Code of Conduct

1. Introduction

The Code of Conduct aims to promote sportsmanship and respect in sport. This goes beyond what happens on the field during match situations. It also covers the way in which players are treated, opponents are received, spectators are cheered on and the language used in the club. In itself, these are not special agreements, as they are part of normal sporting behaviour. These rules form a healthy basis for fun and respect for everyone at ALL IN.

Sportsmanship and respect, what is it about?

2. Dealing with rules (wanting and being able to stick to rules)

  • Written rules: abide by the rules of the game and the club rules (see house rules (to follow));
  • unwritten rules: abide by the generally applicable standards of behaviour, which are not always described;

3. Dealing with others

  • The behaviour towards others: fellow athletes, opponents, referees, public, etc.
  • The effect of your behaviour on others: your (positive / negative) behaviour has (positive / negative) influence on others.

4. Equal opportunities

ALL IN strives to offer equal opportunities to every member of the club, in terms of training time, level, opportunities, etc.

5. Principles

  • Everyone in sport is personally responsible for fair behaviour and can be called to account for it (individual responsibility).
  • But not only individuals are responsible for fair behaviour, also as a group and/or association we have a collective responsibility. In this way, as a club we can create the conditions that make it easier for everyone to work on personal sporting behaviour. ALL IN will therefore encourage sportsmen and women to abide by the rules of the game.
  • For all coaches, trainers, committee and board members, a Certificate of Good Behaviour has been/will be requested.

6. Code of Conduct

  • ALL IN wants to limit undesired behaviour and draws up codes of conduct within the association. Codes of behaviour are rules that are often used as unwritten rules within the association. These unwritten rules are recorded in codes.
  • By laying down these codes of conduct and making it clear what standards (rules) apply, it becomes immediately clear that certain behaviour is desirable or undesirable. Everyone will be made aware of these codes of conduct, so that they can be referred to and held to account.

7. General codes of conduct

  • Respect the rules of your sport;
  • Respect your fellow players and opponents in your sport;
  • Treat all participants equally in your sport;
  • Do not use (physical, mental or verbal) violence in sport;
  • Stand together for a fair sport.
  • Express criticism at the appropriate places. Address your coach, board or confidant in the first instance, rather than expressing unqualified opinions inside and outside the club. This is not good for the name of the club.

8. Specific codes of conduct

Some codes of conduct apply to a greater or lesser extent to certain target groups. For example, different rules apply to parents than to the members themselves. This gives each group its own responsibilities and they can also be called to account for them.

a. Players

  1. Try to win with respect for yourself, your teammates, your opponents, your club.
  2. Play fairly and enjoyably and perform to the best of your ability.
  3. Accept the decisions of referees. If they turn out not to be suitable for their task, discuss it later, not only with your own team-mates, and try to improve it.
  4. Celebrate a victory with team mates and staff and don’t be discouraged by a defeat.
  5. Congratulate your opponents on their success when you are the loser.
  6. Unsportsmanlike conduct by the opposing team is never a reason to be unsportsmanlike yourself or to encourage unsportsmanlike conduct.
  7. Feel free to point out unsportsmanlike or unpleasant conduct to your team-mates.
  8. Have the courage to discuss your own mistakes or shortcomings with others, e.g. your coach, your leader, your team mates.
  9. Respect the work of all those people who make it possible for your sport to train and play matches. This is not something that can be taken for granted.
  10. Do not call out fellow players/staff during training and accept shortcomings. Make it possible to discuss them.
  11. Remember that everyone in and around the team deserves equal respect and act accordingly.
  12. Do not discuss (sensitive) team information with outsiders. Make sure that matters which belong within the team also stay within the team.
  13. When attending training sessions/matches, ensure a positive, stimulating attitude to achieve the best possible result together. Before a training session/match always report any inconveniences that need to be taken into account.
  14. A member of the club has respect for everyone’s property. A member of the club is liable for any damage caused by him/her.

b. Spectators of ALL IN

  1. Behave at your best. Avoid using foul language and insulting or belittling players, trainers, referees and officials.
  2. Show respect for opponents/opponents. Without them there would be no match.
  3. Never ridicule or insult anyone when a mistake is made during a match or training session.
  4. Condemn any use of violence.
  5. Respect the referee’s decision.
  6. Always encourage everyone to abide by the rules of the game/match.
  7. Make sure your behaviour is sporting. Good examples are followed.

c. Staff

  1. All trainers, supervisors and other field officials must be aware of their role and example function for young people. Good examples will be followed.

d. Alcohol, tobacco and drugs

Setting a good example by adults is of great importance. Because the example does not only concern adults, but in many cases young children as well, the following matters should be mentioned separately:

  1. Alcohol and tobacco are substances that damage our health. Use them in moderation and certainly not on the pitch or in the changing rooms. Be aware that the use of alcohol and tobacco in the presence of young people sets a bad example for the children.
  2. It is strictly forbidden to smoke in the changing rooms.
  3. The possession of drugs and the use of drugs in and around the sports field is not permitted and will lead directly to a field/complex ban.

e. Rules of conduct sexual harassment for supervisors (In accordance with the guidelines of NOC*NSF)

  1. The coach must provide an environment and an atmosphere in which the athlete feels safe;
  2. The coach will refrain from treating the athlete in a way that offends his/her dignity and from penetrating further into the private life of the athlete than is necessary for the jointly established objective;
  3. The coach shall refrain from any form of abuse (of power) or sexual intimidation towards the athlete;
  4. Sexual acts and sexual relations between the handler and the youthful athlete up to sixteen years of age are not allowed under any circumstances and are considered to be sexual abuse;
  5. The handler may not touch the athlete in such a way that the athlete and/or the handler can reasonably be expected to experience this touch as sexual or erotic in nature, as will usually be the case with the deliberate touching of genitals, buttocks and breasts;
  6. The guide shall refrain from verbal intimacies of a sexual nature;
  7. The coach will treat the athlete and the area in which the athlete is located, such as the dressing room or the hotel room, with respect and with reserve during training sessions, competitions and trips;
  8. The accompanist has the duty to protect the sportsman against damage and (power) abuse as a consequence of sexual intimidation. Where it is known or regulated who will represent the interests of the (young) sportsman, the coach is obliged to cooperate with these persons or institutions, so that they can do their work properly;
  9. The coach will not give the athlete any material or immaterial remuneration with the apparent intention of asking for a quid pro quo. The coach will also not accept any financial reward or gifts from the athlete that are disproportionate to the usual or agreed fee;
  10. The coach will actively ensure that these rules are respected by everyone involved with the athlete. If he notices behaviour that is not in accordance with these rules, he will call the person concerned to account;
  11. In those cases where the rules of conduct do not (immediately) provide, it is the responsibility of the coach to act in the spirit thereof.

9. General

The above code of conduct includes many relevant matters that should ensure that everyone in the team enjoys participating in and playing sport at ALL IN. Within this code of conduct there may be points of attention that have not been included.
In this case, always use your common sense.

10. Confidential advisor

The confidential advisor within All In is Maartje Lommen. If you want to make use of an external VCP – Vertrouwenspunt sport 0900-2025590 (= free of charge).

11. Board and TC

The Board and Technical Committee of ALL IN as well as the trainers of the relevant teams fully support these codes of conduct.

  • In case of violation of these codes of conduct, a player will be addressed in the first instance by the trainer, who will report this to the Technical Commission.
  • In case of repeated violation of these codes of conduct, a player will be removed from the team concerned. The Technical Committee and the coach will decide whether this will be temporary or permanent. This depends on the past history.
  • When discrediting the association and/or the team, the same measures can be taken.
  • In case of serious violation and permanent repetition, membership of the association can be terminated.

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