1.1. Pay attention to safety instructions.
1.2. Play by the rules.
1.3. Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire during a break or after the game.
1.4. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket.
1.5. Work equally hard for yourself and your teammates. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
1.6. Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
1.7. Treat all participants in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
1.8. Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
1.9. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
1.10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
1.11. Show respect for all children on all sessions, treating them as they would wish to be treated.
1.12. Swearing, abusive and hurtful language is not acceptable. Aggressive behavior or violence cannot be tolerated.
1.13. Show respect for all personal property and the facilities.
1.14. Show respect for all staff and participants. Listen to and follow instructions of the staff team.
1.15. One child’s behavior will not be allowed to endanger or disrupt the other participants in the group by absorbing or distracting the supervising staff.
1.16. Not take food/drinks in the nets or indoor areas.
1.17. Not chew gum or sweets whilst being coached.
1.18. Abide by the net safety rules:
(a) No activity in the nets without a coach in attendance.
(b) Do not swing bats, hit balls etc. without being told to do so.
(c) No throwing of balls unless asked to do so in a controlled drill situation.
(d) Do not throw hard balls at the wickets unless asked to do so.
(e) Do not walk in front of the bowling machines at any time. Stay in safe area as specified by the coach.
(f) Do not bowl until the previous player is in a safe position or the batsman/coach is ready.
(g) Always face the batsman when he is playing a shot.
(h) Watch the ball at all times.
(i) Wear protective equipment as specified by the coach in attendance.
(j) No swinging or jumping on the nets.2. PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND SPECTATORS CODE OF CONDUCT
2.1. Children play cricket for fun. Accept any mistakes as part of their learning process. Remember they are playing for their enjoyment, not yours.
2.2. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing, never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake
2.3. Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
2.4. Be a positive, supportive role model, allowing your child to develop at their own pace
2.5. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
2.6. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
2.7. Discourage violent, dangerous or aggressive play, or abuse and harassment of players, coaches, other spectators or officials.
2.8. Do not be aggressive to, harass, abuse or threaten any coach, player, other spectator or official.
2.9. Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.
2.10. Show respect for the decisions of officials and do not show obvious dissent.
2.11. Be courteous to officials and if you have any questions direct them through your team’s coach.
2.12. Learn the Rules and Playing By-Laws. Most criticism by parents and spectators is ill-informed and results from a lack of knowledge of the Rules.
2.13. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in cricket.
2.14. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing and never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
2.15. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
2.16. Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators.
2.17. Respect the rights, dignity, and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
2.18. Parents and spectators should respect the nature of the game, and accept that it is the responsibility of umpires and the team captains to conduct a match in the appropriate manner.
2.19. Any noise from the sidelines (other than appropriate recognition of good performance or effort) or any signals or form of communication to players are not in the best interests of the game and are contrary to this Code of Conduct.
2.20. Any communication is to be via the 12th man at drinks breaks, or during breaks in play where teams leave the field
2.21. Field setting by parents, yelling from the side-lines is not condoned.
2.22. Not contribute during the sessions and remain outside of the practice area in the grounds once the training session has commenced.
2.23. Ensure the Participant arrives on time for sessions and is collected promptly at the end of each session.
2.24. Ensure that the Participant is appropriately dressed for cricket and has the correct official clothing and required protective cricket kit.
2.25. Raise any issues about training or playing with the relevant coach (Academy Youth Development Officer).
2.26. Understand that they are responsible for their own children outside coaching times.
2.27. Inform Us both verbally and via the course attendance form of any potential behavior issues that would help us deal with the Participant whilst on sessions.
2.28. Inform the coach in attendance of any injury to Participant.3.
3.1. Should the Codes of Conduct as set out in clauses 1 and 2 above be breached, the Academy shall follow the Disciplinary Code which is in place to regulate safety and behavior within the Academy. Notwithstanding the Disciplinary Code, the Academy shall be entitled to uitlise the provisions of clause 3.2 below in its sole discretion.
3.2. We treat as a priority the safety and wellbeing of all participants attending our courses. We therefore reserve the right to remove from our courses, with immediate effect and without refund, any participant who is found bullying, behaving in a way that may be a danger to others or who is generally disruptive.
People don’t play cricket because its fun, some of them hate it, but they couldn’t imagine their life with out it. Its part of them, the love/hate relationship. Its what they live for. They live for the practices, parties, cheers, long bus rides, countless pairs of different types of shoes, bats, shirts, sunglasses & coaches you hate but appreciate. They live for the way it feels when they beat the other team, and knowing those two extra balls they had at practice were worth it. They live for the way they become a family with their team, they live for the countless songs they sing in their head while training all those hours. They live for the competition, they live for the friends, the practices, the memories, the pain, its who they are. It’s who we are.