INFORMATION ON ROLES OF COACH, MANAGER AND UMPIRE
Role of the Coach:
- Chair of Selectors for trials
- Sets training times and venue
- Controls and plans all training
- Runs at least 10 coaching session in the months leading into the Carnival
- Coaches all players during the Carnival
- Chief Selector on tour
- ALL ON-COURT MATTERS ARE DECIDED BY THE COACH
Role of the Manager:
- ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TEAM
- Plans team budget and assists in collection of player fees
- Makes all travel and accommodation arrangements as required
- Keeps transparent financial records
- Liaises with the Badminton WA Executive Officer and High Performance Manager
- Oversees all team matters at the Carnival
- Writes the final Report
- Liaises with Coach/umpire/players/parents
- ALL OFF-COURT MATTERS ARE DECIDED BY THE MANAGER
The Coach and Manager work together to give each player the opportunity to reach their potential in a Team situation.
Role of the Umpire:
- Umpires all Team Matches
- Umpires when required at Individual Championships
- Assists the Coach and Manager with Team matters when requested
- Acts as Chaperone when required
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND gUARDIANS OF UNDERAGE PLAYERS
Role of Travelling Parents:
- Support players during competition
- Support the Coach and Manager on request
Parents must make their own travel arrangements (flights, accommodation, transport). Parents are strongly requested NOT to stay at the same accommodation venue as the players. The aim is to develop some self-reliance in these emerging young athletes. This is an opportunity for your child to become self-confident and be part of a team culture. Assistance in tasks that help the team is valued BUT the Manager determines what will be done, how and when. Following the selection of the team the Manager will speak with all parents to explain all arrangements and fund raising plans.
PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
As a parent/guardian of a player participating in any activity held or under the auspices of Badminton WA a member association or affiliated club, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
- Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
- Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including opposition players).
- Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
- Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.
- Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport) player, coach, umpire and so on).
- Be a positive role model.
- When your child is a part of a state team, acknowledge that they are under care and supervision of appointed team officials. Be a good example by respecting and following the team officials' decisions and instructions, even if you do not agree with them. If you have serious concerns about such decisions / instructions, discuss them with the involved officials in private or speak to staff / Board Member / Member Protection Officer of Badminton WA as appropriate, in private and without delay.
- Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this code of conduct.
Any person (adult or child) representing Western Australia in a sporting activity such as badminton should be proud of the privilege and conduct themselves accordingly.
Being part of a sporting team - in any capacity - should be an enjoyable and memorable experience.