Code of Conduct

Under British Gymnastics’ requirements all participants, parents, coaches and officials are required to follow the code of conduct and behave in an acceptable manner.  In light of incidents reported to the East Region committee we felt it important to highlight the key elements and to advise that failure to behave in an appropriate and acceptable manner may result in exclusion from either the event, or any future events in the region or any representative event elsewhere.  Such events may include regional competitions, national competitions, training squads, meetings or other events the East Region organises or partakes in.

The main points to be aware of that are specific to events are as follows:

Performers must:

  • participate within the rules.
  • respect other competitors & coaches, other users of the venue and its surrounding area.
  • respect the judges, officials and organisers of the event and any decisions they make.  Any queries should be directed through your coach, not directly to a judge, panel or organiser.
  • not take, or be under the influence of, drugs or alcohol.
  • treat all equipment & premises with respect.
  • not use bad language.
  • keep noise levels down to ensure people on the trampoline and in the venue are not distracted or disturbed.

Coaches and Officials must:

  • display consistently high standards of behaviour, dressing suitably and not using inappropriate language at any time whilst involved with East events.
  • not consume alcohol or take drugs immediately before or during events.
  • report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the BG Child Protection Policy, to the Event Welfare Officer.
  • never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances.
  • promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).
  • query any scores in a polite manner and through the correct channels.
  • remain professional and supportive of judges’ final decisions.
  • treat other club performers and coaches in a professional and polite manner.

 Parents (or their nominated guardians on the day) must:

  • remain responsible for their child at events they are attending.
  • ensure the child has an appropriate adult responsible for them if they are not attending themselves, and that (i) the child is aware of who this is and (ii) the responsible adult understands these responsibilities and will undertake them in loco parentis.
  • ensure their child is aware of their own responsibilities and need for acceptable behaviour at events.
  • set a good example, using correct and proper language at all times.
  • treat all club performers and coaches in a professional and polite manner.
  • make their child aware that failure to comply with the East Region Code of Practice may result in exclusion from this, or subsequent events.
  • report any incidents to their child’s coach to deal with appropriately.


Trampoline East Committee
July 2012