Core Values

Code of Behaviour – Players

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, or vice-captain approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Code of Behaviour – Spectators

  • Remember that players participate in sport for their enjoyment.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and encourage players to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.
  • Congratulate all participants, regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Condemn the use of violence, verbal abuse or vilification in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players. Condemn the use of violence, verbal abuse or vilification in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Dogs are banned from Polocrosse. Dogs refers to domestic and wild dogs big and small. Except registered guide and companion dogs.
  • Show respect for your teams opponents. Without them there is no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and officials decisions.
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.

Code of Behaviour – Coaches

  • Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All young people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players; 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 players.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage players to do the same.
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player 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.
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.