TABS CC is proud of its reputation as a friendly and supportive club which upholdsboth the spirit as well as the laws of the game of cricket. We request that all TABS players, coaches, team managers, parents and carers comply with our Code of Conduct, which is described below:
- TABS Cricket Club provides organised cricket for junior players between ages 7 and 17 and seniors. Our primary aim is to develop cricket skills in a format suitable for players of all abilities. The Club wants all involved to have fun in the process.
- The Club enters teams in local ECB affiliated Leagues. While winning is a further Club objective neither TABS CC nor the Leagues promote a ‘win at all costs’ attitude.
- Players are expected to play within the laws of the game. The Club has a responsibility to educate its players and parents on these laws and provide continual “in house training” for all adults.
- Umpires should be respected at all times and must not be verbally or physically abused under any circumstances.
- No one should question an Umpire’s decision. The Umpire will always be willing to discuss any points about the game after its completion, if approached in a pleasant manner.
- Local League rules are dictated by the ECB and are mandatory.
- There is no place for racial abuse or discrimination of any description and this will not be tolerated by the Club under any circumstances.
- Captains or Team Managers (for minor infringements) or the club’s Disciplinary Committee (for serious matters) will resolve all breaches of this Code of Conduct.
- TABS CC will follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued.
- TABS CC will report any concerns in relation to Young Persons, following the reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.
Captains, Managers, Coaches & Volunteers
- All captains & team managers should have access to a copy of the laws of cricket and their respective League and Cup regulations.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person, and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
- Place well-being and safety of Young People above all other consideration, including the development of performance.
- Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket Policy for Safeguarding Children”. Adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
- Do not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. Recognise good performance not just match results.
- Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
- Ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the player(s).
- Co-operate fully with other specialists e.g. other coaches/managers, officials, and medical staff.
- Promote the positive aspects of the game i.e. sportsmanship and fair play, and never condone violations of the laws of the game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the game or relevant rules and regulations, or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
- Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance. Always work in an open environment (ie avoid private or unobserved situations)
- Where applicable hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
- Players should always be in control of themselves and abide by the Rules. Play to the best of their ability and remember that cricket is a team game.
- Never argue with the Umpire or any official. Umpires, managers and coaches give their valuable time and effort to help you learn and play the game.
- Show courtesy to your opponents and practice good sportsmanship at all times.
- Always accept victory modestly and defeat graciously.
- Violent play and bad language are not acceptable under any circumstances. Players guilty of such behaviour let themselves down as well as their parents, manager, coach, club and league.
- Do not retaliate even when provoked.
- Shake hands with the Umpire and your opponents at the end of every game irrespective of the result.
- Players should be well behaved at training; they should show respect to the manager and coach. Remember the training is for your benefit and not theirs.
- Players should be punctual for both training and matches.
- Junior players must wear helmets and any other protective equipment required in all matches. Jewellery must be removed or covered.
- Players in training and in competitive Leagues are very impressionable, especially in the lower age groups. Parents should be seen to set a good example and promote the right attitude to players at all times.
- Unseemly behaviour will not be tolerated. The Club is held accountable for your actions and could face sanctions including dismissal from ECB affiliate Leagues.
- Discipline yourself and your language in front of impressionable children. They want to look up to their parents and not be ashamed of them.
- Remember that children are involved in cricket for their own enjoyment, not to meet your expectations.
- Condemn all violence and never question the decision of an official.
- Never ridicule a player for making a mistake. Respect their efforts. Applaud all good play from both teams.
- Be friendly and courteous to the opposition – players, managers, coaches, parents and supporters alike.
- Be supportive of the manager and coach.
- The Club provides excellent training and coaching but even though children are under the direct supervision of managers/coaches they are still their parents responsibility.
- Respect Young Peoples opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket.