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Code of Conduct Guidelines for Junior Players

CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS AT BARNES HC

Code of Conduct for Players

• Arrive for training and matches on time to prepare thoroughly.

• Wear the right kit for matches and training. This includes a well-fitting mouth guard and shin guards.

• Inform the coach of any injury as soon as possible.

• Do not leave the match or training session without first asking the coach.

• Learn and play by the rules of the game.

• Respect the decisions of the umpire or the coach.

• Be a good sport – win with modesty, lose with dignity.

• Respect your team mates, the coach, umpires and the opposition.

• Recognise and applaud good play.

• Do not criticise other players, instead think about improving your own performance.

Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers

• Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.

• Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.

• Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials, lead by example.

• Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.

• Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.

• Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.

• Use correct and proper language at all times.

Code of conduct for coaches and volunteers

• Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.

• Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.

• Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

• Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.

• Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the Club, covering safety, equity, ethics and conduct.

• Promote the positive aspects of the sport including fair play, sportsmanship and enjoyment.

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