Code of Conduct - Parents
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:
- Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sport. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.
- Your children and others are watching you all the time. Your actions will tell them what is acceptable. Make good choices in your actions and keep perspective of what is important.
- Respect and abide by the "24 hour rule" of contact with your coaches for any concerns or questions you have. This includes email, phone, text or an in person conversation.
- Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember that children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
- Do not embarrass your child be yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all its participants, your child will benefit.
- Emphasize skill development and practice and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and winning\losing.
- Learn and study the rules of the game and support the officials. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
- Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice-it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
- Refrain from coaching your child during practice or games. Support your coaches and recognize the importance they have in the development of your child.
- Coaches are volunteers and deserve your respect.
- Accept responsibility for your actions and the actions of your guests.