Code Of Conduct

Code Of Conduct

Members:

  • Must agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.
  • Must compete within the rules and respect coaches or officials and their decisions.
  • Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of sex, ability, cultural background, orientation, disability or religion.
  • Must support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times
  • Must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Must abide by the rules and articles of British Triathlon Federation.
  • Must inform the coach if you have any medical condition which could affect you or others during a training session.
  • Must obey all rules relating to an event and compete in a sportsman-like manner.
  • Should arrive before the start of session and follow venue rules.
  • Should bring relevant equipment, adequate drinks and food where appropriate.
  • Should bring suitable clothing for before, during and after the session.
  • Should follow MedwayTri or the BTF complaints and disciplinary procedures.

Swimming

  • Must wear a bright swim cap in open water.
  • Must not swim in prohibited or closed areas.
  • Should follow the venue safety rules.
  • Should only get in the pool or open water if it is supervised (i.e. a coach or lifeguard present).
  • Should be courteous to other swimmers, and ensure you are in a lane for your ability and speed.
  • Should inform the coach if you are nervous, or have safety concerns prior to entering the water.

Biking

  • Must always follow the rules of the road and be courteous to other road users.
  • Must not drop litter.
  • Must wear a cycle helmet at all times whilst riding.
  • Should make sure that your bike is in a roadworthy condition.
  • Should wear (or carry) appropriate clothing for the potential weather conditions and length of ride.

Running

  • Should have due regard for pedestrians and other users.
  • Should wear appropriate clothing for the potential weather conditions and length of run.
  • Bring something warm to wear after the run.

 

Coaches In Addition

  • Must agree to abide by the Health and Safety Guidelines for Coaching in Triathlon, and the Coaches Code of Ethics. These documents are set by the British Triathlon Federation and may be amended periodically.
  • Should the start of each session the coach will give a briefing and indicate any safety points to be aware of.

 

 

Code of Conduct for Parents

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, coach, volunteer, competitor or parent within the context of the Sport.
  • Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of sex, ability, cultural background, orientation, disability or religion.
  • Must agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.
  • Encourage your child to learn the British Triathlon rules and compete within them.
  • Publicly accept coaches or officials’ judgements and abide by their instructions, providing they do not contradict the spirit of this code.
  • Teach your child to respect the event officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results to avoid undue disappointment.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Remember that the aim of the Sport is for the children to have fun, improve and feel good.
  • Set a good example by applauding all good performance, whether by your child or by another.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Remember that young people learn best by example.
  • Recognise the value and importance or volunteers, coaches, referee’s and event organisers – it is their time and dedication that keeps the Sport alive.
  • Young people are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment – not yours, so do not force your child to take part.
  • Should follow MedwayTri or the BTF complaints and disciplinary procedures.

 

You can download MedwayTri's Code of Conduct form HERE



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