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Key principles that coaches must adhere to

  • Rights - coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in sport
  • Relationships - coaches must develop a relationship with athletes' (and others) that is based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect
  • Responsibilities: personal standards - coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct this at all times
  • Responsibilities: professional standards - to maximise benefits and minimise the risks to athletes', coaches must attain a high level of competence through qualifications, and a commitment to ongoing training, that ensures safe and correct practice.