Academy Mini-Cricket

Mini-Cricket Code of Conduct for Players.

1    Play for enjoyment not just to please your parents or coach.

2         Play by the Laws of the Game of Cricket .

3         Never argue with the umpire's decision.

4    Play with control, do not lose your temper.

5    Play for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit and so will your own.

6    Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your team or by your opponents.

7    Respect your opponents. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not bully or take advantage of any player.

8    Co-operate with your coaches, team-mates and the opposing team.

9    Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.

10    At theend of the game, applaud and thank your opponents and the referee for the match.

11    Win with humility - lose with dignity.

If at any time you do not behave properly you will be reported to the Head Coach, who may have to ask you not to come back.

Code for Parents.

1        Remember, young people are involved in mini-cricket for their enjoyment, not yours. They are children not miniature internationals.

2        Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.

3        Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.

4        Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.

5        Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides. Encourage in your child an appreciation of mutual respect for team-mates and opponents.

6        Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match. Encourage them through recognising the positive aspects of their play.

7        Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.

8        Do not force an unwilling child to play.

9        Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for young people.