Support initiatives that create a culture of respect, keep hockey fun
At times, we need to remind all spectators and parents that they need to respect the game, the coaches and the players, both on and off the ice.
Whether it is through the glass or in person, bullying players, parents or coaches is not acceptable and should be grounds for dismissal from any association.
PARENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT
Do not force your child to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sports. Make it fun.
Encourage your child to play by the rules.
Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. Show a positive attitude toward the game.
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. 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. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in 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.
SPECTATOR’S CODE OF CONDUCT
USA Hockey developed codes of conduct to help everyone understand the expectations associated with their role in the game.
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.
— David Bereson
(Dec. 28, 2017)