Code of Conduct
Rajasthan Royals Academy Cornwall is committed to the player’s well-being, future development and realisation of achievement. Our principles that underpin our Safeguarding Policy that relate to this Code of Conduct are:
The child’s welfare is paramount;
All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin; religious belief or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
All children have the right to be safe and treated with dignity and respect.
Any breach of the Code may lead to the player or coach being warned as to his/her future conduct or in more serious cases being suspended or barred from participation.
During camps, training, festivals or tours players may be sent home for serious breaches of discipline.
This code applies to all activities run by the RRAC.
Any matters regarding this code should be addressed to The Rajasthan Royals Academy Cornwall, c/o The Cornish Cricket Company, 82 East Hill, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4TR and marked for the attention of Sean Hooper.
THE RRAC AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A safe environment in which the player can learn and develop without fear or abuse
Monitoring and support for the player
A structured cricket learning programme, appropriate to the age, ability and growth of the player
Trained and qualified coaching and other staff and facilities
Guidelines to the players and parents/guardians on the best ways for them to contribute to the player’s cricketing and personal development
Comprehensive insurance cover
THE PLAYER AGREES TO:
Work towards the attainment of his/her full potential
Attend RRAC events regularly and punctually, behave with self-discipline and give notice of and reasons for any absence
Abide by instructions given by the coach
Listen to and take on board guidance given by coaching staff
Practice the techniques and skills taught by the RRAC coaching team and attempt to apply them in matches
Abide by the Spirit, as well as the letter, of the laws of cricket
Accept the coach/umpire’s decision at all times and not to show any dissent - umpires will be advised prior to a match of the high standards demanded from an RRAC team
Behave and dress in an appropriate manner (both on and off the field) when participating in RRAC activities
Arrive and leave any matches dressed in clothing appropriate to the team for which you are playing as specified by the team manager
Not to take alcohol or tobacco, or any other stimulant or harmful substance whilst participating in a RRAC fixture, tour or festival
Neither possess nor use any prohibited drugs
Not take any unnecessary risks
At no time to behave in such a manner to cause offence to Ground Authorities or any other person
Abide by local practice rules
During festivals and tours to behave in residences and in free time activities in a way not to cause inconvenience or annoyance to anyone - players must be in their own rooms by the
time specified by the Team Manager (who has sole responsibility on and off the field)
Play cricket in a competitive manner but maintain the highest standards of sportsmanship
Accept victory and defeat with dignity and grace
Not to use foul or abusive language on or off the field
Not to attempt to intimidate or deliberately distract opponents by acts of gamesmanship or aggressive behaviour
Treat all players as you would like to be treated
Co-operate with coaches, team-mates and opponents - remember without them there would be no game; Not to refer to any RRAC activity, official, player or parent on Facebook/Twitter/Internet and other social networking sites without prior permission. Ensure that, when applicable, strict confidentiality is adhered to in respect of any RRAC activity, official, player or parent. Abide by the RRAC Social Media policy
Follow a lifestyle appropriate to development and sporting excellence - for example by spending leisure time positively - eating, drinking, relaxing and sleeping sensibly
THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS (FAMILIES) AGREE TO:
Support the player without pressure, praise good work and refrain from criticising lapses
Set a good example to the player
Respect the opportunity given to the player
Communicate with the RRAC team, keeping them informed about matters affecting the player
Not go on to the field or to give advice about the game to their child at any stage of training or match
Not enter the dressing room at any stage of the match except in exceptional circumstances, such as injury, when this may be waived at the discretion and invitation of a senior RRAC staff member
Not interfere, unless specifically requested, with the warm up, or comment on involvement of your child in any training or match
Not undermine the role of the RRAC coach during or after training or matches, by giving different advice to that which your child has been given
Provide transport to training, matches or meeting point and, although it is understood that it is sometimes difficult to make arrangements, not request Coaches to assist
Always drop off and collect players in a timely manner to avoid interruptions to the start of training or match play and to allow coaches to prepare for following sessions or to leave the location at the end of their sessions on time – please be aware that coaches have their own family commitments outside of coaching and if they’re unexpectedly staying late to look after your child then they’re potentially not meeting their own parental or family duties
Express areas of concern, cricket or otherwise, with the Head Coach in private
Ensure that your child adheres to the dress code.
This code is not intended to cause offence to parents/guardians, but managers/assistants and coaches are entrusted by the RRAC to educate players to a consistent cricket standard. It applies to all activities organised by the RRAC.
Whilst the RRAC fully accepts that many parents/guardians have played the game and feel they could do or advise better, EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT THIS ONLY LEADS TO CONFUSION. Each official as well as your child are subject to strict codes. This is merely intended to guide and help.
THE MANAGER/COACH AGREES TO:
Be responsible for the conduct of all players and officials during the period they are representing the RRAC, on or off the field, at festivals and on tours and deal with any matter arising, taking the appropriate action;
Undertake the selection and administration of all teams under his control, reporting regularly to the RRAC on all pertinent matters.
Ensure that there is always an adult, connected with the representative side, present throughout the duration of any matches or practices or coaching sessions to ensure the supervision of players at all times, giving due consideration to their privacy
Ensure that the indoor facilities, pavilion and ground areas are left in a tidy condition, with all local practice rules and ground regulations observed
Undertake good Safeguarding Young Cricketers / child protection practice in all dealings with his/her players
Hold a valid DBS check and vetted prior to their involvement
Hold a relevant in date emergency First Aid certificate
Abide by the RRAC Policies on Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Social Media, Privacy, Equal Opportunities, Bullying and Harassment, Training and Development, Mobile Phone Use any breach of this code or, if the integrity of the RRAC is put into question, will be dealt with by the RRAC in a prescribed manner
Team Tactics will be the sole responsibility of the Coach, Captain and Vice-Captain.
They should not be publicly criticised by players, parents/guardians or non-participants.
Batting Order will be determined by the Coaching team.
Players Performances will not be the subject of judgement and criticism by other players, parents/guardians and non-participants
Coaches, Selectors and Umpires Decisions:
Players and non-participants must accept without question decisions made by selectors and umpires during the course of the game
It is RRAC practice that, in all matches, wicket-keepers, standing up to the wicket, and all batsmen will wear a helmet. A wicket-keeper face protector cannot be worn.