As in years past, we require all parents to sign the 'Parent Code of Conduct.' Team managers will distribute this document with other player rostering forms.
Additionally, everyone will need to view the S.T.A.R. (Shared Tolerence Appreciation & Respect) video from MAHA (below), which explains how to:
Pretty common sense stuff, right? But most of us have probably witnessed some nasty behavior from an irate spectator or maybe an outspoken parent on your team, and just know it shouldn't happen. It can make or break a great game, and even an entire season if not addressed early.
STAR helps to explain how to behave, and why, and what to do when people don't. It's only 9 minutes long so it could easily be worked into your parent meeting. Or if that has already been held, send them the link to watch at home. Please make sure each family has viewed it.
Below are some real life examples of parents showing poor behavior in the stands. We have attempted to locate videos that are as family friendly as possible, but there are plenty of examples of completely unacceptable behavior on YouTube.
THIS IS WHAT YOU LOOK (AND SOUND) LIKE WHEN YOU ACT LIKE THIS.....
(VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN SOME LANGUAGE INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS)
Could this be you?
See 0:43 second mark of video.
See about 1:30 second mark of video.
See about 0:20 second mark of video.
Maybe not.... The chances of a high school hockey player playing NCAA hockey are somewhere around 1 in 8 or just over 12%. The odds of a player then moving on from the NCAA to the NHL is 1 in 250 or 0.4%.
I am sure there was a nice uniformed gentleman waiting for him......
Another parent with so much knowledge of the game....... they are not coaching, managing or refing..... Thanks for the help! You just got us a bench minor.