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BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY
Updated Feb 2018
To guide the gymnasts at Oatley Gymnastics Club on appropriate guidelines of behaviour, interaction, communication and training. This policy should be read in conjunction with Club policies
This policy applies to Gymnast Members training in the Oatley RSL Youth Gymnastics Club.
It also applies to Staff (paid), Committee Members, Technical Members (Judges & Coaches), Volunteers - Staff (non-paid) and parents working in support roles; & Visitors - being competing gymnasts from other Clubs, spectators and contractors.
This Policy applies to all Gymnast Members, Staff, Committee Members, Technical Members, Volunteers and Visitors attending Oatley RSLYC Gymnastics Club venue; including activities and events held in the Club name or in representing the Club at other venues.
- All Members, volunteers and visitors are expected to:
- Recognise that physical, sexual or verbal abuse, bullying, tormenting or ridicule is unacceptable behaviour by any person. Oatley RSL Gymnastics Club will not tolerate ANY kind of this behaviour towards any persons. This behaviour will result in immediate termination of membership and any affiliation or access to Oatley RSL Gymnastics club.
- Abide by the Code of Behaviour relevant to their role;
Respect the rights of others outlined in the policies of Oatley RSL Gymsports, including, but not exclusive to:
1. Risk Management
2. Member Protection
3. Codes of Behaviour
4. Youth Club Ethics
5. Safety Rules
Responsibilities of Gymnasts
- All gymnasts should show respect for all coaching staff and Committee members. This involves listening, being courteous and respectful, and following instruction of staff, officials and administrators.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Gymnasts should show appreciation to other gymnasts, coaches, the committee and anyone else who supports them in this sport.
- Be a good sport. !! Applaud good work whether it is by your fellow gym mates or other competitors.
- Treat all participants in your sport, as you like to be treated. No pushing, shoving or inappropriate touching of others.
- Listen carefully to your coaches instructions, they are there to assist you and keep you safe. Please follow all gym safety rules.
- A positive ‘go for it’ attitude must be presented before stepping into the gym.
- Gymnasts should demonstrate a high work ethic and attempt all suggested exercises and not give up or becoming discouraged when unable to complete something.
All gymnasts should be able to be supportive and sensitive to their team-mates and other members
- Respect for the Club’s equipment is shown by taking care of the equipment and returning it to the appropriate place after use.
- Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches. Active participation in the class program is required at all times.
- It is the responsibility of the gymnasts/parents in the Oatley RSL Youth Gymnastics Club program to act in accordance with the above policies.
It is also your responsibility as the parent to be aware of these policies and assist the staff and gymnasts to follow these.
Oatley RSLYC Gymnastics will deal with any breach of the Behaviour Management Policy promptly, seriously, sensitively and confidentially.
Should a breach arise, Oatley RSLYC Gymnastics will:
i. Approach the person creating the problem and ask him or her to stop the behaviour
ii. If the behaviour continues, or it is not possible to approach the person, contact either:
a) Coach or manager
b) The Club’s Member Protection Contact Officer; &/or
c) President or other official of the club or State association.
If no resolution is achieved, all reports are provided to a disciplinary committee, who will determine the appropriate course of action
Should the behaviour of a gymnast/parent not meet those expected in our Behaviour Policy the following procedures will apply:-
- Explanation to the gymnast/parent of behaviour / actions that were inappropriate.
- If necessary then time away from the activity may be necessary.
Ensure the gymnast/parent understands that the behaviour was inappropriate.
Allow the gymnast/parent to return to activity within a designated time frame.
A Report and record of the incident will be logged appropriately in the Behaviour Management log book.
- Program Coordinator will follow all recorded issues up with parents/gymnasts.
- Should a second re occurrence of misbehaviour happen then a verbal warning will be given to the gymnast and parent. This will also be documented in the log book as a second warning.
- Should a third incident of misbehaviour occur, the gymnasts will be placed on a Behaviour Management Plan. This involves a meeting with parents and coaching staff. The discipline plan will be developed with the manager, coaching staff, Gymnast and parent.
All incidents, documentation, and meetings are treated as strictly confidential, and are not discussed with parties who aren’t directly involved
Oatley RSLYC Gymnastics Clubs administration responsible for implementing this Policy will keep confidential the names and details relating to breaches, unless disclosure is:
I. Necessary as part of the disciplinary or corrective process; &
II. Required by law.