3.0 Codes of Conduct
yBall is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. Members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the club Committee. yBall Sports Club has designated welfare officers ad development officers that are committed to dealing with any situation no matter how severe the accusations presented. Any disciplinary action will be decided by the committee.
When joining the club all players, parents and coaches/managers are expected to agree to and sign the respective codes of conduct, which are set by the Committee.
All members must play within the rules of the sport and respect officials and their decisions, playing within the spirit of the game. For more details on the Rules and Regulations, please refer to the appropriate section.
3.1.1. The Committee will be made up of the following:
Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Development Officer.
3.1.2. One person can hold a maximum of two positions.
3.1.3. A maximum of 10 persons maybe on the Committee at one time
3.1.4. Members of the Committee cannot be voted of the committee, unless in breach of the Club Codes of Conduct.
3.1.5. Persons wishing to join the Committee must first ask the permission of the Chairman. If he/she is in acceptance then the committee must vote at the next meeting on whether to allow the new person to join.
3.1.6. The Committee will meet at designated times agreed on rolling basis to discuss club matters, etc.
- Minutes are to be taken at every meeting, by the Chairman with a copy being shared with the club Secretary.
- Minutes are to be retained by the Club, filed appropriately and easily accessible upon request.
- In the event of the Chairman missing the meeting, the Secretary must take the minutes and issue a copy to the Chairman within 7 days.
- Every member of the Committee is required to vote at meetings, if there is a tie in voting, and then the Chairman has the casting vote.
- Any member of the Committee wishing to resign must do so in writing to the Chairman.
- If the Chairman wishes to resign he/she must arrange a special meeting of the Committee at which another member of the Committee will be elected as Chairman.
The Accounts shall be correctly audited by the Treasurer and each Committee member presented with a copy.
No alteration to these Rules shall be made except at the AGM and agreed on by a vote within the committee.
3.2.1. Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to play
3.2.2. Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of the game.
3.2.3. Always pursue fair play and equality within delivery
3.2.4. Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided
3.2.5. Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance
3.2.6. Be aware of the yBalls Child Welfare Policy and Procedures
3.2.7. Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game
3.2.8. Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect
3.2.9. Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
3.2.10. Any use of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour will be treated with appropriate action according to the Equality Policy.
3.2.11. Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
3.2.12. Must consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour
3.2.13. Know where to find appropriate first-aid equipment, additionally all coaches and officials must be first-aid qualified
3.2.14. Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.
3.3.1. Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game.
3.3.2. Never argue with a referee or other official
3.3.3. Any use of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour will be treated with appropriate action according to the Equality Policy.
3.3.4. Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way.
3.3.5. Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly.
3.3.6. Co-operate with your coach, the referees and team-mates.
3.3.7. Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills.
3.3.8. Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, teammates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal.
3.4.1. Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
3.4.2. Encourage participation but don’t force it.
3.4.3. Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
3.4.4. Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.
3.4.5. Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, referees and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated (Refer to Equality Policy).
3.4.6. Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.
3.4.7. Never publicly criticize referees – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.
3.4.8. Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – and many such remarks are actually now illegal.