Marist Hockey Club Code of Conduct for Parents
Marist Hockey Club players develop a sound approach to competition, learning to win with humility and lose with grace but always giving their best
As a parent of a player of Marist Hockey Club, you should meet the following requirement with regards to your conduct:
- Remember that your child participates in hockey for their enjoyment, not yours
- Encourage your child to participate, do not force them
- Focus on the player’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
- Encourage players always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility
- Let the coach’s coach, and refrain from yelling instructions to your child. Encouragement of all players is encouraged, coaching is not.
- Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or losing a competition
- Remember that player’s learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants
- Remember the game is for youth – not adults
- Support all efforts to remove verbal abuse from sporting activities
- Respect officials decisions and teach players to do likewise
- Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrations, without them your child could not participate
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background
- Be a positive role model. Ensure your child arrives on time for team training, games and is picked up on time from all practices and games.
- To ensure Marist club meet the needs of your child parents are encouraged to directly communicate with coach/manager any special needs they may have. This can be either in reference to both their physical needs (injuries through to allergies) and emotional needs (mental processing through to their emotional state). Any information is taken in confidence with the intention to best meet the needs of your child.