Coaching in the Girls Iceless Hockey Association

As a volunteer coach you play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. Therefore, it is essential for coaches to encourage players and embrace the values of good sportsmanship. You should be models of good sportsmanship and should
lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Coaches will be required to attend mandatory meetings prior to the season starts, during the season, and after the season as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
  • Coaches will be required to arrive early to set up and break down the gyms and facilities we use.
  • Coaches will be required to referee the games that are assigned to them. Failure to referee these games may result in actions against the coach’s team.
  • Coaches will endeavor to set a good example of personal conduct at all times and will promote both team and individual development. 
  • Obscene or abusive language, unsportsmanlike displays, intoxication, or substance abuse shall not be tolerated and will be referred to the GIHA Board for action.
  • No practices are allowed except 15 minutes before game time

Coaches Checklist

Suggested items to bring to each game:

  • Score sheets and pencils
  • Sample lineups to help ensure equal playing time
  • Antibacterial wipes (to clean goalie helmet, etc. between uses)
  • Towels (to dry off goalie helmet after cleaning)
  • Band-aids
  • Whistles