Almonte is a basketball club with many members.
First of all all players, both competitive and recreational, in addition trainers, coaches, board members and all others who voluntarily perform tasks.
With this many people there must be some arrangemengts.
That's why Almonte has basically 2 regulations: the articles of association and the ihouse rules.
The statutes contain the basic rules of the association.
The house rules cover the rights and obligations of the members.
But.... as a club we want more.
Today we often read and hear about unwanted behavior: bullying, aggression and violence, sexual harassment, discrimination. All these behaviors do not belong within our association. Below is a small explanation.
Everyone probably recognizes this from their school days. A joke about the appearance but no idea how this feels to the person about whom this joke is made. Also within a team, or as colleagues among themselves, sometimes things are said or done that are experienced as very annoying.
Do not keep this to yourself, talk to your team members or colleagues about this. Watch your own behavior and treat everyone as you would like to be treated.
Agresion and violance
Unfortunately aggressive behaviour is not so hard to spot. Irritations have already preceded and in the end it gets so high that there are swearings, screamings or even pawing. Of course we do not accept this behavior within the association. Speak up to avoid this.
Sexual intimidation is an unwanted sexual harassment. Examples of this are ; pawing, and sexually oriented comments. It is important in this respect that the person concerned also determines whether it is sexual harassment. So what is perceived as pleasant for one person, for example an arm around the shoulder, can be very annoying for the other.
Talk to each other about undesirable behavior also applies here. If necessary, engage the board or a confidential adviser.
Within our association, we take it for granted that no one is discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, age or sexual preference.
Talk to people if you notice this or report this to the board.
What can you contribute to a safe and pleasant sports climate within Almonte?
There is a Dutch proverb: "What you do not want to happen to you, do not do that to anyone else." So first look at your own behavior. When dealing with others, pay attention to whether others can appreciate your behavior / comment. If not, say something about it and don't get stuck. If you can't figure it out yourself, you can always ask someone to help you. If you find it difficult to talk to a team member, trainer, coach or board member, you can contact a confidential contact person.
What does the club do?
All members of Almonte are a member of the NBB too, and are therefore subject to the NBB's sexual harassment regulations. It states that we are affiliated with the Institute of Sports Justice (ISR) for sexual harassment and that their rules of conduct include the rules of conduct for supervisors in sports. All trainers, coaches and board members must be aware of and sign the rules of conduct for sport supervisors.
Also, because all members of Almonte are members of the NBB they are automatically subject to the NBB's disciplinary law.
Certificate of good conduct (VOG)
From now on, every board member, trainer and coach must have a statement of conduct. It must be renewed every 3 years.
To request this VOG, please contact email@example.com
Almonte also has a confidential contact person.
What is a confidential contact person (VCP)?
The confidential contact person within the association is the first point of contact for anyone who has to deal with undesirable behavior and wants to talk to someone about it, so not only members but also spectators can come here.
You can also contact a VCP with comments and questions about undesirable behavior.
The VCP will provide a listening ear and help where possible or show you the way to other authorities. Everything that is discussed with the VCP will be confidential and actions will always be taken in consultation with the person asking for help.
Within Almonte we have our own VCP wich can be contacted via this mail adress:
Margreet van Putten firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer a conversation with a stranger, you can, for example, contact the VCP of the NBB:
Or via the NOC / NSF sports trust point:
All in all lots of information about manners and behavior and what Almonte as an association do with this.
Laten we met zijn allen ervoor zorgen dat we de goede sfeer en het familiegevoel wat er bij Almonte heerst behouden door op een respectvolle wijze met elkaar, maar ook met de andere verenigingen, toeschouwers en officials om te gaan.
This way we remain an association where it is good to come home!