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 League Rules

Each Town must hold at least one or two games or jamborees a season.

Game length for team vs. team will be 50 minutes (two 25 minute halves) running time. 

Game length for jamborees will be up to host to determine running time.

Any town hosting a jamboree should have at least two fields- fees may be assessed.

We will use modifed USA Field Hockey rules as guidelines when playing our games. These rules can be found at:
http://www.usfieldhockey.com/hockey/rules.htm

Towns are responsible for their own referees.

Players must be a resident of the town they will be playing for.

Every player must wear goggles, shin guards, and a mouth piece while playing in games or jamborees

The final weekend will most likely be the first weekend in November. A season ending tournament will take place. Both days of this weekend will be used. 
There will be a referee fee allocated to this tournament in the amount of $50.00 per day (OR as predetermined by the Board) which will be made payable to the hosting town.
Time and location of this tournament will be announced approximately halfway through the season.

 

Code of Conduct

The Fairfield County Field Hockey Association promotes the concept of good conduct by all participants including players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators.
This concept will provide a safe athletic environment, good role models and a sense of community spirit throughout the league.
FCFHA participants are to maintain and promote the highest standards of conduct at all times. By doing this, FCHFA will prove that good conduct and competitive sports can co-exist.

Everyone will:

  1. Respect all players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators.
  2. Respect the property of others including all fields.
  3. No taunting, booing, or making negative comments about any players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators.
  4. Never argue with the referee′s call.
  5. Remember that sports for children should be about having fun.

Players will:

  1. Play for fun.
  2. Work hard to improve skills, learn the game and play by the rules.
  3. Follow coaches directions and instructions.
  4. Always respect teammates, opponents, coaches and referees.
  5. Support teammates at all times.
  6. Shake hands with opponents after the game.

Parents & Spectators will:

  1. Remember that children participate in athletics to have fun.
  2. Remember that the game is for the children, not for the adults.
  3. Remember that they are not the coach and will refrain from yelling instructions out onto the field.
  4. Speak to the coach in private with any concerns and never in front of the children or on the field.
  5. Be a positive role model by respecting all players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators at all times.
  6. Value skills development, fair competition and good effort. Recognize that the efforts of all children, your own team and opponents, is more important than the outcome of the game.
  7. Cheer for all children on the team, not just your own child.
  8. Not encourage any behaviors or tactics that would endanger the health and well being of anyone.

Coaches will:

  1. Make skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, fun and learning the game the goals of the team.
  2. Be a positive role model by respecting all players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators at all times.
  3. Learn and play by the rules of the game.
  4. Never argue with a referee′s call.
  5. Never loose your temper.
  6. Be generous in any praise, emphasizing the childrens′ efforts over the outcome of the game.
  7. Be fair, honest and consistent in coaching philosophies and practices.
  8. Recognize that children learn differently and adapt coaching to each child′s needs accordingly.
  9. Communicate clearly to players and parents about goals for the team and what behavior is appropriate.
  10. Provide a safe environment for the children to play.