Code of Conduct for Gymnasts

Salto recognises the important role that young people play in our organisation. Every young gymnast should be encouraged to realise that they also have responsibilities to treat others with fairness and respect.

Young gymnasts should:

Participate fairly, do their best and enjoy themselves.

Represent themselves, their family and Club with pride and dignity.

Shake hands before and after events/competitions irrespective of the result or performance.

Respect Officials and accept their decisions gracefully.

Respect fellow team members giving them support whether they do well or not so well.

Respect opponents and be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Improve and develop their skills.

Set high standards of fair play for others to follow.

Adhere to proper standards of behaviour that avoid bringing Salto into disrepute.

Let the Coach know when you are unavailable for training and competition Approach the Designated Welfare Officer with any concerns or questions you may have.

Young gymnasts should not:

Cheat – always participate by the rules.

Use abusive language.

Shout at or argue with an Official.

Spread rumours.

Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate/upset another young person.

Tell lies about adults or other young people.

Take banned substances.

Harm team members, opponents or their property.

Young gymnasts are entitled to:

Be safe and to feel safe.

Be happy, have fun and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfilment.

Be treated with respect and dignity.

Comment and make suggestions in a constructive manner.

Be afforded appropriate confidentiality.

Make a complaint appropriately and be listened to.

Be believed.

Experience competition at a level at which they feel comfortable yet challenged.

Get help against bullies.

Say No.

Protect their own bodies.