Code of Conduct

Please read the Code of Conduct for players, management committee members, parents/guardians/spectators and coaches for Kinross Hockey Club. Membership of the club assumes your acceptance of and agreement with this code. 


  • Compete for enjoyment.
  • Do your best.
  • Show team spirit and positive sporting behaviour.
  • Play within the rules at all times.
  • Respect colleagues, coaches, opponents and the decisions of officials.
  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team captain if they are going to be late.
  • Wear suitable kit (including shin pads and gum shields) for training and match sessions.
  • Pay any fees for membership, training, matches or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • No illegal activities will be tolerated.

Management Committee Members

  • Will represent the club to the best of their ability.
  • Will attend meetings when called.
  • Carry out any tasks set out by the President.
  • Show respect to all players, coaches and spectators.
  • Promote the club to its full potential.
  • On match days carry out the club’s best intentions to visiting teams.
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body.
  • Consider the safety of all concerned on match days and during other club activities.
  • Treat everyone equally and fairly.
  • Abide by the rules of the club.

Parents, guardians and spectators

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to understand that the enjoyment of sport and fair play are more important than winning.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.


  • Remember that players participate for the enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Be reasonable in demands on player’s time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach their players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with them is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that the average players need and deserve equal time.
  • Will not use bad language nor will they harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, umpires, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators, and encourage players to do the same.
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players and follow advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to commence training or competition.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches.
  • Will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or club functions.
  • Will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
  • Will promote adherence to anti-doping policies