Fair Play Codes for Players, Coaches, Parents, League Organizers, Officials
These should be shared with all ISF and SFE members.
Play Code for Players
I will play Shuttlecock because I want to,
not because others or coaches want me to.
I will play by the rules of Shuttlecock,
and in the spirit of the game.
I will control my temper - fighting and "mouthing
off" can spoil the activity for everybody.
I will respect my opponents.
I will do my best to be a true team player.
I will remember that winning isn't everything
- that having fun, improving skills, making
friends and doing my best are also important.
I will acknowledge all good plays and performances
- those of my team and of my opponents.
I will remember that coaches and officials
are there to help me. I will accept their
decisions and show them respect.
Play Code for Coaches
I will be reasonable when scheduling games
and practices, remembering that players have
other interests and obligations.
I will teach my players to play fairly and
to respect the rules, officials, and opponents.
I will ensure that all players get equal
instruction, support and playing time.
I will not ridicule or yell at my players
for making mistakes or for performing poorly.
I will remember that players play to have
fun and must be encouraged to have confidence
I will make sure that equipment and facilities
are safe and match the players' ages and
I will remember that participants need a
coach they can respect. I will be generous
with praise and set a good example.
I will obtain proper training and continue
to upgrade my coaching skills.
I will work in cooperation with officials
for the benefit of the game.
Play Code for Parents
I will not force my child to participate
I will remember that my child plays Shuttlecock
for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
I will encourage my child to play by the
rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting
to hostility or violence.
I will teach my child that doing one's best
is as important as winning, so that my child
will never feel defeated by the outcome of
I will make my child feel like a winner every
time by offering praise for competing fairly
and trying hard.
I will never ridicule or yell at my child
for making a mistake or losing a game.
I will remember that children learn best
by example. I will applaud good plays and
performances by both my child's team and
I will never question the officials' judgement
or honesty in public.
I will support all efforts to remove verbal
and physical abuse from children's Shuttlecock
I will respect and show appreciation for
the volunteer coaches who give their time
to coach Shuttlecock for my child.
Play Code for League Organizers
I will do my best to see that all players
are given the same chance to participate,
regardless of gender, abiility, ethnic background
I will absolutely discourage any sport program
from becoming primarily an entertainment
for the spectators.
I will make sure that all equipment and facilities
are safe and match the athletes' ages and
I will make sure that the age and maturing
level of the participants are considered
in program development, rule enforcement
I will remember that play is done for its
own sake and make sure that winning is kept
in proper perspective.
I will distribute the fair play codes to
spectators, coaches, athletes, officials,
parents and media.
I will make sure that coaches and officials
are capable of promoting fair play as well
as the development of good technical skills
and I will encourage them to become certified.
Play Code for Officials
I will make sure that every player has a
reasonable opportunity to perform to the
best of his or her ability, within the limits
of the rules.
I will avoid or put an end to any situation
that threatens the safety of the players.
I will maintain a healthy atmosphere and
environment for competition.
I will not permit the intimidation of any
player either by word or by action. I will
not tolerate unacceptable conduct toward
myself, other officials, or individual players.
I will be consistent and objective in calling
all infractions, regardless of my personal
feelings toward a team or individual player.
I will handle all conflicts firmly but with
I accept my role as a teacher and role model
for fair play, especially with young participants.
I will be open to discussion and contact
with the players before and after the game.
I will remain open to constructive criticism
and show respect and consideration for different
points of view.
I will obtain proper training and continue
to upgrade my officiating skills.
I will work in cooperation with coaches for
the benefit of the game.
Play Code for Spectators
I will remember that participants play Shuttlecock
for their enjoyment. They are not playing
to entertain me.
I will not have unrealistic expectations.
I will remember that players are not professionals
and cannot be judged by professional standards.
I will respect the officials' decisions and
I will encourage participants to do the same.
I will never ridicule a player for making
a mistake during a game. I will give positive
comments that motivate and encourage continued
I will condemn the use of violence in any
form and will express my disapproval in an
appropriate manner to coaches and league
I will show respect for my team's opponents,
because without them there would be no game.
I will not use bad language, nor will I harass
players, coaches, officials and other spectators
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