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Code of Conduct

   

CODE OF CONDUCT

YCMHA CODE OF CONDUCT

The Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association (YCMHA) dedicates itself to the advancement of minor hockey for all individuals by ensuring meaningful opportunities and enjoyable experiences in a safe sportsmanlike environment.

YCMHA has adopted a “Code of Conduct” that all team officials, players and parents/guardians are expected to follow. The purpose of this “Code of Conduct” is to maintain a fun, pleasurable experience for all who attend any function related to YCMHA. A violation of the “Code of Conduct” may lead to disciplinary action against the team official, player or parent/guardian; thus it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the “Code of Conduct” and the possible disciplinary action as detailed in the CMHA Operating Policies.

The YCMHA “Code of Conduct” places an emphasis on respect: Respect the game; Respect the rules; Respect the opponents; Respect the Coaches, Officials, Parents, Executives, Players, Arena Staff, Volunteers and their decisions; Respect the facility; Maintain self-control at all times.

During the course of all YCMHA activities and events, members of the YCMHA shall conduct themselves at all times in a fair and responsible manner. They shall refrain from comments or actions that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist. Behaviour that constitutes harassment or abuse (as defined by Canadian Hockey governing bodies) will not be tolerated by the YCMHA.

The following are guidelines that are expected to be followed:

PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT 
I will:
• Respect and adhere to the ideals, policies, and rules determined by Hockey Canada, Hockey Nova Scotia, YCMHA and my team.
• Respect the rules of the game, opponents, officials and their decisions.
• Maintain self control at all times.
• Attend as many games and practices as reasonably possible.
• Be present before games and practices in a timely manner.
• Notify the coach/manager ahead of time if I will be absent.
• Respect the facilities, either home or away, in which I’m privileged to play.
• Exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive attitude at all times when representing my team and the Association.
• Refrain from using foul language towards teammates, coaches, officials or opponents.
• Show respect for the decisions, judgment and authority of the officials and timekeepers.
• Show respect for the feelings and abilities of the players on the other team.
• Accept the capabilities of other players.
• Accept defeat gracefully…love the game above the prize.
• Refrain from comments or actions that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist. Behaviour that constitutes harassment or abuse will not be tolerated by the YCMHA.
• Treat others as you wish to be treated.
• Play for fun and to improve your skills. Don’t be a show-off and always try for the most points or penalties.
• Congratulate your coach, your team and your opponents. Without them, you don’t have a game.

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
I will:
• Support my child with positive encouragement.
• Respect and adhere to the ideals, policies, and rules determined by Hockey Canada, Hockey Nova Scotia, YCMHA and my child’s team.
• Maintain self control at all times.
• Encourage my child to attend as many games and practices as reasonably possible in a timely manner. Notify the coach/manager ahead of time of absences.
• Respect the facilities, either home or away, in which my child is privileged to play.
• Show respect for the decisions, judgment and authority of the officials, timekeepers and executive.
• Show respect for the feelings and accept the capabilities of my child, my child’s teammates and players on the other team.
• Set a good example; Exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive attitude at all times when representing my child and the Association.
• Avoid confusing my child by coaching from the stands.
• Gain an understanding of the YCMHA 24 hour rule to deal with team complaints and adhere to it.
• Refrain from expressing my opinion of the coaches or players in front of my own child.
• Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from the game.
• Refrain from using foul language towards other parents, coaches, officials or opponents.
• Refrain from yelling at or threatening referees, opposing players or coaches before, during, or after games or practices.
• Refrain from demonstrating frustration or anger after a loss or poor performance.
• Not physically abuse any other person.
• Refrain from approaching the bench during a game situation unless summoned by a coach.
• Accept defeat gracefully.
• Set a positive example for my hockey player, and community
• Refrain from comments or actions that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist. Behaviour that constitutes harassment or abuse will not be tolerated by the YCMHA.
• Recognize the value and importance of all volunteers. Remember: It is their time & resources that provide hockey for your child.
• Support efforts to teach your child that an honest effort is more important than victory. 

TEAM OFFICIAL / VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT
I will:
• Respect and adhere to the ideals, policies, and rules determined by Hockey Canada, Hockey Nova Scotia, YCMHA and my team.
• Act as a leader of my team and act in a highly professional manner and represent my community in a positive way.
• Be responsible for my behaviour and the behaviour of my team.
• Respect the rules of the game, opponents, officials and their decisions.
• Maintain self control at all times.
• Show respect to the players and parents of my team.
• Respect the facilities, either home or away, in which my team plays.
• Exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive attitude at all times when representing my team and the Association.
• Refrain from using foul language towards my players, other coaches, officials or opponents.
• Show respect for the decisions, judgment and authority of the officials and timekeepers, executive.
• Show respect for the feelings and abilities of the players on the other team.
• Accept the capabilities of all players.
• Accept defeat gracefully.
• Set a positive example for my hockey player, and community
• Refrain from comments or actions that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist. Behaviour that constitutes harassment or abuse will not be tolerated by the YCMHA.