Policies

NETBALL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR – GENERAL

As a person required to comply with this Regulation, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by RGTC:

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  2. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
  3. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
  4. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
  5. Do not use your involvement with RGTC, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those RGTC, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club.
  6. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  7. Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
  8. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring RGTC, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club into disrepute.
  9. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
  10. Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  11. Be a positive role model.
  12. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.

NETBALL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR – PARENT/GUARDIA

  1. If your child is interested, encourage them to participate in the appropriate netball activity. However, if your child is not willing to participate, do not force him or her. Remember, children are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
  3. Teach your child that an honest effort is an important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  4. Encourage your child to always play according to the rules.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  6. Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play by all players.
  7. If you disagree with an umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgement and honesty in public.
  8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and umpires. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy.
  11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and umpires. Teach children to do likewise.
  12. Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.

HEAT POLICY

Each age category is assessed individually (eg. 9/Under & 11/Under – 13/Under)

9/Under

  1. If the temperature is 32 degrees at 11.30am on the day of play, the game will be cancelled.
  2. If the temperature reaches 32 degrees or above, during play the quarters will be reduce to 7 minutes, quarter breaks increased to 2 minutes and half time break increased to 3 minutes.
11/Under & 13/Under

  1. If the temperature is 32 degrees at 12.30pm on the day of play, the game will be cancelled.
  2. If the temperature reaches 32 degrees or above during play, the quarters will be reduce to 7 minutes, quarter breaks increased to 2 minutes and half time break increased to 3 minutes.
If the temperature reaches 35 degrees or above during play, the game will be cancelled.
If a team is 5 goals or more in front at the time of cancellation, the leading team will be awarded the 4 points. If the difference is less than 5 goals at the time of cancellation, 2 points will be awarded to both teams.

Riverside encourages all team managers/coaches to provide adequate hydration for their team members. We also suggest to ‘slip slop slap’ and hats/caps are allowed.