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How much do you RESPECT the game of hockey and all its participants?  Take this simple test to see how you rate.


Check off the statements that apply to you.

  • The safety of the participants in the game is more important than the final score.

  • I value the contribution of the coach in developing the players talents, even though I may not always agree with their methods.

  • I understand that officials do not make the hockey rules, they only apply them.

  • I understand that children learn from adults, and my behavior reflects what I want children to learn.

  • I understand that officials are responsible to ensure that the game is played in a safe and fair manner for all participants.

  • I understand that players, coaches and officials are learning the game, and mistakes will be made in the learning process.

  • I may not cheer for the opposition team, but I will also not cheer against them or verbally abuse them.

  • I understand that the biggest reason for players and officials quitting the game is abuse.


10 Ways to become a good hockey parent ...

Fair Play Code ... for Parents

1.    I will not force my child to participate in hockey.

2.    I will remember that my child plays hockey for his or her enjoyment, not mine.

3.    I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

4.    I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game / event.

5.    I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.

6.    I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

7.    I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays / performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.

8.    I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in public.

9.    I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s hockey activities.

10. I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to provide hockey experiences for my child.


Get involved with your child’s team in a positive way.


  • Let your child know you enjoy having them involved with the game

  • Don’t lose perspective; emphasize the values associated with the game.

  • Be supportive and don’t let expectations become a burden to your child.

  • Model respectful behavior for your child.

  • Be there for your child whether they win or lose.

  • Make safety, respect, fair play and fun a priority. Support your child emotionally.

  • Encourage your child to participate but avoid pressuring them to play the game.

  • Communicate with your child's coach in a professional effective manner.