1) Always remember that children participate for pleasure and enjoyment. Winning is only part of the fun for a small number of the children.
2) Put the well-being, health and safety of children above all considerations.
3) Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
4) Treat all triathletes with respect and dignity, value their worth and treat everyone equally, recognising their needs and abilities within the context of their sport.
5) Develop an appropriate working relationship with triathletes based on mutual trust and respect.
6) Always ensure that all coaching sessions are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of both the individual and the squad.
7) Never use negative ridicule or yell at children for making a mistake or not winning.
8) Always operate within the code of conduct, rules and fair spirit of your sport and instruct the kids to do the same.
9) Encourage and guide triathletes to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
10) Whilst coaching, you will put the needs of the group or session ahead of your personal or parental preferences.
11) Always ensure that the time kids spend with you as coach is a positive experience. All kids are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
12) Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children.
13) Treat all information of a personal nature about individual triathletes as confidential, except in circumstances where to do so will allow the child to be placed at risk of harm or continue to be at risk of harm.
14) Encourage all triathletes to obey officials as well as the spirit of the rules and regulations.
15) Where appropriate obtain qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the latest principles of growth and development of children. Ensure that sporting equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all triathletes.
16) Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved within the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and other spectators. Encourage triathletes to do the same, be a great role model.
17) Always show concern toward sick and injured triathletes. Follow the advice of a trained medical trainer when determining whether an injured child is ready to recommence training and competition.
18) Any physical contact with a child should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development or medical care.
19) Refer all concerns of a child safeguarding nature in line with Club policy.
20) At all times adhere to the BT Code of Ethics, Equality and Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.