CODE OF CONDUCTS
SCPGHA Code of Conduct identifies a standard behavior which will foster reasonable behavior, enhance sportsmanship, and maintain an environment of respect. SCPGHA requires its players, parents, coaching staff & volunteers to meet the identified minimum standards of behaviour.
These standards of behavior include:
- Members will have the responsibility to maintain and enhance participant's dignity and self esteem.
- Members will respect the property of others.
- Members will not engage in activity or behaviors' that endanger the safety of others.
- Members shall conduct themselves at all times in a fair and responsible manner.
- Members will have the responsibility to refrain from any behavior or comments that exhibits disrespect, harassment, abuse, bullying, cyber bullying, offensiveness, racism, or malicious degradation. Such behaviours will not be tolerated.
- Members will not condone nor encourage violence, bad manners, or offensive language on or off ice. Coaches are expected to discourage improper player language by means of immediate verbal reprimand followed in case of repeated or serious occurrences, by loss of shift or shift suspension for a period, or removal from the hockey game or practice. Continuous infractions will be brought to the Director and Board for decisions of suspensions. This is to be enforced from Novice through to lntermediate level.
- Members will refrain from the use of power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in inappropriate activities.
- Members will abstain from the non-medical use of drugs or the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods.
- Members will abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a game or practice situation or arriving inebriated in such a situation is grounds for discipline.
SCPGHA members shall always adhere to the policies and procedures and those of our governing body (OWHA), at all events, and activities. Members shall also abide by all rules, regulations, and constitution of the league SCPGHA is enrolled in.
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, suspension, or release of membership.
Code of Conduct- General Responsibilities
All individuals/members have a responsibility to demonstrate respect to ALL individuals regardless of racial origin, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, ability (or disability), gender or any physical characteristics.
Everyone should appropriately make comments or criticisms at the right time and place and avoid public criticism of athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, volunteers, and members. All individuals need to consistently demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship, leadership, and ethical conduct. All members should ensure that the rules of girl's hockey are adhered to. Everyone needs to act appropriately to correct unfair treatment, discrimination, or unethical behavior.
All members shall refrain from behavior that constitutes harassment, including but not limited to:
- Visual material which is offensive
- Unwelcome comments, taunts, or innuendo
- Leering or obscene gestures.
- Any behavior intended to undermine self-esteem
- Unwanted physical contact, flirtation or invitations
- Physical or sexual assault (including sexually offensive materials, comments)
- Behavior that creates a hostile or negative environment
- Retaliation or threat thereof for reporting harassment. This includes in person, media (social), chat rooms or blogs.
All members have a responsibility to refrain from the use of power as a weapon. We shall adhere to rules of responsible alcoholic consumption in adult oriented situations, trying to avoid reckless consumption in a setting with minors.
Everyone shall respect the property of others and not willfully cause damage.
All members need to respect and understand that cell phones, cameras or tables are not permitted in the changing rooms.
All members need to abstain from the non-medical use of drugs or the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods.
All members of SCPGHA shall adhere to all Federal, Provincial, Municipal or host country laws.
Code of Conduct – Athletes Responsibilities
In addition to the general responsibilities, the athletes’ responsibilities are:
- To report any medical issue in a timely manner
- To Participate in all competitions, practices, training, or other activities
- To follow all rules of competition and not attempt to enter a competition to which they are ineligible for any reason
- To adhere to all rules and regulations regarding clothing and equipment as set out by SCPGHA and governing bodies (OWHA/Hockey Canada)
- To play hockey because you want to and not for any other reason
- To play be all the rules of the game in the spirit of the game
- To control tempers and refrain from fighting
- To remember that winning is not everything – having fun, making friends, doing your best and to improve your skills is also important
- To respect t coaches, officials, and volunteers
- To act in a manner that reflects the best side of yourself, being an ambassador of the SCPGHA and community
Code of Conduct -Parents/Guardians/Spectator Responsibilities
In addition to the general responsibilities, parents/guardians/spectator additional responsibilities include:
- To always encourage our athletes to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without violence
- To condemn any form of violence
- To never ridicule a participant for making a mistake
- To provide positive comments to motivate and encourage our athletes
- To respect decisions made by referees and encourage others to do the same
- To not question an official’s judgment or honesty
- To support efforts to not have verbal or physical abuse or intimidation in the game of hockey
- To refrain from the use of bad language, harassment, or threat of any kind to any coaches, officials, or any other participants
- To not force your child to play the game of hockey
- To remember that your child is playing to have fun
- To teach your child that it is just as important to have fun, learn skills and make friends as it is to win
- To offer your child praise to raise their self-esteem
Code of Conduct – Coaches Responsibilities
In addition to the general responsibilities, coaches shall have the additional responsibilities to:
- Ensure a safe environment that is age appropriate, at the ability and experience level of all athletes involved.
- To prepare our athletes progressively, using appropriate methods while monitoring the physical and mental health of all athletes involved and not use methods or techniques that may harm athletes in any way.
- Communicate with athletes, parents, trainers, and medical professionals with the diagnosis and treatment of all athletes’ physical and mental health problems
- Never condone the use of drugs or performance enhancing substances
- To accept and promote the athlete’s personal goals even if that means referring them to other coaches or specialists as the opportunities arise
- At no time to engage in an intimate or sexual relationship with one of your athletes
- To give athletes the chance to discuss or contribute to proposed training or performance standards by providing information as necessary so they can be involved in the decisions making that affects the athletes
- To always act in the best interest of the athletes as a whole person
- To always adhere to the right to privacy procedures
- To act reasonably when scheduling games and practices, keeping in mind that the athletes have other interests and obligations outside of the sport
- To always teach the athlete to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials, opponents, and teammates
- To give equal instruction, support, and discipline to all athletes
- To remember that the main focus is to have fun, gain confidence, and improve
- To set a good example to our athletes and parents
- To display modest in victory and graciousness in defeat and to encourage that in our athletes
- To obtain proper training and continue to upgrade coaching skills
- To never put yourself in a position to be alone with one of the athletes, ensuring there is ALWAYS another coach/ or parent or female representation with you