CODES OF PRACTICE / CONDUCT for CONTRACTED COACHES

MEADOWBANK GYMNASTICS CLUB 

CODES OF PRACTICE / CONDUCT for CONTRACTED COACHES

Meadowbank Gymnastics Club (MGC) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its gymnasts and members. The club believes that it is important that  coaches that are contracted to work with our Gymnasts should, at all times, respect and understand the safety and welfare of others. The signing of this form confirms that you have read, understood and agree with the terms of the Code of Conduct.

The essence of good and acceptable ethical conduct and practice is listed below. All coaches, volunteers and judges must:

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance at all times
  • Have an up to date disclosure and attend appropriate Child Protection Courses
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants and parents, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of gymnasts
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport
  • Never punish or demean a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour, language and appearance
  • At no times when in care of gymnasts/children is it acceptable to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the SGA (Scottish Gymnastics Assoc) and the club
  • Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover, and have an up to date contract with the club
  • Do not exert excessive pressure on gymnasts to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices not used for the purpose of coaching should be switched off in the gym (unless is to be used as the emergency contact number for parents / guardians but it should not be used for personal use)
  • Jewellery must not be worn at either training or competitions.
  • No contact will be made with gymnasts using social network sites including but not exclusive to, Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, Myspace etc, Will not have any gymnast as “friends” on social networking sites.

Signature: __________________________

Name: ______________________________          Date:____/____/________

 

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