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Parents and Guardians Code of Conduct


Rules of Conduct for Parents and Guardians of Youth Hockey Participants
West Hill Minor Hockey Association

It is the intention of the West Hill Minor Hockey Association to promote fair play and respect for all participants within the West Hill Minor Hockey Association Youth Hockey Program. It is expected that all parents and guardians of West Hill Minor Hockey Association participants read and understand the Parentís Code of Conduct and continue to observe and follow all the principles contained within the Code throughout the year.

  1. I will not force my child to participate in hockey. I will do the very best to make youth sports FUN for my child.
  2. I will attempt to learn about the game of hockey (Hockey Canada rules, equipment, levels, skills, etc.) so that I may best support my childís development in the game.
  3. I will emphasize skill development and a serious approach to practices and explain how skill development will benefit my child.
  4. I understand the benefits from participating in a team sport, the commitment, the discipline, and the social
    skills learned and acquired.
  5. I will teach my child that doing oneís best is as important as winning so that my child will never feel defeated
    by the outcome of the game. I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for
    competing fairly and hard.
  6. I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflict without resorting to vulgar language, hostility
    or violence.
  7. I will remember that children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by both my childís team and their
    opponents. I will not be critical of, or embarrass any player, including opposition players.
  8. I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  9. 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.
  10. I will refrain from throwing objects of any kind on the ice, and from pounding on the glass.
  11. I will insist that my child plays in a safe and healthy environment. I will support a sports environment that is free of
    alcohol, drugs or tobacco and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  12. I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteers who give their time to hockey for my child.
  13. I will leave the coaching to the coaching staff. I will encourage my child to play in a manner consistent with the
    teamís strategy or plans.
  14. I will never question the officialís judgment or honesty in public. I recognize that officials are being developed in the
    same manner as players.
  15. I will communicate all and any concerns regarding inappropriate behavior to the Team Manager, Coach and/or West Hill Minor Hockey Association representative.
  16. I will abide by the decisions of the West Hill Minor Hockey Association Grievance Committee.
  17. I will remember that my child plays hockey for his or her enjoyment, not mine.