Academy Code of Conduct

As a parent/carer please:

  • Focus on your child’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning or losing
  • Provide positive verbal feedback in both training and matches
  • Encourage your child to participate within the rules and regulations of the game
  • Applaud good performance and efforts by all individuals and teams
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome
  • Leave the coach to communicate with players on court
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do the same
  • Respect umpires, officials, coaches, players and spectators
  • Inform the coach or manager of any injury, health or welfare issue that you feel it is appropriate for them to know
  • Ensure that your child/children arrive and are collected promptly for training and competitions
  • Ensure your child eats and sleeps appropriately before training or competition and refrain from allowing them to have sleepovers the night before important events
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Treat everyone equally regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation has the right to be protected from abuse
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person involved in badminton
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a young person, follow reporting procedures laid down by BADMINTON England
  • Challenge and/or report discriminatory or bullying behaviour
  • Help your child to understand and abide by the Code of Conduct for Junior Players

Please do NOT

  • Force your child/children to participate in badminton
  • Ridicule or shout at your child or other players for making a mistake or losing a game
  • Question publicly the referee, coach, official or players’ decisions within a game, match or training situation
  • do not interfere with your child’s playing or training by applying pressure from off court
  • Enter the court of play
  • Use foul, sexist or racist language or gestures at any time
  • Condone behaviour that contravenes the codes of conduct/prohibited practice
  • Give young people alcohol or cigarettes when they are under the care of the Region/County or Club

Breaches of the code of conduct will be dealt with according to the BADMINTON England Disciplinary Procedures

As a junior player/member:

  • I will have fun, act in a safe manner and encourage those around me to do the same
  • I will always respect those around me including team-mates, opponents, coaches and officials
  • I will be honest and play fairly in everything I do and never deliberately cheat or be dishonest
  • I will accept officials’ decisions without question or complaint
  • I will arrive for training and competition on time and will inform someone if I am unable to attend or will be late
  • I will follow the instructions of a coach or person in charge and warm up and cool down when required to do so
  • I will listen carefully when spoken to and act as directed where appropriate
  • I will use the correct equipment for the sport and will look after it to the best of my ability
  • I will never upset those around me or keep quiet if someone else is being upset
  • I will congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome
  • I will give my opponents a hand if they need it and accept apologies from them when they are offered
  • I will always do my best and give 100% effort in whatever I do
  • As a young person taking part in sporting activities I recognise that I am an ambassador for my sport, The Cambs Badminton Academy and others taking part in sport

As a coach:

  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport
  • Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance
  • Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies
  • Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect
  • Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players
  • Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach
  • Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

Download the full documentation: CBA Code of Conduct

Interested in our Academy?

Cambs Badminton Academy(CBA) is run by committee members.  We welcome any experienced players to join our active club.  All prospective members are asked to come along to clubnight as a visitor (typically for 3 week trial). During this time, the committee (assisted by other club members) will assess your playing standards and determine whether its at a sufficient level for the club. This isn’t determined merely by whether you are able to win matches and we do take into account factors such as being rusty after a break away from playing badminton. Other factors that are taken into account is prioritization of visitors who are in principle prepared to play for the club in the local leagues. This process also applies to past members who are returning to club after a break. If you are not at the correct standard at present, please consider other venues that you can take part and please do come back once you have gained more experience to align with the clubs standards (e.g. Cambourne Fitness and Sports Centre - Everyone Active).

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The Academy Committee

Tim Cliff


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