This agreement will be electronically signed as part of the online registration process each year and will be signed again in person prior to a player’s first evaluation, practice, game, or other team events.
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Player Code of Conduct - Parents/guardians will ensure their player signs the player code of conduct prior to the first evaluations, practice, game or any other team event for that season.
Responsibility to Perform - Each player has voluntarily chosen to make a commitment to this organization. That commitment comes with the responsibility and the accountability for your actions both on and off the ice. In order to fulfill your responsibility, you are expected to meet and fulfill your Team and Club’s criteria to succeed. Each player will follow all rules, regulations, guidelines, and by-laws as outlined by the Haverford Ice Hockey Club (HIHC), USA Hockey, and this Code of Conduct.
Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policy - Any use or possession of illegal drugs by family members at team events is strictly prohibited. THIS IS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY and will be enforced if discovered by a team Head Coach or HIHC Board Member. Any family member found to be in violation may be banned from events (including practices, games, and celebrations) and will not be given any refund or relief from any outstanding financial commitments.
Financial Commitment - The parent or guardian agrees to be responsible for the financial commitment made at the time of registration, even in the event that the player’s privileges are suspended and/or terminated for any reason, including (but not limited to) disciplinary or academic issues, injury or illness and understand this to mean that in no case will the Player Fee be prorated for any portion of the season. The parent or guardian understands and agrees that if the player resigns or otherwise voluntarily terminates his/her participation for any reason after signing this agreement and participating in evaluations, the family (player or parent/guardian) is not entitled to a refund of the Player Fee and must pay the entire remaining balance of the Player Fee before a the player will be permitted to resume participation with the club in this or future seasons. The parent or guardian understands that the USA Hockey Atlantic District requires member clubs to report any player’s outstanding financial obligation to the district. The parent understands that a reported player cannot be placed on the roster of any other Atlantic District team (middle school, high school, in-house or travel ice hockey team) until the outstanding financial obligation to the club is satisfied.
Safety - Parents/guardians will help ensure their player wears ALL appropriate ice hockey equipment, at all times for all practices, scrimmages, and games per USA Hockey rules and regulations. This includes mouth guards. Neck guards are highly recommended. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in player ejection from the remainder of the practice, scrimmage, or game. Repeat offenses may result in additional disciplinary action.
Attendance, Tardiness, and Swing Players - Parents/guardians are expected to ensure their player attends all practices, scrimmages, and games.
A note on “swing players”: If a Junior Varsity Player is considered by the Coaching Staff to be a “Swing-Player” for the Varsity Team, that player must be committed to play on the Junior Varsity Team for the entire season and attend the scheduled games and participate in practices as well. The Varsity Coaching Staff has the authority to change these players at any time if he elects to do so during the season. The swing player is committed to the JV Team unless both coaches approve a move up for a Varsity game. At no time is a “swing player” solely considered a “varsity only player,” unless that player is “locked in” to the Varsity roster by the Varsity Coach. Both the JV and Varsity Coaches will continually communicate to make sure that there are enough players participating in the scheduled games/practices for both teams.
Club Dress Code - Parents/guardians will help ensure their player understands that as a club member they are a representative of the HIHC. The club’s dress code is determined by the Head Coach of each team.
Team Uniform - The uniform of all HIHC teams is: Haverford jersey(s), matching socks, helmet, and shell, please see uniform order forms for more details. High school practice jersey to be designated by the coach. Parents/guardians will help ensure their player wears the proper uniform as required.
Respect and Maturity - Parents/guardians will help lead their player down the proper path of respect and maturity. Each player is responsible to balance schoolwork, social and family activities, and athletics. HIHC players and family members must show respect for coaches, teammates, referees, opponents, and spectators. Incessant swearing and abusive language will not be tolerated. Failure to comply with these rules will result in disciplinary action as determined by the Head Coach. Fighting is not tolerated. Any HIHC player involved in a fight will receive the league-imposed discipline and may be subject to additional disciplinary action as determined by the Head Coach.
Any additional fighting offense(s) within the same season will be reviewed by the HIHC Board for possible further disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the club without refund or relief from the financial commitment. Any destruction/damage to private property will be cause for immediate dismissal as well.
Any parent or guardian who cannot abide by these rules or violates them will be subjecting themselves or their player to further disciplinary action.