Learn to race at Falls Creek

Codes of Conduct

All stakeholders in the Falls Creek Race Club are expected to understand and abide by these Codes of Conduct.

    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
    • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
    • Be professional in and accept responsibility for your actions.
    • Make a commitment to providing quality service.
    • Demonstrate a high degree on individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example to others.
    • Understand your responsibility if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Conduct.
    • Do not use your involvement with FCRC to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of FCRC.
    • Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
    • Refrain from any form of abuse towards others.
    • Refrain from any form of harassment towards, or discrimination of others.
    • Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
    • Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
    • Be a positive role model.
    • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.
    • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions. Your language, presentation, manners and punctuality should reflect high standards.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example to others.
    • Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established procedures.
    • Maintain strict impartiality.
    • Maintain a safe environment for others.
    • Be aware of your legal responsibilities.
    • Be a positive role model for others.
    • Treat all participants with respect at all times. Be honest and consistent with them.
    • Honour all promises and commitments, both verbal and written.
    • Provide feedback to participants in a caring, sensitive manner to their needs. Avoid overly negative feedback.
    • Recognise participant’s rights to consult with other coaches and advisers.
    • Cooperate fully with other specialists.
    • Treat all participants fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of their gender, race, place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status and other conditions.
    • Encourage and facilitate participant’s independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions.
    • Involve the participants in decisions that affect them.
    • Determine, in consultation with participants and others, what information is confidential and respect that confidentiality.
    • Encourage a climate of mutual support among your participants.
    • Encourage participants to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
    • At all times use appropriate training methods which in the long term will benefit the participants and avoid those which could be harmful.
    • Ensure that the tasks/training sets are suitable for age, experience, ability and physical and psychological conditions of the participants.
    • Be acutely aware of the power that you as a coach develop with your participants in the coaching relationship and avoid any sexual intimacy with participants that could develop as a result.
    • Avoid situations with your participants that could be construed as compromising.
    • Actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs, the use of alcohol and tobacco and illegal substance.
    • Respect the fact that your goal as a coach for the participant may not always be the same as that of the participant. Aim for excellence based upon realistic goals and due consideration for the participants growth and development.
    • Recognise individual differences in participants and always think of the participant’s long term best interests.
    • Set challenges for each participant, which are both achievable and motivating.
    • At all times act as a role model who promotes the positive aspects of sport and of snow sport by maintaining the highest standards of personal conduct and projecting a favourable image of the sport of snow sport and coaching at all times.
    • Do not exploit any coaching relationship to further personal, political or business interests at the expense of the best interest of your participants.
    • Encourage participants and coaches to develop and maintain integrity in their relationship with others.
    • Respect other coaches and always act in a manner characterised by courtesy and good faith.
    • When asked to coach participants, ensure that any previous coach-participant relationship has been ended by the participant/others in a professional manner.
    • Accept and respect the role of officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules.
    • Know and abide by SSA rules, policies and standards, and encourage participants to do likewise. Accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules.
    • Be honest and ensure that qualifications are not misrepresented.
    • Be open to other people’s opinions and willingness to continually learn and develop.
    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow participants, coaches, officials and spectators.
    • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual or other harassment towards fellow participants and coaches.
    • Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow team members and competitors.
    • Care and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
    • Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
    • Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
    • Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
    • Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the adjudicator
    • Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
    • Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competitions at the highest level.
    • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
    • Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
    • Be impartial.
    • Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.
    • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
    • Value the individual in sport.
    • Encourage inclusivity and access to all areas of officiating.
    • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing.
    • Remember that your child participates in snow sports for their enjoyment not yours.
    • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions. Well directed humour can be a great de-stressor.
    • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines.
    • Try and make friends with other parents at competitions.
    • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions.
    • Let the coach do the coaching.
    • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sport is okay.
    • Be there when your child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge or fixer.
    • Be prepared to give your child some space so that they can grow and develop as an independent person.
    • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances.
    • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about participating in particular.
    • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them.
    • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the competition.
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing.
    • Try to avoid:
      • Saying “we’re competing today”. Instead say “you’re competing today”.
      • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching.
      • Living through your child’s performances.
      • Turning away when your child performs.
      • Turning away when your child’s behaviour is unsportsmanlike.
      • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough competition.
      • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a competition.
      • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for their sport.
      • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect return.
      • Badgering, harassing or use sarcasm to motivate your child.
      • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children.
      • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them.
  • The new Fair Play Code outlines the standards of behaviour expected for everyone involved in sport and recreation in Victoria.
    The Victorian Government committed to refreshing the state’s guidelines, the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport under the Victorian integrity in sport action plan 2017-2018. The Code has not been updated since 2010.
    The Fair Play Code incorporates the original aim of encouraging appropriate standards of behaviour to enable every Victorian to be involved in sport and recreation that is safe, welcoming and inclusive. It also includes new integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness and safety guiding principles as well as guidance on responsibilities, breaches and seeking further information.
    Victorian sport and recreation organisations should apply the standards of the Fair Play Code from 1 July 2018. They are encouraged to incorporate the Fair Play Code into their code of conduct, member protection policy, constitution or other governance documents.
    State sporting associations and recreation bodies, sport and recreation associations, leagues or clubs in Victoria must demonstrate adherence to, and enforcement of the Fair Play Code, to be eligible for existing and future funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
    It is vital that everyone involved in sport and recreation in Victoria is committed to the Fair Play Code standards, to help maintain the integrity of sport and recreation for the general good of the Victorian community.

    Download the Fair Play Code by clicking here:  2018-Fair-Play-Code   (373KB, PDF).

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