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Conduct and Sportsmanship



Jeff Huntington

Vice President - Committee Chairperson


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Code of Conduct doesn't just apply to players, but also to Parents, Guardians & Coaches

In personal development throughout youth sports, the player, his/her parents, coaches and administrators play a critical role. To insure that all participants work together to get the optimum benefits from a great sport, like youth hockey, they need to be on the same page regarding their roles and responsibilities.

Each player must understand and respect his/her relationship with each other, the commitments they share and the requirements as a member of their team, the club, and USA Hockey. Participants must also recognize that to achieve complete success, they should understand both the values and goals of USA Hockey and the Code of Conduct contained herein.

The Code of Conduct has been developed to aid the participants in achieving a level of behavior that will allow all concerned to maximize the benefits of youth hockey development and guide the athlete in becoming a well-rounded, self confident and productive human being.

Three critical points are required to achieve a positive and healthy relationship between players, parents and coaches. They are to clearly define the roles of each participant, establish rules of behavior, and insure communications of expected conduct to all parties. The contention is that a clear understanding will help to prevent or curtail negative behavior.

2017-2018 Code Of Conduct Committee

Mites – Lynn Hrabik

Squirt – Noelle Lammers

Pee Wee A - Joel Nischke

Pee Wee B - Tasha Steif

Bantam – â€­Desiree Arneson

High School –

Player Rep 1 –   Sam Rusch

Player Rep 2 –

SHL Coach Rep - Travis Olson

At Large Member 1 – Amy Plosczynski

At Large Member 2 – Jim Fisken

At Large Member 3 –

Parent's Code of Conduct

  • Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sports. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
  • Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
  • Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
  • Know and study the rules of the game and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
  • Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
  • Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport.
  • Communicate with them and support them.
  • If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey – and volunteer.

Player's Code of Conduct

  •  Play for fun.
  • Work hard to improve your skills.
  • Be a team player – get along with your teammates.
  • Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
  • Be on time.
  • Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport.
  • Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, opponents and officials.
  • Never argue with an official’s decision.

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.