RESPECT…………………..

Hockey Winnipeg Rink Behavior Policy

The intent of the “Rink Behavior Policy” is to ensure the environment in which minor hockey activities take place is as positive as possible for all participants. The “Rink Behavior Policy” follows the Hockey Canada philosophy that “it is a privilege to play minor hockey, not a right.”

OBJECTIVES:

The basic objectives of the program are:

1. To foster and enhance mutual respect, understanding and the principles of good sportsmanship and Fair Play amongst all participants during minor hockey events.
2. To promote safety and respect, ensure fun, enjoyment and good competition at any minor hockey event.
3. The elimination of behaviors and actions which detract from a positive environment in which minor hockey games should take place.
4. Zero tolerance of any forms of abuse and/or harassment during minor hockey events from any participants.

EXPECTATIONS:

Coaches:

• Respect all facilities and their staff.
• Respect the officials and their decisions.
• Respect opposing team players, coaches and other participants.
• Take responsibility for the actions and behaviors of their teams on and off the ice.

Officials:

• Respect all participants of the game.
• Maintain open and positive communications with players and coaches.
• Promote the rules of the game to all team participants.
• Keep the integrity in all games.
• Maintain professionalism on and off the ice.

Spectators:

• Remember that players are not participating in the game to entertain the parents.
• Spectators should not judge players by professional standards.
• Spectators should maintain their self-control at all times.
• Spectators should demonstrate respect for all officials and their decisions.
• Spectators should demonstrate respect for all participants of the game.
• Spectators should encourage sportsmanship, effort and positive attitudes of all participants.

Players:

• Players should respect all facilities and their staff.
• Players should respect the officials and their decisions.
• Players should respect the opposing team players, coaches and other participants.
• Players should take responsibility for their own actions and behaviors on and off the ice.
• Players should respect their own team mates.

Failure to abide by this policy can result in loss of privileges.