What does the Code of Conduct Cover?


The Maccabi Code of Conduct sets the parameters of expected behaviour of all the people involved in participating in the activities of Maccabi and to which they all agree to be bound.

It applies both on and off the field and at all Maccabi-sanctioned events and is designed to encourage individuals associated with Maccabi to conduct themselves in a way that Maccabi considers appropriate, taking into account community expectations and standards governed by legislation. 

There are general requirements which apply to everyone involved in Maccabi.

There are also guidelines around the behaviour of:

Individual Maccabi Clubs, based on sporting association requirements, may have additional requirements or codes which you will be required to abide by in addition to those stated in this Code of Conduct

Specific Codes of Conduct are also developed for events, including Maccabiah and Maccabi Junior Carnival:

 

GENERAL

  • act within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost;
  • encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills and participate in all aspects of the sport or event;
  • treat each person as an individual;
  • be ethical and honest in all dealings with individuals, clubs and associations, showing respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport or event. This includes but is not limited to showing respect for the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators;
  • act in such a manner as to protect children and young people (refer to the Child Safety Policy);
  • do not engage in, or threaten to engage in, violent or physical confrontations with any other person;
  • respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of protected attributes such as their age, ability, gender, family responsibilities, race, cultural background, religion or sexuality, and ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment (refer to the Anti-Discrimination Policy);
  • act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions; and
  • act in accordance with the Constitution, rules and by-laws of Maccabi and the standards set out in the MPP Handbook.

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ATHLETES

  • understand and play by the rules;
  • respect referees and other officials;
  • control your temper;
  • work equally hard for yourself and for your team;
  • be a good sport;
  • give your best at all times; and
  • participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.

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COACHES

  • place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else;
  • help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback;
  • obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players;
  • ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development; - remember that sport is for enjoyment;
  • be reasonable in your demands; - each understanding and respect for the rules;
  • be prepared to lose sometimes;
  • in addition to imparting knowledge and skills, promote desirable personal and social behaviours; and
  • instil in your athletes a respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement.

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OFFICIALS

  • place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else;
  • ensure all athletes are included and can participate, regardless of eg their age, ability, gender, family responsibilities, race, cultural background, religion or sexuality;
  • be consistent, impartial and objective when making decisions;
  • address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for other athletes and officials; and
  • ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

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PARENTS

  • encourage your child to participate, do their best and have fun;
  • focus on your child’s effort and performance, rather than winning or losing;
  • never ridicule or yell at a child or other athlete for making a mistake or losing a competition;
  • help out the coach or officials at training and games, where possible; and
  • model appropriate behaviour, including respect for other athletes and officials.

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SPECTATORS

  • respect the effort and performances of athletes;
  • respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do the same; and
  • identify and reject discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.

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BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

  • ensure that managers and coaches are appointed appropriately;
  • ensure that any information acquired, or advantage gained, from the position is not used improperly; and
  • conduct your organisation / Club responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence. 

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Behaviours to keep in mind when watching your child play sport.

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