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This Code of Behaviour has been produced in order to convey to all Lower Plenty Cricket Club officials (administration, team managers, coaches and captains), players and spectators the code of behaviour our Club expects from each and everyone in order not to bring disrepute upon the Lower Plenty Cricket Club and its members.

The Diamond Valley Cricket Association has a Code of Behaviour and Dress Rules in their Book of Rules that must be adhered to

Any breach of the DVCA Code of Behaviour is subject to discipline by the DVCA Committee and will also be handled by our Cricket Operations Group, as will any beaches of our own Code of Behaviour.

Although the Codes of Behaviour seem heavily weighted towards Junior teams, they should also be interpreted (where applicable) for Senior teams.

Remember, just because "they" do it, doesn't make it right!

Let the Lower Plenty Cricket Club set the example for others to follow. 


  1. Remember that children participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun.
  2. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing.
  3. Be reasonable in your demands on young player's time, energy and enthusiasm.
  4. Teach your players to follow the rules.
  5. Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.
  6. Avoid overplaying the talented players. The just-average need and deserve equal time.
  7. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
  8. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
  9. Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  10. Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children. 


  1. Play by the rules.
  2. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  3. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable in any sport.
  4. Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit, so will you.
  5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether they are by your team or the opposition.
  6. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  7. Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  8. Play for the fun of it, and, in the case of juniors, not just to please parents or coaches.


  1. Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  3. Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  4. Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  6. Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.
  7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  8. Respect official's decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  9. Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.


  1. Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  3. Respect official's decisions and teach children to do the same.
  4. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  6. Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  7. Encourage player's to follow the rules and the official's decisions.
  8. Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.
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