Quality coaching staff and team managers are the key to developing quality in junior sport.
Fostering positive attitudes towards physical activity and sport creates an environment in which sporting skills are identified and developed.
Be reasonable in your demands on the young players' time and enthusiasm.
Teach your players that the rules of the sport are mutual agreements, which no one should evade or break. · Avoid over playing the talented players - the "just average" players need and deserve equal time.
Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at the children for making mistakes.
Never instruct the players from the boundary. Children will learn best by making their own decisions - correct or incorrect. Discuss any ideas with the team at the appropriate break.
Ensure that the equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
The scheduling and length of practice times and competition should take into consideration the maturity level of the children.
Encourage your team to respect the ability of your opponents, as well as the officials and opposing volunteers.
Follow the advice of a Doctor or Physiotherapist when determining whether an injured player is ready to play or commence training.
Make every effort to keep up to date with sound coaching principles.
Glenelg District Cricket Club Players' Code of Behaviour
Always play by the rules. · Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the completion of the game.
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking will not be tolerated.
Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your performance will benefit - so will your team's.
Be a good sport. Applaud good plays regardless of the team.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
Co-operate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
Place in proper perspective the isolated incidents of unsporting behaviour, rather than make such incidents the 'highlight' of the event.
All talk must stop when the bowler reaches their bowling mark.
Bad language (swearing) is not permitted.
Once a batter is dismissed, members of the fielding team are not permitted to give the batter a "send off".
Sportsman-like behaviour is encouraged.
Glenelg District Cricket Club Parent's Code of Conduct
If children are interested, encourage them to participate. If they are not willing, do not force them.
Focus upon the child's effort and performance, rather than the overall outcome of the event.
Teach children that an honest effort is as important as a victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
Encourage children to participate according to the rules. · Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
Remember children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment - not yours.
Remember children learn best from example. Applaud good plays by all teams.
If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels, rather than question the official's judgment and honesty in public. Remember that most officials give their time and effort for your child's involvement.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
Recognise the value and importance of volunteer leaders.
'GDCC has a policy of not making excuses for our performance. We accept responsibility collectively and individually for our performance, whether we are successful or unsuccessful. We do not criticise or question umpires, officials, team mates or opposition players and officials. Our policy is to develop individual cricketers to achieve their fullest cricketing potential.'