Policies

YOUTH PLAYERS and PARENTS

Youth Players

1. Players should show respect towards team members, opponents, teachers, coaches, officials and umpires.
2. Players should be well-behaved when attending hockey sessions and should follow the instructions of their coach/es.
3. Players should avoid disrespectful behaviour – for example, swearing, using inappropriate language, using violence, intimidating behaviour, bullying. Such behaviour will NOT BE accepted with WHC.
4. Umpires & Official should be respected and their decisions accepted
5. Players must not use a camera or a mobile phone in any changing room
6. Players should wear appropriate protective gear – mouth guards and shin pads are very recommended – as well as appropriate clothing

 

Parents

1. Should encourage their child/ren to play according to the rules and spirit of the game.
2. Should not force an unwilling player to play
3. Should support their child/ren in a positive way. Swearing, harassment of opponents or officials and verbal abuse are all unacceptable modes of behaviour.
4. Should show respect towards team members, opponents, teachers, coaches, officials and umpires.
5. Should support the club’s efforts to provide hockey for your child/ren and if you can, please volunteer your help – transport to matches, administration, coaching, sponsorship.
6. Should make sure that your child is properly dressed/equipped to take part in hockey sessions, including having a protective mouth guard and a pair of shin pads.
7. Should inform the youth officials at Whitchurch Hockey Club of any issues of concern about your child/ren. For example, the coaches would need to know about any health issues that could affect a player during hockey sessions, like asthma. Parents are expected to inform the child protection officer and Director of Youth Hockey about any concerns regarding bullying.
8. Parents have a duty of care for their children whilst they are playing hockey. Parents should either be present during this time or have made arrangements through relatives/friends that their child is transported to the venue and can be looked after there if the need arose.

SPECTATORS

1. Should encourage and support those playing hockey in a positive fashion.
2. Remember that a team’s coach/es will be directing tactics. Support should not encroach on this area
3. Respect the players (including opponents), coaches, umpires, match officials and fellow spectators at all times
4. Respect the decisions of match officials and umpires
5. Avoid making derogatory remarks/gestures/using bad language

Child Protection Officer

You should all be aware that the Club has a Child Protection Officer who is responsible for all boys and girls in our Club. Any issues that you have concerning your child’s welfare at Whitchurch Hockey Club should be raised with this officer;

• Vikki Stroud –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07968482220

DISCIPLINE

As a Club we expect levels of discipline to be maintained whilst representing Whitchurch Hockey Club. Any player bringing the Club into disrepute, either on or off the field, may be subject to disciplinary action by the Club Disciplinary Committee.