Junior Curling Code of Conduct

Player Code of Conduct

  • I will listen, learn and curl to the best of my ability.  I will strive to always give my best effort every game and practice.  I will take responsibility for my mistakes and try to learn from them.
  •  I will treat other curlers, coaches/instructors, parents and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability. I will expect to be treated the same.
  • I will remember that this is a learning experience: learning the game, technique, and etiquette of curling.  I will be supportive of my teammates and helpful to my coaches/instructors.
  • I will take good care of curling equipment, the ice and physical property of the club.  I will treat it with gentle respect.  I will put equipment away when I am done using it.  I will NEVER throw anything in anger or display other signs of a bad temper after unsatisfactory play or discipline.
  • I will remember that when I curl at another club that I am representing my team and my home club.  I will behave in a respectful, courteous manner & realize that what I do is a reflection on my team/club.
  • I will respect the decisions of my coach/instructor.  If I have a concern or problem with the program I will discuss it with the coach in private at a non game time.
  • I will make every effort to attend every practice.  I will make every effort to be on time.
  • I will remember that winning is important but learning skills, good sportsmanship and teamwork are our goals.
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches/instructors and parents at every game and practice.  I will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

Parent Code of Conduct

  • I will be involved with the Junior Curling Program as a supporter and volunteer.
  • I will emphasize to my child that winning is important but learning skills, sportsmanship and teamwork are our goals.
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game and practice.
  • I will place the well being of my child ahead of my own personal desire to win.  I will remember that the game is for the curlers, not for the parents.
  • I will offer encouragement instead of criticism and praise effort over performance.  I will be sure that my child knows that “it is not whether they won or lost, it is how they played the game.”
  • I will treat other curlers, coaches/instructors, parents, and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.  I will encourage my child to do the same.
  • I will encourage my child to be present at every practice and game and to arrive on time.
  • If I have a problem with a coach/instructor or coaching philosophy, I will discuss it with the coach/instructor calmly and in private at a non-game time.  If I have an on-going concern, I will take it to the Junior Curling Advisory Committee.