Code of Conduct

NYH Code of Conduct

It is the Board's unwavering expectation that everyone associated with the Newton Youth Hockey program will conduct themselves in a dignified and respectful manner at all times. NYH follows the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy.

In an effort to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, it is critical that all players and parents / guardians conduct themselves in an appropriate manner showing respect on and off the ice for their teammates, coaches, parents, opponents, referees, and property. Initial infractions will be handled with warnings from the coaches. If continued misconduct occurs, the parents will be contacted, and result in suspension or removal of the child from the program pending a review at the Board level.

It is the policy as written by USA Hockey that there shall be no bullying, sexual harassment and/or physical abuse of any minor participant involved in or associated with any and all activities organized and sponsored by Mass Hockey. For a complete description of these policies refer to the USA Hockey Annual Guide.

USA Hockey Codes of Conduct

USA Hockey developed codes of conduct for coaches, parents, players, and spectators to help everyone understand the expectations associated with their role in the game. We have included those relevant to players and their families here for your reference.

Player’s Code of Conduct

  1. Play for FUN.
  2. Work hard to improve your skills.
  3. Be a team player – get along with your teammates.
  4. Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
  5. Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport.
  6. Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, opponents, and officials.
  7. Be on time.
  8. Never argue with an official’s decision.

Parent’s Code of Conduct

  1. Don’t force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sports for their enjoyment. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.
  2. Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
  3. Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches, or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
  4. Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
  5. 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.
  6. 6. Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
  7. Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate them and support them.
  8. If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey – and volunteer.

Spectator’s Code of Conduct

  1. Display good sportsmanship. Always respect players, coaches, and officials.
  2. Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
  3. Cheer good plays of all participants; avoid booing opponents.
  4. Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
  5. Help provide a safe and fun environment.
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