The L.C.B.G.W. Enfants (Windsor Devils) wants to ensure that all teams, including its players and team officials, are aware of the expectations for participation in the L.C.B.G.W. Enfants league. The actions of all members participating need to follow the rules governed by the L.C.B.G.W. Enfants, and specifically exemplify the expectations outlined in “Code of Conduct and Behavior” (included).
These rules, expectations, and consequences are put in place for the safety and enjoyment of all parties involved. We can’t expect people to act within our expectations if we don’t let them know what our expectations are, so please help us to guarantee that the sport of broomball continues to be a sport we are all proud to represent.
Yours in the Sport of Broomball,
L.C.B.G.W. Enfants Executive and League Members
Code of Conduct and Behavior: “For Respect, Give Respect”
L.C.B.G.W. Enfants (Windsor Devils) members and participants will conduct themselves always with the values of fairness, integrity, and mutual respect as guiding principles. They will also embody the values of the Windsor Devils always. This standard of behavior will provide an environment of respect of and for all individuals. Windsor Devils members will avoid behavior that brings disrespect onto the sport of Broomball and the L.C.B.G.W Enfants league itself. The character development traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and civility are representations of the conduct expected of L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) members and participants.
This policy is expected of all L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) participants and members, including players, parents, guardians, coaches, team officials, major and minor officials, volunteers, representatives, members, and the Executive. Participants and members will abide by the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) Constitution and By-Laws, including its policies, procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the game.
L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) activities and competitions should demonstrate these standards of ethics and sportsmanship always. Members will not participate, comment, or behave in manners that constitute bullying, harassment, or abuse of which endangers the safety of others in any form – verbal, texting, cyber – emailing, social media, or hard copy – written.
The failure of L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) members and participants to comply with the Code of Conduct and Behavior could result in disciplinary action(s) at the appropriate level(s) of the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils).
Violations include, but are not limited to:
Harassment of players, team officials, parents, major and/or minor officials, and L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) Executive and/or League Members either verbally, physically, or over social media (includes before, during, and after the event) Causing damage to event facilities and/or accommodations Disobeying rules regarding smoking and drinking at event facilities and/or accommodations
The consequences for teams and/or its players/officials that contravene the rules and expectations outlined by the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) Constitution and By-Laws include:
Disciplinary Action: “The failure of L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) members and participants to comply with the Code of Conduct and Behavior could result in disciplinary action(s) at the appropriate level(s) of the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils)” (“Code of Conduct and Behavior”).
Suspensions: Those teams and/or its players/officials that cause damage to event facilities and/or accommodations during any event participating as a member of L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) will: Suspensions may be issued to those responsible, such that the suspensions continue into the next playing season.
Consent to Photograph & Record: I hereby give my permission for my child’s recorded image (whether still or video) to be used by the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) on our website or for promotional purposes.
Consent to Receive Email: I hereby give my permission for emails to be sent by the L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) to the email address(es) I have provided at registration.
Helmet Chin Strap – Padded Gloves: I understand the helmet chin strap must remain fastened always when on the ice and padded gloves are an FBAO requirement. As we ask that everyone wears a helmet for protection especially on the ice, 16 years old and over are not required to wear a helmet on the bench.
Agreement: As a player, team official, parent, major and/or minor official, or L.C.B.G.W. Enfant (Windsor Devils) Executive and/or League Member signing Code of Conduct Contract, I understand that it is my responsibility to be informed of the above listed expectations and consequences if these standards are violated.
The Windsor Devils Broomball League has adopted the 24-hour rule. Whether it’s a win or a loss, youth sporting events can become emotionally charged – and quickly. But if you start a heated argument with the coach, you might wind up destroying the positive aspects of youth sports for everyone, including your child – and earn yourself a not-so stellar reputation.
Therefore, many organizations and coaches like ours L.C.B.G.W. have a ground rule for parents called the 24-Hour Rule: Parents are banned from discussing (some examples) a game, a play, playing time or a strategy with a coach for at least 24 hours after the contest. This also includes NO email, text, or social media contact with the coach or other player/parents on the issue. Social media, unfortunately, gives parents the opportunity to commiserate and develop a mob mentality quickly over something they don’t like.
This 24-hour approach moves the discussion away from the players and gives parents a chance to quell their emotions and resolve a disagreement rationally. The beneficiary of the 24-Hour Rule? Your children.
The 24-Hour Rule is a good way for parents to take a breath and decide whether their concern really is a matter of fairness or an intense emotional reaction forged in the heat of competition.
Our Windsor Devil coaches and Executives are instructed to advise the player or parents that, “This is not the time – to address issues or concerns we have a 24-hour Rule.”
If you need a meeting after the 24-hour waiting period, please ask the coach to arrange it and he/she will advise the executive of the time and date of this meeting where one or more executive will be in attendance.
Windsor Devil L.C.B.G.W. Enfants Executives