PARENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT
It is the intention of this compact to promote Fair Play and Respect for all
participants within Massachusetts Hockey. It is expected that all parents of
Massachusetts Hockey participants read and understand the Parent’s Code of
Conduct and continue to observe and follow all the principles contained within
the Code throughout the year.
1. I will not force my child to participate in hockey. I will try to make it
2. I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflict
resorting to hostility or violence.
3. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning so
my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of the game. I will make my
child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and
4. I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a
5. I will remember that children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by
both my child’s team and their opponents. I will not be
critical of, or embarrass
any player, including opposition players.
6. I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in public. I
that officials are being developed in the same manner as players.
7. I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteers who give their time
hockey for my child.
8. I will never yell, taunt, threaten or inflict physical violence upon any
coach, official or spectator at any youth hockey activity. I will refrain from
use of abusive or vulgar language, racial, ethnic or gender-related slurs at
any time at the rink or any youth hockey function. I will support all efforts
remove verbal and physical abuse from youth hockey games.
9. I will leave the coaching to the coaching staff. I will encourage my child
play in a manner consistent with the team’s strategy or plans.
Massachusetts Hockey Parent’s Code of Conduct
10. I will emphasize skill development and a serious approach to practices and
explain how skill development will benefit my child.
11. I will attempt to learn about the game of hockey (USA Hockey rules,
equipment, levels, skills, etc.) so that I may best support my child’s
development in the game.
12. I will not throw objects of any kind on the ice, or lean over and pound on
13. I will communicate all and any concerns regarding inappropriate behavior to
the Team Manager, Coach, ACE (Association Coaching Education)
Coordinator or local youth hockey association representative.
14. I will insist that my child plays in a safe and healthy environment. I will
a sports environment that is free of alcohol, drugs or tobacco and I will
from their use at all youth sports events.
15. I understand the benefits from participating in a team sport, the
the discipline and the social skills learned and acquired.
16. I will remember that my child plays hockey for his or her enjoyment, not
I have read and understand the above Code of Conduct, and agree to
by its guidelines at all team and league activities. I understand that if I do
not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave the league activity
(such as a game or practice) or I may be asked to withdraw my child from
PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
PLAY FOR FUN! Be Team player and get
along with your teammates.
No swearing or abusive
language on the bench in the rink or at any team function. Fighting will not be
tolerated. Fighting will result in an appearance before a Discipline Committee.
No lashing out at any official no matter what the call is. The
coaching staff will handle all matters pertaining to officiating.
I will conduct myself in a befitting manner at all facilities (ice
rink, hotel, restaurant, etc) during all team functions.
RESPECT your coaches, teammates, parents, opponents, and
Any player or team official
who cannot abide by these rules or violates them will be subject to further
SPECTATOR'S CODE OF CONDUCT
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
Be supportive after the game – win or lose. Recognize
good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.