Sport Code of Conduct
Dilworth School prides itself on playing to win but playing within the rules of the game. Through following the 'Sport Code of Conduct' our boys have a proud reputation of great sportmanship, excellent behaviour on the field and on the sidelines as spectators.
- Play to win but also for the fun of it;
- Play hard but play by the rules;
- Never argue with the referee's decisions;
- Recognise positive contributions made by team-mates and opposition;
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated. No taunting, ever.
- Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents, for without them, you don't have a game;
- Win with humility; lose with dignity.
- Remember, people are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours;
- Encourage your players always to play by the rules;
- Never ridicule or yell at a person for making a mistake or losing a game;
- Students learn best by example;
- Comments from the sideline need to be unbiased and positive;
- Do not question the referee's judgement;
- The referee is always right;
- Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches; they give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities.
- Remember that people play organised sports for their own fun;
- Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on the player, the team and Dilworth School;
- Applaud good play by your own team and by the opposition;
- Show respect for your team's opponents; without them there would be no games;
- Never ridicule or scold a person for making a mistake during a game;
- Condemn the use of violence in all forms;
- Respect the referee's decisions;
- Encourage players to play according to the rules;
- Never enter onto a playing area.
- Players need a coach, whom they can respect;
- Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example;
- Be reasonable in your demands on young players' time, energy and enthusiasm;
- Never yell at or ridicule a player for making a mistake;
- Develop team respect for the judgement of referees;
- Follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is fit to play again;
- Insist on fair and disciplined play. Do not tolerate foul play, fighting or bad language. Be prepared to take off the offending player.
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