Junior Code of Practice

Yaxley Runners Juniors

Code of Practice

This code should ensure the ongoing safety of all juniors attending the club and support the coaches who are all volunteers who give up their time to train the juniors and assist them with their athletic developments. All coaches are CRB checked and hold UKA relevant qualifications.  And many of the coaches are also First Aid trained.

Junior Club Code

1. It is essential that all juniors attending a club session are wearing suitable clothing and footwear. This includes hi-visibility bibs during winter months and excludes jeans or similar trousers at any time. Running shoes or similar are also a prerequisite to avoid your children suffering serious foot injuries

2. Children should arrive by 5.55 pm on Friday evenings and parents or responsible adults are asked to collect their children from the centre  by 7.00 pm.

3. If children misbehave parents will be informed and asked to deal with the matter away from the club. If the child’s behaviour continues to be unacceptable at a further session parents will be asked to remain behind and assist the coaches to ensure that their child behaves correctly. If the child’s behaviour still does not improve they may be excluded from the club either as a temporary measure or permanently. This decision rests solely with the head coach. This measure has been introduced to ensure the safety of all children attending .

4. Depending on ability (not age), children will be placed in particular groups for coaching. This is simply to enable coaches to match their training sessions to the ability of the children and to encourage junior members to develop and improve.

5.Mobile phones will not be allowed whilst the children are running.

6. If children are either injured or unwell please can they be kept away from juniors for their own safety and well being, this also avoids coaches being taken away from coaching the other children.

It is Yaxley Runners ethos to encourage all juniors to take part and enjoy running, but we understand that it is not for everyone. If a child does not wish to attend then we quite understand and there are no hard feelings.

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