Junior Club Rules

Good behaviour, discipline and respect for others are key foundations for a good training session. Without an orderly atmosphere effective coaching and learning cannot take place. We expect and insist on the highest standards of behaviour at Fleet & Crookham AC.

Courtesy, good manners and consideration for others, together with self discipline and a proper respect for authority, are encouraged at all times and are important if we are to make our club a true, caring community. We place great emphasis on praising junior athletes for politeness and kindness to others.  Recognition is given for outstanding effort and performance.

The Coaches will bring any serious breach of discipline or any disruptive behaviour to the attention of the parents concerned and an appropriate course of action will be decided upon.

All junior athletes are expected to make a full contribution to the club and support the positive endeavours of all its members. Rules are essential for the benefit of all in any community and we try to keep these as simple as possible, but we do expect them to be kept. They are:

  1. Junior athletes should behave in a responsible manner and are expected to do what they are asked whilst under our care.
  2. Consideration, courtesy and respect should be shown at all times.
  3. Everyone should always try to understand other people’s point of view
  4. Junior athletes are expected to make it possible for everyone to learn and for the coach to coach whenever we train or compete.
  5. Junior athletes should always show friendship, kindness and care to others.
  6. Junior athletes should be sensible while attending training.
  7. Junior athletes should always speak politely to each other and all adults.
  8. Junior athletes should listen when a coach is speaking.
  9. The club hut should be kept clean and tidy.
  10. Junior athletes should take pride in their appearance and possessions and have respect for other people.
  11. Junior athletes should remember that the club’s reputation depends on the way they behave .
  12. Junior athletes should make every effort to attend at least one session a week and be punctual.

These rules are designed for the safety of all Junior athletes:

  1. Junior athletes should not enter the equipment store unless asked to do so.
  2. Equipment must not be used until instructed.
  3. Equipment should only be used as per the sessions instructions.
  4. Reflective vests should be worn at training in Autumn and Winter.
  5. Climbing on walls, gates and fences is not allowed.
  6. Chewing gum is not permitted

When competing additional leagues rules must to be followed.

Red and Yellow Card Procedure

Misbehaviour while training is not tolerated. Our coaches and parent helpers are all volunteers striving to provide coaching and tuition in athletics.

As such we have a strict policy which is indicated as follows:

Yellow card 1 – issued for misbehaviour – immediately excluded from session – Parents to pick up

Yellow card 2 – issued for continuing misbehaviour – immediately excluded from session – Parents to pick up

Red card 1 – issued for continuing misbehaviour – 1 week suspension

Red card 2 – issued for continuing misbehaviour – 1 week suspension

Red card 3 – issued for continuing misbehaviour – expulsion from club