Stirling & Clackmannan County Ladies Golf Association is dedicated to creating an environment that nurtures the enjoyment and enthusiasm of every member within our club. We want to empower our juniors to base their conduct on a sense of personal integrity and acceptance of rules, fairness, equality, respect for others, moral conduct and a sense of what is right.
I agree to:
Be friendly and supportive, offer help if needed
Practice and participate fairly and be trustworthy
Behave with respect to others including coaches/volunteers, staff, officials, other golfers, parents, team managers and spectators
Respect the rules of my club and those of the facilities
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, disability, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity
Always strive to do my best and refrain from inappropriate conduct towards others including physical, verbal, written or emotional, in person or through use of social media
Be a positive role model and refrain from bullying and getting involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do
Set a good example at all times in aspects of punctuality, language, behaviour and respect of equipment and others
Will not smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind
Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to a member of staff
Our County recognises that to create a supportive atmosphere, which allows everyone to participate/compete to the best of their abilities, it is important for juniors to know that while we have high expectations of their behaviour, they can expect the same in return from us.
You have the right to:
Be safe and happy while participating in golf
Be respected and treated fairly and participate on an equal basis, appropriate to your ability
Be protected from abuse by others from within or out with the club
Ask for help
Be listened too
Be referred to professional help if needed
Breaches of the Juniors Code of Conduct will be dealt with in accordance with the county’s disciplinary procedures. I understand that if I do not follow the Juniors Code of Conduct, any/all of the following actions may be taken:
GOOD PRACTICE In the context of your role at Stirling & Clackmannan County Ladies Golf Association, the following good practice guidelines should be followed:
Make golf fun, enjoyable and promote fair play.
Treat all children equally, with respect, dignity and fairness.
Involve parents, guardians and carers wherever possible.
Build balanced relationships based on mutual trust that empower and include children in the decision-making process.
Always work in an open environment. Avoid private or unobserved situations.
Put the welfare of each child first before winning or achieving performance goals.
Be an excellent role model including not smoking or drinking alcohol in the company of children.
Give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
Recognise the developmental needs and capacity of children and avoid excessive training and competition, pushing them against their will and putting undue pressure on them.
PRACTICE TO BE AVOIDED In the context of your role at SCCLGA, the following practice should be avoided:
Having ‘favourites’ – this could lead to resentment and jealousy by other children and could be misinterpreted by others.
Spending excessive amounts of time alone with children away from others.
Entering children’s bedrooms on trips away from home, unless in an emergency situation or in the interest of health and safety. If it is necessary to enter rooms, alert the occupants by knocking and announcing your intention to enter. The door should remain open, if appropriate.
Where possible, doing things of a personal nature for children that they can do for themselves.
Making contact or holding discussions with children via social networking sites or texting.
PRACTICE NEVER TO BE SANCTIONED In the context of your role at SCCLGA, the following practices will never be sanctioned:
Engaging in sexually provocative games, including horseplay.
Forming intimate emotional, physical or sexual relationships with children.
Allowing or engaging in touching a child in a sexually suggestive manner.
Allowing children to swear or use sexualised language unchallenged.
Making sexually suggestive comments to a child, even in fun.
Reducing a child to tears as a form of control.
Allowing allegations made by a child to go unchallenged, unrecorded or not acted upon.
Inviting or allowing children to stay with you at your home.
Coaches and other leaders sharing a room alone with a child for sleeping accommodation.