Play By the Rules

Play by the Rules pro­vides infor­ma­tion, resources, tools and free online train­ing to increase capac­i­ty and capa­bil­i­ty of admin­is­tra­tors, coach­es, offi­cials, play­ers, par­ents and spec­ta­tors to assist them in pre­vent­ing and deal­ing with dis­crim­i­na­tion, harass­ment, child safe­ty, inclu­sion and integri­ty issues in sport. All Bad­minton NT com­mit­tee mem­bers and coach­es must com­plete the child safe­ty plus the harass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion mod­ules and gain a Work­ing With Chil­dren Card. Any vol­un­teers work­ing with juniors must have an Ochre card.

Par­ents can help cre­ate a pos­i­tive sport­ing envi­ron­ment and reduce sport rage by being good role models.

  • Empha­sise try­ing hard and hav­ing fun, not only winning
  • Nev­er ridicule or yell at a child for mak­ing a mistake.

Coach­es can help cre­ate a pos­i­tive sport­ing envi­ron­ment and reduce poor behav­iour by being good role mod­els. To do this they can:

  • Empha­sise try­ing hard and hav­ing fun, not only win­ning. Use our Let Kids be Kids resources and videos to pro­mote pos­i­tive mes­sages at junior sport. 
  • Nev­er ridicule or yell at a child for mak­ing a mistake.
  • Take a look at our Guide­lines for work­ing with chil­dren infor­ma­tion sheet. This will help you with strate­gies to man­age poten­tial prob­lem sit­u­a­tions with young people. 
  • Com­mu­ni­cate with par­ents — arrange a pre-sea­son meet­ing to dis­cuss expectations.
  • Always greet and wel­come parents.

Poor side-line behav­iour can have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on how much kids enjoy sport — it can even deter­mine if our kids con­tin­ue in sport. When you are a kid you want to have fun, be with your friends and be sup­port­ed by par­ents and spectators.