Behavior expectations for Lone Star adult players:
Many of our adult club members are experienced players, but there are a range of ages and abilities at our regular pick-up games. We are all competitive and love to play our best, but our primary goal is to have fun, be safe and continue to encourage the growth of field hockey in Central Texas. In short, we play for “the love of the game” and strive to create an environment where players will want to join us as often as they can.
In order to maintain a competitive, respectful and safe environment, we expect players to behave in a way that is safe and sportsmanlike. If someone observes unsafe or unsportsmanlike behavior, they should report it to Adam Falla (firstname.lastname@example.org), Arif Mahmud (email@example.com) or Sarah Overmyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) after 24 hours (so they’ve had time to cool off) and within 1 week (so they don’t forget the details) of the incident.
If we deem the behavior to be inappropriate the process of addressing it is as follows:
- Official warning
- After a committee of adult team members have discussed the player(s) and incident(s) at hand, the player(s) who have behaved in an unsafe or unsportsmanlike manner are given an official warning.
- After a warning has been given, if the player(s) continues to display unacceptable behavior, they are suspended from team activities for one month.
- After a suspension, if the player(s) continue to behave in an unacceptable manner, they are expelled from the group.