Code of Conduct

The code of conduct for the Stoirm Volleyball Club for Parents and Coaches & Athletes.  These codes are also available for download on our documents page.

Antigonish Stoírm Volleyball Club – Parent Code of Conduct

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

  • I will encourage my child’s participation in sport, support club and the team by encouraging sportsmanship and by showing respect and courtesy for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice and other sporting event
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  • I will remind my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  • I will promote a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
  • I will support the decisions made by the coach during games and practices.  Any disagreements will be brought to the attention of the coach(s) through the proper channels, as stipulated by the Stoírm Volleyball Club
  • I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following: Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
    • Written warning
    • Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
    • Game forfeit through the official or coach
    • Parental season suspension

Finally it should be noted that the Antigonish Stoírm Volleyball Club Executive will not tolerate the denigration or abuse of any of our coaches, athletes or officials.  Failure of a parent to abide by the above noted rules and guidelines may result in that parent’s child being no longer welcome with the Stoírm Volleyball Club
This code of conduct has been adapted from one drafted by the Halifax Metro Hurricanes Volleyball Club, originating from the Massachusetts Governer’s Committee on physical fitness and sports and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation Inc. and appears at


Antigonish Stoírm Volleyball Club – Coach & Athlete Code of Conduct

We expect coaches to:

  • Be knowledgeable of their activity and be able to demonstrate and reinforce its skills.
  • Always exemplify the very best courtesy, manners, and sportsmanship.
  • Work with the players on their teams in promoting harmony and cooperation.
  • Exhibit the highest possible level of fairness in dealing with all players and parents.
  • Communicate effectively with players and parents in matters related to the activity.
  • Make decisions as necessary to keep the activity running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Support club policy.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

We expect Stoírm Athletes to:

  • Respect the position, decisions, and the requests of the coach, including, for example, requests regarding curfews.
  • Always exemplify the very best courtesy, manners and sportsmanship.
  • Adhere to and willingly follow the rules imposed by the coach and the Stoírm Volleyball Club.
  • To always give the very best possible effort in practice and at competitions.  Cell phones and electronic devices are not to be used during games and practices.
  • To be faithful in attending practice and competitions.
  • Cooperate fully with the coach and teammates in striving to achieve the team’s goals.
  • Maintain acceptable behaviour during practices and competitions.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.


Please note:

For a Tier 1 team, the Stoírm Volleyball Club does not guarantee 100% equal playing time on any team or at any event, which is in keeping with other clubs in the province. It is the club philosophy that our coaches are the best qualified and equipped to make playing time decisions.
Some of the criteria coaches may use to decide playing time are as follows:

Attendance,    Attitude,    Effort,   Performance,  Skill level,   Athlete potential,  Leadership

For Tier 2 teams, the focus is more on skill development of all players, and therefore playing time may be more equal, however the above criteria may apply where the coach and/or team deems necessary.

Failure of the coach or athlete to abide by the above noted rules and guidelines may result in that coach or athlete no longer being welcome with the Stoírm Volleyball Club. 


This code of conduct has been adapted from one drafted by the Chestnut Ridge School District Athletic Department, and appears at