Code of conduct for Coaches


  •  Consider the safety and well-being of all individuals in their charge
  •  Ensure their behaviour is not misconstrued or open to allegations of favouritism, misconduct or impropriety
  •  Follow the guidance on good practise when working with young people and report any concerns for their wellbeing to the relevant authority or body
  •  Uphold the appropriate boundaries in the working relationship between coach and player
  •  Ensure that all training and playing demands are not detrimental to the wellbeing of the players and are reasonable depending upon the age, maturity, experience and ability of the players, ensuring that the safety of players is not compromised
  •  Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance;
  •  Abide by all rules and policies of Basketball England
  •  Project a good personal appearance of cleanliness and never smoke in the coaching environment, or coach whilst under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance
  •  Never use foul, sexist or racist language or act in a violent/abusive manner
  •  Refrain from undue public criticism of other coaches or match officials
  •  Refrain from posting negative or derogatory comments on social media about other clubs, coaches or officials

This Code of Ethics and Conduct is an integral part of the Basketball England Coach Education Programme within which all coaches must work. It should be used in conjunction with all other Basketball England policies, procedures or recognised standards


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