Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Remember that students participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun.
  • Create opportunities to teach appropriate snow sports behavior and attitudes as well as basic skills.
  • Never ridicule or criticise at a student for making a mistake or not coming first.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on students’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of Interschool and teach your students to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time students spend with you is a positive experience. All students are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented students; the just average need and deserve equal time.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all students.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved within snow sports. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, mountain staff, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage your students to do the same.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Show appreciation for good performances and skills shown by all participants.
  • Help students understand that competing by the rules is their responsibility.
  • Remove from competitions/race courses/programs any student whose behavior is not acceptable.
  • Show appropriate concern and caution toward sick and injured students. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured student is ready to recommence training or competition.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young people. Do not interfere with the conduct of any events.
  • If you feel there is an issue to dispute, have your snow sports coordinator approach the NSW & ACT Interschools Committee who will pursue an acceptable resolution.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every student regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Show consideration for the mountain and other users. Respect the rules that resorts have put in place.
  • Your safety and those around you is at stake. Observe the Alpine Responsibility Code.
  • Smoking near competitors and racecourses is not acceptable.