Crossing the line: Appropriate or inappropriate behaviour?
What would sport do without them? Coaches provide players with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, improve and succeed in their sport. But perhaps more importantly, they also have a major influence over participants’ enjoyment of sport.
It is not surprising then that sport is often characterised by close relationships between coaches and players, whereby coaches are in positions of trust and able to assert authority and power over players. The proper use of this power is vitally important in all coach and player relationships.
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Play By The Rules
Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website (www.playbytherules.net.au) on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport.
They offer a number of resources on topics including: