Juniors Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Junior BRJ Athletes

As a responsible athlete you will:

  • Respect the rights and worth of every athlete, coach or helper at training sessions
  • Cooperate fully with coaches and helpers and give them your full attention.
  • Be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment/running shoes for the session and being on time.
  • Inform your coach of any injuries you may have
  • Behave yourself and don't mess around
  • Always show that you are willing to improve by doing what is asked of you
  • Not swear or use abusive language
  • Not eat or chew gum/sweets during training sessions
  • Leave athletics venues as you find them
  • Support your fellow athletes
  • Always remember to sign in when you arrive and sign out before you leave the training venue
  • Ensure that you wear Hi Vis clothing or reflective gear/flashing armband for evening runs
  • Notify a responsible adult if you have to go somewhere (why, where and when you will return)
  • Use safe transport or travel arrangements to and from the training sessions
  • Always thank the coaches and helpers at the end of the session
  • Enjoy yourself

Code of Conduct for parents of BRJ Athletes

As a responsible parent/person with parental responsibility you will:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally
  • Cooperate fully with the coaches
  • Never place undue pressure on children to perform, participate or compete
  • Take an active interest in your child’s participation
  • Attend training or competitions whenever possible
  • Know exactly where your child will be and who they will be with at all times
  • Never make assumptions about your child’s safety
  • Ensure that your child does not take any unnecessary valuable items to training or competition
  • Inform your child’s coach or team manager of any illness or disability that needs to be taken into consideration for athletic performance
  • Provide any necessary medication that your child needs for the duration of the session
  • Assume responsibility for safe transportation to and from training and competition
  • Be aware that your attitude and behaviour directly affects the behaviour of your child and other young athletes
  • Not accompany your children on club runs unless invited to do so by the coach. (Must have a valid CRB)
  • Support and reinforce the athletes' responsibilities