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BOLTON HOT WHEELS CODE OF CONDUCT


Code of Conduct for Young People

As a member of the club you are expected to abide to the following code by:

• Arriving for training and competition in good time to prepare properly
• Wearing suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity    sessions, as agreed with the coach
• Warming up and cooling down properly on all occasions
• Playing within the rules and respecting officials and all their decisions
• Being a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by your club or the opposition
• Controlling your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
• Working equally hard for yourself and your club. Remember, your club’s performance will benefit, and so will you
• Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
• Paying any fees promptly
• Abiding by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions
• Abiding by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club’s premises or whilst representing the club
• Treating all participants in cycling as you like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant
• Cooperating with your coach, club-mates and opponents. Remember, without them there would be no competition
• Thanking officials and opponents after competition


Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers and Other Supporters

As a member of the club, you agree to abide by the following code by:

• Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of your child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or a Parental Consent form
• Advising the coach if your child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting your child, when and at what time
• Encouraging your child to learn the rules and play within them
• Discouraging unfair play and arguing with officials
• Helping your child to recognise good performance, not just results
• Setting a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
• Never punishing or abusing a child for losing or making mistakes
• Publicly accepting officials’ judgments and teaching children to do likewise
• Supporting your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
• Using correct and proper language at all times
• Remembering that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
• Supporting all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
• Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
• Showing appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate