Play By the Rules


Coach­es can help cre­ate a pos­i­tive sport­ing envi­ron­ment and reduce poor behav­iour by being good role mod­els. To do this they can:

  • Empha­sise try­ing hard and hav­ing fun, not only win­ning. Use our Let Kids be Kids resources and videos to pro­mote pos­i­tive mes­sages at junior sport. 
  • Nev­er ridicule or yell at a child for mak­ing a mistake.
  • Take a look at our Guide­lines for work­ing with chil­dren infor­ma­tion sheet. This will help you with strate­gies to man­age poten­tial prob­lem sit­u­a­tions with young people. 
  • Com­mu­ni­cate with par­ents — arrange a pre-sea­son meet­ing to dis­cuss expectations.
  • Always greet and wel­come parents.