The context for which the code of conduct has been developed
are for community sports clubs and the audience intended for this code of
conduct are for Basketball coaches. Ensuring the safety of the youth and allow
them to enjoy the basketball session. Coaches can help an individual to build
their confidence and teamwork skills if they can plan and deliver sessions
In this report there are detailed codes of conduct which are
put in place for coaches, to follow and make a safe environment for community
sports clubs. Codes of conduct are guidelines of how coaches or participants
must behave within the expectations of a club. Coaches must respect and protect
human and civil rights, and do not participate in any discrimination. A Code of
Conduct for Coaches provides guidelines in order for a coach to remain
professional in a sporting environment whilst coaching children. One of the
main purposes of the code is to protect the welfare of young individuals.
Having a Code of Conduct put in place also promotes fair and responsible behaviour
by the coach towards the athletes they’re in charge of. As a coach you are a
role model towards the youth so therefore you need to manage your actions and
behave properly. The responsibility of a coach is not only to promote and
support good sporting behaviour from an athlete but also to raise the
individual to be good persons with stable notions of values and good behaviours
and manners. Regulations are put in place if someone breaks the code of
conduct. For example if a coach abuses an athlete by swearing at them or uses
harmful behaviour towards an athlete then they shall be dealt with accordingly
by sporting clubs and associations.
As a sports coach, you must be able present yourself well as
you are a role model to the younger
generation. “Displaying respect and professionalism in basketball” will make
participants understand the importance of behaving in a sporting environment.
As a coach, everything becomes important from how you dress to how you conduct
yourself. It is important to manner
yourself properly such as having good body language and behavioural effects
whilst in the presence of younger athletes. Doing so in a professional
environment would provide an example of how they should behave and therefore
lead them into being more professional. A sport coach has a big responsibility
of being a good role model to the participants of their chosen sport. The coach
sets the levels of standards that the athletes need to follow by example. An
example would be if a coach is punctual to the training sessions. Then that
would motivate the athletes to be there on time as they would want to follow
the coach if a coach was always late it would be inefficient for the team as
they will miss out on venerable training time and would also think it is
acceptable to be late to training session.
“Be available to athletes when they support and advice.”
Coaches must support athletes when they need help as this can strengthen their
relationship. A coach must be approachable by players; a coach
shouldn’t leak personal information about the player beforehand. For example,
telling the rest of the group. If a player wants to talk privately about a
personal matter, then the coach should be friendly and listen. Being
approachable can help tighten a bond between a player and a coach because if
you are comfortable with your coach then you’re more likely to have faith in
him. I believe this is an important code of conduct because to build a strong
relationship with your athletes you need to have these characteristic as a
coach as it could increase a participant’s performance.
A coach must provide positive feedback to the athletes, and
avoids too much negative criticism. This can affect a child mentality or
psychologically and can cause their performance to decline. A caring coach
should be aware of well-being of the athletes but avoids any kind of intimate
contact with the athletes. The coach leads the athlete towards on becoming a
mature individual who is able to take care themselves and make their own
decisions in the future. A good coach has multiple responsibilities from how
they manage their own behaviour and performance in all life situations. When
preparing activities or training sessions for younger athletes a coach must
ensures that the training and practical activities meet the requirements and
the abilities of each individual athlete.
If the session is too intense or too advanced for beginners, then they
will feel pressurized and want to drop out of the session also their motivation
levels would decrease. As a coach you have to consider the opinions of the
Coaches must respect
and protect human and civil rights, and not participate in any discrimination.
Respecting the fundamental rights of a sports performer and not taking their
gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion into consideration will allow
a sport performer to feel more comfortable in the session. A good coach recognizes the rights of all
participants and chooses not to differentiate them. Whereas a bad coach singles
out individuals from performing an activity, and shows high levels of
discrimination whether it’s due to their religious belief or sexual identity.
For the audience I have chosen which secondary school students are; coaches
should create an environment where everyone has the same opportunity to
participate in their chosen sport or activity.
A coach should be a person of integrity, keeping to their
personal values in word and action at all times. A coach does not take any
bribes and discourages any notion of the athlete towards taking bribes or
displaying non-sportsmanship like behaviour. A coach has to keep a high moral
standard and has to follow it at all times. The coach acts as a role-model.