Home of Cycling Coach Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Code of
Conduct is to describe the type of behaviour which the Home of Cycling is looking to promote and encourage its Coaches to adopt.
The Home of Cycling wishes to operate in an environment:
- That is free from harassment.
- Where people show respect for others and their property.
- That is non-discriminatory.
- Coaches who display an unwillingness to meet the Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension, having their appointment as a Coach rescinded and trespassed from the Home of Cycling property.
As a Coach at the Home of Cycling I WILL:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
- Operate within the rules, policies, procedures and guidelines of the Home of Cycling and encourage my riders to do the same.
- Be a positive role model for cycling and riders and act in a way that projects a positive image.
- Display control, courtesy, respect, honesty, dignity and professionalism to all members of the public and staff and encourage my riders to do the same.
- Make a commitment to provide a quality service to my riders through planned and structured programmes, be punctual, presentable and seek ongoing professional development and advice.
- Adopt appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that equipment and the cycling environment is safe for my rider’s ability and experience.
- Encourage riders to seek medical advice when required.
- Only make physical contact with riders when appropriate to the situation and necessary for the rider’s skill development.
- Be alert to any forms of abuse directed towards riders from other sources while in my care.
- Adhere to the Child Protection Policy and Guidelines on Youth Development as instructed by Cycling New Zealand
As a Coach at the Home of Cycling I WILL NOT:
- Excessively use alcohol or act in a way that becomes a public nuisance or creates a public disturbance.
- Disclose any confidential information relating to my riders without their written prior consent.
- Initiate a sexual relationship with a rider and should also discourage any attempt by a rider to initiate a sexual relationship, explaining the ethical basis of my refusal.
- Verbally or physically abuse, use foul language or obscene gestures towards any other person while representing the Home of Cycling. This includes on all forms of social media.