Codes of Conduct
Player’s Code of Conduct
- Play for FUN!
- Work hard to improve your skills.
- Be a team player – get along with your teammates and encourage them.
- Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
- Be on time for practices and games.
- Learn the rules, and play by them. Always be a good sport. Keep on-field chatter positive.
- Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, opponents, and officials.
- Accept the official’s decision without comment.
- Be gracious in victory and proud of your accomplishments in defeat.
Parent’s Code of Conduct
- Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Support your children as they play their chosen sport. Make sure they are having fun.
- Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
- Show a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants–your child will benefit. Yelling at players, coaches, or officials will only embarrass you, your child, his teammates, and his coaches.
- Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
- Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the field of play. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
- Encourage your child to accept officials’ decisions.
- Coaching from the sidelines takes away from the coach’s authority, often is embarrassing to your child, and is usually confusing and counter-productive for the players.
- Applaud a good effort in victory and in defeat and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell at your child during or after a game or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports. Actively encourage appropriate behavior by other parents and spectators.
- Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are very important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them off the field by helping with other tasks such as snacks, field preparation, and communicating with other parents.
- If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about the game, and volunteer.
Coach’s Code of Conduct
- Players are involved in sports for fun and enjoyment. Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than the winning of the game.
- Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
- Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent, honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; keep comments positive and constructive.
- Adjust to personal needs and problems of players, be a good listener, never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.
- Encourage players and parents to take a balanced approach to athletic participation-an over concentration in one sport at a young age can result in overuse injuries and ultimately a loss of interest.
- Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of the sport; encourage all your players to be team players.
- Maintain an open line of communication with your players’ parents. Explain the goals and objectives of CHYSC and your team.
- Be concerned with the overall development of your players. Stress good health habits and clean living.
- Remind players and parents that while sports can be an important part of a child’s development, school work has a
priority over participating in practices or games.
To play the game is great; to love the game is greater.