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CODES OF CONDUCT
 
 
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
  • I will not force my child to participate in hockey. I will try to make it FUN!
  •  I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflict withoutresorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning so thatmy child will never feel defeated by the outcome of the game. I will make mychild feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and their best. I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • I will remember that children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by both my child’s team and their opponents. I will not be critical of, or embarrass any player, including opposition players.
  • I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in public. I recognize that officials are being developed in the same manner as players.
  • I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteers who give their time to hockey for my child. I will leave the coaching to the coaching staff. I will encourage my child to play in a manner consistent with the team’s strategy or plans.
  • I will never yell, taunt, threaten, or inflict physical violence upon any player, coach, official or spectator at any youth hockey activity. I will refrain from the use of abusive or vulgar language, racial, ethnic or gender-related slurs at any time at the rink or any youth hockey function. I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth hockey games.
 
PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
 
  •  PLAY FOR FUN! Be Team player and get along with your teammates.
  •  No swearing or abusive language on the bench in the rink or at any team function. Fighting will not be tolerated. Fighting will result in an appearance before a Discipline Committee.
  • No lashing out at any official no matter what the call is. The coaching staff will handle all matters pertaining to officiating.
  • I will conduct myself in a befitting manner at all facilities (ice rink, hotel, restaurant, etc) during all team functions.
  • RESPECT your coaches, teammates, parents, opponents, and officials.
  •  Any player or team official who cannot abide by these rules or violates them will be subject to further disciplinary action.
 
SPECTATOR'S CODE OF CONDUCT
 
  •  Display good sportsmanship. Always respect players, coaches and officials.
  • Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
  • Cheer good plays of all participants; avoid booing opponents.
  • Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
  • Help provide a safe and fun environment; throwing any items on the ice surface can cause injury to players and officials.
  • Do not lean over or pound on the glass; the glass surrounding the ice surface is part of the playing area.
  • Support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgment and integrity.
  • Be responsible for your own safety – be alert to prevent accidents from flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
  • Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
  • Be supportive after the game – win or lose. Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.