Major Sports Coaching

Major Dance Coaching

Child Protection

Major Sports Coaching and Major Dance Coaching shall through their General Manager, adhere to the Child Protection Procedures and Practices defined within the Sports Coach UK Handbook.

The roles adhered to through the policies are:


1.     Support the Company to disseminate The Sports Coach UK Child Protection Policy, Procedures and Practices.

2.     Undertake any necessary meetings and make presentations to the Company, its officials, players and parents.

3.     Be the prime contact for any parent or player that has any Child Protection related issues.

4.     Treat all issues sensitively and in confidence.


All staff employed by Major Sports Coaching must have an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Records Check (DBS CRC).

Code of Conduct

Coaches are key to the establishment of ethics in sport, their concept of ethics and their attitude directly affects the behaviour of players under their supervision.

Coaches are therefore expected to pay particular care and attention to the moral aspect of their conduct.  The behaviour of players under their supervision. Coaches are, therefore, expected to pay particular care and attention to the moral aspect of their conduct.  Coaches have to be aware that almost all of their everyday decisions and choices of actions, as well as strategic targets, have ethical implications as you are a role model to young children.

Increased responsibility is requested from coaches involved in coaching young people.

The health, safety, welfare and moral education of young people is 1st priority

Fun is your 2nd priority

Learning is your 3rd priority


1.     Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.

2.     Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.

3.     Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.

4.     Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.

5.     Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

6.     Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.

7.     Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.

8.     Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

9.     Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, teachers or your general manager) in the best interests of the player.

10.     Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.

11.     Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.

12.     Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

Equal Opportunities

Major Sports Coaching and Major Dance Coaching are committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.  All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:


1.     Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others. Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different from the requirements for others.  Imposing on an individual requirements which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.

2.     Victimisation of an individual.

3.     Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.

4.     Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effect the disadvantaging of a member against another, or others, purely on the above grounds.

5.     Thus, in all the Company’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary matters, it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.

6.     Major Sports Coaching commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.

7.     Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the Company’s policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.


Major Sports Coaching and Major Dance Coaching commits to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members.  The difficulties of their disablement permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access.  Appropriate training will be made available to such members who request it.








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