The principles of respect for participants challenges
coaches to act in a manner respectful of the dignity of all
participants in sport. Fundamental to this principle is the
basic assumption that each person has value and is worth of
The principle of responsible coaching carries the basic
ethical expectation that the activities of coaches will
benefit society in general and participants in particular
and will do no harm. Fundamental to the implementation of
this principle is the notion of competence – responsible
coaching (maximizing benefits and minimizing risks to
participants) is performed by coaches who are 'well prepared
and current' in their discipline.
Integrity means that coaches are expected to be honest,
sincere and honorable in their relationships with others.
Acting on these values is most possible when coaches possess
a high degree of self-awareness and the ability to reflect
critically on how their perspectives influence their
interactions with others.
The principle of honoring sport challenges coaches to
recognize, act on and promote the value of sport for
individuals and teams and for society in general.