Badminton Ontario Coaching Policy
Below are Badminton Ontario’s coaching policies for sanctioned events
- Any coach wishing to be on the field of play at a competition must have:
- a minimum NCCP Regional Level 1 Certified Status,
- a valid 19-20 Season Badminton Ontario Coach Accreditation
- have a valid certificate from completing the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders e-module (details below), and
- have completed a valid Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sectors within two years of accreditation application.
- Coaches should allocate at least two weeks for their accreditation application to process. If a coach wishes to coach at a certain event, they should have all of the above mentioned requirements completed at least two weeks prior to the start of the tournament otherwise accreditation may not be issued.
- To complete the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders e-module, this can be done by visiting: https://badmintoncanada-al.respectgroupinc.com/ Once complete, please confirm its completion with Jean Wong at email@example.com.
- If a coach is not able to produce their Coaching Accreditation if asked by a tournament official, he/she may be removed from the field of play.
- The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches. Coaches may leave or join behind the court only when the shuttle is not in play.
- Ontario junior tournaments will allow athletes to receive advice during a match only when the shuttle is not in play.
Badminton Ontario Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Ontario Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct is to establish and maintain standards for badminton coaches and to provide a safe and positive environment for coaches, athletes and officials. Each coach and manager shall adhere, at all times, to standards of personal and professional conduct that reflect credit on the coach and manager, Badminton Ontario, and the province of Ontario.
Any individual or organization wishing to make a complaint against a badminton coach within the context of this Code of Conduct should make a written report of the allegation to BON. Detailed procedural guidelines will be issued thereafter to all parties concerned in the complaint. Misconduct may give rise to disciplinary action by BON. Any criminal conviction of a serious nature that comes to the attention of the Association shall result in an immediate review of Coaches Association membership.
- Refrain from criticism of fellow coaches.
- Do not compromise athletes by advocating measures that could constitute seeking to gain an unfair advantage.
- Treat opponents with due respect, both in victory and defeat.
- Do not publicly question the judgment or honesty of tournament officials. If an athlete commits an act that is contrary to any BON rule, the coach should report it to the association.
- If you should become aware of a conflict between obligation to your athletes and obligations to an organization employing you, you must make explicit the nature of the conflict, and the loyalties and responsibilities involved, to all parties concerned.
- The coach has a responsibility to declare to athletes and/or employers any other current coaching commitments.
- Clarify in advance with players and/or employers the number sessions, fees (if any), and method of payment.
- If you enter into a commitment with an employer, with a team, or with an individual athlete, the nature of that commitment shall be deemed to be specifically agreed.
- Avoid undue intimacy with athletes, both during coaching and during that period following coaching. Actions may be misinterpreted and lead to allegations of misconduct or impropriety.
- Do not attempt to exert undue influence over the player in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
- Do not abuse athletes, other coaches or officials in any manner.
- Do not divulge confidential information relating to a player to a third party without the expressed approval of the player concerned.
- Do not drink alcohol or smoke while coaching.
- Take all reasonable steps to ensure that a safe playing environment is provided to athletes.
- Do not in any way misrepresent coaching qualifications, affiliations, or professional competence to any athlete or in any publication, broadcast, or seminar.
- Do not be alone with an athlete in changing rooms or hotel rooms.