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2021 Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct - Youth Players and Parents


Youth players are expected to meet the following standards of behaviour:

  • Play hockey for enjoyment above all other things.
  • Learn the rules of ice hockey, respecting the rulings of on and off ice officials without argument.
  • Be on time and properly equipped for all practices and games.
  • Aim for improvement in all aspects of their game.
  • Support their team and team members on and off the ice.
  • Respect opponents through good sportsmanship.
  • Respect coaches and managers, listen and follow their instructions.
  • Respect the rules of the team this may be in different environments and facilities.
  • Encourage others to play ice hockey through role modelling and promoting the sport positively.


Players can have the following expectations:

  • Have fun on and off the ice.
  • Be able to ask questions and learn more about the game of ice hockey.
  • Have quality coaching and develop as a player.
  • To be included within a team and club.
  • To be provided a safe environment with all reasonable risks taken into account.


Parents are expected to meet the following standards of behaviour:

  • Support players in their ice hockey 
    • not forcing them to play
    • not having unrealistic expectations of them
    • not condemning them for making mistakes.
  • Respect on and off ice officials and respect their rulings without argument.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility, abuse, or violence.
  • Communicate with team coaches and managers about a player’s availability and health.
  • Encourage and reward sportsmanship on the ice.
  • Provide a good example for fellow parents and players in their behaviour.
  • Respect coaches/managers and support their work.
  • A parent’s primary job at games is to support their child and their team, parental help will only be allowed if it is asked for.


Parents can have the following expectations:

  • Players to participate in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Players to have an opportunity to improve their skills in a fun and inclusive environment.
  • Be able to ask questions of the Association and its coaches and officials at an appropriate time and place.


Queenstown Ice Hockey Club has a zero-tolerance policy towards:

  • Verbal abuse, physical abuse, fighting, or any other unsportsmanlike behaviour
  • ‘Hazing’ or other team or rookie initiation rituals.
  • Performance enhancing or illegal drug use.
  • Alcohol consumption by members under the age of eighteen.
  • We support a smoke free and vaping free environment.
  • Any player, parent, coach or official who engages in this behaviour faces disciplinary consequences.