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Behavior Management Policy

– Version One adopted at AGM on 26th August 2006
1. RATIONALE

1.1 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs, are committed to a Fair Go for all participants in Field Archery where
individuals are treated with respect and dignity.
1.2 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs, are committed to providing an environment focused on the rights of young
people to enjoy themselves and develop social and physical skills.
1.3 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs, are committed to a Field Archery environment which is free of verbal and
physical abuse.
1.4 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs, are committed to providing a supportive environment for administrators,
coaches, officials and volunteers to enable them to do their jobs.

2. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, and its Member Clubs’ Behaviour Management Policy are to:
2.1 Provide a safe and enjoyable Field Archery environment for young people, parents,
administrators, coaches, umpires/officials and volunteers.
2.2 Establish standards of behaviour expected of members.
2.3 Establish a procedure for dealing with breaches of the codes of behaviour.

3. FAIR GO

All members of the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland,
and its Member Clubs’ are expected to adhere to the following minimum standards:
3.1 Respect the rules.
3.2 Respect the officials and their decisions.
3.3 Respect the rights and consider the safety of other participants, parents, administrators,
coaches, officials and volunteers.
3.4 Applaud good plays by all participants.
3.5 Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule players.
3.6 Be a positive role model because children learn best by example.
3.7 Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, and administrators.
3.8 Remember children participate in sport for their enjoyment not yours.
3.9 Respect participants’ efforts regardless of whether they have won or lost.
3.10 Support young participants but do not interfere with their game.

4. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

4.1 Roles of coaches.
The role of coaches in the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, and its Member Clubs’ is to:
4.1.1 Prepare and conduct sessions based on sound coaching principles.
4.1.2 Develop the fundamental techniques of Field Archery.
4.1.3 Promote the principles and practices of Fair Go.
4.1.4 Cater for varying levels of ability so that all young people get a Fair Go.
4.1.5 Provide equal opportunities for girls and boys.
4.1.6 Educate young people and parents on health and safety in sport.
4.1.7 Be a positive role model in junior Field Archery.
4.2 Responsibilities of coaches.
The responsibility of Field Archery coaches in the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc.
Branch D South Queensland, and its Member Clubs, are to:
4.2.1 Become accredited with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) or via the
Australian Bowhunters Association Inc Level One Coaching Training.
4.2.2 Agree to abide by the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, and its Member Clubs’ coaches code of ethics.
4.2.3 Undergo a criminal history check (blue card) by the Commission for Children and
Young People.
4.2.4 Set realistic standards and objectives for young people.
4.2.5 Provide a safe environment for training and competition.
4.2.6 Keep up-to-date with Field Archery coaching developments.
4.2.7 Enforce this behaviour management policy.
4.3 Roles of parents
The role of parents in the members of The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D
South Queensland, and its Member Clubs, are to:
4.3.1 Support and encourage their child to participate in junior Field Archery
4.3.2 Allow their child to participate only if they are well and healthy.
4.3.3 Encourage their child to participate for the enjoyment of junior Field Archery
4.3.4 Support their child to develop social and physical skills through junior Field
Archery.
4.3.5 Promote and abide by the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch
D South Queensland’s codes of behaviour.
4.3.6 Be courteous when communicating with coaches and administrators.
4.3.7 Be a positive role model.
4.4 Roles of officials
The role of officials in the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, and its Member Clubs, are to:
4.4.1 Apply the rules of Field Archery in a competition situation.
4.4.2 Promote and enforce the principles and practices of Fair Go.
4.4.3 Ensure the spirit of the game is not lost by the strict application of rules and over-calling of
violations in junior competitions.
4.4.4 Be a good role model.
4.5 Responsibilities of officials
The responsibilities of officials in the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D
South Queensland, and its Member Clubs, are to:
4.5.1 Agree to abide by the The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D
South Queensland’s officials code of ethics.
4.5.2 Undergo a criminal history check (blue card) from the Commission for Children and
Young People if applicable and necessary.
4.5.3 Keep up-to-date with rule modifications.
4.5.4 Keep informed of sound officiating principles that take account of young peoples
growth and development.
4.5.5 Be consistent, courteous and helpful to all participants.
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4.5.7 Discourage inappropriate behaviour.
4.6 Roles of administrators.
The role of the administrator in the Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, and its Member Clubs, is to implement this policy by:
4.6.1 Ensuring that everyone involved in junior sport emphasises fair play, and not
winning at all costs.
4.6.2 Providing all members with a copy of this policy and other club information in an easy-toread
format.
4.6.3 Ensuring that this policy and other club information is easily accessible to all members.
4.6.4 Ensuring that all coaches and officials have the relevant accreditations and have
undergone a criminal history check (blue card) with the Commission for Children and
Young People, if necessary and applicable.
4.6.5 Providing education and training opportunities for parents, coaches, officials and
volunteers.
4.6.6 Helping coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and
help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
4.6.7 Implementing the procedure for dealing with breaches of the codes of behaviour.
4.6.8 Involving young people in an appropriate level of decision-making activities relating to the
planning and evaluation of junior Field Archery .
4.6.9 Creating pathways for young people to participate in sport not just as a player but also as
coaches, administrators and other roles.
4.6.10 Ensuring that equipment, facilities and rules are safe and appropriate to the ability level of
participants.
4.6.11 Keeping informed of rule modifications and changing requirements and informing members
including coaches, and officials in a timely manner.
4.6.12 Making it clear that abusing young people in any way is unacceptable and will result in
disciplinary action.
4.6.13 Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender,
ability, cultural background or religion.
4.6.14 Being a positive role model.
5. CODES OF BEHAVIOUR
5.1 Members will abide by the codes of behaviour, which outlines the minimum standard of
behaviour expected of members.
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5.2 Clubs will maintain the minimum standard outlined in the codes of behaviour. Clubs may
add additional items to the codes but cannot remove any from the minimum standard.
5.2.1 Participants’ code of behaviour – see Appendix 1.
5.2.2 Parents’ code of behaviour – see Appendix 2.
5.3 Clubs will conduct information sessions to inform members of their roles, responsibilities
and the codes of behaviour.
5.3.1 The information sessions to be a mandatory requirement in the registration process for all
members. Attendance to be recorded.
5.3.2 Members are required to attend an information session prior to signing the registration
forms.
5.3.3 Separate sessions will be conducted for players and parents.
6. CODES OF ETHICS
6.1 Coaches and officials will abide by the codes of ethics as endorsed and adopted by the The
Australian Bowhunters Association Inc.
6.2 Clubs will maintain the minimum standard outlined in the codes of ethics. Clubs may add
additional items to the codes but cannot remove any from the minimum standard.
6.2.1 Coaches code of ethics – see Appendix 3.
6.2.2 Officials code of ethics – see Appendix 4.
6.3 Clubs will conduct information sessions to inform coaches and officials of their roles,
responsibilities and the codes of ethics.
6.3.1 Information sessions will be a mandatory requirement in the registration process.
Attendance to be recorded.
6.3.2 Coaches and officials are required to attend an information session prior to signing the
agreement to undertake the job.
7. MANAGING AND MONITORING CODES OF BEHAVIOUR AND ETHICS
7.1 Disciplinary action will be taken by Member Clubs against anyone who is found to be in
breach of the codes of behaviour or ethics contained in this policy. If necessary, disciplinary
action may also be taken by The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc.
7.2 Disciplinary action will be administered in a three-phase education process designed to
assist members with defining their role in the Sport of Field Archery. The three phases
dealing with breaches are designed to provide ample opportunity for correcting undesirable
behaviour in a continual education process.
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7.3 Phase One – Club to counsel member.
Phase one applies to the first breach of a code of behaviour or ethics.
Procedure for implementing phase one:
7.3.1 The club will inform the offender in writing, detailing the breach and the consequences. A
copy will be provided to the Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland, to inform them that phase one has been initiated.
7.3.2 Where the offender could not be identified, the club will assume responsibility to identify
parents and implement phase one.
7.3.3 Club will contact the offender within five days to arrange the counselling session. The aim
of the session is to educate the offender about the behaviour permitted at any Club
associated with the Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland activities and to revisit the role of members. Offender will be informed of
phases two and three.
7.3.4 Phase One may proceed to phase two at the discretion of The Club if breach of codes
deemed to be a serious nature (For example, obscene language, threatening behaviour,
any form of racial vilification or physical acts, harassment of an official).
7.4 Phase Two – Member is counseled and Trained.
Phase Two applies to the second breach of a code of behaviour or ethics in a 12-month
period or current Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland
competition year.
7.4.1 The club will provide The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland with an incident report advising of a second breach of a code.
7.4.2 The Club will contact the offender within five days to confirm attendance at a role model
training workshop. The aim of the training is to assist offenders define their role in Field
Archery and be better role models. Offender will be informed of phase three.
7.4.3 Offenders issued with a second breach notice must attend a role model training workshop
conducted by The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland These will be conducted on a monthly basis or a needs basis pending
demand.
7.4.4 Failure to attend the workshop may result in suspension of Club membership until training
requirements are met.
7.5 Phase Three – Club Membership removed.
Phase Three applies to the third breach of a code of behaviour or ethics in a 12-month
period or current Field Archery competition year.
7.5.1 The club will provide the Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South
Queensland with an incident report advising of a third breach of a code.
7.5.2 The Club. will inform the offender in writing, detailing the breach and advising that Club
membership has been removed. A copy will be provided to the Australian Bowhunters
Association Inc Branch D South Queensland to inform them that phase Three has been
initiated.
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7.5.3 Once Club membership has been removed, the offender will not be permitted to participate
in any Field Archery affiliated with the Club. Participation in competitions run by The
Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland may also be
removed at the discretion of Australian Bowhunters Association Inc Branch D South
Queensland and the National Body will be informed so that they can also initiate
disciplinary action, if deemed necessary, under the Constitution of the Australian
Bowhunters Association Inc.
7.5.4 Member can apply to The Club for membership renewal at the start of the next
membership year. Renewal will be at the discretion of The Club and, if applicable, the
Australian Bowhunters Association Inc..
7.6 Monitoring and reporting
7.6.1 Clubs will provide any incident reports (Appendix 5) to The Australian Bowhunters
Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland on a weekly basis.
8. CHILD PROTECTION
8.1 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs, are committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well being of children is
maintained at all times during their participation in activities run by members and service
providers. The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland
aims to promote a safe environment to children and to assist members and service
providers to recognise, report and prevent child abuse.
8.2 As required by Queensland legislation, and noting exceptions, any person involved in the
instruction, leadership, management and/coaching of any participants 17 years and under
will be required to undergo a criminal history check (blue card) by the Commission for
Children and Young People.
8.3 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs will refer allegations involving abuse, or suspected abuse of children
promptly to the Department of Families and the Queensland Police Service who are the
only statutory authorities in Queensland with the power to investigate allegations of sexual
abuse.
9. CONFIDENTIALITY
The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its Member
Clubs’ management and officers responsible for implementing this behaviour management policy,
will keep confidential the names and details related to breaches of the codes of behaviour and
ethics unless disclosure is necessary as part of the disciplinary or corrective process.
10. BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY AND APPROVAL
10.1 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch Management Committee, Branch
D South Queensland and its Member Clubs approved this policy on the 26th of August
2006 at the Branch Annual General Meeting.
10.2 The Australian Bowhunters Association Inc. Branch D South Queensland, and its
Member Clubs’ Officials responsible for this behaviour management policy will ensure
an appropriate review of the policy is conducted regularly.
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APPENDIX 1: CODE OF BEHAVIOUR – PARTICIPANTS
1. Play by the rules.
2. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your parent, coach or manager approach
the official during a break or after the competition.
3. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other participants, deliberately
distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in Field
Archery .
4. Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, so will
you.
5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good performances .
6. Treat all participants in Field Archery as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair
advantage of another competitor.
7. Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no
competition.
8. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, regardless of their gender, ability,
cultural background or religion.
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APPENDIX 2: CODE OF BEHAVIOUR – PARENTS
1 Remember, children participate in junior Field Archery 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 competition.
6 Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performance by all
participants.
7 Support all efforts to ensure verbal and physical abuse never forms part of Field Archery.
8 Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your
child could not participate.
9 Respect Group Captains and Officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
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APPENDIX 3: CODE OF ETHICS – COACHES
1 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being.
2 Ensure the athlete’s time spent with you is a positive experience.
3 Treat each athlete as an individual.
4 Be fair, considerate and honest with athletes.
5 Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.
6 Make a commitment to providing a quality of service to your athletes.
7 Operate within the rules and spirit of Field Archery.
8 Any physical contact with athletes should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for
the athlete’s skill development.
9 Do not harass your athletes.
10 Provide a safe environment for training and competition.
11 Show concern and caution towards sick and injured athletes.
12 Be a positive role model for your sport and athletes.
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APPENDIX 4: CODE OF ETHICS – OFFICIALS
1 Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
2 Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
3 Be impartial.
4 Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.
5 Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
6 Value the individual in sport.
7 Seek continual self-improvement through study, performance appraisal, and regular updating
of competencies.
8 Encourage inclusivity and access to all areas of officiating.
9 Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance.
10 Do not harass athletes.
11 Show concern and caution towards sick and injured athletes.