WYHA Code of Conduct
For the 2023/2024 Connecticut Hockey Conference season
1) Respect your teammates, Coaches, Officials, and opponents at all times.
2) Know the rules of the game of hockey and always abide by them. Know that Fighting of any kind will not be tolerated by WYHA and is grounds for Suspension or Expulsion from our program.
3) Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
4) Wear the required equipment at all practices and games, and keep your equipment well maintained.
5) Always display good sportsmanship, on the ice and in the rink.
6) Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
7) Learn from your coaches: practice hard, play smart, and Have Fun!
8) Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
1) Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are a role model.
2) Respect the Officials, the Coaches, and the WYHA Board of Directors, who are volunteers.
3) Know the rules of the game of Hockey and encourage your son or daughter to always abide by the rules.
4) Do not coach your child. Let players play and Coaches coach, and support both positively.
5) Follow the “24 hour Rule”; If you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, speak with either the Coach or the Team Manager on the following day. If there is a serious problem, notify the WYHA Coaching Director or President of the Board.
6) Emphasize the fun of the game and the team, and always putting forth effort, not wins-and- losses.
7) Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches, and officials.
8) Know and respect all rules of the rinks, home and away, including but not limited to remaining clear of the bench areas during games.
COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS
1) A Coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
2) Coaches and Volunteers must abide by the guidelines established by USA Hockey regarding training, SafeSport, and background screenings.
3) A Coach must be positive and constructive. Be generous with praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just.
4) Display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of the players.
5) Respect the Officials and WYHA Board of Directors.
6) Teach the rules of the game of hockey. Abide by those rules in practice and games.
7) Ensure all players wear the required equipment at all practices and games.
8) Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
9) Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
10) Know and respect all rules of the rinks, home and away, including but not limited to remaining clear of the bench areas during games and practices and clearing bags for the sharing of locker rooms at Taft. Ensure players, coaches, parents and spectators are abiding by all rules.
WYHA supports and abides by the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy. Any conduct, including abusive language and/or gestures, profanity, fighting, racially insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself, your team or WYHA that is deemed to be unacceptable will not be tolerated. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings, and guests at all times when in or around games, practices, tournaments, or events as a member of WYHA. Wherever you are you represent yourself, your families, your school, town and WYHA.
The Board of Directors of Watertown Youth Hockey Association will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspensions, or expulsions as it deems appropriate. ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TUITION REFUND AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OUTSTANDING BALANCE AS STIPULATED IN YOUR COMMITMENT AGREEMENT.