Parents’ Code of Conduct

  • A child needs his/her parents’ support!
  • Set your child a good example!
  • Play other sports with your child outside of the hockey practice.
  • Group activities renew children’s energy levels and play an important role in the intensity of their effort and success rankings.
  • Commit to the concept of fair game.
  • Be respectful to your child as well as his/her team mates.
  • Support your child after every win as well as after every loss.
  • Remember that youth sports if meant for children, not adults.
  • Every child has different strengths.
  • Provide your child with opportunities to develop a wide range of physical and mental abilities and avoid focusing only on winning.
  • A child needs encouragement!
  • Don’t criticize or humiliate your child and his team mates.
  • Don’t raise your voice to your child as such behavior can negatively affect your child’s emotions.
  • Be punctual! Bring your child to practice on time.
  • Be a positive role model to your child and don’t loose control of your emotions.
  • Try to remember that in the arena all players are equal!
  • All children get to play, not only your child or the best players.
  • Encourage your child to enjoy the game and give him/her time to develop skills and gain experience.
  • A youth sport study indicates that children would rather play on a loosing team which allows them to participate, than a winning one, which consistently benches them.
  • Avoid criticizing and instructing your child and his/her team mates from the sidelines.
  • If you are not happy with the coaches’ work, discuss it with him privately.
  • Remember you are the adult, so try to behave accordingly.
  • It is more difficult for a child to deal with an adult who has lost his/her self control, than for an adult to deal with a child who has done the same.
  • I will not interfere with coaches’ work.
  • I will not instruct my child during practice or games.
  • I will observe games from a suitable distance, away from the player and team benches.
  • I will pay all the invoices on time.
  • I will take care of monthly, tournament and miscellaneous fees in a timely manner.
  • I understand that if I have delinquent bills, my child can not participate in practice or games until they are current.
  • If I need a payment plan, I will appeal to my child’s team administrator.
  • I care about my child’s wellbeing, including proper nutrition and school attendance, therefore I will not bring a sick or an injured child to practice or games.
  • I will help contribute to the team spirit and to the sense of belonging of other parents.
  • I believe that it is important for a child to feel good and to enjoy his/her hobby!