Treat everyone equally, regardless of their gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, or religion.
Respect the talent and developmental stage of each athlete.
Respect the individual goals and motives of each athlete on order to help each athlete to achieve to their potential.
Maintain high personal standards of integrity and honesty.
Operate within the rules of the sport and the spirit of fair play, while encouraging your athletes to do the same.
Advocate a sporting environment free of drugs and other performance-enhancing substances in line with the guidelines of Drug-Free Sport New Zealand.
Encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle – refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol around athletes.
Ensure that all personal, private and confidential information is not disclosed without prior consent.
Be a positive role model for your sport and your athletes and act in a way that projects a positive image of coaching. Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.
Ensure that the time spent with you is a positive and rewarding experience.
Display high standards in your language, manner, punctuality, preparation, and presentation.
Display control, courtesy, respect, honesty, and professionalism at all times to all persons involved in the sport, including but not limited to – opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents, spectators, and the media.
Encourage your athletes to demonstrate the same qualities.
Accurately represent coaching qualifications, experience, competencies, and affiliations. Be prepared to continually grow, improve, and up-skill as a coach through recognised courses and methods.
Provide athletes with structured and prepared training programmes appropriate to their needs, goals, and development.
Seek advice and assistance from other professionals, as and when required.
Maintain appropriate records.
Adopt appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that the training and competition environment are safe.
Ensure equipment, rules, facilities and the environment is appropriate for the age, experience and ability of the athletes.
Protect your athletes from any form of personal abuse – verbal, physical, sexual, racial vilification or harassment and/or harassment as a result of personal disability.
Language, both verbal and non-verbal must be non-discriminatory (including humour, training resources and materials etc).