Jump Rope Federation Singapore adopts the below Coach's Code of Ethics.
drawn up by Sport Singapore (formerly known as Singapore Sports Council), applicable to all National Registry of Coaches (NROC) registered coaches and individual National Sports Association/ Federation coaches.
Jump Rope Federation Singapore would like to advise all jump rope/ rope skipping coaches to register with the Federation and adopt the Coach's Code of Ethics/Conduct drawn up by Sports Singapore
(Singapore Sports Council).
Jump Rope Federation Singapore will continue to be the watchdog organization in Singapore to ensure the highest standard and quality of jump rope/ rope skipping coaches.
To report or feedback on coach's conduct, please email us Feedback.
COACH'S CODE OF ETHICS
1.1 Ethics refers to the generally accepted norms of right or wrong behaviour, often based on universal values. Ethics is not about legality nor is it meant to be legalistic.
1.2 Coaches, due to their close interaction with athletes, exposure to the public, and the strong pressure to win, are vulnerable to various forms of ethical issues.
1.3 If coaching is to be recognised as a profession, it is important that there exists a code of ethics for coaches. Coaches, by adhering to a code of ethics, would not only minimise the likelihood of being accused of unacceptable behaviour but would also project a sense of professionalism in their dealings with others.
1.4 One of the attributes of a profession is that the practitioners subscribe to and enforce ethical codes, which will help to demonstrate their commitment to providing quality services and expertise.
1.5 The Coach's Code of Ethics set out herein has been drawn up by the Sport Singapore (formerly known as Singapore Sports Council) and is applicable to all National Registry of Coaches (NROC) registered coaches.
1.6 Individual National Sports Associations could choose to adopt, or expand on, the Coach's Code of Ethics set out herein.
2 PURPOSE OF COACH'S CODE OF ETHICS
2.1 To provide an ethical framework that would guide registered NCAP Coaches in determining appropriate behaviours.
2.2 To raise the status of coaching as a vocation.
2.3 To facilitate the self-regulation of coaching standards by coaches and consumers of coaching services by telling the public what is expected of coaches.
2.4 To communicate to the public the professional attitude of registered NROC coaches, thereby encouraging greater confidence in these coaches.
3 THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF COACH'S CODE OF ETHICS
The three principles are:
Three broad principles form the framework for the coach's code of ethics and are illustrated by a list of key ethical standards related to coaching.
(a) Respect for Individuals
(b) Responsible Coaching
(c) Integrity in Actions
4 PRINCIPLE: RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALS
KEY ETHICAL STANDARDS
4.1 The concept that each individual possesses an intrinsic value and worth is integral to the principle of Respect for individuals. The coach is called upon to act in a manner respectful of the dignity of individuals.
4.2.1 Treat and respect everyone equally, regardless of race, language, religion, culture, gender or physical ability.
4.2.2 Recognise that your athletes can contribute in providing positive feedback on training methods and how best performance during training and competition could be optimised. Be a good listener when occasions for such interaction arise.
4.2.3 Remember that there is a need for certain information to be kept confidential. Disclosure of such information should only be made with the consent of those who requested confidentiality.
4.2.4 Be sensitive to the feelings of your athletes when providing feedback on their training progress and performance during competition. Criticisms, if any, should not be directed at the athlete, instead it should be on your athlete's performance.
5 PRINCIPLE: RESPONSIBLE COACHING
5.1 The principle of Responsible Coaching requires that the coach be competent and that sufficient duty of care to the participants is being exercised such that the participants are not harmed.
5.2 It encompasses the concept that risks to the participants are minimised and benefits to their holistic development are maximised.
5.3 KEY ETHICAL STANDARDS
5.3.1 Be responsible for periodically updating your coaching expertise through participation in courses, conferences and workshops and through information available in resource materials.
5.3.2 Prepare well-planned and sound training programmes and execute them in a manner that would benefit ail your athletes.
5.3.3 Recognise the limits of your knowledge and collaborate with other qualified
practitioners. Where appropriate, refer your athletes to a more qualified coach or specialist.
5.3.4 Advise your injured athlete to seek further medical treatment and suggest an appropriate recovery plan whenever possible. When deciding on your injured athlete's ability to continue training or competing, do take into account his/her future health and general well-being.
5.3.5 Ensure that training and competition venues meet with minimum safety standards and that your athletes are properly attired.
5.3.6 Avoid sexual intimacy with your athlete. Any physical contact with your athletes should be only when absolutely necessary and during appropriate situations.
6 PRINCIPLE: INTEGRITY IN ACTIONS
6.1 The principle of Integrity in Actions challenges the coach to act with uprightness, wholeness and coherence. Coaches are expected to be honest, principled and honourable.
6.2 KEY ETHICAL STANDARDS
6.2.1 Be honest and sincere when communicating with your athletes. Do not give false
hopes to your athlete.
6.2.2 Inform a fellow coach if and when you are working with their athletes.
6.2.3 Your coaching qualifications and experience should be accurately represented, both in written and verbal form.
6.2.4 Abide by the rules of your sport and respect your opponents and those in positions of authority.
6.2.5 Adopt a professional attitude and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct. It should encompass your mannerism, dress and language.
6.2.6 Exercise self-awareness and evaluate how your values and actions influence your coaching activities positively or negatively.
* Disciplinary actions will be taken against individuals who disregards the Coach's Code of Ethics *