Sunday, May 26, 2019

Israel Netball Code of Conduct

1. PURPOSE OF THIS CODE

  1. Israel Netball seeks to provide a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone involved in netball.
  2. To achieve this, Israel Netball requires certain standards of conduct of players/athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents/guardians (of child participants) and spectators.
  3. The Code of Conduct is underpinned by the following core values:
  • To act within the rules and spirit of netball.
  • To display respect and courtesy towards everyone involved in netball and prevent discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
  • To prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people involved in netball.
  • To encourage and support opportunities for participation in all aspects of netball.

 

2. SCOPE OF THIS CODE

The Code of Conduct applies to the following people whether they are operating in a paid or unpaid/voluntary capacity in Israel Netball:

  • Individual members, including service award holders and life members.
  • Individuals who are members of Boards, committees and sub-committees.
  • All employees, volunteers, independent contractors and other workplace participants.
  • Any other person that is a member of or in any way affiliated to Israel Netball.
  • Parents, guardians, spectators and sponsors and any other person to the full extent that is possible.
  • Any other person who has agreed to be bound by this Policy.
  • The Code of Conduct applies to each of the above persons at all times during netball related activities and at all times when acting in any capacity, whether voluntary or paid, on behalf of Israel Netball.

 

3. BREACH OF THIS CODE

  • Any alleged breach of the Code of Conduct should be managed using the process outlined in the Israel Netball Statute.
  • A list of related netball policies and guidelines which are to be considered when dealing with a breach of the Code of Conduct are listed below:
    • Israel Netball Statute
    • Israel Netball League Regulations
    • WADA-related documents
    • Code of Conduct for NE Tutors and Assessors
    • NE Social Media Guidelines
    • Relevant NE and INF policies

 

4. ROLE-SPECIFIC CODES OF CONDUCT

In addition to the General Code of Conduct, Israel Netball implements role-specific Codes of Conduct as follows:

  • Administrator Code of Conduct
  • Coach Code of Conduct
  • Player Code of Conduct
  • Umpire Code of Conduct
  • Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct
  • Spectator Code of Conduct
  • Bench Officials Code of Conduct

 

5. GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT

As a person required to comply with this Policy, you are to meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity or event held or sanctioned by Israel Netball:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in netball regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Be ethical, fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
  • Make a commitment to providing a quality service.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of netball including national guidelines as well as the constitution and policies that govern Netball Europe and the International Netball Federation.
  • Do not use your involvement with netball to promote your own beliefs, conducts or practices where these are inconsistent with those of Israel Netball.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility as your words and actions are an example especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age who can be easily influenced.
  • Always place the safety and welfare of children above other considerations.
  • Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, whenever possible.
  • Comply with all relevant Israeli laws, particularly anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety and child protection laws.
  • Refrain from any conduct that may bring Israel Netball into disrepute.
  • Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
  • Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Be responsible and accountable for your conduct.
  • Abide by the relevant Israel Netball role-specific codes of conduct and understand the consequences if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this Code of Conduct.

 

6. ADMINISTRATOR CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball's General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. In your role as an administrator you are to:

  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions. Your language, presentation, manners and punctuality should reflect high standards.
  • Do everything possible to be inclusive and promote inclusion.
  • Ensure that there is no discrimination on joining a club based on religion or levels of religious observance. Times of sessions will not interfere with religious holidays.
  • Endeavour to ensure that all participants in junior activities will be given equal court time.
  • Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established procedures.
  • Maintain strict impartiality.
  • Be aware of and comply with your legal responsibilities, including those under anti-discrimination, child protection and occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Develop a positive netball environment by emphasising enjoyment and by providing appropriate development and competitive experiences.
  • Involve relevant stakeholders in the planning, evaluation, leadership and decision-making related to netball programs and events.
  • Ensure activities, equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of participating players. Activities, rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules should take into consideration the age, ability and maturity level of the participants.
  • Encourage everyone (administrators, coaches, players, umpires, parents, spectators, sponsors and physicians) to emphasise fair play in netball activities and games.
  • Where appropriate, distribute the Codes of Conduct to coaches, umpires, players, parents, spectators and the media.

 

7. COACH CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball's General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. In your role as a coach you are to:

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of netball, promoting fair play.
  • Develop a positive netball environment by emphasising enjoyment and by providing appropriate development and competitive experiences.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
  • Treat each person as an individual. Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Display control, courtesy and respect to all involved with netball.
  • Respect the decisions of umpires, officials, other coaches and administrators in the conduct of netball programs and competitions.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will or is likely to exist) with people under the age of 18 years.
  • Ensure activities, equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of participating players. Activities, rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules should take into consideration the age, ability and maturity level of the participants.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment. Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to an environment free of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and victimisation.
  • Any physical contact with a player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  • Adopt and display responsible conduct in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications/accreditation to be misrepresented.

 

8. PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball’s General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. In your role as a player you are to:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and/or victimisation.
  • Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
  • Participate fairly and safely.
  • Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train and play fully.
  • Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality. Do not use profane language at any time.
  • Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the umpires. Be courteous and use the correct process when seeking a rule clarification.
  • Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Co-operate with coaches and staff in relation to programs that adequately prepare you for competition.
  • Not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (including alcohol, tobacco and drug use).
  • Applaud all good play, by your own team and opponents.
  • Respect and acknowledge the contribution of those who create the opportunity for you to play (e.g. scorers, coaches, timekeepers, administrators and umpires).

 

9. UMPIRE CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball’s General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. In your role as an umpire you are to:

  • Umpire in accordance with the INF Official Rules of the Game.
  • Treat all players, coaches, bench officials and other umpires with respect.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else, including:
  • Ensuring the court and its surrounds are compliant with the rules.
  • Taking appropriate action to manage dangerous play.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal conduct at all times.
  • Be a positive role model through conduct and personal appearance projecting a favourable image of netball and umpiring at all times.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and/or victimisation.
  • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction with other netball participants.
  • Maintain or improve your current performance level and seek continual improvement.
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications/accreditation to be misrepresented.

 

10. PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball’s General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. As a parent/guardian you are to:

  • Encourage your child to participate but do not force them.
  • Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
  • Teach your child that an honest effort is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Encourage your child to always play according to the rules.
  • Be a model of good sports conduct for children to copy. Applaud good play by all players.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • If you disagree with an umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgement and honesty in public, particularly in the presence of your child.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and/or victimisation.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and umpires. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and umpires. Teach your child to do the same.
  • Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.
  • Acknowledge that a breach of this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action concerning your child. This may include expulsion from game(s), suspension or termination of membership.

 

11. SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball’s General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. As a spectator you are to:

  • Remember that most players (in particular children) participate in netball activities for fun. They are not participating for entertainment of spectators only.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts by all players. When watching a game congratulate both teams on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the decision of the umpires. Encourage players to play according to the rules and official decisions, and develop your own knowledge of the rules
  • Never ridicule or abuse a player for making a mistake during a match and/or competition.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and/or victimisation.
  • Do not use foul, inappropriate and/or distasteful language, insult or harass administrators, coaches, players, umpires or other spectators.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by administrators, coaches, players, umpires, or other spectators.
  • Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.

 

12. BENCH OFFICIALS CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Israel Netball’s General Code of Conduct, you are to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Israel Netball. In your role as a Technical Official you are to:

  • Officiate in accordance with the Official Rules of the Game and Event/Competition Guidelines.
  • Treat all players, coaches, umpires and other bench officials with respect.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal conduct at all times.
  • Be a positive role model through conduct and personal appearance projecting a favourable image of netball and officiating at all times.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and/or victimisation.
  • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  • Maintain or improve your current performance level and seek continual improvement.
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications/accreditation to be misrepresented.