Code of Conduct


Taylor Minor Hockey Association Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures Code of Conduct Zero Tolerance Policy

  1. Members, players and participants are required to abide by the Bylaws, Rules, and Policies of the Association, and their behavior is expected to mirror the spirit of the Bylaws, Rules, and Policies of this code.

  2. All members and participants of the Association shall respect other members, officials, parents, players, fans, team officials, volunteers, executive committee members, employees, and property of the Association. Any inappropriate conduct, threats, harassment or abuse (including the use of profanity) directed towards game or team officials, members, parents, players, fans, volunteers, executive committee members, employees, damage to the property of the Association or another Association will not be tolerated.

  3. All members, fans, and participants of the Association shall respect the game of hockey and shall behave in a manner so as not to make a travesty of the game.

  4. The Association will not tolerate loud, obscene, obnoxious coaches, managers, assistants, players, parents, or fans. Such individuals will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined the disciplinary section.

  5. Parents and fans are not permitted in the dressing rooms except as expressly permitted by the respective division head and/or coach to assist their child in changing before or after a game or practice for Peewee teams and up.

  6. In no circumstances is a parent or fan to enter the opposing team’s dressing room.

  7. Coaches and other team official’s players, parents, and fans are not permitted in the official’s

    dressing room, nor are they permitted to confront game officials about the game.

  8. Violation by any member, fan, or participant of any provision of this Code of Conduct will result

    in disciplinary action being taken by the Association against such individuals as provided in this

    code.

  9. Harassment and bullying in all its forms, including cyber-bullying (e.g.: via Facebook, Twitter,

    etc.), will not be tolerated during the course of any Taylor Minor Hockey activity or program. Accordingly, all those involved with Taylor Minor Hockey, including its volunteers, players and parents/guardians of players are responsible for making every reasonable effort to up hold this commitment. Specifically, this includes, refraining from harassing or bullying behavior, responding promptly and informally to minor incidents of harassment or bullying add following local or national policy guidelines for reporting or responding to more serious complaints of harassment or bullying. Players and other participants are expected to refrain from harassing or bullying behavior and are encouraged to report incidents of harassment or bullying

  10. The use of cameras, cellphones, or any type of recording devices is strictly prohibited in dressing rooms, including coaches, parents, players, and visitors. Disciplinary action, including possible suspension will follow any breach of this rule.

  11. All coaches, players, parents, team officials, on ice officials will be required to sign a code of conduct contract at the start of the year. (code of conduct contract is good for 1 year)

ANY VIOLATION OR BREACH OF THE PROVISIONS IN THIS CODE OF CONDUCT BY MEMBERS, FANS, OR PARTICIPANTS OF TMHA WILL RESLUT IN DISIPLINARY ACTION BY THE ASSOCIATION AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUALS WHICH WILL INCLUDE SUSPENSION AS OUTLINED IN THE DISPINARY PROSEDURES OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT!!!

Discipline Policy

All members, players, participants, and fans are expected to abide by TMHA’s Code of Conduct. Violation of the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action being taken by the Executive members.

Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct will result in the following disciplinary actions for players, parents, guardians.

1st Offence - Minimum of 1 week (7 days) suspension to maximum of thirty (30) days suspension from participation in any and all Taylor Minor Hockey activities. This includes all practices, exhibition games, league games, arenas, tournaments as well as any team functions hosted by Taylor Minor Hockey.

2nd Offence or failure to comply with 1st offence actions items will result in - Instant removal of the offending player, parent(s), or guardian(s) from any and all activities within Taylor Minor Hockey Association, for 1 year from the date of infraction.

3rd Offence or failure to comply with 1st and 2nd offence action items will result in - Instant removal of entire family (all family members) from any and all activities within Taylor Minor Hockey Association, for 1 year form the date of infraction.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and player Code of Conduct signed is good for one season. One season is from September 1st to the following year March 31st.

Physical abuse of another person will carry indefinite suspension from all Taylor Minor Hockey events until reviewed by Taylor Minor Hockey Association for further discipline.

A complaint must be in writing, must identify the Discipline Issue by providing a summary of the incident and must identify the complainant. It should be delivered in person to a member of TMHA executive and emailed to Taylor Minor Hockey.

Once a formal complaint has been received it will be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee for review. This committee will be comprised of the Vice President, Division Director, and a 3rd Party Member. The TMHA secretary will also attend all disciplinary hearings as a neutral party to document all proceedings.

All Formal complaints will be documented and kept on file for the duration of the offender’s time in Taylor Minor Hockey.

Communication Protocol

Prior to reporting and or filing a complaint all members must wait 24 hours then submit their concern. If the 24 hour policy is not adhered to, this offence will be subject to a 1st offence condition, and will be decided on by the Taylor Minor Hockey for discipline action length.

Parent - Manager/Coach - Division Director - Vice President and/or President Manager/Coach - Division Director - Vice President and/or President - BC Hockey

Appeal Process

Should either the complainant or respondent feel that the decision of the Disciplinary Committee has not satisfactorily resolved the issue, the decision may be appealed to the Appeals Committee, which is to be comprised of President, League Director, and a 3rd Party Member. The TMHA secretary will also attend as a neutral party for documentation. Appeals are to be made in written form within three days of the verbal rendering of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.

The Appeals Committee shall convene a meeting to hear the appeal within a reasonable period of time.

The Appeals Committee shall determine whether the appeal shall be in the form of a new hearing or whether it can be dealt with based upon the written material and summaries, before the Discipline Committee. The Appeals Committee may request further written material form the complainant and/or respondent or their witnesses.

The Appeals Committee may dismiss the appeal, grant the appeal, or vary the decision of the Discipline Committee to lessen or increase the discipline imposed to ensure that such discipline is fair and reasonable in all of the circumstances.

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