Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers and Other Supporters

As a parent/carer of a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code by:

  • Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of your child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or a Parental Consent form
  • Advising the coach if your child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting your child, when and at what time
  • Encouraging your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discouraging unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Helping your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Setting a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Never punishing or abusing a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accepting officials’ judgments and teaching children to do likewise
  • Supporting your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Using correct and proper language at all times. This also applies to the use of social media and the internet
  • Remembering that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Supporting all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
  • Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
  • Showing appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate
  • Supporting the coaching methods used by Eastlands Velo, as advised by British Cycling. Individual and prescriptive coaching is not advised for the under 16 age groups.
  • Not submitting a press release about a single rider or child which relates to their participation with Eastlands Velo, or relates to other riders in Eastlands Velo unless reviewed by a member of the Club Commitee.

The committee may ask you to leave the session or club if you do not abide by this code of conduct