Code of conduct

Imperial Calisthenic College expects all parents and guardians of members under the age of 18 years to adhere to the following code of conduct:

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate; do not force them. 
  • Focus on all the children’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing. 
  • Encourage children always to listen and follow the coach’s instructions.
  • Encourage your child to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence, lead by example in your interactions with others.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition. 
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances by other teams, win or lose.
  • Where children are less than 18 years old inform the team manager of any illness or injury your child may have. Provide copies of medical advice if requested by the coach.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials' decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person and their families regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 
  • Encourage your child to practice and be prepared for competition. 
  • Do not approach coaches with concerns. Speak to your team manager and they will arrange for the coach to speak to you if necessary.
  • Calisthenics is a team sport and needs all members for worthwhile training. Ensure children attend training sessions whenever possible including any second trainings later in the year. 
  • When arriving at training, wait with your child until the team manager or coach has arrived (do not leave children with a cadet or helper). 
  • At the end of training sessions collect your child from inside the hall (children will not be able to leave the hall unless accompanied by an adult).
  • Make friends, have fun and enjoy the ride that is calisthenics!

Consequences for a breach of the code of conduct

The Imperial Calisthenic College committee in consultation with the team coach reserve the right to discipline any person in breach of this code of conduct in a manner which they deem is appropriate and fair, or at a future time that is agreed upon. Breaches of the code of conduct will be dealt with on an individual basis. Breaches of this code of conduct may result in any of the following consequences:

  • verbal warning
  • written warning
  • removal of your child/children from the team
  • removal from the club.