Coaching Code of Conduct

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The Coaching Code of Conduct incorporates the UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK) Code of Practice for Sports Coaches.

The code defines all that is best in good coaching practice.

Regardless of the badge, qualification or title, the Code is relevant to us all. British Canoeing acknowledge and appreciate the contribution made by coaches throughout our sport:

  • The crucial role they play in the continued development of paddlesport and in the lives of the individuals they coach.
  • Good coaches ensure participants in paddlesport have positive experiences
  • Coaches should therefore ensure they demonstrate a high degree of honesty, integrity and competence at all levels.

We want to support coaches in their understanding of their responsibilities, whilst maintaining the key concept that participation is for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement.

You can access the full Coaching Code of Conduct here: Coaching Workforce Code of Conduct

Keeping Up To Date

As you will know  an important part of the Code is keeping up to date, find out more here: Keeping up to date

Key Principles

In pursuit of these principles, good coaching practice reflects the following key principles and Coaches hereby subscribe to standards in these areas:

  1. Rights
    • Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in sport and physical activity.
  2. Relationships
    • Coaches must develop a relationship with their participants (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.
  3.  Personal standards
    • Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.
  4. Professional standards
    • To maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to participants Coaches must:
      • attain an appropriate level of competence through qualifications
      • Make a commitment to ongoing training to ensure safe and correct practice.

Want to Learn More?

This eLearning activity which will assist Coaches, Leaders, Instructors and participants in understanding the British Canoeing Code of Conduct for Coaching Workforce.

The activity is FREE and open to anyone interested in the Code of Conduct.  The activity covers the 4 key areas:

  1. Rights
  2. Relationship
  3. Personal Standards
  4. Professional Standards

A statement of participation is available to download upon completion of this activity.

Please click here to start the Code of Conduct eLearning. 


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