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Rules of Conduct for Youth Hockey Participants
West Hill Minor Hockey Association

The commitment made by parents, players and coaches to participate in the long and demanding hockey season is significant. To make the season fun, safe and positive, all players and parents/guardians must agree to the following Rules of Conduct as well as to any rules of conduct imposed by coaches at the team level. The West Hill Minor Hockey Association and its Board recognizes the authority of coaches to discipline player(s) whose behavior is deemed detrimental to him/ herself, fellow teammates, opponents, coaches, or the reputation and integrity of the West Hill Minor Hockey Association program. In fact, the West Hill Minor Hockey Association Board encourage coaches to institute rules for their respective team so as to allow our program to run for the betterment of all of our players. While we hope it will not be necessary, a disciplinary committee of the Board will hear all complaints involving suspensions of two or more games or for potential expulsions from the program and will act in accordance with the West Hill Minor Hockey Grievance Policy.


I. Dangerous Conduct: Players must exhibit concern for the safety of their teammates, coaches and their opponents at all times. Any behavior that could result in injury to any player, coach or bystander, will be considered dangerous. Coaches have the authority to set individual rules of conduct for their team and may impose consequences immediately for actions in violation of such rules. Such consequences may include, but are not limited to, lost practice/game time, mandatory parental attendance, suspension or expulsion from the program. Coaches are encouraged to report all discipline issues to the parent/guardian of the player whenever possible.


II. Illegal Conduct: Illegal activities while participating or representing West Hill Minor Hockey Association at practices, home or away games and tournaments will not be tolerated. Illegal conduct will be reported immediately to the police. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, theft, destruction of property, the use of illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs, or the use of alcohol.


III. Disruptive Conduct: Behavior that disrupts practice, learning sessions or locker room discussions will not be tolerated. Such behaviors may include, but are not limited to, horseplay, rudeness, disrespect to coaches or teammates, talking back or fighting. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, parental and Board notification, lost practice/ game time, or mandatory parental attendance. Chronic misbehavior shall result in suspension or in extreme situations, expulsion from the program.


IV. Unbecoming Conduct: Behavior that includes, but is not limited to, poor sportsmanship, harassment or taunting, will not be tolerated. Chronic misbehavior shall result in suspension, or in extreme situations, expulsion from the program.


V. Team Commitment: Behavior that includes, but is not limited to, repeated late attendance or repeated failure to attend practices/games will not be tolerated.