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.|
- 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.
- 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