Players Code of Conduct

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

The All England Netball Association Ltd in its continuing effort to increase the enjoyment and participation of the game of netball has introduced a Players Code of Conduct. We ask that all those involved in netball follow these guidelines to ensure that all competitions are played in the best spirit of the game.

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  • Be conversant and observe the Rules of the Game
  • Play fairly, be competitive but not aggressive.
  • During play, do not question a decision made by the Umpires either by gesture, look, verbally or by commenting to another player.
  • Give the ball promptly to opponents for throw-ins, penalty shots, free and penalty passes etc.
  • Ensure you are in the correct position indicated by the Umpire when penalties are set.
  • Keep your self-control at all times and do not retaliate. Do not use obscene language at any time.
  • Accept victory modestly and defeat graciously, you are representing your School/Club/County who will be judged on your behaviour.
  • Shake hands with your opponent at the beginning and end of the game.
  • Thank the Umpires for officiating your match.
  • Enjoy your Netball.
UMPIRES RESPONSIBILITIES: (in no particular order)
  • a COMPREHENSIVE knowledge of the rules and match protocols supported by a need to analyse interpretations not only within the rules but more significantly between rules
  • a COMPREHENSIVE knowledge of all match protocols e.g. – working with a colleague – conduct of pre-match responsibilities – conduct of all decisions and accompanying penalties
  • conduct of injury time
  • establishing rapport with players so that equity and security for ALL is paramount
  • establishing an on court TONE which encourages maximum endeavour with an understanding of the nature of contest, player volatility and match pressures
  • work to earn the respect of the player each time you officiate
COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES: (in no particular order)
  • WORKING knowledge of the rules (to include player responsibilities)
  • instruction of the skills of the game so that there is an integral compliance with rules
  • a philosophical acceptance that the spirit of the game rule is of prime importance
  • a respect for the rights of the opposition coach and players
  • to teach fair contest as part of skill acquisition and exposition
  • to teach that players have behavioural responsibilities towards their opponents and the umpires
  • to provide a safe and supportive structure around the team so that the effect of external pressures on players may be minimised as much as is possible
ADDITIONAL PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITIES: (in no particular order)
  • WORKING knowledge of the rules, including player responsibilities
  • in taking a Throw-in
  • in taking a Toss up
  • in knowing where the penalties are taken for breaking, offside, over a third and throw in
  • in the setting and taking of penalties
  • in working with umpires during the game
  • in the discipline rule from a preventative aspect
  • in the spirit of the game expectations
  • RIGHTS of opponents, both individual and team
  • CORRECT clothing and footwear
  • INJURY time, treatment and action needed in partnership with the time allowance of 2 minutes