COBIS Code of Conduct

By attending the COBIS Games, individuals agree to abide by the Codes of Conduct as outlined below.

Participating schools must ensure that all athletes, coaches and spectators have read and acknowledged the relevant code. Should spectators, coaches or athletes break these codes of conduct, there may be consequences, including but not limited to, the individuals involved not being able to attend in future years.

Coaches, Teachers and Chaperones Code of Conduct

● Follow the rules with regards to participation. All players need and deserve appropriate time, as specified in the rules.

● Develop team respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.

● Compliment participants on their efforts.

● Condemn unsporting behaviour.

● Ensure that your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sporting behaviour.

● Refrain from criticism of, or reaction to, the officials’ judgments and decisions.

● Maintain a standard of dress appropriate to the presentation of the team.

● Refrain from over-zealous coaching from the side-line.

● Ensure your students are adequately supervised at all times.

● Refrain from smoking when supervising students.

● Refrain from consuming alcohol at any time. Players Code of Conduct

● Be a good sport.

● Play for enjoyment and strive for personal excellence.

● Work hard for your team as well as for yourself. Treat all team mates and opponents as you enjoy being treated yourself.

● Compete by the competition conditions, rules and the spirit of the Games.

● Cooperate with the officials, your coaches and teammates.

● Control your behaviour on and off the field; there should be no criticisms by word or gesture.

● Learn to value honest effort, skilled performance and improvement.

● Do not argue with the officials’ decisions.

● Respect the venues, hotels and transport vehicles.

● Keep your living space tidy.

● Do not disturb others in the hotel.

 

Spectators Code of Conduct

● Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour. Remember children play for enjoyment.

● Do not let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment.

● Let officials and coaches conduct events without interference.

● Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause. Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their spectators.

● Respect the officials and team leaders; if they ask you to do something, please do so.

● Encourage participation by your (and all) children.

● Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy.

● Be courteous in your communication with players, team officials, game officials, sport administrators and other spectators.

● Make all other spectators feel welcome on all occasions.

 

Breach of the Codes

Team Members: A breach of this code of behaviour, in the opinion of Games officials, may result in the player or coach being banned from the remainder of the Games and may also result in the player or coach being sent home by the first available transport. Parents and the student's school will be notified. Any additional expense incurred will be the responsibility of the parents of the student or coach. Further disciplinary action may be considered depending on the seriousness of the breach.

Spectators: A breach of this code of behaviour, in the opinion of Games officials, may result in the individual being banned from the remainder of the Games and future events. Any additional expense incurred will be the responsibility of the individual concerned. Further action may be considered against the school and by the school depending on the seriousness of the breach.