Coaches Code of Conduct

Brighton Tri Club aims to be a centre of excellent coaching in support of our members. The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All Brighton Tri Club coaches are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all athletes, officials and volunteers at all times.
  • Treat everyone equally, regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or physical disability.
  • Consider the safety and wellbeing of participants before the development of performance.
  • Be mindful of our athletes’ safety and wellbeing, making proper use of risk assessments, Health & Safety Guidelines and our duty of care.
  • Ensure our sessions are well organised, resourced and start and finish on time.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with athletes based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of those participating.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance, and behave in ways that bring credit to the club and our sport.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by British Triathlon and Brighton Tri Club.
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Strive to keep our knowledge and coaching methods up to date with current practice.
  • Seek feedback from our members and each other and be ready to adapt our sessions appropriately.
  • Never exert undue influence over athletes in order to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Encourage athletes to value their performance and not just results.

Brighton Tri Club coaching values are to:

  • Be friendly, approachable and inclusive
  • Be professional, by setting high standards and delivering high quality sessions
  • Be supportive of each other as coaches
  • Work collaboratively as a team with all coaches, keeping each other up to date, sharing experiences and information to help the club run smoothly

Coaches Roles and Responsibilities

In addition, Brighton Tri Club have outlined the various roles and responsibilities of lead and assistant coaches.

Lead Coach Roles and Responsibilities

  • To take full responsibility for any coaching session where you are the nominated lead coach
  • To find and engage suitable cover or cancel the session well in advance, should it not be possible for the Lead Coach to attend any session
  • Be responsible to Brighton Tri Club Coaching Co-ordinator and management committee
  • To prepare all sessions in advance
  • To work with and include assistant coaches in the preparation and running of sessions
  • To attend Coaches’ meetings and report on progress
  • To offer the Club Coaching Co-ordinator and management committee feedback on the organisation and degree of success of coaching and competitions.
  • To keep the coaching rota updated with availability in a timely manner. 

Assistant Coach Roles and Responsibilities 

  • To assist with the club’s coaching sessions
  • Be responsible to the Lead coach at the coached session
  • To assist with the preparation of coaching sessions in advance
  • To work with the Lead coach in the preparation and running of coached sessions