Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands

Aug. 23, 2017

Click The Button Below To Register For the Presentation and Complete The Parent Contract:

It is the intention of this CONTRACT to promote fair play and respect for all participants within the Association.  All parents must agree to this pledge before being allowed to participate in hockey and must continue to observe the principles of Fair Play.


I will not force my son or daughter to participate in hockey.

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

I will encourage my son or daughter to play by the rules and to resolve conflict without resorting to hostility or violence.

I will make my son or daughter feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and playing their best.

I will never ridicule or yell at any participant for making a mistake or losing a game.

I will remember that children and youth learn by example.  I will applaud good plays and performances by both my child's team and their opponents.

I will never question the official's judgment or honesty in public.  I recognize officials are developing in the same manner as players.

I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from hockey games.

I will respect and show appreciation of the FAIR PLAY CODE, rules and regulations as set by Hockey Canada, BC Hockey and my Minor Hockey Association.

 Below is additional training from BC Hockey on their Parent Education Page regarding the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands presentation:

DISCLAIMER: the GVMHA code of conduct (section 14 of the Policy Manual) is subject to change and parents should refer to the most updated version available on the GVMHA webpage

If you have questions or concerns regarding this please contact our Vernon Minor Hockey Risk Manager Glen Kuhnlein here:  



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