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Coaches Code of Conduct

Badminton Ontario Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Ontario Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct is to establish and maintain standards for badminton coaches and to provide a safe and positive environment for coaches, athletes and officials. Each coach and manager shall adhere, at all times, to standards of personal and professional conduct that reflect credit on the coach and manager, Badminton Ontario, and the province of Ontario.

Any individual or organization wishing to make a complaint against a badminton coach within the context of this Code of Conduct should make a written report of the allegation to BON. Detailed procedural guidelines will be issued thereafter to all parties concerned in the complaint. Misconduct may give rise to disciplinary action by BON. Any criminal conviction of a serious nature that comes to the attention of the Association shall result in an immediate review of Coaches Association membership.

  • Refrain from criticism of fellow coaches.
  • Do not compromise athletes by advocating measures that could constitute seeking to gain an unfair advantage.
  • Treat opponents with due respect, both in victory and defeat.
  • Do not publicly question the judgment or honesty of tournament officials. vIf an athlete commits an act that is contrary to any BON rule, the coach should report it to the association.
  • If you should become aware of a conflict between obligation to your athletes and obligations to an organization employing you, you must make explicit the nature of the conflict, and the loyalties and responsibilities involved, to all parties concerned.
  • The coach has a responsibility to declare to athletes and/or employers any other current coaching commitments.
  • Clarify in advance with players and/or employers the number sessions, fees (if any), and method of payment.
  • If you enter into a commitment with an employer, with a team, or with an individual athlete, the nature of that commitment shall be deemed to be specifically agreed.
  • Avoid undue intimacy with athletes, both during coaching and during that period following coaching. Actions may be misinterpreted and lead to allegations of misconduct or impropriety.
  • Do not attempt to exert undue influence over the player in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Do not abuse athletes, other coaches or officials in any manner.
  • Do not divulge confidential information relating to a player to a third party without the expressed approval of the player concerned.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke while coaching.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that a safe playing environment is provided to athletes.
  • Do not in any way misrepresent coaching qualifications, affiliations, or professional competence to any athlete or in any publication, broadcast, or seminar.
  • Do not be alone with an athlete in changing rooms or hotel rooms.