Registration Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers

1. Parents must not interfere during training sessions unless otherwise requested by the Development Coach, or in times of emergency. The coach aims to give their undivided attention to the players during all sessions and cannot be distracted by others.
2. Should a parent have an issue to raise with the Development Coach or any aspect of the programme, it is expected that the parent addresses their issue, in private, by appointment, with the Development Coach, and with no other person. The Development Coach is the only person who can directly rectify a problem with the programme, and therefore there is no constructive reason for a parent to discuss such issues with any other person. Parents must understand that any disparaging remark made about the coach or the programme, in front of any of the players, can easily and permanently erode any confidence a player has in the coach or programme. This will render the coach or programme ineffective in the further development of the players exposed to such dialogue.
3. Parents must follow the advice of the Development Coach relating to training loads, and the like, to ensure their children are not being exposed to excessive workloads, unacceptable methods, or activities that interfere with the programme, all of which may compromise player Development, health and well-being. Likewise, parents must follow the advice of the Development Coach on competition type and frequency to ensure their children are not over-competing which may compromise their health, well-being, and enjoyment of the sport. Similarly, parents, friends and relatives are asked to follow the advice of the Development Coach in refraining from prescribing extra training or alternative techniques etc to players as their will interfere with the programme and the players’ development.
4. Parents must ensure their children are available to attend all the training sessions as required by the programme. There are very good reasons for setting our attendance standard and nobody wants to see your child lose their place on the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad, so please ensure your child adheres to attendance standards for their own benefit and continued hockey development.
5. Parents must leave it to the Development Coach and the player to evaluate hockey Developments. Numerous sources of feedback can be confusing to players. The coach is employed to assess player development so please let the coach do so without intrusion or interference – this is essential for your child’s proper hockey development.
6. Parents must accept that the coach will, in the first instance, attempt to deal with the majority of problems and issues at pitchside directly with the player. If the coach feels dialogue with the parent is warranted then he may speak with the parent and/or refer the issue to the Borders Hockey Development Group.
7. Parents must support the coach in encouraging players to become independent where appropriate.
8. Parents must support the coach in encouraging players to be honest with themselves about their efforts and to take responsibility for their Developments.
9. Parents must focus on the fact that a player cannot be expected to achieve more than their full potential, and must encourage players to achieve nothing less than their full potential. There are so many factors that affect Development that one should not compare their child’s Developments with those of another athlete.
10. Parents must focus on their child’s efforts rather than on winning or losing. Keep winning and losing in perspective. Help your child recognise good Developments, not just results.
11. Parents must ensure children behave in a manner that does not interfere with other players.
12. Parents must respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
13. The coach must be informed before the session if a player cannot make training due to illness/injury or any other unforeseen circumstances. Please send an SMS text message to the appropriate coach Pippa (07772762664) Janet (07766056937)
14. Parents must ensure their child informs the coach before the session of any health concerns they may have, whether permanent or temporary.
15. Parents must ensure their child informs the coach before the session if they are to be collected early from training/competition. Early departure will not be permitted on a regular basis.
16. Parents must encourage children to participate, do not force them.
17. Parents must bring their child to training sessions and competitions on time.
18. Parents must arrive in time to collect their children at the end of training sessions and competitions.
19. Parents must remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not for their parents, or anyone else.
20. Parents must not allow their child to play if they are unwell, particularly if they have a contagious condition, any open wounds or an upset stomach.
21. Parents must help their child to enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.
22. Parents must encourage children to always play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
23. Parents must never ridicule a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
24. Parents must remember that children learn by example. Appreciate good Developments by all participants.
25. Parents must support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities. Use appropriate language at all times.
26. Parents must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
27. Parents must keep up to date with programme information.
28. Parents must be aware of competition dates and make their children available for these where possible.
29. Parents must ensure their child obeys programme and pitch rules.
30. Parents must behave responsibly and considerately as spectators at all hockey events.
31. Parents must inform the coach promptly of any change in contact information or any other relevant information needed to facilitate their child's participation, safety and welfare.

Please complete the form below and press the "Send" button.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS/CARERS
We,

agree to abide by the rules as set out in the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers, and to publicly support the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad programme and coach/es whilst my child is a member of the programme. I understand that by contravening any of these rules, my child will not be meeting the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad Member Criteria and their membership of the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad will therefore be at risk.


Code of Conduct for Players

1. Players must be aware of the Parent Involvement Policy and Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers to be conscious of the role their parents play in their hockey development.
2. Players must take responsibility for their Developments and be honest with themselves about their efforts at all times.
3. Players must show independence and maturity where appropriate.
4. Players must attend all the training sessions as required by the programme. There are very good reasons for setting our attendance standard and nobody wants to see you lose your place on the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad, so please adhere to attendance standards for your own benefit and continued hockey development.
5. Players must accept that a poor attitude, failure to follow instructions or disrupting others at training may result in their removal from the session. The Development coach is not employed to address behavioral or personal motivation issues, he is employed to coach cooperative athletes. It is unfair for the rest of the team to have to endure a negative influence on the training/competition environment. Frequent ejection from sessions may result in Borders Hockey Development permanently expelling a player from the programme.
6. Players must understand that the Development coach may choose not to endorse Scottish Institute or Athlete Support Programme applications/reviews, applications for sports council funding or any other application if he deems the player is not training/playing to their potential, or if they are not meeting any of the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad criteria.
7. Players must cooperate with, and respect, coaches, opponents, team mates, parents and the public at all times.
8. Players must work equally hard for themselves and their team.
9. Players must inform their coach before the session if they are experiencing any signs of illness or injury. If a health issue arises during the session players must inform the coach at the earliest possible opportunity.
10. Players must inform the coach before the session if they are required to leave training/competition early. Early departure will not be permitted on a regular basis.
11. The coach must be informed before the session if a player cannot make training due to illness/injury or any other unforeseen circumstances. Please send an SMS text message to Pippa (07772762664) Janet (07766056937)
12. Players must arrive in a positive frame of mind, ready to train at the level the coach expects.
13. Players must come to each session with a goal in mind and must try to end each session having accomplished something constructive.
14. Players must adhere to pitch rules at all times.
15. Players must show respect to training and competition facilities, and equipment, at all times.
16. Players must obey pitch staff at all times and always treat them with courtesy.
17. Players must never argue with officials. Always use the appropriate protocols to resolve a dispute.
18. Players must strive to be good sports to team mates and opponents.
19. Players must not use telecommunications devices on pitch side or in change rooms during training or competition sessions without prior permission from the coach.
20. Items such as ipods, kindles, games devices etc should be left at home in case of theft or loss.
21. Players must not change on pitch side or in any other public area – changing rooms should be used at all times.
22. Players must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
23. Players must bring all their equipment to training, sticks, shin pads, appropriate clothing and footwear and gum shields.
24. Players must bring their drinks pitch side to every session/competition. This is for the players’ health and well-being. Players must clean their water bottles daily to avoid contamination.
25. Players must warm up in a safe and responsible manner.
26. Players must not leave the pitch until instructed to do so.
27. Players must not interfere with other players in the squad. They must get on with what they are supposed to be doing and let other players carry on with their training.
28. Toilet breaks are to be taken when necessary at the discretion of the coach.
29. All jewellery must be removed and hair tied up before training and competition.

Please complete the form below and press the "Send" button.
PLAYERS
I,
agree to abide by the rules as set out in the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers, and to publicly support the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad programme and coach/es whilst my child is a member of the programme. I understand that by contravening any of these rules, my child will not be meeting the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad Member Criteria and their membership of the BORDERS HOCKEY Development Squad will therefore be at risk.

Please wait...
Comments are closed.