| JUNIOR PLAYERS
1 Abide by the rules of the game and rules set down by your coach, club and
2 Never argue with an official or umpire. If you disagree, have your captain,
coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
3 Control your temper. Verbal or physical abuse of officials, umpires, spectators
or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not
acceptable or permitted.
4 Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your teams performance will
benefit so will you.
5 Be a good sport. Applaud all good players whether they are on your team,
opponent or the other team. Be proud to walk off the ground after each game
knowing that you have given your best effort and never involve yourself in an
argument with opposing players, umpires or officials.
6 Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully
or take unfair advantage of another player. Your involvement to play is for fun
and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it.
7 Co-operate with your coach and teammates, and respect the ability of your
opponent. Without them there would be no game.
8 Play for the ‘ fun of it ’ and not just to please parents and coaches.
9 Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
10 Smoking and / or consuming alcohol is totally forbidden by Juniors whilst
involved in any Junior Cricket competition.
| PARENT AND SPECTATORS OF JUNIOR CRICKET
1 Encourage children to participate if they are interested. However, if a child is
not willing, do not force them.
2 Focus upon the child’s effort and performance rather than the overall outcome
of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to their
ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
3 Teach your child that honest effort is an important as victory so that the result
of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
4 Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
5 Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing the
6 Remember you child should be involved in Cricket for their enjoyment, not
7 Remember your child learns best by examples. Applaud good play by both your
team and by members of the opposing team.
8 If you disagree an official or umpire raise the issue through the appropriate
channels rather than questioning the official’s judgement and honesty in public.
Remember, most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.
9 Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from Junior sporting
10 Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their
time and resources to provide recreational activities for child and deserve your
11 Support your club officials in maintaining the highest standard of behaviour
both on and off the field for the betterment of the league and your family. Offer
your assistance to the team that your child is playing in so that every
opportunity is being provided for the very best supervision and support. Your
involvement will give both yourself and your child far more satisfaction.
12 Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
13 It is a local law (Local Law Number 8) of the City of Greater Geelong that NO
alcohol be consumed on or at a Public Reserve, as all Junior Matches played in
the City of Greater Geelong are played on Public Reserves and or School or
Private land there shall be no consumption of alcohol at Junior matches.
| JUNIOR COACHES
1 Be familiar with the Laws of Cricket and abide by the rules and conditions of
your Association and club.
2 Teach your players that rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no
player should evade or break.
3 Group players according to age, height, skill and physical maturity whenever
possible in any competitive practice session.
4 Avoid over-playing the talented players. The ‘ just average ‘ players need and
deserve equal time, if not more.
5 Remember that the players involved play for fun and enjoyment and that
winning is only part of it. Emphasise the importance of the learning and
development of skills and positive attitudes. Never ridicule or yell at your
players for making mistakes or losing the competition.
6 Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are
appropriate for the age and ability of the players.
7 The scheduling and length of practise times and competitions should take into
consideration the maturity level of the players.
8 Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement
of umpires and opposing coaches.
9 Follow the advice of a qualified person when determining when an injured
player is ready to play or train again.
10 Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound Junior
coaching principles and developments. Endeavour to attend coaching
accreditation and to become an active member of your local branch of Cricket
11 Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or religion.
12 Ensure that all players can compete in a safe and happy environment free of
any type of harassment.
13 No alcohol is allowed at junior matches.
14 Smoking whilst actively engaged in junior activities is discouraged.