Code of Conduct (Port Stanley Minor Hockey)

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Hockey is supposed to be first and foremost fun. Below is PSMH Code Of Conduct. This not only applies to the players and coaches, but to the fans as well. Everyone gets emotional and excited at times, it is up to us to remember that this is just a game. Please read and abide by the rules that we govern ourselves by.
Thank you and have a great season.

PSMHA Code of Conduct


I will play hockey because I want to, not because my parents, friends, siblings, coaches, or others want me to.

I will play by the rules of the league and in the spirit of the game.

I will control my temper - fighting or mouthing off can spoil the fun for everyone.

I will respect my opponents.

I will do my best to be a true team player. I will support my teammates, attend games and practices, and arrive on time.

I will remember that winning isn't everything that having fun, improving my skills, making friends, and doing my best are most important.

I will acknowledge all good plays/performances those of my team and those of my opponents.

I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.




I will not force my child to participate in hockey and remember that my child plays hockey for his/her own enjoyment, not mine.

I will remember that the league is a community-based league operated by volunteers for the benefit of the children of our community.

I will respect the democratic process of the league.

I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

I will teach my child that doing ones best is more important than winning, so that he/she will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game.

I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.

I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child's team and their opponents.

I will never question the official's judgment or honesty in public. If I disagree with a referee's call, I will not approach the referee after a game, but discuss it with a league executive after the 24 hour cool down period.

I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's hockey games.

I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches, scorekeepers, referees and other League officials.

I will set an example by supporting my child's coaching staff. When issues arise, I will communicate with them after a 24 hour cool down period;

on an individual basis through the teams parent rep. Public comments are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.



I will remember that players participate in hockey for their enjoyment. They are not playing to entertain me.

I will not have unrealistic expectations. I will remember that players are not professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.

I will respect the official's decisions and encourage others to do the same.

I will never ridicule a player for making a mistake. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.

I will show respect for my team's opponents, because without them, there would be no game.

        I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials, or other spectators

Coaches and All League Officials

I will be responsible in scheduling games and practices, remembering that players and parents have other interests and obligations.

I will teach my players to play fairly and respect the rules, officials, and opponents.

I will ensure that all players get equal instruction, support, and playing time.

I will not ridicule or yell at players for performing poorly. I will remember that players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.

I will make sure that the player's equipment and the league facilities are safe and match the players ages and abilities.

I will remember that players need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example.

I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.

I will work in cooperation with league executives for the benefit of Port Stanley Minor Hockey and its members.