Junior Cricket Code of Conduct

The following guidance is issued to give member,s parents, players and coaches involved with Junior Cricket, a clear understanding of Liversedge Cricket and Athletic Club (the Club) Codes of Conduct.

Code of general supervision

  • No children under the age of 13 should be on the ground facilities without an adult guardian.
  • Young people taking part in activities organised by the Club or representing the Club must be members of the Club.
  • Young cricketers playing junior cricket for the Club must be available for senior team selection at Liversedge in preference to any other senior club.
  • All food and drinks consumed in the Club must be purchased from the Club.
  • When organised activities are in progress, bicycles should not be ridden in the ground, other ball games must be suspended and non-participating children and parents must remain outside of the “roped” cricket field area.
  • Young people using the Club remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians and are expected to respect the Club rules and facilities.
  • Children and families in breach of these rules may have their membership withdrawn by the Club General Committee.

Code of conduct for parents

Parents should be aware of their role in protecting the young people of the Club and should read the following Code of Conduct.

Do:

  • Get to know your child’s coach – the coach will play an important role in your child’s development.
  • Encourage your children to respect the Club and its facilities – help keep the Club clean and tidy.
  • Respect the coach;s opinion – you may not agree with it but he/she is knowledgeable about the game.
  • Establish clear lines of communication – find out when it is convenient and appropriate to contac the coach.
  • Encourage your child to improve his/her skills through coaching sessions.
  • Teach your child that winning isn’t everything – it is important to recognise and reward effort.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules and respect the umpire’s decision.
  • Set a good example – applaud players on both sides.
  • Remember that your child takes part for their enjoyment – not yours.
  • Ensure when picking your child up or dropping them off, that you identify to the appropriate coach your intentions.
  • Ensure that your wears appropriate forms of attire and adequate protection for cricket and the weather.

Don’t:

  • Yell at your child or other children for making a mistake – they are all trying their hardest.
  • Ignore any bad behaviour, cheating or bad manners by your child – reasonably prompt action is appropriate.
  • Coach from the sidelines – if you want to get involved, talk to the coach after the competition.
  • Abuse officials – they are volunteers and your child cannot play without them.

Parents should note that the only approved people who may enter the changing rooms are the coaches who have undergone a full disclosure Criminal Record Bureau check. The Club recognises that this may be a problem for children in the U9’s and U11’s age group and the appropriate coach’s permission must be sought before entering.