Code of Behaviour

Parents / Guardians

As a parent of a participant in any activity held by or authorized by Carmel & Co Gymnastics, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
  • Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Show appreciation for good performance by all participants (including opposing participants)
  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (participant, coach, judge, etc).
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Allow fellow parents the respect they deserve in their viewing, or involvement in their child’s participation.
  • Be aware of the repercussions that any breaches of this code of behaviour may incur.
  • Do not contact the media for publicity regarding the results of your child or any other. Carmel & Co Gymnastics will arrange editorials and photos on behalf of gymnasts.
  • Do not contact State or National coaches (except those affiliated with Carmel & Co Gymnastics) regarding selection decisions, results etc. Any complaints or queries should be dealt with internally first.


Participants must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or authorized by Carmel & Co Gymnastics:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow participants, coaches, officials and spectators.
  • Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  • Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow participants and competitors.
  • Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your programme.
  • Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  • Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
  • Abide by the rules and respect the decision of officials, coaches and club personnel, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
  • Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Cooperate with coaches and staff in the development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.