Sport Codes of Behaviour

 Any contravention of the listed behaviour will be tabled at the Schools Discipline Council and the severity of the misconduct aligned with the School’s Code of Conduct and further sanctions may follow.

  Examples of inappropriate behaviour that is unacceptable includes:

  • Having or consuming alcohol
  • Having or using other illegal drugs or substances (note: EHS is a registered member of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport)
  • Smoking
  • Sexual activities
  • Sexual harassment
  • Vandalism or other criminal offences
  • Swearing or abusing others
  • Physical violence towards others
  • Harassment or vilification of others
  • Refusing to comply with instructions
  • Poor sportsmanship or cheating

  Players’ Code of Behaviour

  • Be a good sport
  • Play for enjoyment
  • Strive for personal excellence
  • Work hard for your team as well as yourself
  • Treat all team mates and opponents as you enjoy being treated yourself
  • Play by the rules
  • Cooperate with team and game officials
  • Control your behaviour on and off the field
  • Learn to value honest effort, skilled performance and improvement

  Parents’ Code of Behaviour

  • Encourage participation by your children
  • Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy
  • Be courteous in your communication with players, team officials, game officials and sport administrators
  • Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty
  • Make any new parents feel welcome on all occasions
  • Do not interfere with the conduct of any events
  • Support Edgemead High School Sport’s policy of a smoke and alcohol free environment
  • There should be no inappropriate physical contact

  Spectators’ Code of Behaviour

  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour
  • There should be no inappropriate physical contact
  • Remember children play for enjoyment. Don’t let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment
  • Let game officials conduct events without interference
  • Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause
  • Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their supporters
  • Support Edgemead High School Sport’s policy of a smoke, alcohol and weapon free environment

  Team Managements’ Code of Behaviour

  • Set a good example for your players
  • Encourage and create opportunities to develop individual skills
  • Teach a wide range of team skills
  • Ensure that the sport is appropriate for the age group and the skill development level of the players involved
  • Teach your players to be friendly towards officials and opponents
  • Give all interested students a chance to participate in training and in games
  • Remove from the field of play any of your players whose behaviour is not acceptable
  • Keep your own knowledge of coaching and the developments of the game up to date
  • Support Edgemead High School’s Sport policy of a smoke, alcohol and weapon free environment
  • No tour official of the opposite gender should enter the team change rooms until all team members have completed changing
  • There should be no inappropriate physical contact
  • It is most unwise for any team official to be in a situation where the official is alone with a team member

  Administrators’ and Officials’ Code of Behaviour

  • Ensure rules, equipment, training schedules and games are safe and match the   needs and skill level of the children involved
  • Ensure that equal opportunities for participation in sports are available for all children
  • Involve children in planning, evaluation and decision making
  • Ensure everyone involved, including parents, understand their responsibilities regarding fair play and appropriate behaviour
  • Encourage a positive attitude towards children’s sport

         i) emphasise fun and enjoyment

         ii) encourage both teams

         iii) set a good example

         iv) encourage the pursuit of personal excellence

  •  Be consistent, courteous and helpful toward all participants
  • Use common sense to ensure that the ‘spirit of the game’ for children is not lost by overcalling violations
  • Ensure that adequate supervision is provided by qualified and competent coaches and officials capable of developing appropriate sports behaviour and skill technique, and that these officials are given the opportunity to improve their coaching and officiating
  • Remember that children play for enjoyment, downplay the importance of rewards
  • Avoid allowing children’s sports programs to become primarily spectator entertainment.  Focus on the needs of the participants rather than the enjoyment of the spectators