Athlete Code of Conduct...

  • Compete for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Do not argue with an official. If you disagree with a disagree with a decision there are procedures, which should be followed to lodge your objection.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other athletes, deliberately provoking as opponent and throwing of equipment is not acceptable or permissible in any sport.
  • Be a good sport. Cheer all good performances.
  • Treat all people as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another person.
  • Co-operate with your coach, club members, officials and opponents, without them there would be no competition.


Spectator Code of Conduct...

  • Athletes participate in organized sports for fun. They are not competing for the entertainment of the spectators only, nor are they “miniature” professionals.
  • Applaud all good performances and effort by your club athletes and their opponents regardless of the competition’s outcome.
  • Show respect for your club’s opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Respect the official’s decision. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach athletes to do likewise.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, officials or athletes.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing participants, coaches or officials.


Officials Code of Ethics...

  • The code of ethics provides a framework for a positive, safe and harassment free environment.
  • As an official you should: Assist in the safety and welfare of athletes.
  • Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance.
  • Feel confident about what you are doing and the decision you are making.
  • Value the individual.
  • Answer any and all questions asked of you by an athlete.
  • Use commonsense to ensure that the “spirit of competition” is not lost.
  • Accept responsibility for all action taken.
  • Be impartial and do not coach athletes whilst officiating.
  • Work as part of a team and follow instructions by Competition Management, Referee or Chief.
  • Avoid any situation which may lead to conflict or to a conflict of interest.
  • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards athletes and/or fellow officials.
  • Refrain from ant form of harassment towards to athletes and/or fellow officials.
  • Make personal commitment to keep yourself informed of required officiating protocols and up date with technical rules.


Parent Code of Conduct...

  • If children are interested, encourage to play athletics. If a child is not willing to play, do not force him or her.
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performances rather than the overall outcome of the event.
  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as a victory, so that the result of each event is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing an event.
  • Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good performances by all athletes, even if from another club.
  • If you disagree with an official, raise  the issue through the appropriate channels, rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials volunteer their time for your child’s involvement.
  • Recognise the value and importance of the volunteer coaches. They give their resources to provide recreational activities for your child’s involvement and deserve your support.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.


Coach's Code of Ethics...

  • The coach’s primary role is to facilitate the process of individual development through achievement of Athletic potential. This role accepts the athletes’ long term interests as of greater importance than short term athletic considerations. To fulfil this role the coach must behave in an ethical manner. By becoming a member of the ATFCA, a coach agrees to be held accountable for any breach of the following points:
  • Coaches must respect the basic human rights, that is, the equal rights, of each athlete with no discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, birth or other status.
  • Coaches must respect the dignity and recognise the contribution of each individual. This includes respecting the right for freedom from physical or sexual harassment and advances.
  • Coaches must ensure that practical environments are safe and appropriate. This appropriateness must take into consideration the age, maturity and skill level of the athlete. This is particularly important in the case of younger or less developed athletes.
  • Coaches must acknowledge and respect the Rules of Competition. This respect should extend to the spirit as well as to the letter of the rules, in both training and competition, to ensure fairness of competitive opportunity between all athletes.
  • Coaches must exhibit an active respect for officials, by accepting the role of the officials in providing judgement to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and according to the established rules.
  • Coaches must accept final responsibility for the performance and conduct of the athletes they coach, while at the same time encouraging the independence and self determination of each athlete by their acceptance of responsibility for their own decisions, conduct and performance.
  • Coaches must assert a positive and active leadership role to prevent any use of prohibited drugs or other disallowed performance enhancing substances or practices. This leadership by coaches includes education of the athletes of the harmful effects of prohibited substances and practices.
  • The coach must acknowledge that all coaches have an equal right to desire the success of the athletes they coach - competing within the rules. Observations, recommendations and criticism should be directed to the appropriate person outside the view or hearing of the public domain.
  • Coaches must never solicit, either overtly or covertly, athletes who are receiving coaching to join their squad or change their coaching situation without first involving the current personal coach or coaches.
  • The coach must acknowledge and recognise that all athletes have a right to pursue their athletic potential, including when an athlete’s development would benefit from a change of coaching situation. The coach should ensure that, in these cases, any formation of a coaching partnership or transfer to another coach is actively explored with the athlete, whose decision is supported.
  • Coaches should hold recognised coaching qualifications. Coaches should respect that the gaining of coaching qualifications is an ongoing commitment, achieved through the upgrading of their knowledge by attendance of accredited courses and through practical coaching experience. Coaches also have a responsibility to share the knowledge and practical experience they gain.
  • Coaches must respect the image of the coach and the reputation of the Association and continuously maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, reflected in both the manner of appearance and behaviour, so that they do not bring Coaching or the Association into disrepute.
  • Coaches must never smoke while coaching or in the presence of athletes, nor consume alcoholic beverages so soon before coaching that it affects their competence or that the smell of alcohol is on their breath.
  • Coaches must enter into full cooperation with all individuals and agencies that could play a role in the development of the athletes they coach. This includes working openly with other coaches, using the expertise of sports scientists and sports physicians and displaying an active support of their National Federation and the IAAF.

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