Code of Conduct for Players

1.  Expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct

All Cheltenham Junior Hockey Club (CJHC) members will, at all times show:

1.1.  Respect for the game

This is more than playing within the rules of Hockey. It is about friendship, enjoyment and always participating with the right spirit.

  • Be on time for training and competitions
  • Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance
  • Always thank your opposition, coaches, umpires and officials after every game or training session
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity and set a positive example to others

1.2.  Respect for others

Umpires, officials, coaches, opponents and spectators should be valued

  • Respect the decisions of umpires and officials
  • Protect others involved in the game from verbal or physical abuse and other forms of threatening or intimidating behaviour such as bullying

1.3.  Self-respect

Young people should take responsibility for their actions on and off the pitch

  • Do not smoke, drink or take drugs of any kind (other than prescription)
  • Never use inappropriate language or gestures
  • Wear suitable clothing for the activity in which you are taking part
  • Respect the facilities where you play and the equipment that you use
  • Tell someone you trust if the behaviour of others makes you feel uncomfortable in any way

2. Disciplinary procedures

Should a player fail to comply with the code, a coach, assistant or member of the CJHC Committee may issue the player with a:

2.1.  Verbal warning – for a minor infringement of the code. A record will be made of the warning on the player’s Club record.

2.2.  Yellow card – for a more serious breach or continued minor breaches. This will be documented in writing.

2.3.  Red card – for a one off serious breach at CJHC’s discretion, or,following the issue of two yellow cards. The player will be immediately removed from all activities. CJHC will contact the parents/guardian to collect the player, who will be removed from CJHC’s membership list. CJHC may report the incident to England Hockey in accordance with England Hockey’s Safeguarding policy.

If you have any queries regarding this Code of Conduct please contact the Club’s Welfare Officer.