’s ability.

11. Refrain from making derogatory or demeaning remarks about any athletes, coaches, umpires or other participants.

12. Refrain from using profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language.

13. Refrain from making sexual innuendos towards any athletes, coaches or participants.

14. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.

15. Avoid any intimate relationship with a coach.

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COACHES’ CODE OF ETHICS

As a coach appointed by an Affiliate of the Brisbane Softball Association Inc. you must meet the following

requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of BSA Inc.

1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic

origin, religion or ability.

 Refrain from any discriminatory practices on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin

or ability of athletes.

2. Endeavour to ensure the athlete’s time spent with you is a positive experience.

 Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each individual athlete.

3. Treat each athlete as an individual and help each to reach their full potential.

 Provide training programs that are planned and sequential and suitable for the age, experience and ability of

the athletes.

4. Be fair, considerate and honest with athletes.

 Be reasonable in your demands on your athletes’ time and ensure there is an appropriate balance between

sporting involvement, education and career objectives.

 Implement clear rules for athletes in training and general conduct.

5. Be professional in your appearance and manner and accept responsibility for your actions.

 Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

 Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with softball (including opponents, coaches,

officials, umpires, scorers, administrators, the media, parents and spectators) and encourage your athletes to

demonstrate the same qualities.

6. Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your athletes, your Club and BSA Inc. by continually

improving your coaching knowledge and skill.

 Gain, maintain and improve your NCAS accreditation.

 Seek continual self-improvement through performance appraisal and ongoing education.

7. Operate within the rules and spirit of the sport.

 Abide by and respect the regulations governing softball and sport generally and the organisations and

individuals administering those regulations.

 Reject the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

8. Ensure physical contact with athletes is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the athlete’s skill

development.

 Inappropriate physical contact is a form of sexual harassment.

9. Refrain from any form of personal abuse of your athletes.

 This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse.

10. Refrain from any form of sexual harassment of your athletes.

 This includes explicit, implicit, verbal and non-verbal sexual harassment.

 Refrain from initiating a relationship with an athlete and also discourage, in a sensitive manner, an attempt by

an athlete to initiate a sexual relationship with you.

11. Provide a safe environment for training and competition.

 Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate for the age and ability of the

athletes.

12. Show consideration and caution towards sick and injured athletes.

 Provide a modified training program where appropriate.

 Allow further participation in training and competitions only when appropriate.

 When necessary, follow the advice of a reputable doctor or physiotherapist when determining when a sick or

injured athlete is ready to recommence training or competition.

13. Be a positive role model for Softball and your athletes.

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PARENTS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

2. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

3. Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing.

4. Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.

5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

6. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.

7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

8. Respect the umpires’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.

9. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not

participate.

10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ability,

cultural background or religion.

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UMPIRE’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic

origin, religion or ability.

 Refrain from any discriminatory practices on the basis of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion

or ability.

2. Be professional in your appearance and manner and accept responsibility for all actions taken.

 Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

 Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with softball (including athletes, coaches,

officials, scorers, administrators, the media, parents and spectators) and encourage other umpires to

demonstrate the same qualities.

 Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.

3. Make a commitment to providing quality service to umpiring, you home Association, State and Australia, by seeking

continual improvement of your umpiring knowledge and skill through study, performance appraisal and regular

updating of competencies.

 Maintain and improve your National Umpire accreditation.

4. Operate within the rules and spirit of Softball.

 Abide by and respect the regulations governing softball and sport generally and the organisations and

individuals administering those regulations.

5. Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards athletes.

 This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse.

6. Refrain from any form of sexual harassment.

 This includes explicit, implicit, verbal and non-verbal sexual harassment.

7. Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.

 Ensure that equipment and facilities meet rule requirements and safety standards.

8. Be impartial.

9. Value the individual in sport.

10. Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.

11. Show concern and caution towards sick and injured athletes.

12. Encourage inclusivity and access to all areas of umpiring.

13. Be a positive role model for Softball.

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SPECTATORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

1. Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.

2. Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their

performance regardless of the game’s outcome.

3. Respect the decisions of umpires and teach young people to do the same.

4. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.

5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.

6. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.

7. Encourage players to follow the rules and the umpires’ decisions.

8. Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or umpires.

9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or religion.

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ADMINISTRATORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

1. Make a commitment to providing quality service to the members of the Association.

2. Involve all members of the Association in the planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making activities

3. Be positive about and supportive of all members of the Association.

4. Be professional in your appearance, conduct and demeanour

5. Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help improve the standards

of coaching and officiating.

6. Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players

7. Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules suit the age, ability and maturity level of

participants

8. Ensure that everyone involved in junior sport emphasises fair play and not winning at all costs.

9. Remember that children participate for enjoyment. Don’t over emphasise awards.

10. Give a copy of the Code of Behaviour to players, coaches, umpires, parents and spectators and encourage them to abide by it.

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