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Codes of Conduct

Facility Rules

  • Pets, skateboards, bicycles, and alcohol may not be brought into the building.
  • Unsafe behavior or harassment of any kind, either verbal or physical, and the use of profanity, abusive language, or intimidation, is prohibited. Conduct is expected to be in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
  • Do not leave valuable items unattended. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced articles.
  • Stickhandling is allowed only on the rinks. Skating is permitted only in designated areas.
  • Anyone playing under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be ejected from the facility.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the KIHA property (this includes the parking lots).  Anyone caught will be excused for 30 days by Richard.
  • Only water is allowed to be consumed in the players' benches, lockerooms and scorekeepers' boxes.  No food consumption is allowed in those areas as well.  Anyone caught will be excused for the day by Richard.
  • All sports carry some risk, including risk of serious injury. You assume all risks inherent in the use of this facility.
  • Overnight parking and RV parking are permitted ONLY with permit. Please contact us for information.
  • Additional facility rules are posted throughout KIHA. It is your responsibility to read and understand them.
  • Failure to comply with any of the facility rules is grounds for suspension or expulsion from the facility.

Codes of Conduct

Athletic competition should be fun. Everyone involved in sports programs has a duty to assure that their programs impart important life skills and promote the development of good character. Essential elements of character building are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core ethical values: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when all involved consciously teach, and enforce, these values and are committed to the ideal of pursuing victory with honor. Parents/guardians of athletes can and should play an important role and their good-faith efforts to honor the words and spirit of these values which can dramatically improve the quality of a child’s sports experience.

Athletes

Integrity -Live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and always pursue victory with honor.  Do what’s right even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.
Respect -Treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of the other athletes.
Class & Character -Play with class, be a good sport, be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity, give fallen opponents help, compliment extraordinary performance, show sincere respect in pre- and post-game rituals.  Consistently exhibit good character and conduct myself as a positive role model.  Always remember, participation in sports is a privilege, not a right and that I am expected to represent my team, coach, and teammates with honor, on and off the rink.
Disrespectful Conduct -Don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or racial nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals of the sport.
Respect for Officials -Treat officials with respect; don’t complain about or argue with official calls or decisions during or after a game, never use any profanity towards a referee.
Self-Control -Don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration; have the strength to overcome the temptation to retaliate, never intentionally injure any player or engage in reckless behavior that might cause injury to myself or others.
Integrity of the Game -Protect the integrity of the game; Play the game according to the rules, live up to high standards of fair play, honor the spirit and the letter of rules, avoid temptations to gain competitive advantages through improper gamesmanship techniques.

Coaches

Integrity - Model high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and always pursue victory with honor; teach, advocate and model the importance of honor and good character by doing the right thing even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.
Honesty - Don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in or permit dishonest or unsportsmanlike conduct.
Respect - Treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of the other athletes and coaches.
Class - Be a good sport, teach and model class, be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity; encourage athletes to give fallen opponents a hand, compliment extraordinary performance, and show sincere respect in pre-and post-game rituals.
Taunting Integrity - Don’t engage in or allow trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport.
Respect Officials - Treat contest officials with respect; don’t complain about or argue with official calls or decisions during or after a game.
Respect Parents - Treat the parents of the athletes with respect; be clear about your expectations, goals and policies and maintain open lines of communication.
Profanity - Don’t engage in or permit profanity or obscene gestures during practices, games or any other situation where the behavior could reflect badly on the program or the team.
Positive Coaching - Use positive coaching methods to make the experience enjoyable, increase self-esteem and foster a love and appreciation for the sport.  Refrain from physical or psychological intimidation, verbal abuse and conduct that is demeaning to athletes or others.
Effort and Teamwork - Encourage athletes to pursue victory with honor, to think and play as a team, to do their best and continually improve through personal effort and discipline.  Discourage selfishness and put less emphasis on the final outcome of the contest, than upon effort, improvement, teamwork and winning with character.
Life Skills - Always strive to enhance the physical, mental, social and moral development of athletes and teach them positive life skills that will help them become well-rounded, successful and socially responsible.
Role-Modeling - Be a worthy role model, always be mindful of the high visibility and great influence you have as a coach and consistently conduct myself in private and coaching situations in a manner that exemplifies all I want my athletes to be.  Refrain from profanity, disrespectful conduct, and the use of alcohol or tobacco in front of athletes or other situations where my conduct could undermine my positive impact as a role model.  Foster the development of good character by teaching, enforcing and modeling high standards of ethics, sportsmanship.
Competence - Strive to improve coaching competence and acquire increasing proficiency in coaching principles and current strategies, character-building techniques.  Maintain a thorough knowledge of current game and competition rules and assure that my athletes know and understand the rules.
Positive Environment - Strive to provide a challenging, safe and enjoyable sports environment that is physically and emotionally safe.  Be fair in competitive situations, selecting a team, disciplinary issues and all other matters.
Self-Control - Control my emotions; avoid displays of anger and frustration; don’t retaliate.
Integrity of the Game - Protect the integrity of the game; Play the game according to the rules.  Enforce this Code of Conduct consistently in all games even when the consequences are high.
Protect Athletes - Put safety above the desire to win; never permit athletes to intentionally injure any player or engage in reckless behavior that might cause injury to themselves or others.
Improper Gamesmanship - Promote sportsmanship over gamesmanship; don’t cheat, resist temptations to gain competitive advantage through strategies or techniques that violate the rules.

Parents/Guardians

Integrity - Live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and encourage your child to pursue victory with honor.  Do what’s right even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.
Loyalty - Be loyal to the program and team; Put the interests of the team above your child’s personal glory.
Respect - Treat all people with respect at all times and require the same of your athletes.
Class - Teach your child to live and play with class and to be a good sport.  He/she should be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity, compliment extraordinary performance, and show sincere respect in pre- and post-game rituals.
Disrespectful Conduct - Don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or racial nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals of the sport.
Respect for Officials - Treat game officials with respect.  Don’t complain, bang on the glass, argue about calls or decisions, during or after the game.
Character - Parents/Guardians too should represent the program, coach and teammates with honor, on and off the rink.  Consistently exhibit good character and conduct yourself as a positive role model.
Self-Control - Exercise self-control.  Don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration.
Spirit of the Rules - Honor the spirit and the letter of rules.  Teach your children to avoid temptations to gain competitive advantage through improper gamesmanship techniques that violate the highest traditions of sportsmanship.

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