Our Code of Conduct

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All Players Must:

  • Always adhere to the positive aspects of the sport and show respect for match officials, volunteers, coaches and opposing players.
  • Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance during practice and matches; representing the club in a positive way.
  • Respect and look after all training and playing areas at all times, leaving venues the way that they were found.
  • Abide by the instructions of their coach and officials, provided that they do not contradict the spirit of their code of conduct.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
  • Make every effort to attend club training sessions.
  • Resist any temptation to take prohibited substances or use prohibited techniques.
  • Inform the coach if unable to attend training sessions or matches.
  • Respect all club members in line with the equity policy.
  • Ensure all fees are paid promptly.

Code of Conduct for Club Officials, Coaches and Volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All Volunteers and Officials Must:

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
  • Promote the positive aspects of Volleyball (e.g. fair play).
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the Volleyball England and the club.
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.
  • Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results.

Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in volleyball.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their volleyball.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.