Code of Conduct

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It is the responsibility of everybody with any involvement in local sports facilities to ensure that they remain safe places to be free from discrimination, fear and where possible, risk.

A critical component of maintaining a quality club culture is to set standards of acceptable behaviour which must be up held by all involved at the club and participating in club run activities and competitions.

An important tool for defining and communicating acceptable standards of behaviour is a documented, Code of Conduct. Ideally the Code of Conduct must apply to all involved in the club and its activities year round. Different groups of people which should be covered by the Code of Conduct include:

  • Members and day users
  • Coaches and team officials
  • Board Members
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Parents
  • Spectators
  • Users of social media

This Code of Conduct aims to set out the minimum standards for anyone involved in sport activities at Kamview and in the provincial parks where TBNT grooms trails. It should apply when recreating, training or taking part in sanctioned activities.

  • Act within the rules and spirit of your sport.
  • Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
  • Treat each person as an individual.
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
  • Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.

Athletes

  • Give your best at all times.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  • Play by the rules and show respect for other athletes, coaches and officials.

Coaches

  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.
  • Help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

Officials

  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.
  • Ensure all players are included and can participate, regardless of their race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Be consistent, impartial and objective when making decisions.
  • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for other players and officials.

Administrators

  • Ensure quality supervision and instruction for players.
  • Support coaches and officials to improve their skills and competencies.
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole.
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.
  • Conduct club responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.

Parents

  • Encourage your child to participate, do their best and have fun.
  • Focus on your child’s effort and performance, rather than winning or losing.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Help out the coach or officials at training and games, where possible.
  • Model appropriate behaviour, including respect for other players and officials.

Spectators

  • Respect the effort and performances of players and officials.
  • Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.

 

Thunder Bay Nordic Trails is a non-profit organization that grooms 100km of cross-country ski trails within our three ski areas: Kamview Nordic Centre, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

CONTACT US

tbnordictrails@tbaytel.net

(807) 475-7081

851 20th Side Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1M6