TEAM OFFICIALS CODE
1. Be a resource person able to assist the athlete to develop his/her athletic potential and self dependency.
2. Recognize individual differences in athletes and always think of the athlete’s long-term best interests.
3. Aim for excellence based on realistic goals. The activity undertaken must be suitable for the age and ability of the players.
4. Lead by example. Teach and practice co-operation, self-discipline, respect for officials and opponents and proper attitudes in language, dress and deportment. Rules are mutual agreements that no one should evade or break.
5. Make sport challenging and fun. Skills and techniques need not be learned painfully. Ensure that all equipment and facilities meet current safety standards.
6. Be honest and consistent with athletes. They appreciate knowing where they stand.
7. Be prepared to interact in a positive manner with administrators, league officials, on-ice & off-ice officials and parents.
8. Be responsible people who are flexible and willing to continually learn and develop.
9. Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
10. Set and monitor the boundaries between a working relationship and friendship with players. Team officials must realize that certain situations or friendly actions could be misinterpreted, not only by the player, but also by others motivated by jealousy, dislike or mistrust and could lead to allegations or misconduct or impropriety.
11. Conduct of the team on and off the ice is the responsibility of the Team Officials.