Parent’s Code of Conduct
1. I will not force my child to participate in hockey. I will try to make it fun.
2. I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to
resolve conflict without resorting to hostility or violence.
3. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as
important as winning so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of
4. I will never ridicule or yell at my child, or any other
child, for making a mistake or losing a game.
5. I will remember that children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by both my
child’s team and their opponents. I
will not be critical of or embarrass any player, including opposition players.
6. I will never question an official’s judgment or honesty in
public. I recognize that officials
are being developed in the same manner as players.
7. I understand the benefits from participating in a team
sport, the commitment, the discipline and the social skills learned and
8. I will respect and show appreciation for all volunteers
who give their time to hockey for my child.
9. I will never yell, taunt, threaten or inflict physical
violence upon any player, coach, official or spectator at any junior or youth
hockey activity. I will refrain from
the use of abusive or vulgar language, racial, ethnic or gender-related slurs at
any time at the rink or any junior or youth hockey function. I will support all efforts to remove
verbal and physical abuse from junior and youth hockey games.
10. I will leave the coaching to the coaching staff. I will encourage my child to play in
a manner consistent with the team’s strategy or plans and I will not approach
the coaches to question the team’s strategy or plans, other than at a parents
11. I will emphasize skill development and a serious approach
to practices and explain how skill development will benefit my child.
12. I will raise any concerns I may have with the team
manager. I will not approach the
coaches before, during or after practices or games. I will not telephone or email the
coaches without first speaking to the manager and I will not, under any
circumstances, contact the coaches or team manager at their place of work unless
specifically requested to do so by the coach or team manager. I understand the Club’s expectation
that I wait at least 48 hours after a practice or a game to request a meeting
with the team manager, unless my concerns involve a serious issue relating to
child protection matters.
13. I will not enter the home dressing room or laundry room
at any time during or after training sessions – those areas are for coaches
only. (Occasionally, some parents
may be asked into the home changing room to help prepare for matches.)
14. I acknowledge that if my child trains/plays with another
club without permission of the Guildford Junior Ice Hockey Club, my child may be
subject to disciplinary action, which could include suspension.
15. I will avoid standing at the glass or any other rinkside
behavior that may distract my child, other children, or the coaches from a
training session or game.
16. I have read the Club’s policy on training up/playing up and I acknowledge that training and
playing up is a privilege and fully within the discretion of the coaches.
17. I acknowledge that the philosophy of the club is to
compete in the “A” league at every age group level and to avoid relegation.
18. I will remember that my child plays hockey for his or her
enjoyment, not mine.
19. I will not make inflammatory or degrading remarks about players or other club members on social networking sites..
I have read and
understand the above Code of Conduct, and agree to abide by its guidelines at
all team and league activities. I
understand that if I do not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave
the activity (such as a game or practice) or I may be asked to withdraw my child
from the Club.