Player and Spectator Code of Conduct

Players Code of Conduct

 
I hereby pledge to provide positive support and encouragement for all members of the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance by following the Code of Conduct.  I agree to:
 
1. Adhere to AAU governing rules and regulations, policies and procedures, as well as League Rules, specifically those relating to the 4 Goal rule and playoff eligibility, bylaws, and decisions as determined by the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance Board of Directors, and live by the philosophy of “Fun Hockey for Kids.”
2. Demand a drug and alcohol–free sports environment for my team, and abide by the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance’s policies concerning drug and alcohol use.
3. Treat all players, coaches, officials, parents, and other fans, regardless of race, sex, or creed, with respect relative to the use of abusive language, actions, and gestures.
4. Arrive at practice ready to participate at the specified time. 
5. Recognize the value and importance of TEAMWORK.
6. Develop an understanding of basic teamwork through participation in a variety of activities and adapted game situations.
7. Treat officials and opponents as honest in their intentions. 
8. Accept officials’ decisions without becoming angry.
9. Understand that winning is desirable, but winning at any cost defeats the purpose of the game.
10. Understand that in hockey, as in life, you should treat others as you would have others treat you.
11. HAVE FUN!
 

Parents Code of Conduct

 
I hereby pledge to provide positive support and encouragement for all members of the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance by following the Code of Conduct.  I agree to:
 
1. Adhere to AAU’s Official Rules of Inline Hockey, as well as League Rules, specifically those relating to the 4 Goal rule and playoff eligibility, bylaws, and decisions as determined by the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance Board of Directors and live by the philosophy of “Fun Hockey for Kids.”
2. Demand a drug and alcohol-free sports environment for my child and agree to assist by refraining from drug and alcohol use at Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance-sponsored events.
3. Recognize that instructors are recruited on a volunteer basis.
4. Support my child and his/her teammates, provide encouragement, and show interest in my child’s team.
5. Leave the coaching to the coaches and not coach from the stands.
6. Remember that hockey is for those who play it, and everyone else should be a supportive spectator.
7. Believe that hockey is a GAME to be played for fun.
8. Accept that the policies of AAU and the Board of Directors of the Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance should be regarded as mutual agreements in spirit and letter.
9. Treat all players, coaches, officials, Top of Virginia Hockey Alliance volunteers, parents, and fans, regardless of race, sex, or creed, with the respect relative to the use of abusive language, actions, and gestures.
10. Treat officials and opponents as honest in their intentions.
11. Accept officials’ decisions.
12. Understand that winning is desirable but winning at any cost defeats the purpose of the game.
13. Understand that in hockey, as in life, you should treat others as you would have others treat you.