Code of Conduct for Junior Cricketers
Boxmoor Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. Boxmoor Cricket Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with their coach.
As a member of Boxmoor Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:
o Maintain the highest standards of dress according to the attached dress code.
o Arrive at matches and events on time and ensure that they advise the coach or team manager if any agreed meeting time cannot be met, giving reasons.
o Advise the coach or team manager if you have sustained any injuries which may affect your performance, if you receive an injury during a game always tell your coach or manager; a first kit will always be available at matches or training sessions.
o Demonstrate a positive attitude towards all aspects of the game.
o Demonstrate that he/she is a team player by supporting and encouraging fellow players.
o Show the highest standards of sportsmanship and abide by the ethos contained in the MCC ‘Spirit of Cricket’.
o Not use foul or abusive language or spit saliva on or off the field.
o Not intimidate or deliberately distract opponents verbally or by acts of gamesmanship or aggressive behaviour.
o Accept an umpire’s decision at all times and not show dissent or disagreement.
o Listen to and take notice of guidance and instructions given by coaches and managers.
o Refrain from consumption of alcohol and tobacco and any other stimulants or harmful substances and also from chewing gum as this
could cause choking if swallowed during the
course of the activity.
o Take no unnecessary risks, which might compromise your safety and the safety of others.
o Accept victory and defeat with grace and dignity.
o All players under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times when batting and when standing up to the stumps as a wicket keeper.
Parental letters consenting to a player not to wear a helmet will not be accepted.
BREACHES OF THE CODE
o Any breach of this code will result in disciplinary action being taken against individuals and/or the team. Incidents will be recorded and dealt with by the team manager who may issue a formal verbal warning as to future conduct.
o Where a breach of the code is proven, a player may be warned as to his/her future conduct, suspended or banned from representing Boxmoor in representative cricket.
Last Bi-Annual Review Conducted August 2018