Code of Conduct

Parents' Code of Conduct

  • Do not force your children to participate in High School Hockey, but support their desire to play. 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. Showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants will benefit your child.
  • Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. 
  • Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help develop and support the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
  • Applaud good efforts 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 our child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them.
  • If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey—and volunteer.

Spectators' 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.
  • Do not get into arguments or altercations with opposing players, even if provoked. Remember that you are an adult and they are hormonally charged teenagers.
  • Cheer plays that are good made by 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 rink surface can cause injury to players or officials.
  • Do not lean over or pound on the glass; the glass surrounding the rink 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 in order to prevent accidents caused by flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
  • Respect locker rooms and benches as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
  • Be supportive after the game—win or lose. Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Players' 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 for practices and games.
  • Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport.
  • Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, your opponents and the officials.
  • Never argue with an official’s decision.