Code of Conduct

Coaches

  • Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of your players.
  • Care more about your players than winning the game; remember players are involved for fun and enjoyment.
  • Be generous with praise when it's deserved. Be consistent and honest, fair and just. Do not criticise players publicly. Learn to be an effective communicator and a good listener.
  • Don't yell at the players and never verbally or physically abuse a player or an official. Adjust to the personal needs and problems of the players.
  • Give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self- esteem. Teach them the basics of the game. Be concerned with the overall development of your players.
  • Organise practices that are fun and challenging to the players. Familiarise yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of inline hockey.
  • Encourage all your players to be team players.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with the player's parents. Work together with them to develop the goals and objectives of the team.

Players

  • Play for fun and enjoyment of the sport.
  • Winning is a consideration, but not the only one.
  • Work hard to improve your skills.
  • Be a team player.
  • Get along with and cooperate with your teammates.
  • Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
  • Be on time for all games and practices.
  • Learn the rules and play by them, always be a good sport.
  • Respect your coach, manager, your teammates, your parents and your opponents and officials.
  • Never argue with the decision of an official or your coach.

Parents / Caregivers / Spectators

  • Encourage your children to play hard but fair.
  • Never ridicule or criticise a person for making a mistake but encourage with positive comments.
  • Applaud good efforts and performance not only your childs team but also in their opponents.
  • Show your appreciation and support to the coaches and managers; remember they give their time and effort voluntarily.
  • Respect any decision made by officials including referees.
  • However if there is a concern please follow the appropriate procedure.
  • Use appropriate behaviour by not using offensive language, harassing players, coaches, officials or other parents.
  • Support your child in being punctual to trainings and games and to make sure that the coach/manager is aware if your child is unable to make trainings or games.