Code of Conduct for Coaches
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All Coaches must:
- Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
- Promote the positive aspects of judo (e.g. the Judo Code).
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
- Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.
- Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
- Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.
- Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.
- Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results.
Responsibilities of a Coach include ensuring the welfare of their players. In order to help Coaches in doing this, the BJA require all new Coaches to understand and abide by the BJA Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Revised: 31st January 2018