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Our club would like to encourage players (at any age) to learn and enjoy playing netball and your role, as parents/guardians/spectators, has a tremendous impact on your child’s experiences as he or she participates in the sport. Winning is fantatsic and we all enjoy being able to celebrate the wins with our kids, however learning how to cope with a loss or a call that did not go your way is equally as important, if not more. There will always be frustrations and we want them to learn how to channel these into improving their game not, feed into feelings of hopelessness or anger. As guardians/spectators, we must model postive behaviour in these situations. 


Players Code of Behaviour

  • Play by the rules.

  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, speak to your coach. 

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.

  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit; so will you.

  • Make a commitment to attend team practice sessions and matches; show courtesy to your coach by informing them prior to the day if you are unable to fulfil these obligations.

  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or your opposition.

  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated.

  • Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.

  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Spectator/Parents/Guardians Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.

  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. A person other than a coach or club official who has a complaint must report their complaint immediately to the coach or club official of their team. It is then for the coach, team manager, or club official to decide whether the complaint should be reported. Please refer to LYVNA Complaints Procedure.

  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake.

  • Positive comments are motivational.

  • Support the efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.

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