4.00.02: Code of Conduct, 4.00: Philosophy, Recreational Operations (Sarnia Hockey)


Print4.00.02: Code of Conduct


 SHA supports the Code of Conduct initiative.  Various codes of conduct are provided on the SHA web page under the “Codes of Conduct” tab at the top of the web page.  The codes of conduct included here are:

1)            Respecting the Rinks (City of Sarnia Policy)

2)            Player Concussion Code of Conduct (downloaded MS Word document)

3)            ALLIANCE Hockey Code of Conduct

4)            ALLIANCE Hockey Fair Play Codes (Players, Coaches, Parents, Officials, Spectators, and League Organizers)

 Coaches and other spectators are expected to enjoy the game of hockey with the usual cheering for all participants.  Becoming emotionally involved with referees, coaches, managers and opposing players and parents is not acceptable behavior.  Parents in particular, should be a positive factor in the enjoyment of the game.

 All persons attending games or practices as spectators are expected to behave in a responsible manner.  Representative Teams Directors, and/or Arena Attendants may require persons to leave an arena and arena property for any of the following conduct: 


a)           swearing, offensive and foul language,

b)          excessive taunting or inciting players,

c)           excessive verbal abuse of game officials, players, coaches, or other spectators.

d)          fighting or other disorderly conduct 

 Persons may also be refused admittance to future games or practices as determined by the appropriate Representative Teams Director and/or the SHA Executive.

10 Things for Parents to Remember


1)             Minor hockey is for the children.  Your dreams should remain your dreams.  Let your child make their own dreams.

2)             Support your child and be a role model.  Show respect for the game, its officials, and the opposition.

3)             This is not the NHL and everyone in our organization (coaches, convenors and executives) are volunteers.  We do our best and we only ask that the players do the same.

4)             Not all children are comfortable with nor have the ability, desire and drive to play competitive hockey.

5)             Be honest with your child and with yourself.  Don’t treat being released as failure; support your child’s effort. (Remember Michael Jordan was released from his high school basketball team.)

6)             Thank your coaches every time you see them.  They are taking time away from their families and friends to help your children.

7)             Have fun at the rink.  Cheer for and encourage all the children on the ice.

8)             Remember that we all make mistakes.

9)             Enjoy the season and have fun.  Children grow up fast and should have fun.

10)         Rumors hurt everyone.  Don’t start them, don’t spread them and if you can, stop them.