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CHESTERFIELD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION – CODE OF CONDUCT RULES

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 (COC) which the Board has set out for all parents, coaches and players. You should be familiar with the COC 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.

CHA PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT - TO PARTICIPATE IN CHA AS A PLAYER, I AGREE TO: (player must sign below)


  • Show my coaches, opponents and teammates a high level of respect at all times.
  • Play and practice this sport with energy & enthusiasm but never in a dirty manner.
  • Emphasize team success over individual accomplishment.
  • Refrain from talking back or arguing with any official or coach.
  • Understand I am representing The Chesterfield Hockey Association and as such, my actions must be exemplary.
  • Treat my teammates with respect and at no time verbally, physically or mentally abuse any other club member.
  • Within 3 days of the occurrence, report to the Board (board@chesterfieldhockey.com) the circumstances if I receive a game misconduct or a match penalty at any USA Hockey sanctioned event.

signed ___________________________printed_________________________________ date __________


CHA PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT - TO PARTICIPATE IN CHA AS A PARENT, I AGREE TO: (both parents must sign below)


  • Follow the club’s 24 hour rule. When I have an issue which needs to be discussed with a coach, I agree to wait 24 hours after an event before contacting that coach in person, by phone or by email.
  • Refrain from criticizing the job done by the officials and set an example of good sportsmanship for my child.
  • Refrain from criticizing the job done by the coaching staff.
  • Avoid saying or doing anything which will hurt, degrade or insult any player.
  • Be supportive of our team and my child’s teammates and encourage my child to follow the player code of conduct.
  • Remember that the coaches are not babysitters. Parents are ultimately responsible for the actions of their child while at the rink or any other team function.
  • If I have a concern which I’m unable to resolve with our coach (after observing the 24 hour rule) I’ll contact the appropriate Operations Director - Board Member from the list at www.chesterfieldhockey.com.
  • Within 3 days of the occurrence, report to the Board (board@chesterfieldhockey.com) the circumstances if I am ever asked by an official or rink personnel to leave an ice rink at any USA Hockey sanctioned event due to my behavior.

signed ___________________________printed_________________________________ date __________

signed ___________________________printed_________________________________ date __________

CHA COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT - TO PARTICIPATE IN CHA AS A COACH, I AGREE TO: (coach must sign below)


  • Treat all players with fairness & respect. Always be a positive role model for my players. Refrain from verbally, physically or mentally abusing a player.
  • Treat all officials and other coaches with respect and set an example of great sportsmanship for all my players.
  • Develop practice plans and bench management systems designed to help each player develop their skills to their fullest potential, and to do this in a positive manner realizing that all children are individuals with different ability levels which must be considered when learning to play.
  • Always strive to provide a safe environment in which to play hockey.
  • Remember that winning is a consideration but not everything, especially at the expense of hurting a player.
  • Refrain from using language which a reasonable person would deem inappropriate for the age group being coached.
  • Within 3 days of the occurrence, report to the Board (board@chesterfieldhockey.com) the circumstances if I receive a game misconduct at any USA Hockey sanctioned event.

signed ___________________________printed_________________________________ date __________

    
 
 
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