Code of Conduct for Coaches
CR Knights Minor Hockey Association (CRMHA)
Code of Conduct Acknowledgement for Coaches
- Understand you as a coach have an obligation to abide by the policies and practices of the CRMHA. Failure to
follow these policies and practices could result in loss of coaching privileges.
- Ensure your players understand and abide by the Player’s Code of Conduct.
- Be reasonable on the demands of your player’s time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember they have other
interests and activities and being able to pursue these interests will help them maintain their enthusiasm for
- Teach your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements which one should never break. Without
the rules there would be no game.
- Remember that players play for fun and enjoyment. Never ridicule players for making a mistake or losing a
- Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents, as well as for the judgement of officials and opposing
- Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player can return to play. Player must obtain
a letter from a physician authorizing play if they sought medical attention to begin with.
- Remember players need a coach they can look up to and respect. Be generous with your praise when deserved
and set a good example.
- Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles and the principles of
growth and development in children. Attend all clinics and functions that CRMHA may hold from time to time.
Treat the players as you would like to be treated.
- Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and team officials during practices games and team
- Use of illegal drugs and alcohol at a sanctioned CRMHA function will result in suspension.
- Be respectful to players, coaches, spectators, officials and yourself.
- Coaches are responsible for dressing room supervision.
All players in all divisions should be afforded equitable ice time regardless of their skill ability. However, equal
ice time during games is contingent with regular attended practices and with player conducting him/herself
properly within the Rules of Conduct. Coaches may limit the game playing time for any player as a legitimate
disciplinary measure and can make reasonable decisions at their discretion. Coaches are granted latitude to
utilize players in accordance to how the competitive situation demands. However, these coaches are expected
to be aware of the policy of FAIR PLAY in allowing each player reasonable opportunity for development and
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