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Code of Conduct

At Suncoast Calisthenics Club we are committed to making participation fun and positive for everyone. We believe that participation fosters social, emotional, personal and physical development in our team members. In return, we do have expectations of all participants and their families. 

A team is about working together to achieve a desired outcome. So as a member of our beautiful 'Team' you are required to comply with the following requirements in regards to your commitment and conduct during class, competitions & club events. 


1. Respect the rights, dignity & worth of others.

2. Be fair, considerate & honest.

3. Conduct yourself in a professional manner and accept your actions.

4. Refrain from any form of abuse towards others (verbal, physical, sexual, emotional).

5. Participate according to the rules and respect any decisions made by coaches, team managers, officials & adjudicators.

6. Respect the talent, potential and development of team mates and others.

7. Cooperate with team mates, coaches, team members and officials.

8. Care and respect your equipment and costumes.

9. Be positive!

10. A positive attitude, good attendance and correct attire each week.

11. Full commitment to your team and coach each week.

12. I am a mentor/role model for our younger participants.

Without full commitment of the above members will not be given permission to participate in extra activities such as Solo/Duo/Graceful & State Teams & may even be asked to leave the team if behaviour continues to be unacceptable.

Parents / Guardians Code of Behaviour

Parents & Guardians involvement as adults gives an opportunity to ensure that the children have the best possible experience whilst participating in the sport of Calisthenics.

  • Children participate in Calisthenics for their enjoyment, not the parent or guardian's enjoyment.

  • Encourage our children to participate if they are interested; if a child is not willing, do not force them. 

  • The child's efforts and performance should be focussed upon 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.

  • Children should be taught that an honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each competition is accepted without undue  disappointment. 

  • Participating in accordance with rules should be encouraged at all times. 

  • Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud all efforts by all teams.

  • Respect official's decisions and teach children to do likewise. If you disagree with an official raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather        than questioning the official's judgement and honesty in public. Remember most official's are volunteers and give their time and effort for your child's  involvement. 

  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. They give of their time and resources to provide a recreational  and competitive activities for the children and deserve your support. Without these volunteers your child could not participate.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender. 

Spectators Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that children participate in Calisthenics for fun, fitness and friendship. They are not performing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they miniature professionals.

  • Applaud all performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the competition's outcome.

  • Respect the official's decisions. If there is a disagreement follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the children to do likewise. 

  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.

  • Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no competition.

  • Encourage children to follow the rules.

  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing team members, coaches or officials.

  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or team members.

  • Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.

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