PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
- Play for FUN and enjoyment of the sport.
- Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important 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.
- Respect your coaches, teammates, parents, opponents and the officials.
- Never argue with the decision of an official or coach.
- Respect the arena and its facilities. Without them you wouldn’t have a place to play.
OFFICIALS CODE OF CONDUCT
- Act in a professional and businesslike manner at all times and take your role seriously.
- Strive to provide a safe and sportsmanlike environment in which players can properly display their sporting skills.
- Know all playing rules, their interpretations and proper application.
- Remember that officials are “teachers.” Set good examples.
- Make your calls with quiet confidence, never with arrogance.
- Control games only to the extent that is necessary to provide a positive and safe experience for all players.
- Violence must never be tolerated. Always apply the zero tolerance approach.
- Be fair and impartial at all times.
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
- Any parent that enters the field of play or ice, at any point to confront a coach, child, parent, or official will receive an AUTOMATIC suspension. They will not be permitted to attend any JCC Chai Sports event until the suspension is lifted.
- 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.
- Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
- Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
- Emphasize the benefits of skill development and practices. De—emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
- Know and study the rules of the game and support the officials. This approach will help in the development of the sport.
- Applaud a good effort in victory and in defeat; 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.
- Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them.
- If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about it and volunteer!
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT
- Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of the players.
- Care more about your players than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in sports for fun and enjoyment.
- Be generous with your praise when it’s deserved. Be consistent and honest, fair and just. Do not criticize players publicly. Learn to be an effective communicator and a good listener; don’t yell at the players, 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.
- Organize practices that are fun and challenging to the players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of your sport. Encourage all of your players to be “team players.” Maintain an open line of communication with the players’ parents.
- Work together to develop the goals and objectives of the program.
- Be concerned with the overall development of your players. Stress clean living and healthy habits.
- To play the game is great. To love the game is greater.