Zone Code Of Conduct – Trials

Sydney Coastal Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) Code of Conduct

Trials

Sydney Coastal Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) Code of Conduct is to be signed by all students and parents/caregivers who participate in any PSSA activities including carnivals, team sports and representative trials. The values of PSSA sport are about participation, skill development and enjoyment. PSSA officials and coaches are school teachers, not professional coaches, who do their best to ensure that all children are given the chance to participate and reach their full potential in a safe sporting environment.

All students, schools, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to abide by the following code of conduct to ensure all participants achieve their best.

Selection in PSSA representative teams will only be considered if the participant is in attendance on the day of the trial. The only exceptions are illness (certificate required), attending a higher level sporting event or participation in pre-arranged school events, e.g. camp. If you are going to be absent from trials and still want to be considered the convenor must be notified before the date of the trials. (Unless illness prevents)

Student’s Code of Conduct

I agree to:

  • Not argue with the official and accept all decisions made by the selector/s;
  • Control my temper and not use any offensive language or gestures towards anyone else;
  • Conduct myself with dignity and respect;
  • Obey the instructions of the teacher/official in charge of the trial at all times;
  • Show good sportsmanship;
  • Stay in supervised areas, at all times;
  • Listen carefully to all announcements being made;
  • Enjoy myself at sport.

 

Should I break this code of conduct I am prepared to accept both the responsibility for and the consequences resulting from my actions at sport. These include:

  • Not being considered for selection;
  • Possible suspension from future sporting events;
  • Accepting consequences in line with my school’s code of conduct and the Department of Education’s code of conduct.

 

Schools Responsibilities

 

The school will agree to:

  • Ensure that information is passed on regarding trials to appropriate students;
  • Ensure all students attending trials are of a representative standard;
  • Regard themselves as responsible for the conduct of their supporters whether parents, friends or past students;
  • Ensure that students are aware of starting times;
  • Provide necessary information that is requested by convenor prior to trial.

 

Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct

 

I agree to:

  • Remember that children participate to have fun and that the trials are for the students not adults;
  • Inform the teacher/official of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child/other children;
  • Ensure that all children arrive at trial on time;
  • Be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy and by demonstrating positive support for all competitors, teachers, officials and spectators during every trial;
  • Respect the teachers/officials and their authority during trials and never question, discuss or confront teachers/officials at the trials. There is to be no approaching coaches to question selection decisions, the selectors decision is final;
  • Provide a sports environment for all children that is free from drugs, smoking and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events;
  • Keep any pets on leashes or restrained from children.

 

Should I break this code of conduct I am prepared to accept both the responsibility for and the consequences resulting from my actions at sport. These include:

  • Being asked to leave the premises or park;
  • Meeting with school principal to discuss future attendance at PSSA sporting events;
  • Police being called and parents/spectators being charged with section 60E where teachers feel that student or teacher safety is threatened or intimidated by either verbal or physical abuse.

 

Convenors/Coaches

 

I agree to:

  • Provide all schools at least 2 weeks notice prior to trials.
  • Ensure equipment/surface is safe for participation.
  • Encourage positive attitudes towards children’s sport by emphasising fun and enjoyment, encouraging all students, setting a good example and doing your best;
  • Avoid any hint of criticising the officiating of a carnival, particularly in front of students or parents/spectators.
  • Report at PSSA meetings regarding trials and selections.
  • Provide every student a fair trial in regards to time and space;

 

Any incidents of unfair play or inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with in line with the Department of Education’s Teacher Code of Conduct under the direction of your school principal.