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Parent's Code of Conduct

Parent's Code of Conduct

It is expected that all Minnesota Youth Hockey parents observe the following principles:

  • Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. I will encourage and support my child’s desire to play his/her chosen sport but will not pressure him/her
    into participating.
  •  I will remember that the game is fun. I will not taunt or disturb other fans, or embarrass my child by yelling at players, coaches, or officials.
  • I will support and promote Fair Play by encouraging my child to play by the rules. I will display good sportsmanship by applauding a good effort by both teams in victory and defeat, and respecting players, coaches, and officials.
  • I will remember that “wins” are based on my child’s performance, teamwork, and playing within the rules.
  • I will recognize the importance of volunteer coaches and will take the time to attend team meetings to get to know my child’s coach’s philosophy, expectations, and guidelines. I will communicate with my child’s coaches and support them.
  • I will recognize the importance of volunteer coaches and will take the time to attend team meetings to get to know my child’s coach’s philosophy, expectations, and guidelines. I will communicate with my child’s coaches and support them.
  • I understand that when my child is on the ice, the coaches do the coaching. I will not yell instructions to my child from the sidelines or give my child instructions counter to those of the coach.
  • I understand that it is my role to teach my child sportsmanship, how to deal with success and failure, and to support my child’s development in the game.
  • I will strive to become knowledgeable about the rules of the game and support the official’s decisions on and off the ice.
  • I understand the importance of skill development. For the lower age groups, I will remember that practices benefit my child more than games and competition.
  • I will respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches, and officials.
  • I will not place unreasonable expectations on my child.

By submitting the form, I certify the following: I have read and understood the principles stated above that were put forth by Minnesota Hockey. I agree to abide by those principles with the understanding that if I do not follow them I may be asked to leave any practice, game, or event.

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