Coaches & Team Officials (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

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Coaches and Team Officials Code of Conduct

All team officials shall:

  1. Be a resource person able to assist the athlete to develop his/her athletic potential and self-dependency.
  2. Recognize individual differences in athletes and always think of the athlete’s long term best interests. Aim for excellence based upon realistic goals. The activity undertaken should be suitable for the age and abilities of the players.
  3. Lead by example. Teach and practice co-operation, self-discipline, respect for officials and opponents and proper attitudes in language, dress and deportment. Rules are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
  4. Make sport challenging and fun. Skills and techniques need not be learned painfully. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet current safety standards.
  5. Be honest and consistent with athletes. They appreciate knowing where they stand.
  6. Be prepared to interact in a positive manner with administrators, league officials and parents.
  7. Be responsible people who are flexible and willing to continually learn and develop.
  8. Encourage athletes to be fit all year, every year and not just for the season.
  9. Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
  10. Set and monitor boundaries between a working relationship and friendship with their players. Team officials should realize that certain situations or friendly actions could be misinterpreted, not only by the player, but by others motivated by jealousy, dislike or mistrust and could lead to allegations of misconduct or impropriety.