This Charter explains what we expect of you and what you can expect from us. It provides the basis upon which we can build high, common standards in all teams and work together to develop your talents.
If you attend one of our courses or any of our other training programmes, you are deemed to agree to accept this Charter.
What we expect of you - The Bexley District Cricket player:
- Be responsible for being prepared for training. This includes wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, bringing a drink and turning up with the right attitude to practice and develop your game.
- Be involved in the highest standard of club cricket appropriate to your development
- Ensure your availability has high priority, though we don't expect it to have priority over everything else all the time
- Please wear shorts/tracksuit pants, a t-shirt/polo shirt with no inappropriate logos etc. and trainers, as well as any weather appropriate clothing e.g. jumper, coat, hat etc.
The way we play: Conduct in the game
The basis of all things successful is good discipline and dedication.
- We will take notice of reports not only of levels of performance, but also of poor behaviour in matches at club and school levels. We will not allow our image to be tainted by poor example.
- You should take every opportunity to thank coaches, parents, volunteers and facilities managers.
- All players must abide by the rules laid down by England and Wales Cricket Board with regard to the wearing of helmets.
- Respect must be shown to officials, players, coaches, managers, opponents and spectators at all times.
- Bad language will not be tolerated.
- Players must ensure kit is clean and well maintained.
- Proper care must be taken of facilities e.g. Training areas and changing rooms must be kept tidy.
- You are expected to play for a club that is appropriate to your stage of development - that which we agree will give you the support you need when you need it
- Periodically you will be given advice about diet, rest and other aspects of healthy living. We expect you to take care of yourself physically. Specifically:
- Avoid abuse of alcohol
- Avoid use of illegal drugs, and performance enhancing substances
What you can expect from us
- Coaches play a crucial role in the development of any sport and in the lives of the performers they coach. Good coaches ensure participants in sport have positive experiences and are therefore more likely to continue in their sport and achieve their potential.
- Coaching must demonstrate a high degree of honesty, integrity and competence at all levels. The need for coaches to understand and act upon their responsibilities is of critical importance to sport, as is the need to protect the key concept of participation for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement. This is implicit within good coaching practice and promotes a professional image of the good practitioner. This Code of Practice defines all that is best in good coaching practice.
- Provide quality coaching for all age groups and abilities
- Adopt measures to identify talented players
- Adopt a constantly on-going and fair process of selection
- Ensure that young players are protected
- Provide, within our budget limitations, challenging programmes to develop squads and individual players and their technical, physical and mental abilities
- Provide, within our budget limitations, a programme of training and playing opportunities
- Work closely with Kent Cricket to ensure the best players progress to performance squads
- Appoint a panel of suitably qualified and experienced team coaches who are responsible for all playing and in-season selection matters for Area teams
- Appoint the best available panel of coaches to (a) coach individuals and (b) coach squads
- Appoint experienced managers who are responsible for all administrative matters and the care of the players
- Develop the player - coach/manager/parent partnership
- Review the quality of the delivery of the programme regularly
- Constantly seek to improve the quality of the service we provide
Good coaching practice needs to reflect the following key principles:
- Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in sport.
- Coaches must develop a relationship with performers (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.
- Responsibilities - personal standards
- Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.
- Responsibilities - professional standards
- To maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to performers, coaches must attain a high level of competence through qualifications, and a commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice.
We reserve the right to remove any player from our courses who is deemed to be in breach of this Player's Charter, having been warned several times of the consequences of poor behaviour.