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Codes of Conduct

 

 Player's Code of Conduct

As a player, you are a representative of  Hampton Roads Whaler  Hockey Association  and must conduct yourself within the governing rules, regulations, policies and procedures of USA Hockey, the Capital Beltway Hockey League (CBHL) and Whaler Nation bylaws. As a Whaler Nation representative, you agree to:

  • Adhere to USA Hockey governing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as well as by-laws and decisions as determined by the Whaler Nation Board of Directors.
  • Treat players, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and other fans, regardless of race, sex, or creed with respect, relative to abusive language, actions, and gestures.
  • Not argue with an official’s decision. I will treat officials as honest in their intentions and accept official decisions without becoming angry. I will not display temper tantrums, throw things or bang on the glass.
  • Learn TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP, DISCIPLINE and RESPECT while playing for FUN. Be a TEAM PLAYER - get along with my teammates. Appreciate and support the contribution each person makes to the team.  
  • Be on time to all games and practices. Be physically and mentally ready to work hard to improve skills.
  • Give coaches advance notice of upcoming tardiness or absences. Be dependable.
  • Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport and set a good example. Understand that any behavior that reflects poorly on my team or Whaler Nation may result in disciplinary action as decided by coaches, the Board of Directors or the Discipline Committee.
  • Understand that winning is desirable, but winning at any cost defeats the purpose of the game. I will learn to lose with dignity and to win with grace.
  • Understand that in hockey, as in life, I should treat others as I would have others treat me.

Violation of this code of conduct or any action that is detrimental to the club may result in player suspension or termination from any or all  Hampton Roads Whaler  Hockey Association activities. 

 

  • Adhere to USA Hockey governing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as well as by-laws and decisions as determined by the Whaler Nation Board of Directors.
  • Be a positive role model to the players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
  • Promote and maintain a drug and alcohol free sports environment for my team.
  • Treat players, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and other fans, regardless of race, sex, or creed with respect, relative to abusive language, actions, and gestures.
  • Be generous with my praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don't yell at players.
  • Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.
  • Organize practices that are fun and challenging for my players. Familiarize myself with the rules, techniques and strategies of hockey; encourage all my players to be team players.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with my players' parents.
  • Emphasize the overall development of my players. Stress good health habits and clean living.

Violation of this code of conduct or any action that is detrimental to the club may result in Coach suspension or termination from any or all Hampton Roads Whaler Hockey Association activities. 

 

  • Adhere to USA Hockey and CBHL governing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as well as by-laws and decisions as determined by the Whaler Nation Board of Directors.
  • Be a positive role model to the players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
  • Promote and maintain a drug and alcohol free sports environment for the team.
  • Treat players, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and other fans, regardless of race, sex, or creed with respect, relative to abusive language, actions, and gestures.
  • Encourage my child to play by the rules.
  • Show a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants by not yelling at players, coaches or officials.
  • Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
  • Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse my child after a game or practice. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
  • Recognize the importance of the volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of my child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them, but leave the coaching to the coaches. Do not coach from the stands.
  • Not be critical of the hockey program or other players in front of my children or other players. If I have a problem, speak directly to the coach or Board of Directors.

Violation of this code of conduct or any action that is detrimental to the club may result in suspension or termination from any or all Hampton Roads Whaler Hockey Association activities.   
   
Spectator's Code of Conduct

As a spectator, you are a representative of Hampton Roads Whaler Hockey Association and will conduct yourself within the governing rules, regulations, policies and procedures of USA Hockey, the Capital Beltway Hockey League (CBHL), and Whaler Nation Bylaws. As a spectator, you agree to: 

  • Display good sportsmanship. Always respect players, coaches, officials, opponents and other spectators.
  • Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
  • Cheer good plays of all participants; avoid booing opponents.
  • Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
  • Help provide a safe and fun environment; throwing any items on the ice surface can cause injury to players and officials.
  • Do not lean over or pound on the glass; the glass surrounding the ice surface is part of the playing area.
  • Support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgment and integrity.
  • Be responsible for my own safety - be alert to prevent accidents from flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
  • Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
  • Be supportive after the game - win or lose. Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Parent's Code of Conduct
As a parent, you are a representative of  Hampton Roads Whaler Hockey Association and must conduct yourself within the governing rules, regulations, policies and procedures of USA Hockey, the Capital Beltway Hockey League (CBHL) and Whaler Nation bylaws. As a Whaler representative, you agree to:  

Coach's Code of Conduct
As a coach, you are a representative of Hampton Roads Whaler Hockey Association and must conduct yourself within the governing rules, regulations, policies and procedures of USA Hockey, the Capital Beltway Hockey League (CBHL), and Whaler Nation bylaws. As a Whaler Nation representative, you agree to: