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Codes of Conduct

Zero Tolerance

The Providence HOCKEY CLUB fully endorses USA Hockey's Zero Tolerance Policy Regarding Parents & Spectators.

The game will be stopped by on-ice officials when the parents/spectators displaying inappropriate and disruptive behavior interfere with other spectators or participants of the game. The on-ice officials will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/spectators from the spectator's viewing and game area. Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced and violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body. This inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include:

  • Using obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.
  • Taunting players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threatening physical violence, or physical violence.
  • Throwing any object in the spectator's viewing area, players bench, penalty box or the on-ice surface, that in any manner creates a safety hazard.

Any violators will be escorted from the facility and not allowed to return until the next day.

Please enjoy the game and support all players, coaches and officials.

It's just a game...a wonderful game at that!

Coaches Pledge

The Coach’s Pledge extends beyond the knowledge of coaching hockey and reaches into the life of each of his/her players. It is one of the most important responsibilities of the coach and involves at least the same level of commitment that coaches expect of their players. Mutual respect and team membership are to be expected equally of player and coach and, for the coach, involve the following promises...

 As a coach, I promise:

  1. To be a model of appropriate language and behavior.
  2. To respect and dignify each of my players as an individual.
  3. To promote the safety of each player and to ask no more in practice, competition, or training than each is capable of delivering.
  4. To promote the conditions and circumstances that encourages each player to realize his or her full potential.
  5. To impose time demands that acknowledges the primary importance of each player’s academic and family responsibilities.
  6. To promote among all players and coaches a solid sense of team membership.
  7. To reflect in my coaching the best and most recent thinking and strategy in the game of hockey.
  8. To assist, whenever appropriate and mutually convenient, with the future planning of each player’s hockey career.
  9. To be available to parents and league directors at times that are mutually agreed upon.
  10. To fully support and comply with the USA Hockey’s Zero Tolerance Policy.

Parents Code of Conduct

The Parent Code of Conduct applies to all practices, games, tournaments, clinics and any other related activity that your son or daughter’s team is participating in with the Eastern Hockey Federation (“EHF”)/Providence Hockey Club It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to behave appropriately and respectfully toward all players, coaches, parents, spectators, officials or employees and property of any facility where events are being held. Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in expulsion from the EHF without refund. As a parent/guardian, I pledge:

  1. To refrain from using obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.
  2. To refrain from taunting players, parents, spectators, facility employees, coaches or officials by means of baiting, ridiculing, criticizing, threatening physical violence or enacting physical violence.
  3. To refrain from throwing any object in the spectators’ viewing area, players’ bench, penalty box, locker room, the on-ice surface or anywhere on the premises of a facility where an event is held that in any manner creates a safety hazard.
  4. To fully support and positively reinforce the efforts and feedback of the team coaches. This means refraining from interfering with coaching activities—let the coaches do their jobs.
  5. To refrain from contacting the team coach for 24 hours following the completion of a game.
  6. To fully support and comply with USA Hockey’s Zero Tolerance Policy.

Players Code of Conduct

1.  Players must always represent the Eastern Hockey Federation (EHF)/Providence Hockey Club with class and dignity.

2.  Players will accept and will not dispute or argue any decision by an official or coach. Players will respect the coaches, teammates, parents, opponents, spectators, facility employees and officials and understand that at no time is  it appropriate to challenge decisions.

3.  Players must always display good sportsmanship and play in the spirit of the game. Players actions must never deliberately jeopardize the safety and well being of opponents, teammates, officials, spectators, coaches or any other individual.

4.  Players must strive to be a team player.

5.  Players will control their tempers on and off the ice. Obscene/abusive language and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated in or around the rink.

6.  Work hard, play for fun and always be a good sport.