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MN District 9 Hockey

Officials Code of Conduct

On-Ice Official’s Code of Conduct

• Act in a professional and businesslike manner at all times and take your role seriously.

• Strive to provide a safe and sportsmanlike environment in which players can properly display their hockey skills.

• Know all playing rules, their interpretations and their proper application.

• Remember that officials are teachers. Set a good example.

• Make your calls with quiet confidence, never with arrogance.

• Control games only to the extent that is necessary to provide a positive and safe experience for all participants.

• Violence should never be tolerated.

• Be fair and impartial at all times.

• Answer all reasonable questions and requests.

• Adopt a “zero tolerance” attitude toward verbal or physical abuse.

• Never use foul or vulgar language when speaking with a player, coach or parent.

• Use honesty and integrity when answering questions.

• Admit your mistakes when you make them.

• Never openly criticize a coach, player or other official.

• Keep your emotions under control.

• Use only USA Hockey–approved officiating techniques and policies.

• Maintain your health through a physical conditioning program.

• Dedicate yourself to personal improvement and maintenance of your officiating skills.

• Respect your supervisor and his/her critique of your performance.