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Code of Conduct

The Glenview Stars Code of Conduct

The Glenview Stars program is designed to bring out the best in each participant. In turn, each participant - kids and parents - should follow these basic principles to make each season frun and to bring out the best in our organization.

  • Play for fun.
  • Work hard to improve.
  • Display teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
  • Be on time for practices and games.
  • Learn the rules and play by them.
  • Show respect to your coaches, teammates, parents, opponents and officials.

The Zero Tolerance Policy

In an effort to make ice hockey a more desirable, enjoyable and safe activity for all involved, GHSA along with Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois implements an absolute zero tolerance policy.

  • Know the rules and abide by them.
  • All GHSA players and parents shall show respect for teammates, coaches, parents, opponents and officials.
  • Bullying on the ice or in the locker room by player or parent will not be tolerated.
  • Any confrontation with the coaches or officials by the players or parents-whether verbal or physical-will be deemed in violation of the rules.

Players Code of Conduct

  • Players will not dispute, argue or visually demonstrate any sign of dissatisfaction from any decision made by an official.
  • Use of obscene or vulgar language including swearing is strictly prohibited, even if not directed at a particular person.
  • The use of derogatory comments with respect to one’s race, ethnic heritage, religion or gender is strictly prohibited.
  • Any physical contact after the whistle has been blown will not be tolerated.
  • Taunting of other players is strictly prohibited.
  • Any fighting penalty that results in suspension will be in violation of the zero tolerance rules with separate penalties accessed by GSHA.
  • Locker boxing is prohibited.
  • Cellular phones and cameras are not allowed in the locker rooms.
  • Disruptive behavior at team practices or games is unacceptable and will be addressed by the coach.

Parents Code of Conduct

Parents are a critical component of any team and shall be responsible for your child’s well being and for his/her transportation to and from the rink. Support your child’s love of hockey by getting him/her to ALL practices and games on time, by making sure they have all their equipment and by emphasizing the importance of teamwork, commitment, perseverance and good sportsmanship. Parents can be suspended from games, practices and presence in the rink for violations of the Zero Tolerance Rules. Those rules may include but are not limited to the following:

  • If you have a situation where you feel the need to contact the coach, go through the team manager first. A “24 hour rule” cooling off period applies before any contact with the coach can be made.
  • Parents who have confrontations with the coaches in rink areas will be considered in violation of zero tolerance.
  • The use of vulgar language, including swearing in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time in the rink area, lobby area, and outside the rink i.e. parking lot before, during or after a game is prohibited.
  • Taunting of players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of violence or actual physical violence is a violation of the Zero Tolerance rule.
  • The use of derogatory or defaming vernacular for one’s race, ethnic heritage, religion or gender is considered a violation of zero tolerance.
  • Throwing of any object in the spectators’ viewing area, players’ bench, penalty box or on ice service as to create a safety hazard.
  • Any spectator who must be removed from the rink area, whether inside or out, will receive maximum penalties which may include permanent suspension.
  • Any behavior where law enforcement is required to settle disputes or actions will result in automatic suspension.
  • Use of Glenview Star’s player or parent contacts is for official team matters only. Use of contacts for post-game analysis, ridicule, personal platforms, solicitation of personal business or any other inappropriate manner is strictly prohibited.

Creating a Positive Environment: Parents Key to Team Success

The Stars would like to remind parents of the crucial role they play in a team's success. By demonstrating sportsmanship and respect, parents can help their kids' teams play better, win more games and have more fun.

Read more in this insightful article by Hal Tearse of Minnesota Hockey.