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Building Community Through Sport

Policy & Forms

Introduction

Welcome to Garden State Rainbow Sports! As a member of our sports community, we are committed to creating a positive, inclusive, and respectful environment for everyone involved. This Code of Conduct outlines the principles and standards of behavior that we expect from all participants, including players, coaches, officials, and spectators.

Core Values

  1. Respect: Treat all participants with dignity and respect. Embrace diversity and celebrate individual differences.

  2. Fair Play: Play by the rules, and promote fair competition. Strive for excellence while maintaining sportsmanship and integrity.

  3. Inclusivity: Foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and included, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or ability.

  4. Teamwork: Value the contributions of teammates, coaches, and officials. Work collaboratively to achieve common goals.

  5. Safety: Prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants. Follow established safety guidelines and report any unsafe conditions promptly.

Player Responsibilities

  1. Fair Competition: Compete with skill, passion, and fairness. Respect opponents and teammates alike.

  2. Sportsmanship: Display good sportsmanship at all times, win or lose. Shake hands with opponents and thank officials after each game.

  3. Personal Conduct: Behave in a manner that reflects positively on yourself and the organization. Avoid any form of discrimination, harassment, or unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

Coach Responsibilities

  1. Positive Role Modeling: Serve as a positive role model for players. Demonstrate respect, fair play, and good sportsmanship.

  2. Player Development: Prioritize the development of players' skills, character, and teamwork over winning at all costs.

  3. Inclusive Environment: Create an inclusive and supportive environment where all players feel valued and encouraged.

 

Spectator Guidelines

  1. Respect Boundaries: Respect the boundaries of the playing field and the decisions of officials. Refrain from disruptive behavior.

  2. Positive Support: Cheer for your team in a positive and supportive manner. Avoid negative comments or actions toward players, coaches, or officials.

  3. Inclusive Atmosphere: Help create an inclusive atmosphere by welcoming fans of all backgrounds.

 

Reporting Violations

If you witness or experience a violation of this Code of Conduct, please report it to the appropriate authority within the organization. We are committed to addressing concerns promptly and maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

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