As a member of SIH-UK you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct. You must read and sign the attached declaration; in doing so you agree to fully abide by the rules herein. It is central to the smooth running of the club that all players understand and respect these rules and regulations. The clubs Registration Secretary will retain the signed confirmation. Please keep the copy of this document for your reference.
Children / young people are expected to:
1. Be loyal and give their friends a second chance
2. Be friendly and particularly welcoming to new members
3. Be supportive and committed to other team members, offer comfort when required
4. Keep yourself safe
5. Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations for youth members
6. Play fairly and be trustworthy
7. Respect officials and accept decisions
8. Show appropriate loyalty and be gracious in defeat
9. Respect opponents
10. Not cheat or be violent and aggressive
11. Make your club a fun place to be
12. Keep within the defined boundary of the playing/coaching area
13. Behave and listen to all instructions from the coach. Play within the rules and respect the official and their decisions
14. Show respect to other youth players/leaders and show team spirit
15. Take care of equipment owned by the club
16. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity
17. Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references. This includes bullying using new technologies like chat-rooms or texting
18. Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do
19. Refrain from bullying or persistent use of rough and dangerous play
20. Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late
21. Wear suitable kit; helmet, neck guard (U18), chest harness, elbow and leg guards, jock and gloves – for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager
22. Pay any fees for training or events promptly
23. Not smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions
24. Not consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club
It is the aim of Murrayfield Junior Ice Hockey Club (MJIHC) to create a safe and fun environment to develop the player’s potential whilst fulfilling our members’ enjoyment in their ice hockey experience. We also strive to provide opportunities for players to achieve their potential whilst building on and developing fundamental skills, improve general well-being and confidence.
MJIHC will not tolerate any form of bullying or bullish behaviour which undermines the concentration/confidence of another member.
As a member of MJIHC you are an ambassador for MJIHC. Take pride in your club and demonstrate your loyalty and commitment to it whenever and wherever appropriate. Never bring the club into disrepute. Behave in a responsible manner at all times when at the rink, when representing the Club elsewhere and when in Club clothing and strip.
Dressing rooms must be left clean and tidy. The disposal of tape, cans and other rubbish is the responsibility of every member. Failure to keep dressing rooms in good condition will result in disciplinary action.
Do not play with sticks, pucks, balls etc., off ice or within the rink or in the rink car park.
The rink management, independently of the Club, may deal with misconduct, and/or damage to the rink’s premises. Members will be personally liable for any fines or reparations that become payable by the Club as a result of damage they have caused.
Match officials will deal with serious on-ice offences. This could result in a player being suspended by the SIH-UK and the Club being fined. In such cases, the player and/or their parent/guardian will be responsible for paying the fine.
Serious breaches of discipline during training, games or at any skating sessions, to include theft, fighting, bullying, swearing, dissent, smoking, consuming alcohol/drugs, causing damage and bringing the Club into disrepute by any other means. The Club will not tolerate such behaviour at the rink or elsewhere when representing the Club. This includes on coaches to and from fixtures, at service stations, other rinks and in overnight accommodation at tournaments. The penalties, for such misconduct includes suspension and instant dismissal from the club and/or the ice rink.
Managers and/or coaches will deal with minor discipline issues. Major issues or complaints against members are to be referred to the Committee and will be dealt with by the Child Protection Officer, Head coach and if relevant a member of the Committee. Members who believe they have been disciplined unfairly are entitled to a hearing with the CPO, Head Coach and Committee, and if it is a player, in the presence of their parents or guardians.
Training & Games
Training ice time is at a premium, so always be ready to take to the ice in plenty of time. Coaches may refuse access to any player who is late.
Use the many skating sessions at the rink to develop your skating out with hockey training. This increases your skating ability and allows the Coach to concentrate on ice hockey skills/training during training sessions.
On match days and training days entry to the rink is 11.30 & 16.00 on the Saturday and from 16.15 on Tuesdays.
Away fixture transport is not included in subscription fees. Team managers will decide each squad’s travel policy in conjunction with parents and players at the start of each season.
When coach travel has been arranged for away fixtures always be at the rendezvous point in plenty of time. On the coach, behave in an appropriate manner and follow instructions of the Club official and/or bus driver. When making your own way, make sure your Manager has a mobile phone number for you and make sure you have theirs. This way you can contact them in case of delays. Remember it is better to be early than late.
“No train – No game”. Players are expected to train regularly at scheduled times. Failure to attend practices, not informing the Coach/Manager of absence may result in a player being excluded from games. This will be at the Coach’s discretion.
Where off-ice team clothing has been issued members should wear it to and from Club games.
The SIH-UK insist that players must not train or play, wearing any form of jewellery, particularly earrings, so all jewellery should be removed before going on the ice. If a child goes on to train and is found wearing jewellery the Coach/Manager will ask them to leave the ice to remove it (1st time only). If they continue to turn up to training wearing jewellery they will not be allowed to train for the rest of the session.
Coaches will decide on the amount of game time each player gets based on the Coaches’ assessment during training. Ice hockey is a team sport. The Coaches will decide how the match is conducted on behalf of the team. It is club policy to encourage the development of ALL players, but this does not extend to allocating equal ice time, either in specific games or in general.
This also stands for those players who are asked to train up an age group. A player who is awarded the privilege of playing up will have proven themselves on their ability, but the Coach will also take into account their behaviour and attitude. This also stands for players who are asked to play up in a game.
The Coach from the age group the player belongs to and the Coach from the next age group should make a joint decision on those players who are asked to train/play up. However, this privilege can be revoked, either for one session or more if the players’ attitude or behaviour is unacceptable. Coaches must not allow players to train/play up who fall into this category, especially if they are showing these unsatisfactory behaviours in their own age group.