Parent Code of Conduct
The Parent Code of Conduct applies to all practices, games, tournaments, clinics, and any other related activity that your son/daughter's team is participating in with the Junior Ice Flyers and their affiliated associations. 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 association without a refund.
Parents and guardians pledge to:
- Refrain from using obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.
- Refrain from taunting players, parents, spectators, facility employees, coaches or officials by means of baiting, ridiculing, criticizing, threatening physical violence or enacting physical violence.
- Refrain from throwing any object in the stands, bleachers, player benches, penalty boxes, ice surfaces, or anywhere on the premises of a facility where an event is held that in any manner creates a safety hazard.
- Fully support and positively reinforce the efforts and feedback from the team coaches. This means refraining from interfering with coaching activities and letting coaches do their jobs.
- Fully support and comply with USA Hockey's Zero Tolerance Policy:
- SAHOF and USA Hockey have a Zero Tolerance Policy for the abuse of officials. If someone is found abusing officials, including a player, coach, or parent, they will be subject to discipline including suspension and/or being banned from attending future games.
- In accordance with the SAHOF Abuse of Officials (Zero Tolerance) Policy, any coach or player receiving an abuse of official game misconduct penalty is subject to an additional game suspension as a result of any game misconduct penalty, for a total of two games. Furthermore, if a coach or player receives a second game misconduct penalty under Playing Rule 601 during the course of the same season, the coach or player will receive an additional two-game suspension, for a total of 3 games. In addition, parents and spectators are subject disciplines as well.