Codes of Behaviour

The Sydney Arrows Ice Racing Club follows the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink's codes of behaviour which follows:

Participants, parents, coaches and officials

As Australians, we relish a sporting contest and we respect the winners. We have every reason to be proud of the achievements of our sportsmen and sportswomen against the best in the world. The struggle for victory is an essential element of sport. Even more than winning, especially for young Australians, is the spirit of sporting competition. Young people enjoy participating in sport and learning new skills.
Winning is important but it is not the only reason for playing.

Officials' code of behaviour

Spectators' code of behaviour

Administrators' code of behaviour

Administrators' code of behaviour

  • Involve young people in the planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to the activity.
  • Give all children equal opportunities to participate
  • Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games, programs and training schedules suit the age, ability and maturity level of participants.
  • Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior participants.
  • Remember that children participate for enjoyment. Don't over-emphasises awards.
  • Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
  • Ensure that everyone involved in sport emphasises fair play, not winning at all costs.
  • Make this code of behaviour known to spectators, officials, parents, coaches, participants and the media and encourage them to stick to it.
  • Remember you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

Officials' code of behaviour

  • Modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of children.
  • Compliment and encourage all participants.
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than errors.
  • Encourage and promote rule changes which will make participation more enjoyable. Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating and knowledge of growth and development of children.
  • Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

Spectators' code of behaviour

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all participants. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the outcome of the competition.
  • Respect officials' decision and teach all participants to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form (verbal or physical), be it by spectators, coaches, officials or competitors.
  • Show respect for opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Encourage participants to follow the rules and the officials' decisions.
  • Do not use foul or abusive language or harass participants, coaches or officials.

  

© Ice Skating Club of New South Wales Co-operative. Adapted from the Australian Sports Commission's Aussie Sport Codes of Behaviour.