Coaching Code of Ethics

Below is a summary of the Coach’s Code of Ethics:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being
  • Ensure the athlete’s time spent with you is a positive experience
  • Treat each athlete as an individual
  • Be fair, considerate and honest with athletes
  • Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions
  • Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your athletes
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport
  • Any physical contact with athletes should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for skill development
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards your athlete
  • Refrain from any form of harassment towards your athlete
  • Provide a safe environment for training and competition
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured athletes
  • Be a positive role model for your sport and athlete

Coaches should:

  • Be treated with respect and openness and have access to self-improvement opportunities
  • Be matched with a level of coaching appropriate to their level of competence

Need More Info?

Please refer to Australian Sports Commission's Ethics page for more information.

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