Code of Conduct - Coaches
Participation in CHA is subject to all members obeying the Code of Conduct Rules set forth for all Players, Parents and Coaches...
Chesterfield Hockey Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This organization is a private club governed by nine Directors (herein, The Board). As a private club, your affiliation is subject to adhering to the Code of Conduct Rules which the Board has set out for all parents, coaches and players. You should be familiar with the Code of Conduct rules for players, parents or coaches. Failure to adhere to these rules will, at the discretion of the Board, result in the scheduling of a mandatory disciplinary hearing in front of the Board. Rulings made at this hearing, failure to appear at a hearing and/or a repeat offense may result in you and/or your child being removed from participating in this club.
ZERO TOLERANCE: Any player, parent or coach who conducts themselves in a manner found to be detrimental to the welfare of this club may be removed from participating in this club temporarily or permanently.
While our Code of Conduct is very specific in its terms, the principals that we govern by in our program are as follows:
- Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than winning the game. Remember that players are involved in hockey for fun and enjoyment.
- Place the safety and well being of every player ahead of all other concerns and goals
- Be a positive role model to your players and display emotional maturity
- Use age appropriate language and verbal tone when dealing with players.
- Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don’t yell at players.
- Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills; gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.
- Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize your self with the rules, techniques and strategies of hockey; encourage all your players to be team players.
- Maintain an open line of communication with your player’s parents. Explain the goals, objectives and expectations of your team and the association.
- Be concerned with the overall development of each of your players-regardless of their abilities.
- Accept responsibility for your actions as well as your players actions. You are their leader.