As a member of the Hackney BMX club, you are expected to abide by the following code.

 

I will:

  • arrive for training and competition in good time to prepare properly

  • wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach 

  • warm up and cool down properly on all occasions 

  • play within the rules and respect officials and all their decisions 

  • be a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by my club or the opposition 

  • control my temper - verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport 

  • work equally hard for myself and my club - remember, the club’s performance will benefit and so will I 

  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion 

  • pay any fees promptly

  • abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or while representing the club at competitions 

  • abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or while representing the club 

  • treat all participants in cycling as I would like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant 

  • cooperate with my coach, club mates and opponents - remember, without them there would be no competition 

  • thank officials and opponents after competition.

As a parent/carer of a member of the Hackney club, you are expected to abide by the following code.

 

I will:

 

  • inform the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of my child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a club membership form or a parental consent form

  • advise the coach if my child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting my child, when and at what time

  • encourage my child to learn the rules and play within them 

  • discourage unfair play and arguing with officials 

  • help my child to recognise good performance, not just results 

  • set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all 

  • never punish or abuse a child for losing or making mistakes 

  • publicly accept officials’ judgments and teach children to do likewise 

  • support my child’s involvement and help him/her to enjoy his/her sport 

  • use correct and proper language at all times 

  • remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine 

  • support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities 

  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion 

  • show appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate

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