For a positive sport practice

An athlete, in his or her practice of sport, is constantly interacting with other people, whether they are coaches, members of his or her team, opponents, parents or any other involved participant. It is often hard for coaches and sports professionals to identify what behaviours are deemed acceptable within these relations and what behaviours contribute to an unhealthy environment for the athlete.
I contribute to the positive development of the athletes I oversee when… I hinder the development of the athletes I oversee when… 
    • I take the time to correct their techniques respectfully
    • I make sure they are having fun when they practice their sport
    • I act as a model
    • I help them manage victory and defeat well
    • I remain attentive to their needs
    • I treat all athletes on an equal basis
    • I care for their well-being and their security
    • I congratulate them for their hard work and efforts
    • I act when I witness violence and intimidation
    • I push, shake or hit them (with my fists, with my feet or even with sports equipment)
    • I reject or ignore them voluntarily
    • I make offensive sexually connoted or hurtful comments or I initiate sexual contact with them
    • I punish them by forcing them to do additional training which leads to exhaustion or sickness
    • I ask them to take part in training or competition even though they are injured
    • I yell insults and hurtful things
    • I keep them from exposing abuse or violence
    • I don’t intervene when I witness intimidation or abuse
    • I yell insults at referees or criticize their work