Ethics of Affiliation
1.1 Adjudicators should always uphold their oath to the Australian Society of Calisthenic Adjudicators.
1.2 Adjudicators must advance the standard of Calisthenics through positive remarks and the imparting of knowledge.
1.3 It is required for adjudicators to maintain a high standard by being courteous, offering unbiased opinions and continuing to professionally develop our calisthenic knowledge.
1.4 Adjudicators have a duty of care to identify and respond to any movements considered detrimental to the well-being of each competitor. Appropriate comments (including a warning) should be noted on the Critique Paper.
1.5 Adjudicate at all times fairly and without prejudice, abiding by the ACF Rules and/or any other applicable rules.
1.6 Do not criticise or comment about the decisions or abilities of other adjudicators.
1.7 It is required for adjudicators to assist cadets by being prepared to guide them in all aspects of their training during adjudicating sessions. Adjudicators should not write for Cadets or other Adjudicators in any Calisthenic competition.
1.8 Adjudicators should not accept appointments of the same grading or section at more than one competition where possible within six months, except where the individual sub branch does not have enough adjudicators to fill appointments.
1.9 Adjudicators should adjudicate ALL sections and disciplines as required by the Adjudicators’ Accreditation Program (grades/teams/solos) and not make complaints to Competition Committees regarding their appointments.
1.10 Remember, even when you are not adjudicating you are under the scrutiny of the Calisthenic public. Your actions reflect on the Society and fellow members.
1.11 Adjudicators who are:
1.11.1 a parent or immediate relative of a competitor must not adjudicate:
- the age section of the club/college/State team in which the competitor is involved,
either for teams or solo/duos.
1.11.2 a parent or immediate relative of a Coach must not adjudicate:
- the age section of the club/college/State team the coach is involved with, for either
teams or solo/duos;
- any solo/duo/team/item their relative is coaching in that calendar year.
1.11.3 Club Officials (e.g. Principal, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee member) must not adjudicate:
- any age section of the club/college/State team they are involved with, either for
teams or solo/duos;
- any solo/duo/team/item of a coach from the same club/college/State team where
they are involved.
1.11.4 Coaches must not adjudicate:
- any team item from the same club/college/State team where they are involved;
- any solo/duo competitors in the club/college/State team age group where they are involved;
- any section of the club/college/State team they have coached in the previous
- any solo/duo/team/item they will be competing against in the current year or have
coached in the previous calendar year.
1.11.5 Adjudicators must not adjudicate:
- the section or any item of the club/college/State team they have attended or viewed
in the same calendar year. This also applies to Specialist Coaching (includes
choreography of a specific item or attendance at a class.)