Campbell River Minor Hockey Association: Policies & Procedures Manual

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Campbell River Minor Hockey Association Policy and Procedures Manual

March 2009

"Learning the Skills and Having Fun"

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 ADMINISTRATION ..................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Authority ......................................................................................................... 1

1.2 Awards and Bursaries ....................................................................................... 1

1.3 Confidentiality .................................................................................................. 1

1.4 Conflict of Interest ............................................................................................ 1

1.5 Appeal Process ................................................................................................. 1

1.6 Keys ............................................................................................................... 1

1.7 Policy Development and Changes ....................................................................... 2

2 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES .................................................................................. 3

2.1 Job Descriptions ............................................................................................... 3

2.2 Directors ......................................................................................................... 3

2.2.1 Risk Manager ................................................................................................... 3

2.2.2 Ice Coordinator ................................................................................................ 3

2.2.3 Equipment Manager .......................................................................................... 3

2.2.4 Tournament Coordinator ................................................................................... 4

2.2.5 Gaming Coordinator………………………………………………………………………………………………… …4

2.2.6 Referee-in-Chief ............................................................................................... 4

2.2.7 Head Coach ..................................................................................................... 4

2.2.8 Player Development Coordinator ........................................................................ 5

2.2.9 Representative (Rep) Coordinator ....................................................................... 6

2.2.10 Association Manager ......................................................................................... 6

2.3 Employees ....................................................................................................... 7

2.3.1 Administrator ................................................................................................... 7

2.4 Appointed Volunteers ........................................................................................ 7

2.4.1 Division Manager .............................................................................................. 7

2.4.2 Coach/Assistant Coach ...................................................................................... 8

2.4.3 Safety Person .................................................................................................. 9

2.4.4 Team Manager ................................................................................................. 9

2.4.5 Parent ............................................................................................................. 9

2.4.6 Player ............................................................................................................10

3 RISK MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................. 11

3.1 General ..........................................................................................................11

3.2 Injuries ..........................................................................................................11

3.3 Insurance .......................................................................................................11

3.4 Mutual Aid ......................................................................................................11

3.5 Volunteer Management ....................................................................................11

3.5.1 Coaches .........................................................................................................12

3.5.2 Team Trainer ..................................................................................................13

3.5.3 Hockey Safety Person (HSP) .............................................................................13

3.5.4 Officials ..........................................................................................................13

3.5.5 Timekeepers and Scorekeepers .........................................................................13

4 HARASSMENT .......................................................................................................... 14

4.1 Description .....................................................................................................14

4.2 Harassment Complaint Procedure ......................................................................15

5 RECREATION SECTION ............................................................................................ 16

5.1 Hockey Pre-Novice ..........................................................................................16

5.1.1 Program .........................................................................................................16

5.1.2 Practices ........................................................................................................16

5.1.3 Games ...........................................................................................................16

5.1.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................16

5.1.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................17

5.2 Novice ...........................................................................................................17

5.2.1 Program………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..17

5.2.2 Practices…………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………….…..17

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5.2.3 Games………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….17

5.2.4 Graduating Team…………………………………………………………………………………………………………17

5.2.5 Play-offs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18

5.3 Atom .............................................................................................................18

5.3.1 Program .........................................................................................................18

5.3.2 Practices ........................................................................................................18

5.3.3 Games ...........................................................................................................18

5.3.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................18

5.3.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................18

5.4 Pee-Wee ........................................................................................................18

5.4.1 Program .........................................................................................................18

5.4.2 Practices ........................................................................................................19

5.4.3 Games ...........................................................................................................19

5.4.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................19

5.4.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................19

5.5 Bantam ..........................................................................................................19

5.5.1 Program .........................................................................................................19

5.5.2 Practices………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..19

5.5.3 Games ...........................................................................................................19

5.5.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................20

5.5.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................20

5.6 Midget/Juvenile ...............................................................................................20

5.6.1 Program .........................................................................................................20

5.6.2 Practices ........................................................................................................20

5.6.3 Games ...........................................................................................................20

5.6.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................20

5.6.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................20

5.7 Female Program ..............................................................................................21

5.7.1 Program .........................................................................................................21

5.7.2 Practices ........................................................................................................21

5.7.3 Games ...........................................................................................................21

5.7.4 Select Team ...................................................................................................21

5.7.5 Play-offs .........................................................................................................21

5.8 Tiering ...........................................................................................................22

5.9 Team Selection ...............................................................................................22

5.10 Player Movement .............................................................................................22

5.11 Recreation Division Games ...............................................................................23

5.11.1 1 hour Games: ................................................................................................23

5.11.2 1 hour 15 minute Games: ................................................................................23

5.11.3 1 hour 30 minute Games: ................................................................................23

5.12 Statistics ........................................................................................................23

5.13 Fundraising and Sponsorships ...........................................................................23

5.14 Mini Hockey School ..........................................................................................24

6 REPRESENTATIVE SECTION ..................................................................................... 25

6.1 Team Structure ...............................................................................................26

6.1.1 'A'/ 'B' ...........................................................................................................26

6.1.2 Atom Development Team A and B .....................................................................26

6.1.3 Pee-Wee Team A and B………………………………………………………………………………………………..26

6.1.4 Bantam A and B ..............................................................................................27

6.1.5 Midget A and B ...............................................................................................27

6.1.6 Female Program ..............................................................................................27

6.1.7 Officiating Requirements ..................................................................................27

6.2 Coach Selection ..............................................................................................27

6.2.1 Coaches .........................................................................................................27

6.2.2 Assistant Coaches / Team Officials .....................................................................28

6.2.3 Coaches Reporting Responsibilities ....................................................................29

6.2.4 Meetings ........................................................................................................29

6.3 Player Registration ..........................................................................................29

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6.4 Tryouts ..........................................................................................................29

6.5 Player Selection ..............................................................................................30

6.6 Tryout Release Procedures ...............................................................................30

6.7 Tryout Release Appeal Procedure ......................................................................31

6.8 Roster Deadlines - Movement after Deadlines .....................................................31

6.9 Player Carding ................................................................................................31

6.10 Use of Affiliate Players .....................................................................................32

6.11 Association with Junior Teams ...........................................................................32

6.12 Statistics ........................................................................................................32

6.13 Dress Code .....................................................................................................32

6.14 Jerseys ..........................................................................................................33

6.15 Fundraising and Sponsorships ...........................................................................33

6.15.1 Entry/User Fees and Special Instruction .............................................................34

6.15.2 Non-Parent Coach………………………………………………………………………………………………………..34

6.16 Annual Contribution to Provincial Travel Fund .....................................................35

7 TOURNAMENTS ........................................................................................................ 36

7.1 Hosting Tournaments .......................................................................................36

7.2 Out of Town Tournaments ................................................................................37

8 CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE ..................................................................................... 38

8.1 General ..........................................................................................................38

8.2 Coach/Manager/Trainer ....................................................................................38

8.3 Player ............................................................................................................38

8.4 Member .........................................................................................................39

8.5 Recreation Division ..........................................................................................39

8.5.1 General ..........................................................................................................39

8.5.2 Misconducts ....................................................................................................39

8.5.3 Game Misconducts ...........................................................................................41

8.5.4 Major Penalties for Fighting ..............................................................................41

8.5.5 Excessive Penalties in one Game .......................................................................41

8.5.6 Suspensions ...................................................................................................41

8.6 Representative Division ....................................................................................42

9 EQUIPMENT ............................................................................................................. 43

9.1 Cleaning .........................................................................................................43

9.2 Damages and Repairs ......................................................................................43

9.3 Deposits .........................................................................................................43

9.4 Distribution ....................................................................................................43

9.5 Equipment Available ........................................................................................43

9.6 Purchasing .....................................................................................................44

9.7 Disposal of .....................................................................................................44

9.8 Required Player Equipment ...............................................................................44

10 FACILITIES ............................................................................................................. 45

10.1 Dry Land Training Facilities ...............................................................................45

10.2 Ice Allocations ................................................................................................45

10.2.1 Recreation Division ..........................................................................................45

10.2.2 Representative Division ....................................................................................45

10.2.3 Examples of Ice Allocations ..............................................................................45

10.2.3.1 Recreation Example (Initiation)……………………………………………………………………………………45

10.2.3.2 Recreation Example (Atom - Midget…………………………………………………………………………….46

10.2.3.3 Representative Teams (Atom - Midget)..............................................................46

10.3 Renting Out-Of-Town Ice for Practices or Games .................................................46

11 FINANCE ................................................................................................................. 47

11.1 General ..........................................................................................................47

11.2 Rep / Female Team Addition .............................................................................48

11.3 Signage .........................................................................................................48

12 PUBLICITY .............................................................................................................. 49

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13 REGISTRATION ....................................................................................................... 50

APPENDIX I – CODES OF CONDUCT APPENDIX II – PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA

APPENDIX III – HOCKEY 1-2-3-4

ADMINISTRATION

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1 ADMINISTRATION

1.1 A

UTHORITY

The Campbell River Minor Hockey Association (CRMHA) shall have the authority to make rules and regulations governing such matters as registration, procedures and fees, the administration of play downs, the rules governing competition and playing of hockey and any other relevant matters, provided such rules and regulations are in no way repugnant to, or modify the Constitution and By-laws of the CRMHA. Proposed new rules and regulations or changes thereto shall be introduced at any general meeting of the CRMHA. Such proposed amendments shall require a simple majority vote of the members personally present to carry. In the event of an emergency situation that is a matter which is not covered by other rules and regulations, or where a lack of time does not permit normal provisions to apply, the Chairperson of the Executive Committee may take appropriate action consistent with the objectives of the CRMHA. Such action shall be ratified at the next general meeting of the CRMHA.

1.2 A

WARDS AND BURSARIES

The CRMHA may offer three yearly bursaries up to a maximum of $1000 each to three current members enrolled in post secondary studies.

1.3 C

ONFIDENTIALITY

The CRMHA will release information it has obtained regarding any player, volunteer, or official only on a "need to know" basis. All other requests for information will not be released unless a letter is received from the person it pertains to authorizing its release. All CRMHA Executive members will sign an Oath of Confidentiality at the time of their appointment or election, and again at the end of their tenure.

1.4 C

ONFLICT OF INTEREST

Any member of the CRMHA Executive directly involved in an issue that requires a vote to be taken will not be allowed to vote. This also applies to any committees (disciplinary, player movement, Etc.) with which the Executive member sits. A replacement member appointed by the Chairman of the committee will stand in until a decision has been reached.

1.5 A

PPEAL PROCESS

Appeals of any CRMHA policy, procedure or decision must be made in writing to the executive or appropriate committee. Until a decision is made on the appeal, the original directive will be followed.

1.6 K

EYS

Only the CRMHA Head Coach, Equipment Manager and President will be issued with a key to the equipment room. The CRMHA will from time to time, re-key the equipment room to minimize the chance of theft. Keys for the CRMHA office may be signed out according to a list approved by the CRMHA Executive, at the Strathcona Gardens front desk.

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1.7 P

OLICY DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGES

CRMHA Policy and Procedures Manual will undergo review and assessment annually or as required. Changes need ratification at a general meeting as per CRMHA Constitution guidelines. Appeals to CRMHA policies must be presented in writing to the CRMHA Executive or appropriate Committee.

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2 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES

2.1 J

OB DESCRIPTIONS

All positions within the CRMHA will have up-to-date job descriptions. Every volunteer will be given a copy of the job description prior to or at the beginning of their tenure. Performance evaluations and disciplinary action will be based on the criteria outlined in the job descriptions.

2.2 D

IRECTORS

According to CRMHA Constitution and Bylaws, section B13 the nine Directors shall be ratified for a one (1) year term. Besides the roles and responsibilities specified below, Directors might also represent the CRMHA as required on various District and Provincial level committees within BCAHA.

2.2.1 Risk Manager

The Risk Manager is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. The Risk Manager is responsible to the Executive Committee for implementing the BCAHA Risk Management Program within the CRMHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Stay current with BCAHA Risk Management Program.
  2. b) Create and maintain risk management files for the CRMHA, BCAHA and CHA and other risk management information.
  3. c) Promote effective risk management within CRMHA according to its policy and procedures.
  4. d) Work with the Executive Committee to identify major risks and make recommendations to reduce or manage those risks.

2.2.2 Ice Coordinator

The Ice Coordinator is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. If required, he/she may present a name for the position of Assistant Ice Coordinator to the Executive Committee for ratification. The Ice Coordinator is responsible to the Executive Committee for the allocation of all ice times within the CRMHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Procure as much ice time from the Strathcona Gardens or nearby arenas as possible or as finances dictate. This normally involves:
  • Applying for extra ice time for tournaments at the ice allocation meeting
  • Supplying Strathcona Gardens with a weekly schedule of ice cleans
  • Checking with the Strathcona Gardens weekly, for changes, adjustments and cancellations
  • b) Draw up a fair schedule of ice time, striving for equal time for all teams according to CRMHA policy and procedures, and be responsible for scheduling, rescheduling, exchange and cancellation of ice times.
  • c) Provide copies of ice schedules to Rep Team managers, Division Managers, CRMHA Head Coach, Referee-in-Chief, any member (if requested) and the appropriate Arena Manager.
  • d) Review and approve monthly Strathcona Garden ice fees bill prior to payment.
Attending a Strathcona Gardens ice allocation meeting in May

2.2.3 Equipment Manager

The Equipment Manager is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee.

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The Equipment Manager is responsible to the Executive Committee for all the equipment owned by the CRMHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Maintain accurate records as to the disposition of equipment.
  2. b) Control inventory and account for all equipment, through the Treasurer.
  3. c) Obtain coaches' signatures for all equipment assigned to each coach.
  4. d) Purchase all equipment for the CRMHA.
  5. e) Ensure all equipment is maintained in good condition or is replaced.
  6. f) Inform the Treasurer of any outstanding equipment as of April 30
th so that members can be billed for replacing unreturned equipment.

2.2.4 Tournament Coordinator

The Tournament Coordinator is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. The Tournament Coordinator is responsible to the Executive Committee for ensuring that all CRMHA tournaments operate efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

  1. a) Work closely with the Division Managers and ad hoc tournament committees to ensure that tournament plans and financial requirements and limitations are adhered.

B) Oversee section 7.1 (Hosting Tournaments)

2.2.5 Gaming Coordinator The Gaming Coordinator is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. The Gaming Coordinator is responsible to the Executive Committee for ensuring that all CRMHA gaming operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures and affliations with B.C. Gaming and Bingo are strictly enforced and followed.

2.2.6 Referee-in-Chief

The Referee-in-Chief is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. If required, he/she may present a name for the position of Assistant Referee-in-Chief to the Executive Committee for ratification. The Referee-in-Chief is responsible to the Executive Committee for coordinating and developing all officials within the CRMHA. Wherever possible, the Referee-in-Chief should be a member of the Referees Association of BCAHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Act as the CRMHA liaison with the NIRC Area Rules Committee Member.
  2. b) Assumes joint responsibility with administrator to provide game officials.
  3. c) Assign all representative game on ice/officials.
  4. d) Institute and supervise a training program/clinic in the fall for referees/officials prior to the start of the playing year.

2.2.7 Head Coach

The CRMHA Head Coach is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. If required, he/she may present a name for the position of Assistant Head Coach to the Executive Committee for ratification.

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The CRMHA Head Coach is responsible to the Executive Committee for coordinating and developing all coaches within the CRMHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Request, coordinate and follow-up on coaching clinics for the CRMHA, as necessary.
  2. b) Act as the CRMHA liaison with the District Coaching Coordinator.
  3. c) Institute and supervise a training program for coaches prior to the start of the playing year.
  4. d) Ensure that all coaches, through the Hockey Canada Certification and its objectives, maintain a high level of coaching standards.
  5. e) Present to the Executive Committee the names of Rep Coaches and assistant Rep coaches for appointment.
  6. f) Assist in appointing coaches and assistant coaches in the Recreation Division.
  7. g) Work closely with the Association Manager, Player Development Coordinator, Division Managers and coaches to ensure that all players have an opportunity to try out for a divisional Rep Team.
  8. h) Attend, at his/her discretion, any CRMHA team practice and game to ensure maximum use of ice time for all players and that coaches prepare and use pre-arranged practice plans.
  9. i) Exercise supervision of the actions of all coaches and assistant coaches of their appropriate divisions in conjunction with Division Managers.
  10. j) Be a member of the Disciplinary Committee.
  11. k) Be a member of the Selection Committee for Rep Teams.
  12. l) Be a member of any Player Movement Committee.

The CRMHA Head Coach is permitted to coach a recreational hockey team but not a Rep team.

2.2.8 Player Development Coordinator

The Player Development Coordinator is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. The Player Development Coordinator is responsible to the Executive Committee for monitoring and promoting the skill development of all players within the CRMHA. He/she shall:

  1. a) Request, coordinate and follow-up on skill development clinics for the CRMHA, as necessary.
  2. b) Act as the CRMHA liaison with the Provincial Hockey Development Coordinator.
  3. c) Institute and supervise an overall training program for players prior to the start of the playing year (also see Appendix II).
  4. d) Ensure that players are appropriately recognized for their efforts in skill development that the CRMHA maintains high standards of skill development.
  5. e) Assist in team selection activities in the Recreation Division.Work closely with the Association Manager, CRMHA Head Coach, Division Managers and coaches to ensure that all players have an opportunity to try out for a divisional Rep Team and that teams are selected according to CRMHA policy and procedures.
  6. f) Attend, at his/her discretion, any CRMHA team practice and game to ensure players' skills develop in an appropriate progression.
  7. g) Be a member of the Selection Committee for Rep Teams.
  8. h) Be a member of any Player Movement Committee.

The Player Development Coordinator is permitted to coach a recreational hockey team but not a Rep team.

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2.2.9 Representative (Rep) Coordinator

The Rep Coordinator is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. He/she is responsible to the Executive Committee for ensuring that all CRMHA Rep Teams operate efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

  1. a) Take immediate appropriate action on any problem presented to him/her by any of the Rep Team officials.
  2. b) Chair meetings with Rep Team officials as deemed necessary to ensure that:
  • All responsible personnel are doing an efficient job in their division.
  • All exhibition and league games are properly scheduled.
  • All team officials are properly appointed.
  • All CHA player cards are duly filed with BCAHA.
  • c) Bring any noticeable infractions of conduct to the attention of Rep Teams, and deal with the situation accordingly.
  • d) Keep Rep Teams apprised of developments and issues identified by the Executive Committee.
  • e) Be a member of the Selection Committee for Rep Teams.
  • f) Be a member of the Player Movement Committee.
All complaints are considered and necessary action is taken.

2.2.10 Association Manager

The Association Manager is nominated by the President and elected by the Executive Committee. The Association Manager is responsible to the Executive Committee for ensuring that divisions operate efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

  1. a) Appoint a Division Manager to each Recreation Division.
  2. b) Chair meetings with Division Managers as necessary to ensure that:
  3. All appropriate team officials have successfully completed the required courses and checks.
  4. All complaints are considered and necessary action is taken.
  5. All responsible personnel are doing an efficient job in their division.
  6. All practices, exhibition and league games are properly scheduled.
  7. All team officials are properly appointed.
  8. c) Monitor player movement to ensure that teams within each division are kept evenly balanced and players are given equal ice time.
  9. d) Work with the appropriate Division Manager and take immediate appropriate action on any problem presented to him/her by any of the Recreation Team officials and where necessary, player/coach complaints.
  10. e) Bring any noticeable infractions of conduct to the attention of Division Managers, and deal with the situation accordingly.
  11. f) Keep Division Managers apprised of developments and issues identified by the Executive Committee.
  12. g) Be a member of the Player Movement Committee.

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2.3 E

MPLOYEES

2.3.1 Administrator

Subject to available finances, an Administrator is employed by the by the Executive Committee. He/she will report to the President. The Administrator is responsible for recording and tracking various administrative requirements and ensuring that the CRMHA operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

  1. a) Maintain a record of all CRMHA members and provide a list of playing members to each Division Manager and Rep Team.
  2. b) Register players, coaches and managers within BCAHA Mutual Aid Fund each year.

2.4 A

PPOINTED VOLUNTEERS

2.4.1 Division Manager

Each Division Manager is nominated by the Association Manager and elected by the Executive Committee. If required, he/she may present a name for the position of Assistant Division Manager to the Executive Committee for ratification. Division Managers will not be a head coach in their division. The Division Manager is responsible to the Association Manager for ensuring that teams in their respective division operate efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. The Division Manager is also responsible, along with the CRMHA Head Coach, for the actions of coaches and assistant coaches of their appropriate division. He/she shall:

  1. a) Ensure that teams are kept evenly balanced and players are given equal ice time.
  2. b) Monitor players picked up for extra games to ensure they are ineligible to be picked up for any further games until all players from that division have been given the same opportunity.
  3. c) Act on player/coach complaints immediately if necessary, with the Association Manager.
  4. d) Bring any noticeable infractions of conduct to the attention of coaches and assistant coaches, and deal with the situation accordingly.
  5. e) Ensure that all appropriate team officials have successfully completed the following:
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) Course
  • Hockey Canada Coaching Courses
  • f) Along with the CRMHA Head Coach, appoint coaches and assistant coaches.
  • g) Ensure all equipment used in his/her division is signed out and returned appropriately.
  • h) Ensure that all practices and games in his/her division are played as scheduled and assist in to have this carried out.
  • i) Ensure BC Mutual Aid forms and final claim forms are completed appropriately.
  • j) Where required, maintain statistics for his/her division and appropriately submit the statistics to the local newspapers ensuring division sponsors? names are used.
  • k) Ensure volunteers are secured for regular fundraising events (e.g., bingo, skate-a-thons, etc.)
  • l) Obtain score sheets from CRMHA Administrator and allocate to the teams in the division, Home team to supply for games.
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    • m) Follow and abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Appendix I).

    2.4.2 Coach/Assistant Coach

    The coach/assistant coach is nominated by the Division Manager. The coach/assistant coach is responsible to the Division Manager, CRMHA Head Coach and Player Development Coordinator for ensuring that their team operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. The coach/assistant coach is also responsible, along with the Division Manager, for the actions of players and parents on their team. He/she shall:

    1. a) Make games and practices fun while instilling the values of sportsmanship and fair play. Players should ALWAYS look forward to coming to the rink.
    2. b) Work with the Division Manager to deliver a balanced skills program. Allot equal ice time to all players on their team. Representative Coaches shall make every effort, within the competitive nature of representative hockey, to allocate equal ice time to all players.
    3. c) Conduct themselves in a gentlemanly manner, set an example of good conduct and sportsmanship at all times. His/her conduct shall at all times be consistent with the objectives of the CRMHA.
    4. d) Ensure that the safety of all players and that they are adequately protected with proper CSA approved hockey gear while they are on the ice.
    5. e) Ensure that an appropriate adult is in the dressing room at all times.
    6. f) Discourage rough tactics and rowdy play of all players while they are on or off the ice.
    7. g) Obey a "No Use of tobacco Products" rule while in player?s box or dressing room. The use of alcohol or drugs before or during such training sessions is forbidden.
    8. h) Project a favorable image of hockey and coaching and consistently display high personal standards. Refrain from using profane language.
    9. i) Ensure all hockey equipment assigned from CRMHA to his/her team is properly cared for. He/she is directly responsible for such equipment. This includes sweaters and equipment that must be returned at the end of the season.
    10. j) Submit a list to the Equipment Manager containing the names of his/her team players and the allotted sweater number. The list shall contain each player's name, address and phone number.
    11. k) Inform the Equipment Manager of any damaged equipment and return for repair.
    12. l) Act in a courteous manner toward any or all players, parents, fans, Executive Committee members and game officials. Treat everyone fairly.
    13. m) Along with his/her Division Manager, act on all complaints or problems as soon after occurrence as possible.
    14. n) Ensure that their team is on time for all ice sessions and clear the ice immediately once the allotted time has elapsed.
    15. o) Report team progress and concerns to the Division Manager. Attend all meetings called by the Division Manager.
    16. p) Assist the Division Manager in compiling a list of timekeepers from his/her team players' parents and informing the parents when they are required.
    17. q) Assist Division Manager in compiling statistics for his/her team.
    18. r) Maintain a record of player practice/game attendance.
    19. s) Regularly seek ways of increasing coaching development and self-awareness.
    20. t) Submit confidential Criminal Record Check forms to the CRMHA Administrator.
    21. u) Attend one Speak-Out session, confirmation required by CRMHA.

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      • v) Successfully complete the appropriate Hockey Canada (Initiation Level for Pre-Novice to Novice, Coach Stream for Atom to Juvenile Recreation, Developmental Level for Rep teams), confirmation required by CRMHA.
      • w) Follow and abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Appendix I).

      2.4.3 Safety Person

      The Safety Person is nominated by the team coach and must attend a Canadian Hockey Safety Person course. The Safety Person is responsible to the team coach and Division Manager for ensuring that their team operates safely and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

      1. a) Check players' equipment and recommend any required improvements to the team coach.
      2. b) Regularly check that team safety protocol is in place and being followed.
      3. c) Attend as many games and practices as possible.
      4. d) Attend a CHSP session.
      5. e) Follow and abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Appendix I).

      2.4.4 Team Manager

      The team manager is nominated by the team head coach. The team manager is responsible to the team head coach and Division Manager for ensuring that their team operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

      1. a) Work with Division Manager to communicate team information.
      2. b) Contact players and parents regarding extra ice time and special events.
      3. c) Submit tournament applications as necessary.
      4. d) Submit names of players participating in external games and tournaments to the Division Manager.
      5. e) Organize team travel arrangements.
      6. f) Manage game reports.
      7. g) Follow and abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Appendix I).

      2.4.5 Parent

      Parents are responsible to their child and the team coach for ensuring that their team operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

      1. a) Help out the other volunteers that are working towards the team's success. Like them, parents should offer any skills or time they feel comfortable to contribute.
      2. b) Try their best to be completely honest about their child?s athletic capability, competitive attitude, sportsmanship, and actual skill level.
      3. c) Not compare the skill, courage, or attitudes of their child with that of other members of the group or team. Teach their child to enjoy the thrill of competition.
      4. d) Get to know the team coach and Division Managers. Speak directly to team officials or Division Manager if there are any questions or concerns.
      5. e) Follow and abide by the Parent Code of Conduct (Appendix I).
      6. f) Responsible for good working order of equipment and ensuring it is CSA approved.

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      2.4.6 Player

      Players are responsible to their parents and their team coach for ensuring that their team operates efficiently and in accordance with CRMHA policy and procedures. He/she shall:

      1. a) Make sure gear is in order before leaving for the rink. Use team jerseys for games only and bring own jersey for practice sessions.
      2. b) Behave while in the rink.
      3. c) Take care when walking among others with skates on.
      4. d) Be dressed and ready to go on the ice 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
      5. e) Help others understand that pushing, shoving, or horseplay is not acceptable while on the ice, or waiting to go on - tell a coach if they need to.
      6. f) Responsible for good working order of equipment and ensuring it is CSA approved.
      7. g) Keep gloves on and helmet fastened until they?re off the ice.
      8. h) Tell the team coach right away if they have problem or a concern.
      9. i) Follow and abide by the Player Code of Conduct (Appendix I).

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      3 RISK MANAGEMENT

      W

      ORKING TOGETHER, THE CRMHA WILL PROVIDE THE GAME AND ITS PLAYERS WITH A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO DEMONSTRATE THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE HOCKEY A NATIONAL PAST TIME. PLAYED PROPERLY AND WITHIN THE RULES, HOCKEY IS A GREAT GAME, AND IS THE BASIS FOR THIS POLICY.

      3.1 G

      ENERAL

      A current Risk Management file (Building safety issues, incidents, penalty statistics, correspondence, injuries, and copies of mutual aid reports) will be maintained in the CRMHA office by the Risk Manager. The Risk Manager will post Risk Management Bulletins for the members to read. Coaches must ensure that everyone on the ice surface is properly insured through the BCAHA Mutual Aid Fund. Coaches must make sure that players do not step on the ice surface until the ice machine is completely off the ice, the doors are closed and a team official is present. Coaches must ensure that all gates are firmly closed once on the ice and any unsafe conditions are immediately reported to the Risk Manager and/or Ice Coordinator. All CRMHA members shall follow the Strathcona Gardens Emergency Procedures and Policies, i.e., fire and earthquakes.

      3.2 I

      NJURIES

      All players and team officials injured during on ice activities, whose injuries require medical attention, must return a completed Injury Report Form to the CRMHA. The blank forms are available from the CRMHA. A copy will be retained by the CRMHA and the original forwarded to the BCAHA.

      Any player sustaining a severe injury (e.g., a head injury/concussion) must produce a doctor's release to their team coach prior to returning to play or practice.

      3.3 I

      NSURANCE

      Insurance will be purchased for all other aspects of the CRMHA including the Executive, the office and equipment.

      3.4 M

      UTUAL AID

      Insurance will be provided for players and all on-ice volunteers through the BCAHA Mutual Aid program. Mutual Aid covers costs above any medical or extended health benefits (see BCAHA Mutual Aid brochure for more details). Mutual Aid covers the player or volunteer only for sanctioned on ice activities, including travel directly from home to arena and return. According to BCAHA guidelines, off-ice activities, including but not limited to dry land training or team socials, may be sanctioned BCAHA activities and covered under Mutual Aid, PROVIDING PRIOR APPROVAL HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM BCAHA.

      3.5 V

      OLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

      As a measure to minimize risk of harm (Physical, Emotional or Sexual) to players, officials, volunteers, and the CRMHA, the CRMHA will screen volunteers, players and officials on an ongoing basis.

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      The initial screening process includes, but is not limited to the completion of an application form, interview to determine aptitude and knowledge, reference checks, and an acceptable criminal record check.

      Criminal Record Checks must be completed by all team managers, coaches, assistant coaches, officials, and Executive Members, and then placed on file with the CRMHA no later than 6 weeks after the beginning of the season. Any person that the CRMHA has not received a Criminal Record Check on by that date will be suspended until the Criminal Record Check is on file. Prior Criminal Record Checks may be used providing they have been done no earlier than 3 years prior to September of the current season. Persons whose Criminal Record Check indicates that there may or may not be a criminal record in existence will be suspended until the RCMP copy of the conviction has been received by the CRMHA. If the conviction(s) is applicable to the volunteer position applied for, the candidate will not be offered or continue in the position. The candidate may apply and be accepted for another position in the CRMHA in which the conviction(s) is not applicable. Ongoing screening includes, but is not limited to observing players, parents, coaches and officials at practices and games for negative emotional or psychological interaction; and spot checks with players to find out how they are being treated by other players, coaches, officials and parents.

      All volunteers will be given the appropriate, current job description outlining the qualifications needed, the time commitment and their responsibilities.

      All players and volunteers will agree to follow the appropriate Code of Conduct (see Appendix I) form prior to participating in the CRMHA. The CRMHA will provide proper training, supervision and evaluation.

      3.5.1 Coaches

      All visiting coaches that are not CRMHA members must be assigned a Mutual Aid Insurance number before going on the ice with any CRMHA team (Rep or Recreation). The following steps must be taken:

        Only coaches and managers approved by the CRMHA shall be behind the benches. All coaches must read and sign a CRMHA coaches application, Code of Conduct (see Appendix I) and complete a Criminal Record Check. The CRMHA will pay the Mutual Aid cost for three volunteers per Recreation team. Teams that feel they need more than this must either pay for the extra Mutual Aid Numbers from the team funds, or use a volunteer that already is assigned a Mutual Aid Number (i.e., existing volunteer or a player). These three volunteers include a team manager, if desired.

        All coaches in Pre-Novice to Atom must have completed or be willing to complete the appropriate Hockey Canada certification of coaching by December 31

        In Atom Division and higher, the CRMHA requires that at least one coach per team have attained an appropriate Hockey Canada certification. When financially possible, the CRMHA will reimburse course costs of volunteers who have passed a hockey coaching certification program. Reimbursement for clinic fees will be processed when they are certified by BCAHA. The volunteer must have received Executive approval for the reimbursement prior to taking the course. All coaches shall be screened and evaluated throughout the season by the CRMHA Head Coach or his/her delegate. Should a coaching problem arise within a division, the Division Manager shall notify the CRMHA Head Coach, so the problem can be rectified immediately.

        • Upon doing so, the Administrator will give the coach a cover letter to be presented to the team coach or manager.
        The coach must contact the CRMHA Administrator to pay the cost of the individual?s Coverage and be assigned a Mutual Aid Number. st of the current season, in order to coach within CRMHA. Coaching certification courses will be advertised with dates and times.

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        3.5.2 Team Trainer

        Neither Recreation nor Representative teams requires a team trainer. In this case, the term "Trainer" should be crossed-out on game sheets. If a team trainer is available, they must have the appropriate qualifications (i.e., Certified First Aid course).

        3.5.3 Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP)

        All Recreation and Representative Teams require a certified HCSP. They must be present at each game.

        3.5.4 Officials

        Referee-in-Chief will be notified at least three (3) days in advance of games for Referee requirements. All referees will be coordinated by CRMHA Referee-in-Chief. If games are cancelled without reasonable notification to the official?s assignor, "24 hours", the officials assigned who show for the game will be paid. Division Managers will notify the Administrator and Referee-in-Chief of officials who are late or do not show up. Any player or coach who is under suspension shall not officiate any game until suspension is served. Referee write-ups will take precedence over the timekeeper?s entries on all game sheets. Referee fees shall be negotiated at the start of each season by the Referee-in-Chief and the CRMHA Committee.

        3.5.5 Timekeepers and Scorekeepers

        The assigned Home team will be responsible for timekeepers and scorekeepers. The team manager will schedule scorekeepers, Timekeepers and penalty box officials. Score sheets may be found at the Strathcona Gardens front desk or at the concession throughout the season. All information on the score sheets must be recorded correctly with neat printing. Copies of score sheets (home and away) are to be dropped off in the statistician boxes located in either referees room or in the CRMHA office immediately after home games and no later than forty-eight (48) hours after away games. In the Recreation Division, scorekeepers will not post additional goals for the winning team if there is more than a five-goal spread.

        Recreation Division games will adhere to the guidelines provided in section 5.11.

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        4 HARASSMENT

        CRMHA

        IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A SPORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AND WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES.

        4.1 D

        ESCRIPTION

        Harassment in sport is a serious issue that needs to be addressed by everyone in the amateur sport system, from administrators, to coaches, to athletes, to volunteers. CRMHA believes strongly that individuals involved with our organization should be able to participate in an environment that is safe and harassment free. Simply creating policies and procedures is not enough; in conjunction with appropriate education and training, these policies and procedures need to be implemented throughout our system, so that every participant is provided a safe environment in which to participate. Harassment may be any behavior, comments, conducts, or gestures which are insulting, intimidating, humiliating, hurtful, malicious, degrading, or otherwise offensive to an individual or group of individuals, or which might reasonably be expected to cause embarrassment, insecurity, discomfort, offence or humiliation to another person or group, including, but not limited to:

          There will be no tolerance of harassment in the CRMHA. CRMHA is committed to the education of all its members in the area of harassment. For the purposes of this policy, sport and/or workplace harassment can occur in the following places:

          1. At sporting events, competitions and training sessions;
          2. At the office;
          3. At the CRMHA related social functions;
          • Physical assault;
          • Unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendoes, or taunting about a person?s body, sexual orientations, attire, age, marital status, ethnic or racial origin, religion, etc.,
          • Displaying sexually explicit, racist or other offensive or derogatory material, sexual, racial, ethnic or religious graffiti;
          • Practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endangering a person?s safety, or negatively affecting performance;
          • Hazing or initiation rites;
          • Leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures;
          • Intimidation;
          • Condescension, paternalism, or patronizing behavior which undermines self-respect or adversely affects performance or working conditions;
          • Conduct, comments, gestures or contact of a sexual nature that is likely to cause offence or humiliation or that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived as placing a condition of a sexual nature on employment or any opportunity for selection, training or advancement;
          • False accusation of harassment motivated be malice or mischief, and meant to cause others harm, is considered harassment;
          • Sexual harassment.
          Written or verbal abuse or threats;

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            • During CRMHA related travel;
            • Over the telephone;
            • Elsewhere, if the person harassed is there as a result of CRMHA related responsibilities, or a CRMHA related relationship.
            At the organization?s business functions; such as meetings, conferences, training sessions, and workshops;

            4.2 H

            ARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

            Immediately inform the harassing individual that his/her behavior is not welcome. Any concerned person or respondent may, at any time, seek confidential advice or assistance from a designated female or male CRMHA Harassment Advisor on how to deal with a situation of harassment. For the purposes of the space, the BCAHA letter dated April 30, 1997 will be used for further investigation. An investigation under this policy shall follow the process of natural justice, as described in this policy. In all reported instances, a prompt, thorough, fair investigation will take place giving careful consideration to protect the rights and dignity of all people involved. In doing so, confidentiality cannot always be guaranteed. Notwithstanding this policy, every person who experiences harassment continues to have the right to seek assistance from the BC Council of Human Rights, even when steps are being taken under this policy.

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            5 RECREATION SECTION

            R

              ECREATION OR HOUSE HOCKEY IS THE TYPE OF HOCKEY PLAYED BY THE MAJORITY OF CRMHA PLAYERS. ITS FUN HOCKEY INTENDED FOR FITNESS, RELAXATION AND FELLOWSHIP. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE RECREATION PROGRAM ARE TO:
              FIT THE NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS AND PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE TYPES OF HOCKEY
              • P
              ROMOTE ENJOYABLE PARTICIPATION FOR THE FUN ASPECT
              • G
              IVE PLAYERS EQUAL ICE TIME
              • A
              SSIST IN AN INDIVIDUALS PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
              • C
              REATE A SOCIABLE ENVIRONMENT
              • A
              LLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO PARTICIPATE FREELY IN OTHER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
              • D
              E-EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF WINNING
              • E
              MPHASIZE SPORTSMANSHIP, FAIR PLAY AND RESPECT FOR FELLOW PLAYERS, COACHES AND OFFICIALS. ECREATIONAL HOCKEY IS CENTRAL TO THE ENTIRE AMATEUR HOCKEY STRUCTURE. MANY PLAYERS COMING OUT OF THE INITIATION PROGRAM WILL GO INTO THE RECREATION PROGRAM. FURTHERMORE, MOST REPRESENTATIVE PLAYERS SPEND TIME AS RECREATIONAL PLAYERS, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THEIR COMPETITIVE DAYS.

              5.1 P

              RE-NOVICE (INITIATION)

              5.1.1 Program

              Coaches MUST use the CHA Initiation Program at all practices (A and B manuals). Accordingly, coaches will incorporate criteria listed in Appendix II into their practice programs.

              1. a) There will be no streaming (tiering) as per CHA recommendations.

              5.1.2 Practices

              Players will be divided into skill levels for practices utilizing the entire ice surface.

              5.1.3 Games

              Games will only start after the Division Manager and coaches have agreed that the players have satisfactory skating skills. All games will be played cross-ice in three separate zones, comprising of two areas from the blue line to the end boards, and one area between the blue lines. All players will receive equal ice time. Players will have the opportunity to play every position including goal. The two-minute buzzer will be used in all games. Pre-Novice has no requirements for officials.

              5.1.4 Select Team

              There will be no Select Team formed in the Pre-Novice division.

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              5.1.5 Play-offs

              Play-offs will not be organized in the Pre-Novice division.

              5.2 N

              OVICE (INITIATION)

              5.2.1 Program

              Novice Division MUST follow the CHA Initiation Program at all practices (C and D manuals) in conjunction with the Nike Jukes Novice coaching manual. Accordingly, coaches will incorporate criteria listed in Appendix II into their practice programs.

              1. b) There will be no streaming (tiering) as per CHA recommendations.

              5.2.2 Practices

              Players will be divided into skill levels for practices utilizing the entire ice surface.

              5.2.3 Games

              Approximately 75% of the games up until Christmas will be played on half ice. Exhibition games and jamborees can be played on full ice. After Christmas, team schedules are to be as balanced as possible between half ice and full ice games. All games played in Campbell River will use a maximum two-minute buzzer. After Christmas, coaches will meet to determine if the players are ready for the removal of the buzzer. During all games with the buzzer, the teams will not change ends and the puck will be live at the buzzer. The player closest to the puck will pass it back to his/her own goalie, who will put the puck behind the net. To avoid collisions at the bench, players will enter and exit from opposite ends of the bench at all times. All players will have an opportunity play all positions, including goal, on a rotational basis. After Christmas, coaches may use those players keen on playing goal on a rotational basis. Team statistics, wins/losses, and scores will not be kept or used by any Novice teams competing in CRMHA, with the exception of the jamboree, where the score will be posted. No more than a five-goal spread will be posted on the clock. All full-ice games require a two-man officiating system whereas only one official is required for each half-ice game.

              5.2.4 Graduating Team

              Currently BCAHA does not sanction Select or Graduating Teams. If this policy was to change, teams must only be formed accordingly: A Graduating Team may be organized when there are four or more teams in the league. At the end of the season, Novice has traditionally formed a Graduating Team of eight-year-old players to attend a tournament during spring break. This team may not be formed before February 15

              th. The Executive Committee reserves the right to deny the formation of a Graduating Team in any given year and determine who they may play. The Executive Committee must approve team coaches before a Graduating Team is formed. Graduating Team players are selected from names submitted by Recreation coaches. There are no tryouts. Designated Recreation ice times will not be used for the Graduating Team. Whenever possible the Ice Coordinator will supply practice and game ice for the Graduating Team. The Graduating Team members are responsible for paying their share of the tournament entry fees.

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              5.2.5 Play-offs

              Play-offs will not be organized in the Novice division.

              5.3 A

              TOM

              5.3.1 Program

              Coaches must use the Atom level Nike Skills Development Program manual, with monthly coaches meetings to discuss progress, practice plans and other relevant information. Accordingly, coaches will incorporate criteria listed in Appendix II into their practice programs.

              1. c) There will be no streaming (tiering) as per CHA recommendations.

              5.3.2 Practices

              Practices are full-ice group sessions based on ability.

              5.3.3 Games

              Games are typically 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. All games require a two-man Officiating system. Each Referee will be at least one division higher than the division they are officiating.

              5.3.4 Select Team

              Currently BCAHA does not sanction Select or Graduating Teams. If this policy was to change, teams must only be formed accordingly:

              A Select Team may be organized when there are four or more teams in the league. At the end of the season, Atom has traditionally formed a Select Team to attend a tournament at the end of the season. This team may not be formed before February 15

              th. The Executive Committee reserves the right to deny the formation of a Select Team in any given year and determine who they may play. The Executive Committee must approve team coaches before a Select Team is formed. Select Team players are selected from names submitted by recreation coaches. There are no tryouts. Designated Recreation ice times will not be used for the Select Team. Whenever possible, the Ice Coordinator will supply practice and game ice for the Select Team to be paid for by the Select Team. The Select Team members are responsible for paying their share of the tournament entry fees.

              5.3.5 Play-offs

              At the end of the regular season, the Division Manager may organize league play-offs with the Ice Coordinator. Play-offs may be organized only when four or more teams are in the league. These play-offs will be a single round robin event involving all teams. Based on the results, the 3

              When teams are short players they must use affiliate house players from the division below as per BC Hockey requirements. (See sections 5.9 and 5.10).

              rd will play the 4th place team and the 1st will play the 2nd place team.

              5.4 P

              EE-WEE

              5.4.1 Program

              Coaches must use the Pee-Wee level Nike Skills Development Program manual. Accordingly, coaches will incorporate criteria listed in Appendix II into their practice programs.

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              5.4.2 Practices

              Practices are typically 1 hour in duration, organized as two teams per session or full-ice group practices based on ability, ideally once per week.

              5.4.3 Games

              Games are typically 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. All games require a two-man Officiating system. Each Referee will be at least one division higher than the division they are officiating.

              5.4.4 Select Team

              Currently BCAHA does not sanction Select or Graduating Teams. If this policy was to change, teams must only be formed accordingly: A Select Team may be organized when there are four or more teams in the league. There will be no Select Team permitted when there are two carded teams in this division. The Executive Committee reserves the right to deny the formation of a Select Team in any given year and determine who they may play. Where there is only one carded team, a Select Team may be formed at the end of the season to attend a tournament during spring break. This team may not be formed before February 15

              th. The Executive Committee must approve team coaches before a Select Team is formed. Select Team players are selected from names submitted by recreation coaches. There are no tryouts. Designated Recreation ice times will not be used for the Select Team. Whenever possible, the Ice Coordinator will supply practice and game ice for the Select Team to be paid for by the Select Team. The Select Team members are responsible for paying their share of the tournament entry fees.

              5.4.5 Play-offs

              At the end of the regular season, the Division Manager may organize league play-offs with the Ice Coordinator. Play-offs may be organized only when four or more teams are in the league. These play-offs will be a single round robin event involving all teams. Based on the results, the 3

              No pick-up players are permitted during play-offs (see sections 5.9 and 5.10).

              rd will play the 4th place team and the 1st will play the 2nd place team.

              5.5 B

              ANTAM

              5.5.1 Program

              Coaches must use the Bantam level Nike Skills Development Program manual. . If a team decides to go to body-checking exhibition games or tournaments, players are not obliged to attend. Prior to attending body-checking exhibition games or tournaments, players must attend a checking clinic.

              5.5.2 Practices

              Practices are typically 1 hour in duration, organized as two teams per session or full-ice group practices based on ability, ideally once per week.

              5.5.3 Games

              Games are typically 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. All games require a two-man Officiating system. Each Referee will be at least one division higher than the division they are officiating.

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              5.5.4 Select Team

              Currently BCAHA does not sanction Select or Graduating Teams. If this policy was to change, teams must only be formed accordingly:

              A Select Team may be organized when there are four or more teams in the league. There will be no Select Team permitted when there are two carded teams in this division. The Executive Committee reserves the right to deny the formation of a Select Team in any given year and determine who they may play. Where there is only one carded team, a Select Team may be formed at the end of the season to attend a tournament during spring break. This team may not be formed before February 15

              th. Select Team players are selected from names submitted by Recreation coaches. There are no tryouts. Designated Recreation ice times will not be used for the Select Team. Whenever possible the Ice Coordinator will supply practice and game ice for the Select Team to be paid for by the Select Team. The Select Team members are responsible for paying their share of the tournament entry fees.

              5.5.5 Play-offs

              At the end of the regular season, the Division Manager may organize league play-offs with the Ice Coordinator. Play-offs may be organized only when four or more teams are in the league. These play-offs will be a single round robin event involving all teams. Based on the results, the 3

              No pick-up players are permitted during play-offs (see sections 5.9 and 5.10).

              rd will play the 4th place team and the 1st will play the 2nd place team.

              5.6 M

              IDGET/JUVENILE

              5.6.1 Program

              To encourage participation, this division provides games only when they do not usually conflict with other activities (e.g., part-time jobs, social activities).

              Teams will be selected in September. If a team decides to go to body-checking exhibition games or tournaments, players are not obliged to attend. Prior to attending body-checking exhibition games or tournaments, players must attend a checking clinic.

              5.6.2 Practices

              Practices are not held for this division. If practices are scheduled, coaches will use the Midget level Nike Skills Development Program manual. Through the Midget Division Manager, Midget level players may apply to practice with the Bantam practice groups.

              5.6.3 Games

              Games are typically 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. All games require a two-man Officiating system. Whenever possible, these officials should be adults.

              5.6.4 Select Team

              There will be no Select Team formed in the Midget/Juvenile division.

              5.6.5 Play-offs

              At the end of the regular season, the Division Manager may organize league play-offs with the Ice Coordinator. Play-offs may be organized only when four or more teams are in the league.

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              These play-offs will be a single round robin event involving all teams. Based on the results, the 3

              No pick-up players are permitted during play-offs (see sections 5.9 and 5.10).

              rd will play the 4th place team and the 1st will play the 2nd place team.

              5.7 F

              EMALE PROGRAM

              A female player playing on both the male and female programs must pay an additional fee of $100 for the second program. All Recreation policies apply to the Female Division with the exception of team selection. Due to the additional travel expenses required to play out-of-town games, fundraising in this program is permitted.

              REFER TO THE FINANCE SECTION 11 IN THIS DOCUMENT FOR ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES.

              5.7.1 Program

              Coaches will incorporate criteria in Appendix II into their practice programs.

              5.7.2 Practices

              Practices are typically 1 hour in duration, organized as one or two teams per session, ideally once per week.

              5.7.3 Games

              Games are typically 1 hour 30 minutes in duration. All games require a two-person Officiating system.

              5.7.4 Select Team

              Currently BCAHA does not sanction Select or Graduating Teams. If this policy was to change, teams must only be formed accordingly: A Select Team may be organized when there are four or more teams in the league. There will be no Select Team permitted when there are two carded teams in this division. The Executive Committee reserves the right to deny the formation of a Select Team in any given year and determine who they may play. Where there is only one carded team, a Select Team may be formed at the end of the season to attend a tournament during spring break. This team may not be formed before February 15

              th. The Executive Committee must approve team coaches before a Select Team is formed. Select Team players are selected from names submitted by recreation coaches. There are no tryouts. Designated Recreation ice times will not be used for the Select Team. Whenever possible, the Ice Coordinator will supply practice and game ice for the Select Team. The Select Team members are responsible for paying their share of the tournament entry fees.

              5.7.5 Play-offs

              At the end of the regular season, the Division Manager may organize league play-offs with the Ice Coordinator. Play-offs may be organized only when four or more teams are in the league. These play-offs will be a single round robin event involving all teams. Based on the results, the 3

              No pick-up players are permitted during play-offs (see sections 5.9 and 5.10).

              rd will play the 4th place team and the 1st will play the 2nd place team.

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              5.8 T

              IERING

              There will be no tiering (streaming) below Pee-Wee, as per CHA recommendations.

              5.9 T

              EAM SELECTION

              Coaches should use the previous season?s Player Evaluation sheets when determining the placement of players. Players are to be rated prior to forming teams, at several evaluation sessions, by as many coaches as possible from within the division. Players are evaluated First year players will be done separate from second year players. The evaluations will be done in two (2) separate sessions. Teams are to be assembled as fairly as possible, taking into account the two age groups, and that the older player develops sooner. Teams will be assembled by the consensus of the coaches in a division involving at least two members of the Executive. This is to ensure that teams are balanced. Rep team affiliate players will be evenly distributed throughout the division. The Division Manager shall complete the data from evaluations to provide the information needed by the coaches. At the discretion of the CRMHA executive, player movement may be required throughout the year. To facilitate player movement in balancing teams at the start of the year, coaches should retain uniforms until Thanksgiving.

              5.10 P

              LAYER MOVEMENT

              Players will be able to play at equal skill and ability levels regardless of age. Unless the player has exceptional ability, beyond his/her age group, it is in the best interest of the player?s social, psychological and emotional development to play in his/her age category. No player in CRMHA may play or practice with any division other than his/her own without permission from one of the following: Division Managers, CRMHA Head Coach, Executive or the President. Any parent wishing their child moved to another division must write a letter of application to the President, stating all the reasons why the child should be moved. Once a player has moved to a higher division, further movement up or down must be approved by the President and CRMHA Head Coach. Currently BCAHA does not permit player movement between teams in the same division. Recreation teams may only pick up players according to BCAHA requirements. The Division Manager must approve the final roster. House player affiliation and movement will take place as follows:

              1. 1. Players can only be moved to the higher division. Because players can affiliate with only one team, Rep Affiliate Players are not permitted to move to a higher house division. However, Atom Development players are not typically affiliated with a PeeWee Rep team and are permitted to affiliate with teams in the PeeWee house division.
              2. 2. Division Manager must explain the Affiliate Program to the parents, obtain permission from the parents for the player to be an Affiliate, and then talk to the player to obtain their permission.
              3. 3. Division Manager, Head Coach and Development/Initiation Coordinator to supply a list of qualified second year players to the Association Manager.
              4. 4. Coaches needing players must contact the Division Manager who will then arrange for the number of players needed.
              5. 5. The Division Manager will track the rotation of players to ensure that the process is fair and does not conflict with regular house games. The list for each division will be kept in alphabetical order.
              6. 6. Affiliated players must be identified on game sheets by placing an "AP" beside their name.

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              All visiting players that are not CRMHA members must be assigned a Mutual Aid Insurance number before going on the ice with any Campbell River Hockey team (Rep or Recreation). The following steps must be taken:

                • Upon doing so, the Administrator will give the player a cover letter to be presented to the team coach or Manager.
                The player must contact the CRMHA Administrator to pay the cost of the individual coverage and be assigned a Mutual Aid Number.

                5.11 R

                ECREATION DIVISION GAMES

                Recreation Division games will adhere to the following guidelines:

                5.11.1 1 hour Games:

                5.11.2 1 hour 15 minute Games:

                5.11.3 1 hour 30 minute Games:

                5.12 S

                Warm-up:

                5 minutes

                Running Time

                1st Period:

                15 minutes

                Running Time

                2nd Period:

                15 minutes

                Running Time

                3rd Period:

                20 minutes

                Running Time

                The game will end 2 minutes prior to the time slot scheduled on the arena wall clock.

                Warm-up:

                5 minutes

                Running Time

                1st Period:

                15 minutes

                Stop Time

                2nd Period:

                15 minutes

                Stop Time

                3rd Period:

                15 minutes

                Stop Time

                The game will end 2 minutes prior to the time slot scheduled on the arena wall clock.

                Warm-up:

                5 minutes

                Running Time

                1st Period:

                15 minutes

                Stop Time

                2nd Period:

                20 minutes

                Stop Time

                3rd Period:

                20 minutes

                Stop Time

                The game will end 2 minutes prior to the time slot scheduled on the arena wall clock.

                TATISTICS

                Penalty statistics will be kept from Atom through Midget. These will be used to monitor penalty types and a player?s penalty time. League standings for House teams will be posted regularly for Atom and up. Postings should be included the local newspapers. Personal statistics may be kept, but not published.

                5.13 F

                UNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIPS

                CRMHA

                IS COMMITTED TO ENSURE THAT ITS PUBLIC IMAGE, MEMBERSHIP AND CONDUCT ARE ABOVE REPROACH.

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                CRMHA

                FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP ACTIVITIES MINIMIZE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS REQUESTED FROM THE COMMUNITY AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. From time to time, parents and players will be expected to help meet team and CRMHA expenses through fundraising efforts. Direct public support can be requested through activities such as candy sales, car washes, 50/50 draws, etc., provided that they are in good taste. Alcoholic beverages must not be used as prizes. "Tag Days" are not considered an appropriate fundraising activity. All fundraising programs must be included in team or tournament budgets and approved by the Vice President prior to the event. All these programs must be well supervised and controlled. Fundraising programs should only be carried out within the CRMHA boundaries. All plans for team fundraising must be discussed and approved at a team parent meeting. Team management is responsible for ensuring that the CRMHA guidelines and municipal by-laws are followed. The Attorney General of BC issues licenses for ticket lotteries, games of chance and agricultural fairs or exhibitions. The CRMHA will apply for an annual bingo license.

                All raffles must be authorized in writing by the Gaming Coordinator.

                Fundraising in the female recreation program is permitted due to the additional travel expenses required to play out-of-town games. CRMHA team/award/tournament sponsors cannot be approached during the season for further sponsorship for tournaments, jamborees, etc.

                REFER TO THE FINANCE SECTION 11 IN THIS DOCUMENT FOR ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES.

                Raffles are limited only to home tournament activities (see tournament packages) due to the ceiling applied by the Gaming Commission as to the amount of funds that can be raised under raffles. CRMHA gaming/bingo license regulates any raffle supporting CRMHA and its divisions. Raffles require a "B" license to be paid for by the Treasurer. Based on finances, the CRMHA may at any time seek sponsorships for our Recreation teams.

                5.14 M

                INI HOCKEY SCHOOL

                The CRMHA will attempt to sponsor a Hockey School prior to the start of each playing year. The Executive Committee shall appoint no less than 3 Directors to operate the school. The Operating Directors will keep a separate set of financial books to record monies derived and spent. These books shall be audited in conjunction with the CRMHA Treasurer?s books.

                Any monies realized from the Hockey School operation after expenses shall be turned over to the Treasurer. The first $3000 of these funds will be dedicated to the CRMHA Bursary fund for that year and remaining proceeds will go to general revenue.

                REPRESENTATIVE SECTION

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                6 REPRESENTATIVE SECTION

                T

                  HE REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR PLAYERS WHO HAVE THE DESIRE AND ABILITY TO PLAY AT A HIGH LEVEL OF COMPETITION AND WHO ARE WILLING TO INVEST A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO ON AND OFF-ICE TRAINING. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM ARE TO:
                  ACHIEVE A DEGREE OF EXCELLENCE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAYERS INTEREST AND POTENTIAL
                  • P
                  ROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ENJOYABLE AND SELF-FULFILLING ENVIRONMENT
                  • P
                  ROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROGRESS TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMPETITION
                  • S
                  TIMULATE DEVELOPMENT BOTH FROM AN INDIVIDUAL AND OVERALL SPORT POINT OF VIEW

                  T

                    HIS PROGRAM EMPHASIZES IMPROVEMENT OF ALL BASIC SKILLS, PLUS TACTICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION. Representative (Rep) hockey is the culmination of player skills, attitude and desire coupled with the coaching experience, training and dedication to form a Campbell River team to compete against the best players from other associations. The Rep teams play in a league that permits players to play against players of equal ability. It permits each player to improve his/her skills and character while playing at the next higher individual and team skill level. The Rep process is a yearlong activity that includes the coach and player selection process. We must remember that Rep tryouts are a stressful time not only for the players and parents but also for the coaches and volunteers who each year must co-ordinate this facet of the CRMHA program. The policies and procedures for the Rep hockey system are outlined in this booklet and will allow all participants to know in advance what they are entitled to and how all the facets of the Rep process are run. Rep hockey may be an expensive proposition to parents and players who must consider this before applying to play on a Rep team. There are additional expenses for travel additional game and practice ice, tournaments and miscellaneous expenses as well as street dress clothes to satisfy the CRMHA dress code. CRMHA expects that all Rep coaches, team officials, players and parents will set a high standard of conduct and good sportsmanship towards Referees, other players, team officials and parents. This not only applies to your own team but to all teams within the CRMHA and other associations with whom you have contact. The Rep Committee shall have the power and authority to deal with all discipline issues concerning Representative players and team officials. CRMHA Rep teams are supervised by the Rep Coordinator, who is in turn answerable to the CRMHA Executive. Each year the President will appoint a Rep Committee of 5 directors to deal with any contentious issues that may arise during the hockey season. This committee shall be made up of the following people:
                    • CRMHA Head Coach
                    • Past President
                    • 2 other members (past or present) of CRMHA in good standing, with prior Rep experience to be appointed by the President.
                    Rep Coordinator

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                    6.1 T

                    EAM STRUCTURE

                    6.1.1 'A' / 'B'

                    There may be a 'B' Rep team in all divisions including Atom Development if the following criteria are met:

                      Once players have been selected for either an A or B team this is their team for the year. If they choose not to play on it, they will move to the recreational league. A Rep team in CRMHA shall consist of a minimum of 15 players and a maximum of 19 players, two of who must be Goaltenders. B Rep teams are encouraged to sign the maximum number of players allowed. The 'B' team is viewed as a 'Development Team' by the CRMHA, and the team should develop as many players as is allowed. B Rep teams are expected to work closely with their affiliate A teams in the event of player requirements by the 'A' team.

                      The A team coaching staff may entertain the option of using (full-time/part-time) a player signed on a B roster (refer to BCAHA and VIAHA rules on 'AP' - affiliate player usage). Each division shall be governed by their special circumstances following the guidelines listed below.

                      • There must be enough players available to roster 4 recreational teams.
                      A head coach for the B team must be selected (will occur during interviews in May).

                      6.1.2 Atom Development Team A and B

                      This team has been created to provide a necessary base for our Rep teams and to provide an opportunity for the more skilled Atom players to play a more competitive level of hockey. This team is considered a CRMHA representative team and must follow these policies and procedures accordingly.

                      The top 30 players will be picked to roster the A and B Atom Development teams providing a Head Coach is available for both teams. If the above criteria (6.1.1) are not met, one team will be selected. Team practices will include both teams. Coaches are encouraged to invite recreations league players to rep practices to encourage their development. All games will consist of a minimum of 15 players and 2 goalies.

                      Atom Development players are permitted to affiliate with PeeWee house teams according to Section 5.10. The maximum number of games, including tournaments, will not exceed 44. Player?s ice time will be as fair and equitable as possible. Goaltenders will play 50/50 split. The team operations will follow Representative Team procedures. The coach must follow the Gordon Jukes Nike Atom Hockey Program for practices. The team head coach must apply at the same time as Rep coaches and be approved by the CRMHA Executive, and be willing to work closely with the other recreational coaches for both practices and games. The team head coach must submit names for assistant coach and manager to the Executive for approval.

                      6.1.3 Pee-Wee Team A and B

                      The two goalies must be played a no less than a 60-40 split in Pee-Wee. If the coach does not feel he can fulfill this obligation, he may appeal to the Rep Committee to alter this system.

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                      Each team can affiliate according to CHA rules (see section 6.5). Affiliate players will be charged a fee set by the Budget Committee at the start of the season. Coaches may invite 'House Players' to practice as desired. The Division Manager should be kept informed of any players invited to a practice.

                      6.1.4 Bantam Team A and B

                      Each team can affiliate according to CHA rules. Affiliate players may be charged a fee for extra practice ice. In Bantam, the two goalies must be played no less than a 70-30 split. If the coach does not feel he can fulfill this obligation, he may appeal to the Rep Committee to alter this system.

                      Coaches are encouraged to invite 'House Players' to practice as desired. The Division Manager should be kept informed of any players invited to a practice.

                      6.1.5 Midget Team A and B

                      Each team can affiliate according to CHA rules. Affiliate players may be charged a fee for extra practice ice. In Bantam, the two goalies must be played no less than a 70-30 split. If the coach does not feel he can fulfill this obligation, he may appeal to the Rep Committee to alter this system. Coaches are encouraged to invite 'House Players' to practice as desired. The Division Manager should be kept informed of any players invited to a practice.

                      6.1.6 Female Program

                      The Female Rep team will consist of a minimum of 15 players, plus 1 goalie. Players will be selected during a try-out process. Each team can affiliate according to CHA rules. Affiliate players may be charged a fee for extra practice ice. Team practices must include team members supplemented by recreational players. The team operations will follow Representative team procedures.

                      The team head coach must apply at the same time as Rep coaches and be approved by the CRMHA Executive, and be willing to work closely with the other recreational coaches for both practices and games. The team head coach must submit names for assistant coach and manager to the Executive for approval.

                      6.1.7 Officiating Requirements

                      All Rep games will have a three-person system (minimum level 2).

                      6.2 C

                      OACH SELECTION

                      6.2.1 Coaches

                      The Rep interview process and coach selection shall be completed and ratified by the June CRMHA meeting. Applications will be received from March 1 till April 30

                      The Rep hockey coach selection process begins in March of each year. CRMHA advertises in the local newspapers and other media for prospective coaches to apply by approximately April 30th. The candidates for the Rep coach?s position apply by completing the Rep coaches Applications.

                      th. Interview process will be during the month of May. B team head coaches must be interviewed and selected at this time also to be prepared for the possibility of rostering a B Rep team. The positions of coach, assistant coach, manager, and safety are required to be filled for the full season with BCAHA qualified people.

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                      When the application submission deadline has passed, the CRMHA Head Coach arranges for interviews for each applicant with the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is composed of at least five individuals, including the CRMHA Head Coach, President, Past President, Rep Coordinator and one other person. At least two of these members must have had previous CRMHA executive experience. Each candidate is asked the same pre-selected questions in order to permit a fair evaluation of the replies from each candidate.

                      The Rep interview process and coach selection shall be completed and ratified by the June CRMHA meeting. Applications will be accepted from March 1 until April 30th (second interviews may be required). The selected applications must be ratified by the Executive Committee and may only be overturned by a 60% NO vote. All coaches need to supply proof of post task completion to CRMHA. Reimbursement for clinic fees will be processed when they are certified by BCAHA. Coach selection criteria:

                        Selection considerations:

                        1. Qualified applicant with no child trying out for the team.
                        2. Qualified and willing to coach a team should their child not qualify for the team. A coach's child does not automatically make the team because of their position. A coach's child who does not qualify for the team, as evaluated by a committee, will be removed from the team
                        3. Qualified with their child on the team.
                        4. Clearance through a criminal record check.
                        5. Strong skills in communication, teaching, and organization should be considered.
                        6. Must produce a yearly plan.
                        7. All coaches must interact with each other in terms of player development and affiliate player movement. They will be asked to work closely together through the tryouts and the regular season to promote CRMHA player development.
                        • Strong hockey background in coaching, evaluation, and playing.
                        • Consideration will be given to applicants within CRMHA however total qualifications and experience will be the determining factor in the final selection.
                        Coaching Certification; applicant must be certified according to BCAHA and CHA rules.

                        6.2.2 Assistant Coaches / Team Officials

                        All assistant coaches must be certified as per BCAHA and CHA regulations. A Rep coach should not pre-select his/her assistant coaches or other team officials unless they have no children trying out for the team. When selecting assistant coaches or other team officials a Rep coach should bear in mind that the assistant/team official's child does not automatically make the team solely because the parent is a member of the team staff. The policy is the same as for the coach if an assistant coach/team official's child's ability does not qualify them for the team as evaluated by the committee, the child shall be released. The Executive Committee must ratify all coaching staff and team officials. It is strongly recommended the team manager not be related to the coach

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                        6.2.3 Coaches Reporting Responsibilities

                        Rep coaches shall report directly to the Rep Coordinator throughout the season and shall take direction from him/her. The Rep Coordinator shall be the first person contacted in the chain of command in all problem situations. In the event of concerns by the players and/or their parents about the coach, the CRMHA Head Coach must be contacted. Coaches, assistant coaches, and team officials are reminded that they are appointed by the Selection Committee and the Executive Committee and any coach or team official failing to take direction from the Rep Coordinator or the Executive Committee SHALL BE TERMINATED.

                        6.2.4 Meetings

                        There will be a meeting between all newly appointed Rep team coaches, the Rep Coordinator and the CRMHA Head Coach prior to the tryouts. Rep coaches and their officials will be expected to attend monthly meetings to be called by the Rep Coordinator.

                        6.3 P

                        LAYER REGISTRATION

                        Anyone wishing a tryout shall be registered with CRMHA and assigned a mutual aid number. Players should be encouraged to indicate on their registration form if they wish to participate in a Rep tryout. The Administrator will prepare a list of all players wishing a tryout for each division and pass it on to the Rep Coordinator to be given to each team's coach.

                        6.4 T

                        RYOUTS

                        Players must indicate their intention to try out for a rep team by September 1 to the CRMHA Administrator. Late registration to try out is at the discretion of the team?s Head Coach. Players who have indicated they wish a tryout will be contacted and advised of the first tryout times. Players, who change their mind regarding tryouts, are required to contact CRMHA Administrator for ice times. All players trying out for a Rep team will pay an additional $20.00 fee and are given 5 (five) ice times before the first release. Rep coaches must forward names of players who do not show up for try-outs to the Division Manager. Prior to tryouts, the coach will call a meeting with players and parents to discuss the selection process and introduce the coaches and evaluators. There may be instances where players wishing to tryout are unable to attend due to holidays or sickness. In these cases the following procedure will be followed:

                          Any player missing one session without notification or valid reason may be released.

                          Should a player move into the CRMHA area late in the year and before January 10th, a tryout should be made available to him/her in the same way as above. The player should be assigned a

                          • If the player is asked to participate at the Development/Rep level practice or game and as a result makes the team, then he/she must pay his/her share of the Rep Team fees (see Section 13).
                          The player must participate in a minimum of two Recreation Division evaluations where he/she may be evaluated by the Evaluation Committee up to September 30th.

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                          Recreation team where the coach may evaluate him/her. Should he make the Development/Rep team he will be asked to pay a pro-rated Rep fee.

                          6.5 P

                          LAYER SELECTION

                          It is recommended that each tryout session should have as many evaluators as possible, three being the minimum. All evaluators and head coaches will have a "pre-evaluation" meeting to review the evaluation and selection process. This will help maintain consistency throughout the process. The Rep Coordinator, Head Coach and President will also be at this meeting. The Best Ever evaluation format will take place with the 1-5 rating system. A Rep Committee or Executive member will be assigned to each Rep team for the duration of the tryouts and team selection. Their role is to monitor and assist with player releases, selection, evaluations, appeals, meeting, etc. They will report the team?s progress to the Rep Committee. Players will be evaluated according to established criteria (example may be provided by Rep Coordinator). Evaluation sheets will be filled out on each player and kept for 7 days following the final roster decision for appeals and other purposes, then destroyed. The CRMHA will only accept a player from another minor hockey association if:

                            Coaches must inform affiliated players and their parents of the VIL, BCAHA, CHA and CRMHA rules associated with being an affiliate player.

                            • they must reside within the boundaries of CRMHA
                            • They must be able to fully participate in the program.
                            their home community does not card in the respective Rep division

                            6.6 T

                            RYOUT RELEASE PROCEDURES

                            The release of players not selected for the higher team is a very traumatic experience for young players. A coach must handle the release with tact, care and caution. The coach must be very thoughtful and careful in his/her selection of words. An improperly chosen word could injure the self-esteem of a young player. All releases shall be carried out in the following manner:

                            1. a) At least one coach and an assigned Rep committee or executive member will participate in all release interviews.
                            2. b) Those players in the Atom and PeeWee division may have their parents in attendance during the release process.
                            3. c) No players will be released by telephone. All players must be released in person, except:
                            4. On acceptance of appeal by the committee
                            5. Any player who did not participate in Rep tryouts may be brought up for evaluation and may then be released back to house should he/she not make any of the Rep teams. (This may only be allowed with the approval of the Rep Committee).
                            6. d) The players should change and remain in their dressing room under supervision of an adult until otherwise directed.
                            7. e) Players will be called individually to another room for the release process.
                            8. Those players assigned to the house division will be contacted by the Division Manager for further assignment. The rep coaching staff will also provide these players with the Division Manager?s phone number.

                            REPRESENTATIVE SECTION

                              This system will be followed without exception for all releases. Failure by the coaches to do so could result in suspension. Releases will happen according to the tryout schedule (example may be provided by Rep Coordinator), with all releases happening on weekday evenings or weekends only. Once all player releases are complete, any unsuccessful second year player trying out for a Rep team may apply, in writing to the Executive Committee, to play in the next highest recreation division. Approval may be based on available space in the higher division and the player?s profile (example may be provided by Rep Coordinator). A coach who wishes to release a player after initial carding is completed must apply to the Rep Committee in writing stating his/her reasons. Should the move be granted, the player will be assigned to a house team.

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                              • f) Players will leave the interview room by a pre-selected route in which they do not pass those players remaining to be interviewed.
                              The player evaluation form must be forwarded to the Division Manager.

                              6.7 T

                              RYOUT RELEASE APPEAL PROCEDURE

                              A player may appeal his/her release within 72 hours of his/her release. The notice of appeal must be in writing and directed to the Rep Committee. This Committee shall determine if there are grounds for appeal and advise the Executive Committee of their decision. The decision of the Committee shall be final.

                              6.8 R

                              OSTER DEADLINES - MOVEMENT AFTER DEADLINES

                              All Rep teams will have a set player roster (carded – 11 skaters/1 goaltender as per BCAHA and VIHA rules). The balance of the team must be carded by October 31

                              The President of CRMHA shall not sign a player?s release card if the player has not paid all fees, and/or not returned all equipment of the CRMHA or paid its worth. All visiting players that are not CRMHA members must be assigned a Mutual Aid Insurance number before going on the ice with any CRMHA team (Rep or Recreation). The following steps must be taken:

                              1. The player must contact CRMHA Administrator to pay the cost of the individual coverage and be assigned a Mutual Aid Number.
                              2. Upon doing so, the Administrator will give the player a cover letter to be presented to the team coach or manager.

                              All parents and players will be given a copy of sections 6.8 and 6.9 prior to signing player cards. Any player who wishes to leave a Rep team after the January 10

                              st. The Rep Coordinator, the Rep Committee, or the Division Manager of the affected division must approve any changes after that date. All release requests after October 31st must be made in writing to the Rep Committee by either the coach or the player. Any player who wishes to leave a Rep team after December 15th must apply in writing to the Rep Committee stating his/her reasons. If the move is approved, the player will be released and given a pro-rated refund for rep fees. This player may lose eligibility for further play in CRMHA in that season. th will lose eligibility for further play in CRMHA in that season.

                              6.9 P

                              LAYER CARDING

                              The Rep Coordinator will ensure carding of all CRMHA Rep teams according to VIAHA, BCAHA and CHA rules. First time Rep players must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Copies of the

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                              cards must be sent to the Division Commissioner before and after approval. The team manager must carry a current roster to every league and tournament game. Coaches wishing to card players after December 15

                                No carded player is allowed to play on a Recreational hockey team.

                                All parents and players will be given a copy of sections 6.8 and 6.9 prior to signing player cards.

                                th may due so only with the approval of the Rep Committee. Circumstances that would fall into this category include illness, injury or loss of a player. Rep coaches wanting to card a Recreation player after October 31st must follow the appropriate steps:
                                • The Rep Coordinator must be contacted before a house player is carded.
                                The Rep coach shall not contact a player personally. He/she must first contact the Division Manager who will then contact the player?s coach who will in turn contact the player?s parents.

                                6.10 U

                                SE OF AFFILIATE PLAYERS

                                The following protocol must be followed prior to using affiliate players:

                                1. The Rep coach must provide a list of affiliate players to the Rep Coordinator and Division Manager by October 31
                                2. The Rep coach must inform the player?s coach prior to each game required.
                                3. The Rep coach must initially contact the player?s parents. No member of the coaching staff will approach a player personally.
                                4. The game sheet must reflect that the player is an affiliate player placing 'AP' beside the player?s name.
                                st.

                                6.11 A

                                SSOCIATION WITH JUNIOR TEAMS

                                Players returning from Junior teams before January 10

                                th will be allowed to play, providing there is room on the Rep team and the coach is willing to accept another player. No player can be released to make room for a returning Junior player UNLESS THE COACH CAN OBTAIN THE CLEARANCE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, THE REP COORDINATOR, AND THE CRMHA HEAD COACH.

                                6.12 S

                                TATISTICS

                                Penalty statistics will be kept from Atom through Midget. These will be used to monitor penalty types and a player?s penalty time. League standings for Rep teams will be posted regularly for Atom and up. Postings should be included in the local newspapers. Personal statistics may be kept, but not published.

                                6.13 D

                                RESS CODE

                                Appropriate dress is mandatory for all players and team officials of Representative teams. Teams may choose between either a tracksuit or a jacket that has been approved by the Executive. Whatever their choice, each team must dress similarly.

                                An appropriate dress code is shirt, tie and clean jeans or dress pants with a jacket or a tracksuit. Ball caps are considered inappropriate to wear for games. CRMHA will provide a jacket/track suit style each year.

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                                Parents that purchase a Campbell River Minor Hockey jacket can only use the CRMHA wheel logo. Representative teams will use the Tyee style logo.

                                6.14 J

                                ERSEYS

                                Jerseys must be worn for games only. A designated team jersey manager must collect all Rep jerseys after every game. All Rep sweaters must be laundered and repaired, if needed, at a CRMHA approved Laundromat bi-weekly, but may also be laundered at home by a team sweater manager – NO EXCEPTIONS.

                                At the end of the season, all jerseys must be returned without individual and sponsorship name bars.

                                6.15 F

                                UNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIPS

                                CRMHA

                                  Primary team and jersey sponsorship fees are set annually by the CRMHA Executive. Parents and players will be expected to help with team operations and CRMHA expenses through fundraising efforts. ALLOWABLE EXPENSES FROM FUNDRAISED MONEY FOR REP BUDGETS PER SEASON (Fundraising is

                                    IS COMMITTED TO ENSURE THAT ITS PUBLIC IMAGE, MEMBERSHIP AND CONDUCT ARE ABOVE REPROACH. CRMHA FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP ACTIVITIES MINIMIZE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS REQUESTED FROM THE COMMUNITY AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. All fundraising and sponsorship plans by Rep teams must be discussed and approved at a parent meeting and must have the approval of the Rep Coordinator. A monthly financial statement must be submitted to the CRMHA Treasurer or Rep Coordinator. All these programs must be well supervised and controlled including a paper trail of all expenditures and transactions for audit purposes. Rep teams may have primary team sponsorship under the following guidelines:
                                    • All primary team sponsorship money must be submitted to the CRMHA Treasurer by October 31
                                    • Co-sponsorship is possible with the approval of both parties involved.
                                    • Individual jerseys may be sponsored for a fee to be determined annually. This money can be used for team fundraising. (Bars should be sewn onto jerseys before November 15
                                    • Rep teams must submit an on-going list of sponsoring businesses to the Rep Coordinator.
                                    The team sponsor from the previous season has the right of first refusal. This must be confirmed by August 31st of each year. st. th or as soon as possible). any revenue received by the team that is not paid personally by the parents):
                                    • FUNDRAISERS ARE LIMITED TO 5 PER SEASON PRE-APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE
                                    • Tournaments (includes training camps) – maximum of $3500
                                    • Travel: non parent coaches expenses pursuant to Section 6.15.1, travel by bus (50% of cost to a maximum of $4000.00 )
                                    • Team meals (maximum $400)
                                    • Equipment/gym rentals (maximum $200)

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                                      Direct public support can be requested, with Executive approval, through activities such as candy sales, car washes, 50/50 draws coordinated through the CRMHA Gaming Coordinator, etc. provided that they are in good taste. Alcoholic beverages may not be used as prizes. "Tag Days" are not considered an appropriate fundraising activity.

                                      1. Fundraising programs must only be carried out within the CRMHA boundaries.
                                      2. Team management is responsible for ensuring that the CRMHA guidelines and Municipal by-laws are followed.
                                      3. The Attorney General of BC issues licenses for ticket lotteries, games of chance and agricultural fairs or exhibitions. The CRMHA will apply yearly for an annual license.

                                      All fundraised or sponsorship is the property of CRMHA. Under no circumstance will excess fundraising monies be divided up and distributed to team parents.

                                      REFER TO THE FINANCE SECTION 11 IN THIS DOCUMENT FOR ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES. The following subsections address acceptable use of team fundraising monies. Fundraising monies CANNOT be used for team socials, including wind-up parties. The CRMHA Treasurer or Rep Coordinator must clarify and approve any proposed exceptions from these guidelines.

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                                      • Meeting room rentals for team and parent meetings
                                      • Office/Miscellaneous expenses (maximum $200.00)
                                      • Individual Sponsor Bars(home and away)(maximum $300 – cost of production and sewing) (Please check the CRMH office for previous years sponsor bars on file)
                                      • Team Photo for Sponsors (maximum $400)
                                      • Clothing: Jacket or Track Suit only with prior budget approval by Executive or team official (maximum 50% of total cost) – any other clothing is to be purchased with the cost to the player (Including coaching staff)
                                      Coach?s Room and Provincial Travel Fund per annual budget

                                      6.15.1 Entry/User Fees and Special Instruction

                                      Fundraising monies may be raised to cover the cost of the following:

                                      1. Tournament entry fees,
                                      2. Renting of facilities for team activities (e.g., gymnasium or meeting room),
                                      3. Additional ice time with approval of the Ice Coordinator, and
                                      4. Special on- or off-ice instruction with approval of the Rep Coordinator.

                                      6.15.2 Non-Parent Coach

                                      For all out-of-town games, non-parent coaches may be reimbursed for travel expenses through fundraising monies, accordingly:

                                      1. Meals – $9.00 Breakfast, $15.00 Lunch, $20.00 Dinner
                                      2. Accommodation – 100% Covered
                                      3. Ferry – 100% Covered
                                      4. Vehicle - (as per BC Hockey rates per kilometer traveled, using the following distances: Courtenay - 100 km, Parksville - 250 km, Port Alberni - 320 km, Nanaimo -.320 km, Duncan - 420 km, Victoria - 540 km, Powell River - 100 km, North Island - 470 km, Vancouver – mileage accordingly).

                                      If the coach travels with another parent, vehicle costs will be reduced by half. Only one vehicle per trip will be reimbursed. The team will pay a maximum of two rooms with a maximum of two coaches per room.

                                      REPRESENTATIVE SECTION

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                                      The coach must submit a detailed statement of expenditures with receipts. These expenditures will be paid through the Rep team budget.

                                      6.16 A

                                      NNUAL CONTRIBUTION TO PROVINCIAL TRAVEL FUND

                                      All CRMHA Representative Teams (eligible to compete for a Provincial Championship) must contribute $250 each year to a "Provincial Travel Fund" that is managed by CRMHA. The contribution by each team will be due January 31

                                      The fund, which will be cumulative, will financially assist any Representative team that earns a berth in a Provincial Playoff Championship.

                                      The fund is not to exceed $10, 000, in which case teams may not have to contribute or only partially contribute for any given season. Assistance will be granted by CRMHA upon a written application that must be accompanied by a travel budget and presented at an executive meeting. The amount of assistance to be granted will be determined by CRMHA executive once the application is submitted. Assistance is for players, coaches and team manager travel expenses only. Exhibition games or tournament trips do not qualify for assistance from this fund. Travel to Provincials will be as follows:

                                        This to be reviewed each year.

                                        st of each season, no exceptions.
                                        • On Lower Mainland up to $2000.00 per team
                                        • Outside Lower Mainland ( beyond Hope) up to $3500.00 per team
                                        • Northern BC up to $4000.00 per team.
                                        On Vancouver Island up to $1000.00 per team

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                                        7 TOURNAMENTS

                                        7.1 H

                                        OSTING TOURNAMENTS

                                        Hosting tournaments in Campbell River is a privilege. In keeping with the CRMHA philosophy of making hockey financially accessible to all youth, tournament fees will be kept low. CRMHA tournament Coordinator will provide gaming licence and guidelines to the tournament committee. Any team or division hosting a tournament must co-ordinate it through the CRMHA Tournament Coordinator, with all monies including revenue and expenses being submitted to the CRMHA Treasurer or CRMHA Tournament Coordinator. A comprehensive financial report submitted must be on completion of the event. All CRMHA sponsored tournaments/jamborees must be sanctioned by BCAHA and have the approval of the Executive. The CRMHA Administrator must send in the sanctioning application at least 30 days prior to the tournament. Tournaments played in Campbell River must adhere to the appropriate CRMHA guidelines. The host Recreation Division or team of any tournament shall be responsible for all costs including ice rentals, Referees, tournament sanctions. The entry fee will be set by the CRMHA Executive and may include amounts to offset special programs of the association. Tournaments using raffle tables must not raffle more than 20 solicited items. A list of all sponsors and contributors will be submitted to the CRMHA Tournament Coordinator. CRMHA encourages local purchasing.

                                        Pee-Wee and above Rep teams hosting tournaments must budget $1,000.00 to cover ice expenses. Similarly, Atom Development Teams hosting tournaments must budget $500.00. The teams will pay this amount, so they need to include it in their fundraised budget at the beginning of the season. In the event a Recreation or Rep tournament makes a profit, the first $500.00 will be returned to the CRMHA General funds. The remainder may be requested in writing to be used as per approval of a submission by the team to CRMHA. Tournament budget will be provided to the Tournament Committee by the CRMHA Tournament Coordinator 4 weeks prior to event. A final financial report must be submitted to the CRMHA Tournament Coordinator no later than 14 days after the tournament. The tournament committee will provide their own float. 50% of net tournament profits will go back into tournament funds for the subsequent year. 50% of the net tournament funds will go into general revenue or is available if requested for an approved expense. Hosting tournaments is dependent on ice availability and adequate volunteer support. Although this is reviewed annually the typical tournament schedule is as follows:

                                        TOURNAMENTS

                                        7.2 O

                                        Female

                                        March

                                        Atom Recreational

                                        Christmas Break/December

                                        Pee-Wee Recreational

                                        Christmas Break/December

                                        Novice Jamboree

                                        Mid January/Minor Hockey Week

                                        Bantam Recreational

                                        November

                                        Midget Recreational

                                        Remembrance Day/November

                                        Atom Development

                                        February

                                        Pee-Wee Rep

                                        2

                                        nd weekend of Spring Break/TBA
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                                        Bantam Rep

                                        TBA

                                        Midget Rep

                                        TBA

                                        UT OF TOWN TOURNAMENTS

                                        CRMHA teams may only attend BCAHA sanctioned tournaments/jamborees and must have the approval of the Executive. The team must obtain the BCAHA permit sanction number from the hosting Association to verify the tournament is properly sanctioned. Each Rep team will receive funding for tournaments from CRMHA. The amount will be determined annually.

                                        Subject to available funding, CRMHA will pay for each Recreation team (up to $300.00 for Pre-Novice, $500.00 for Novice and up to $900.00 for Atom and above) to attend one out of town tournament per season. The cheque for the entry fee will be obtained from the Treasurer. Tournament Revenue from all Divisions will contribute to this funding. Teams that do not go to a tournament do not obtain funds. If a letter of permission is needed to enter the tournament, it may be obtained from the Tournament Coordinator. Hosting out-of-province teams or attending out-of-province tournaments must first receive permission from the Island Director through the CRMHA President. CRMHA will secure spots in Recreation Tournaments for all teams from Pre-Novice to Bantam. Payment of the balance owing will be paid 21 days before tournament dates

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                                        8 CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

                                        8.1 G

                                        ENERAL

                                        All teams – the players and their coaches are responsible for their behavior and activities while both on the ice and off. Supervision is required at all times. Fines may be assessed by the Executive to teams not abiding by rules and/or Director. Coaches or their team appointed officials shall ensure that there is an adult supervising the dressing room from the arrival of the first player, and until the departure of the last player, before and after a game or practice (Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action):

                                          The "No Smoking" rule while in the player?s box or dressing room must be strictly adhered to. The use of alcohol, drugs and all tobacco products before or during a game or practice session is strictly forbidden. Deliberate destruction of any CRMHA equipment or sports arena equipment will result in immediate suspension of the player until the player or parents make proper restitution. Please report any safety issues, violations of the above policy or concerns to any Committee Member of CRMHA or the arena staff.

                                          • Observe all „no skates permitted? areas.
                                          • No horseplay (running, pushing, fighting)
                                          • No shooting of pucks, tape or other objects.
                                          • No throwing of snow from skate blades or other equipment.
                                          • No spitting or foul language.
                                          • Use garbage cans and leave dressing room clean.
                                          Do not walk around the dressing room with skates on.

                                          8.2 C

                                          OACH/MANAGER/TRAINER

                                          The athlete/coach relationship is a privileged one. Coaches play a critical role in the personal and athletic development of their athletes. They must understand and respect the inherent power imbalance that exists in their relationship, and must be extremely careful not to abuse it. Coaches must also recognize that they are conduits through which the values and goals of a sporting organization are channeled. Thus, how an athlete regards his/her sport is often dependent on the behavior of the coach. The coach must also recognize that to achieve complete success, they should understand both the values and goals of CRMHA, BCAHA and CHA. Any team having a coach of the opposite sex must have a chaperone in the dressing room and in traveling situations. Non-parent coaches will not transport players. Non-parent coaches will not share sleeping accommodations with players.

                                          8.3 P

                                          LAYER

                                          If for any reason, the player is unable to attend a game or practice, they must contact the coach as soon as possible prior to the game or practice. If a player misses three games in a row, without just cause, and without informing the coach, they are removed from the team roster, and a player from the waiting list put in the team. Players will conduct themselves in an orderly manner while attending organized hockey sessions. Players are to act in a courteous manner toward any or all parents, fans and game officials.

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                                          No player shall be permitted to drive to out-of-town games unless accompanied by a parent; and then only when there are no other players in the vehicle.

                                          8.4 M

                                          EMBER

                                          Any CRMHA Member not abiding by the policies of the CRMHA shall be subject to disciplinary review.

                                          8.5 R

                                          ECREATION DIVISION

                                          8.5.1 General

                                          CRMHA expects the coaches and managers to maintain discipline among their players and parents. You are representing CRMHA and must keep this in mind at all times. We are governed by this document, the rules of CRMHA, BCAHA and CHA, as well as any rules established by the NVIHL. These rules must be strictly followed and enforced. The team coaches and managers must be familiar with these and ensure that their team and parents are aware of these rules. The CRMHA will accept no excuses from its coaches and managers for not being aware of the rules.

                                          All Discipline matters must involve both the player, and at least one coach.

                                          A coach may suspend any player at his/her discretion for part of or one (1) game. The incident will be referred to the Division Manager, who will record the incident and ensure that both the player and his/her parents are advised as soon as possible of the reason of the suspension. For infractions of a more serious nature, the Division Manager will refer the case to the President, who in turn will refer the case to the Disciplinary Committee to deal with the offence. The Discipline Committee Chairman will inform both the player and parents of the decision by the Committee, which will be final. The incident may be on ice or off ice, including activities that are supervised by the CRMHA, and road trips from the time the player leaves home in Campbell River until the player returns to his/her residence. For on-ice infractions involving serious matter that affects another player, coach, team official, or an on-ice official, when a suspension is imminent, no player will play until he/she has come before the Discipline Committee.

                                          The coach must ensure that all penalties are served and that no player or parent returns before the allotted time has expired. Failure to do so will result in the suspension of the coach and manager. When situation exists that both the CRMHA and BCAHA have suspension policies relating to a specific incident, the suspensions may run consecutively to each other.

                                          All game sheets are to be completed immediately following any game in which a serious incident (i.e., Match Penalty, Gross, Misconduct, Fight, Check from behind) occurs. Also see section 3.5.5 regarding submitting game sheets. Fines may be assessed by the Executive to teams not abiding by rules set out by CRMHA and/or a Director of CRMHA.

                                          8.5.2 Misconducts

                                            • Rule A All recreation hockey divisions will be subject to the following CRMHA disciplinary measurers; Instigator fighting/aggressor will be an automatic minimum three (3) game suspension.
                                            • Rule B Ten (10) minute misconduct incurred during the last ten minutes of the end of regular playing time and during any overtime, in any game, shall result in the player missing one (1) league game or one (1) playoff game, or seven (7) days, whichever occurs first.

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                                              • Rule C A second offense of the above Rule A will result in a review by the Disciplinary Committee with possible suspension.
                                              • Rule D A third offense of the above Rule A will result in an indefinite suspension until the matter is reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee.

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                                              8.5.3 Game Misconducts

                                                  • Rule F Players receiving additional Game Misconduct penalties are subject to the following suspension, irrespective of the ten (10) minute rule:

                                                  Second Game Misconduct:

                                                  Ejected from current game and suspended for the next two league or playoff games, or fourteen (14) days, whichever occurs first

                                                  Third Game Misconduct:

                                                  Ejected from current game and suspended indefinitely pending review by the Disciplinary Committee.

                                                  8.5.4 Major Penalties for Fighting

                                                    8.5.5 Excessive Penalties in one Game

                                                    • Rule G Any player receiving fighting majors during exhibition, tournament league or playoff games will receive the following (this includes the suspension time outlined in section 8.5.3):

                                                    First Fight:

                                                    Suspended for the next two (2) games, or fourteen (14) days, whichever occurs first.

                                                    Second Fight:

                                                    Suspended for the next four (4) games, or twenty-one (21) days, whichever occurs first.

                                                    Third Fight:

                                                    Indefinite suspension pending review by the Disciplinary Committee.

                                                    Any player receiving three (3) penalties excluding tripping, hooking and interference in one game shall be automatically ejected. Any player ejected under this section on five (5) occasions will be suspended for the next league or playoff game.

                                                    8.5.6 Suspensions

                                                    Any player receiving a suspension, when there is insufficient time to serve the full suspension at the end of the season, will serve the remainder of the suspension upon commencement of the league the following season and accordingly: No suspensions will be served during the months of April to August (e.g., a player receiving a thirty- (30) day suspension on the 15

                                                    th of March will serve 15 days in March and the remainder through the first 15 days of September). All time- and date-determined suspensions (e.g., seven, fourteen, twenty-one days) will commence with day one, being the day following the last game played, until 12 o'clock midnight on the final day of suspension. Players will be allowed to participate in practices, unless otherwise informed. Coaches and other team officials serving a suspension will not be allowed in the dressing room, or otherwise have contact with their team, from one (1) hour prior to the game until one (1) hour after the game.

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                                                    8.6 R

                                                    EPRESENTATIVE DIVISION

                                                    CRMHA expects the coaches and managers to maintain discipline among their players and parents. You are representing CRMHA and must keep this in mind at all times.

                                                    The Rep Division is governed by this document, the rules of CRMHA, BCAHA, CHA, as well as any rules established by VIHL. All rules must be strictly followed and enforced. The team?s coaches and managers must be familiar with these and ensure that their team and parents are aware of these rules. The CRMHA will accept no excuses from it?s' coaches and mangers for not being aware of the rules. Accordingly, all second offence, major penalties must be reviewed by CRMHA; third offences are handled by the Island Director. The coaches must ensure that all penalties are served and that no player, team official, or parent returns before the allotted time has expired. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of the coach and/or manager.

                                                    All Discipline matters must involve both the player, and at least one coach. A coach has the authority of the CRMHA to discipline a player on his/her team as follows:

                                                    1. a) The player may be benched for one period in any one game
                                                    2. b) A player may be benched for a full game
                                                    3. c) No player may be suspended for one game without the knowledge of the Rep Coordinator. Any suspension of a game or more must be reported in writing to the Rep Coordinator and Discipline Committee
                                                    4. d) Suspension and discipline of parents will be handled by the Rep Committee upon the receipt of a written complaint.

                                                    No player may be suspended by a coach/manager/team official for a complete game without the knowledge of the Rep Coordinator.

                                                    Suspension and/or discipline of parents will be handled by the Discipline Committee upon the receipt of a written complaint. The Rep Committee must submit all written complaints about Rep team players, coaches, or team officials to the Rep Coordinator for review. The Committee will deal with the complaint and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee. The Board will review the complaint and make a decision in a reasonable time frame. The decision may be appealed in writing within 72 hours. An appeal committee will review the decision. Their decision will be final. The Rep committee/Discipline Committee may at any time administer or review any Rep player?s playing record and administer the appropriate discipline.

                                                    EQUIPMENT

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                                                    9 EQUIPMENT

                                                    9.1 C

                                                    LEANING

                                                    All team jerseys must be laundered prior to return to the CRMHA Equipment Manager at the end of the season. All Rep jerseys must be laundered and repaired, if needed, at a Laundromat (the Laundromat is of their own choice) bi-weekly, but may also be laundered at home by a team jersey manager – NO EXCEPTIONS.

                                                    9.2 D

                                                    AMAGES AND REPAIRS

                                                    Repairs to CRMHA equipment for reasonable wear and tear will be the responsibility of CRMHA. Any damages or repairs that occur from neglect or misuse by the individual or team will be recovered from those responsible for the damages. The Equipment Manager must be advised of damages prior to arranging for repairs.

                                                    9.3 D

                                                    EPOSITS

                                                    A cheque post-dated for April 15 of that season in the amount of $75.00 for a uniform must accompany the player?s registration. The deposit will be refunded or returned upon receipt of the uniform by the Equipment Manager at the end of the season.

                                                    9.4 D

                                                    ISTRIBUTION

                                                    All CRMHA equipment is to be signed out through the Equipment Manager. Sweaters, socks and goalie gear will be distributed to coaches or Rep managers once team selections have been completed, and will continue to distribute as needed and while supplies last. Coaches and managers are responsible for all equipment issued to their team (first aid kits, pucks, goalie equipment, sweaters etc.). They must ensure that it is properly used, maintained and returned at the end of the season. Uniforms (sweaters and socks) are for game use only. Except for Pre-Novice/Novice. Team goalie equipment for Novice and Atom Division teams must be signed out by the team head coach. Designated goalies, Pee-Wee and higher, may sign out their own gear. CRMHA will not supply equipment for players trying out for junior or summer hockey teams. Equipment may be available for use at summer hockey schools and must be returned before the start of the season. A refundable deposit for this shall be $200.00 prior to distribution of goalie equipment.

                                                    9.5 E

                                                    QUIPMENT AVAILABLE

                                                    The CRMHA provides game jerseys for each player. This equipment may be worn for games only. The CRMHA has a selection of goalie equipment available to teams and individual goalies to borrow for the season. All teams will be issued one First Aid Kit for the season. Recreation teams may sign a First Aid Kit out for away games and tournaments. Division managers must return First Aid Kits at the end of the season along with jerseys and pucks. Score sheets are available through the Equipment Manager at the Strathcona Gardens front desk or the concession.

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                                                    9.6 P

                                                    URCHASING

                                                    The CRMHA will not compete with sporting good supplier for the sale of equipment (i.e. Goalie equipment), therefore, equipment that is suitable for use within the CRMHA is not for sale to players. A purchase order is required from the Equipment Manager prior to the purchasing of any equipment.

                                                    9.7 D

                                                    ISPOSAL OF

                                                    The method of disposal will be determined annually by CRMHA.

                                                    9.8 R

                                                    EQUIRED PLAYER EQUIPMENT

                                                    The coach and manager are responsible for ensuring that all the players are wearing the proper, CSA approved (BNQ approved neck guards), and protective equipment at all times. Protective equipment shall be worn properly at all times while on or leaving the ice surface. COACHES WILL BE SUSPENDED IF FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES.

                                                    Proper equipment for players includes:

                                                    Proper equipment for goalies includes:

                                                    FACILITIES

                                                    1. helmet

                                                    1. full face protector

                                                    1. neck guard

                                                    1. chest protector

                                                    1. blocker

                                                    1. trapper

                                                    1. athletic cup or jill

                                                    1. pants

                                                    1. goalie pads

                                                    1. skates

                                                    1. stick in safe condition
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                                                    10 FACILITIES

                                                    No Rep game ice is to be used for practices without the approval of the Rep Coordinator. When trading ice times, please go through the Rep Coordinator and the Ice Coordinator. The Ice Coordinator must assign all CRMHA ice time.

                                                    10.1 D

                                                    RY LAND TRAINING FACILITIES

                                                    Teams will be responsible for all costs, including insurance, for any dry land training. (Mutual Aid does not cover the cost of dry land training) Teams must reimburse the CRMHA for any dry land facility time or insurance, originally paid for by the CRMHA.

                                                    10.2 I

                                                    CE ALLOCATIONS

                                                    I

                                                    DEALLY, CRHMA PLANS FOR EACH TEAM TO ENJOY WEEKLY PRACTICE AND GAME TIMES ACCORDING TO SECTION 10.2 BUT DUE TO OTHER FACILITY EVENTS (E.G., FISH FARM EXPOSITIONS, FIGURE SKATING TEST DAYS, TOURNAMENTS, ETC.) ICE ALLOCATIONS MAY BE DISRUPTED. WEEKLY ICE ALLOCATIONS DEPEND ON FACILITY BOOKINGS AND AVAILABILITY.

                                                    10.2.1 Recreation Division

                                                    2 Ice times per week (one Practice, one Game) Recreation teams including females will be allotted a minimum of one morning practice session per division.

                                                    10.2.2 Representative Division

                                                    3 Ice times per week (two practices, one game) All Rep team, other than Midget, will be allotted one morning and one evening practice, the morning to be the earliest session. Midget will have no morning ice to encourage participation.

                                                    10.2.3 Examples of Ice Allocations

                                                    10.2.3.1 Recreation Example (Initiation)

                                                    Consider 16 teams for Pre-Novice and Novice divisions with 12 players per team (192 players).

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                                                    Sessions

                                                    # Teams

                                                    Hours/session

                                                    # Teams/session

                                                    Weekly Requirement

                                                    1 Practices (Pre-Novice)

                                                    X 8

                                                    X 1

                                                    / 4

                                                    2 hours

                                                    1 Practices (Novice)

                                                    X 8

                                                    X 1

                                                    / 3

                                                    2¾ hours

                                                    1 Half-Ice Game

                                                    X 16

                                                    X 1

                                                    / 4

                                                    4 hours

                                                    1 Full-Ice Game

                                                    X 2

                                                    X 1

                                                    / 2

                                                    1 hour

                                                    Planned weekly:

                                                    9¾ hours

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                                                    10.2.3.2 Recreation Example (Atom – Midget)

                                                    Consider 27 teams for Atom to Midget divisions with 14 players per team (378 players).

                                                    10.2.3.3 Representative Teams (Atom – Midget)

                                                    Sessions

                                                    # Teams

                                                    Hours/session

                                                    # Teams/session

                                                    Weekly Requirement

                                                    1 Practice

                                                    X 27

                                                    X 1

                                                    / 2

                                                    13½ hours

                                                    1 Game

                                                    X 27

                                                    x 1.25

                                                    / 2

                                                    17 hours

                                                    Planned weekly:

                                                    30½ hours

                                                    Consider 7 rep teams for Atom to Midget divisions with 17 players per team (119 players).

                                                    TOTAL MINIMUM ICE TIME REQUIRED IS 68¼ HOURS. CRMHA must also pay for the ice cleans when we use a block of ice, which will increase our paid hours by approximately 10 hours per week.

                                                    10.3 R

                                                    ENTING OUT-OF-TOWN ICE FOR PRACTICES OR GAMES

                                                    Any team or division renting ice at any venue other than the Strathcona Gardens, must rent it under the name of CRMHA by the Ice Coordinator, who will notify the Executive Committee. The ice must be rented under the name of CRMHA in order for the BCAHA Mutual Aid Insurance and the CHA Liability Insurance to be in effect. The team or division renting the ice time will be responsible for:

                                                      These practices and/or games must not disrupt any regularly scheduled games for the players and/or team involved.

                                                      • payment of such ice time;
                                                      • supplying transportation for players to and from the venue;
                                                      • securing certified Referees for any games – this list must be given to the Head Referee for approval;
                                                      • payment for referees;
                                                      • Any costs for repair for any damages to the venue caused by any of the participants at these practices and/or games.
                                                      securing such ice time;

                                                      FINANCE

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                                                      11 FINANCE

                                                      11.1 G

                                                      ENERAL

                                                      CRMHA, a non-profit organization under British Columbia law, is primarily staffed by volunteers. Although we pay our Administrator and Referees, no Member or participant may receive a personal use benefit, cash or otherwise, without the written consent of the Executive. THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT PERSONAL INTEGRITY IS TO ALWAYS OPERATE IN AN OPEN AND WELL-DOCUMENTED MANNER. All organizers associated in any way with CRMHA activities should follow uniform procedures for the control of all cash revenues and collections. It is therefore appropriate and necessary to expect the following:

                                                        The Financial Statement shall be presented and ratified at the AGM. The Executive Committee will ensure the proper financial administration of the annual budget is adhered to. Any expenses totaling one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) or more, not in the budget, must receive prior CRMHA Executive approval. Budgets of the various committees struck throughout the year (i.e., provincial tournaments, mini hockey school, etc.) must be passed to the CRMHA Executive for review and approval prior to implementation. All accounts payable, whether administrative or other, incurred by a committee must be remitted by cheque. Any Rep team or division hosting a tournament must co-ordinate it through the Tournament Coordinator, with all monies including revenue and expenses being submitted to the CRMHA Treasurer. A complete financial report must be submitted upon completion of the event.

                                                        There are no charge accounts in the name of CRMHA other than those approved by the CRMHA Executive Committee. All efforts must be made to shop locally, but it must be kept in mind that the interests of the CRMHA are most important when considering cost, delivery, and customer satisfaction.

                                                        • All accounts should be opened 'In Trust', or in the name of the CRMHA Rep team, committee, or event, etc., with cheques signed by two adults, one whom must be the team manager or treasurer. The CRMHA Treasurer will have signing authority on all accounts.
                                                        • All transactions require a receipt.
                                                        • Excess funds in the team/event account at the end of the season SHALL BE RETURNED TO CRMHA.
                                                        • Excess funds in any representative/development team account will be deposited to the CRMHA Provincial Travel Fund.
                                                        • Under NO circumstances should excess funds be used in ways not allowed for under the Fundraising guidelines.
                                                        • The Finance Committee can review the bank records of any Rep team. The team records must be provided to the Treasurer within seven day of request, verbal or written.
                                                        Bank accounts should be used for Rep team, Committee and other CRMHA funds and these accounts should have monthly statements provided, with cheques returned. All funds, statements and cancelled cheques as well as recipients, invoices and other financial records are to be held in Trust for the CRMHA by a Rep team, Committee, or Event Treasurer. These documents should be kept safely and be made available upon request by the CRMHA President, Treasurer, Division Manager or Finance Committee.

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                                                        11.2 R

                                                        EP / FEMALE TEAM ADDITION

                                                        Rep / Female teams must submit a monthly financial statement to the Rep Coordinator.

                                                        All Rep / Female teams? fees should be paid in full by November 1st of that season. All receipts and documentation for financial transactions must be submitted to the CRMHA treasurer prior to April 30.

                                                        Rep / Female teams officials may agree to help with traveling expenses of coaches who have no children on the team (see 6.15.1). Expending publicly raised funds is an honorable responsibility. Team funds used in a questionable manner, as deemed by the Executive Committee, must be repaid or disciplinary action will be taken. If in doubt regarding acceptable team expenditures, team officials must contact the Rep Coordinator or Treasurer. Parent funds that are for non-approved budget items shall not be put through CRMHA Rep team accounts. With consultation from the CRMHA Accountant, it was decided to keep this separate to avoid any questionable disbursements through CRMHA sanctioned accounts.

                                                        11.3 S

                                                        IGNAGE

                                                        Based on CRMHA finances, fees for signage will be set each year. Existing signage sponsors will have the right of first refusal. Payment must be in by November 1

                                                        st. If payment is not received by November 1st CRMHA may remove at their discretion the unpaid sign so that another Company on the waiting list may purchase the spot.

                                                        PUBLICITY

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                                                        12 PUBLICITY

                                                        It is important that CRMHA maintain a high profile in Campbell River and that the CRMHA always strive to establish Minor Hockey as a positive, enjoyable, healthy recreation for young people in the community. This section provides guidelines for promoting hockey as a challenging, fun sport, for recognizing the achievements of hockey teams, players, the CRMHA and acknowledging the tremendous contribution sponsors make to our game. All items regarding CRMHA released to the local media shall be positive in content. Every attempt shall be made by the Executive to continually publicize all aspects of hockey, and to acknowledge all sponsors. Rep team managers shall be encouraged to supply the local media with the results and positive stories from their division. The CRMHA Executive shall monitor these reports. Any member of the CRMHA supplying local media with articles insulting players, coaches, Referees, detrimental to hockey or derogatory in regards to the CRMHA shall be dealt with immediately by the disciplinary Committee. CRMHA will work closely with government and municipal agencies, other sports and Recreation Associations, promoting sports and working towards better sporting facilities. From time to time, the CRMHA will circulate newsletters on an as required basis to all members informing them of Executive decisions, and CRMHA happenings.

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                                                        13 REGISTRATION

                                                        The Executive will determine registration fees annually. Families with three or more children registering in one season have only to pay the Mutual Aid fee for the third and subsequent child. This policy is based on the financial status of the CRMHA and will be reviewed annually.

                                                        Pre-registration forms for current players will either be handed to each player by the end of the season, or be mailed out before the end of the school year. Deadline for pre-registration is July 30

                                                        Rep team fees are payable by November 1

                                                          Refunds are based on the registration fee less: 1) Mutual Aid costs, 2) Admin fee of $50.00, then 3) prorated yearly fee. Any player suspended or removed from the CRMHA waives all rights of refund. No player may register if there are any outstanding fees or equipment owed to CRMHA.

                                                          Players not in good standing with CRMHA by September 15

                                                          th. After July 30th, registration will be on an ongoing first come, first serve basis, during office hours. A discount, as determined by the Executive Committee, may be applied to registrations received prior to the pre-registration closing date. Registration fees become due and payable upon registration. The Executive Committee can allow a payment schedule to be mutually arranged for the payment fees. st, and are determined annually by Executive. Initially, Rep Affiliate players will pay the half rep team fee. All players will have an equal opportunity to share the ice that is available. The Ice Coordinator will adjust ice times for each division according to the number of players registered in that division. As of October 1st, registrations will only by accepted if there are openings in the division. Failing any openings, players will be placed on a waiting list. Refunds will be made up to October 31st as authorized by the Committee, or after October 31st for:
                                                          • Transfer or moving out of School District 72;
                                                          • If the CRMHA is unable to field a Rep team for the appropriate division, and the player does not want to play on a Recreational team. This type of request must be made by November 30
                                                          Medical reasons supported by a Doctor?s certificate; th. th will be suspended from further on-ice activities.

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                                                          Appendix I – Codes of Conduct

                                                            ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT In personal development, as well as athletic development, the athlete himself/herself plays a critical role. They must understand and respect their relationship and the commitment that is required as a member of a team. The athlete must also recognize that to achieve complete success, they should understand both the values and goals of the BCAHA. Thus, how an athlete regards his/her sport is often dependent upon their level of behavior and ability to fit into team concepts. The following Code of Conduct has been developed to aid the athlete to achieve a level of behavior that will allow the athlete to become a well-rounded, self confident and productive human being. ATHLETES HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
                                                            • 1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
                                                            • 2. Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than the individual.
                                                            • 3. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of their sport.
                                                            • 4. Refrain from public criticism of athletes, coaches or officials.
                                                            • 5. Abstain from the use of tobacco products.
                                                            • 6. Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages, using performance enhancing or mind altering drugs.
                                                            • 7. Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language.
                                                            • 8. Follow the annual training, competitive programs, and rules of conduct as mutually agreed upon by coaches and athletes, recognizing the responsibilities of the athletes to adhere to and complete.
                                                            • 9. Participate in all team testing and satisfy all team program-testing objectives.
                                                            • 10. Provide the coaches with results of their strength and dry land training to enable the coaches to monitor and assess improvement in your performance.
                                                            • 11. Communicate and Co-operate with registered medical practitioners in the diagnoses, treatment and management of medical problems. Respect the concerns these medical people have when they are considering the athletes' future health and well being and when they are making decisions regarding the athletes' ability to continue to play or train.
                                                            • 12. Regularly seek ways of increasing your athlete development and self-awareness.
                                                            • 13. Uphold the rules of the sport, the spirit of such rules and encourage other athletes to do the same.
                                                            • 14. Treat opponents and officials with due respect both in victory and defeat. Encourage other athletes to act accordingly.
                                                            • 15. Be aware of the role sport plays in all athletes? lives and respect the pressures that may be placed on yourself and other athletes as you strive to balance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of your lives.

                                                            ATHLETES MUST:

                                                              • 1. At no time allow individuals who may request sexual favors or use threats of reprisal for rejection to go unreported.
                                                              • 2. Participate in a manner that ensures the safety of athletes, coaches and officials also participating in the game.

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                                                                I have read and understand the above statements and agree to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the Athletes Code of Conduct. Name of Athlete: ________________________________ Signed: _____________________________ Association/Organization: _____________________________ Date: _______________________

                                                                • 3. Respect other athlete's dignity: verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are totally unacceptable.
                                                                • 4. Never advocate or condone the use of drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances.
                                                                • 5. Never use or condone the use of alcohol.

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                                                                PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

                                                                  Sport provides many great moments that parents and children can share and enjoy. It should be part of the educational process for children and, therefore, should be operated as an educational experience so that all children have the right to learn and participate in an enjoyable, positive, and stress-free environment. Many children dream of playing like their favorite sport star. It's up to parents to nurture those dreams and to help their child's sport experience be fun, safe and valuable. You want your child to be able to look back on the youth sport experience with fondness. You, as parents, have a part to play in those moments. PARENTS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
                                                                  • 1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour I sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
                                                                  • 2. Encourage your child to play sports, but don't pressure. Let your child choose to play, and to quit, if she or he wants.
                                                                  • 3. Understand what your child wants from sports and provide a supportive atmosphere for achieving these goals.
                                                                  • 4. Teach cooperation, teamwork, and how to follow rules.
                                                                  • 5. Attend games.
                                                                  • 6. Emphasize fun and enjoyment.
                                                                  • 7. Keep winning in perspective, and help your child do the same.
                                                                  • 8. Help your child meet responsibilities to the team and the coach.
                                                                  • 9. Teach your child to recognize sexual, physical, and verbal abuses.
                                                                  • 10. Trust the care of the player to the coaches at practices and games -respect the coaches? decision, direction and philosophy.
                                                                  • 11. Speak out when you perceive something is wrong.
                                                                  • 12. Supply the coach with information regarding any allergies or medical conditions your child has. Make sure your child takes any necessary medications to the games and practices.
                                                                  • 13. Respect and show appreciation for the volunteer who gave their time, to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for your child.

                                                                  PARENTS MUST:

                                                                    I have read and understand the above statements and agree to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the Parent Code of Conduct Name of Parent: ________________________________ Signed: _____________________________ Association/Organization: _____________________________ Date: _______________________

                                                                    • 1.
                                                                    Never verbally or physically abuse a child after a game for poor performance.
                                                                    • 2.
                                                                    Never come to the ice rink intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
                                                                    • 3.
                                                                    Never use bad language, nor harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.
                                                                    • 4.
                                                                    Never yell or criticize any child's performance from the stands.
                                                                    • 5.
                                                                    Never get caught up in the heat of the moment.

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                                                                    COACHING CODE OF CONDUCT

                                                                    The athlete/coach relationship is a privileged one. Coaches play a critical role in the personal as well as athletic development of their athletes. They must understand and respect the inherent power imbalance that exists in this relationship and must be extremely careful not to abuse it. Coaches must also recognize that they are conduits through which the values and goals of a sport organization are channeled. Thus how an athlete regards his/her sport is often dependent on the behavior of the coach. The following Code of Conduct has been developed to aid coaches in achieving a level of behavior that will allow their athletes in becoming well-rounded, self confident and productive human beings.

                                                                    Although this code is directed toward coaching conduct it equally applies to other members of the "Team Leadership Staff" i.e. Managers, trainers, equipment personnel etc. It is assumed that these people act in cooperation with one another to construct a suitable environment for the athlete.

                                                                      COACHES HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
                                                                      • 1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
                                                                      • 2. Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than the athlete.
                                                                      • 3. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of their sport and coaching.
                                                                      • Abstain from the use of tobacco products while in the presence of his/her athletes.
                                                                      • Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages when working with athletes.
                                                                      • Discourage the use of alcohol in conjunction with athletic events or victory celebrations at the playing site.
                                                                      • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties.
                                                                      • 4. Ensure that the activity being undertaken is suitable for the age, experience, ability and fitness level of the athletes and educate athletes as to their responsibilities in contributing to a safe environment.
                                                                      • 5. Communicate and co-operate with registered medical practitioners in the diagnoses, treatment and management of their athletes' medical and psychological problems. Consider the athletes' future health and well being as foremost when making decisions regarding an injured athletes' ability to continue playing or training.
                                                                      • 6. Recognize and accept when to refer athletes to other coaches or sport specialists. Allow athletes' goals to take precedence over their own.
                                                                      • 7. Regularly seek ways of increasing professional development and self-awareness.
                                                                      • 8. Treat opponents and officials with due respect both in victory and defeat and encourage athletes to act accordingly. Actively encourage athletes to uphold the rules of their sport and the spirit of such rules.
                                                                      • 9. In the case of minors, communicate and co-operate with the athletes' parents or legal guardians, involving them in management decisions pertaining to their child's development.
                                                                      • 10. Be aware of the many pressures placed on athletes as they strive to balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives and conduct practices and games in a manner so as to allow optimum success.
                                                                      Refrain from public criticism of fellow coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers especially when speaking to the media or recruiting athletes.

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                                                                      COACHES MUST:

                                                                        I have read and understand the above statements and agree to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the Coaching Code of Conduct and Coaching Code of Ethics. Name of Coach: ________________________________ Signed: _____________________________ Association/Organization: _____________________________ Date: _______________________

                                                                        • 1. Ensure the safety of the athletes with whom they work.
                                                                        • 2. At no time become intimately and/or sexually involved with their athletes. This includes requests for sexual favors or threat of reprisal for the rejection of such requests.
                                                                        • 3. Respect athlete?s dignity; verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
                                                                        • 4. Never advocate or condone the use of drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances.
                                                                        • 5. Never provide under age athletes with alcohol and never encourage its use.

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                                                                        OFFICIATING CODE OF CONDUCT

                                                                        The officiating program plays an integral role in the sport of hockey. Officials must recognize their impact on the game, its participants and their fellow officials. Program leaders must recognize the need for instilling the highest values and the impact they have on aspiring officials. The following officiating code of conduct has been developed to aid the officiating program in achieving a level of behavior that will allow all officials to become self-confident and productive human beings.

                                                                          OFFICIALS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
                                                                          • 1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
                                                                          • 2. Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than the individual if this is part of your role.
                                                                          • 3. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of their sport and officiating.
                                                                          • Abstain from the use of tobacco products while in the presence of his/her officials.
                                                                          • Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages when officiating and working with officials.
                                                                          • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties.
                                                                          • 4. Educate and ensure high standards of risk management are maintained.
                                                                          • 5. Treat all other hockey participants with due respect and encourage all officials to maintain a high standard of self-discipline.
                                                                          Refrain from public criticism of participants and fellow officials.

                                                                          OFFICIALS MUST:

                                                                            I have read and understand the above statements and agree to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the officiating code of conduct. Name of Official: ________________________________ Signed: _____________________________ Association/Organization: ____________________________ Date: _______________________

                                                                            • 1. When in a leadership role ensure the safety of the officials with whom they work.
                                                                            • 2. At no time become intimately and/or sexually involved with other officials. This includes requests for sexual favors or threat of reprisal for the rejection of such requests.
                                                                            • 3. Respect participants' dignity; verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
                                                                            • 4. Never advocate or condone the use of drugs or other banned substances.
                                                                            • 5. Never provide under age participants with alcohol; never encourage its use.

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                                                                            VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT

                                                                              Volunteers play a critical role in the operation of sport organizations and their activities. Through their responsibilities the volunteer receives rewards such a personal development, recognition, feedback, a tie to family and community and the personal satisfaction of helping others. In return the volunteer must be expected to conduct their efforts in a manner that will allow the values and goals of the sport organization to be achieved. Thus how a participant regards his/her sport is often dependent on the leadership of the volunteer. The following Code of Conduct has been developed to assist volunteers in achieving a level of behavior that will allow sport participants to become well-rounded, self confident and productive human beings. VOLUNTEERS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
                                                                              • 1. Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
                                                                              • 2. Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than the person.
                                                                              • 3. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favorable image of their sport and volunteering.
                                                                              • Abstain from the use of tobacco products while in the presence of children.
                                                                              • Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages when performing your volunteer duties.
                                                                              • Discourage the use of alcohol in conjunction with athletic events or other activities at the playing site.
                                                                              • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties.
                                                                              • 4. Through proper risk management practices ensure that the activity being undertaken by both volunteers and participants is suitable for the age, experience, ability and fitness level of the individual and educate them as to their responsibilities in contributing to a safe environment.
                                                                              • 5. Take the personal initiative to learn, respect, communicate and adhere to the rules and regulations established for the sport.
                                                                              • 6. Regularly seek ways of increasing professional development and self-awareness.
                                                                              • 7. Treat members of other sport organizations with respect, both in victory and defeat and encourage all participants to act accordingly. Actively encourage all participants to uphold the rules of their sport and the spirit of such rules.
                                                                              • 8. Attend to your volunteer duties, as directed, in a timely manner.
                                                                              • 9. In the case of minors, communicate and cooperate with the parents or legal guardians, involving them in management decisions pertaining to their child's development.
                                                                              • 10. Be aware of the role sport plays in everyone?s' lives and respect the pressures that may be placed on all participants including volunteers as they strive to balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives.
                                                                              Refrain from public criticism of fellow volunteers, athletes and officials.

                                                                              VOLUNTEERS MUST:

                                                                                • 1. Ensure the safety of the people with whom they work.
                                                                                • 2. Abide by the sexual abuse policy of your sport.
                                                                                • 3. Respect the dignity of others; verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
                                                                                • 4. Never advocate or condone the use of drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances.

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                                                                                  I have read and understand the above statements and agree to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the Volunteers Code of Conduct. Name of Volunteer: ________________________________ Signed: _____________________________ Association/Organization: ____________________________ Date: _______________________

                                                                                  • 5. Never provide under age participants with alcohol.

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                                                                                  Appendix II – Player Development Criteria

                                                                                    The CRMHA Player Development Criteria complements the following programs:
                                                                                    • CHA Gordon Jukes Program for Atom Division players.
                                                                                    • CHA Nike Skills Program for Pee-Wee Division players.
                                                                                    CHA Initiation Program for Pre-Novice and Novice Division players.

                                                                                    Practice plans and game sessions are designed around a skills outline developed at the beginning of the season. The emphasis of skills introduced to our players is guided by the following illustration:

                                                                                    Technical skills are fundamental skills that are required to play the game (e.g., skating, shooting, passing and checking).

                                                                                    Individual tactics

                                                                                    are actions by one player, using one or a combination of technical skills, in order to create an advantage or take away the advantage of an opponent. A tactic may be classified as offensive or defensive (e.g., one on one, offensive fake and driving to the net).

                                                                                    Team tactics

                                                                                    are collective actions of two or more players using technical skills and/or individual tactics in order to create an advantage or take the advantage of an opponent (e.g., 3 vs. 2). Team coaches introduce team tactics in conjunction with the skills outline. The skills outline is used in conjunction with practice and game schedules to focus coaches on upcoming sessions, as well as for player evaluation and recognition.

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                                                                                    PRE-NOVICE (INITIATION)

                                                                                    Technical Skills (A&B Lesson Plans) 100%

                                                                                      Balance/Agility
                                                                                      • Proper stance ........................ introduce
                                                                                      • Balance/Agility ....................... introduce
                                                                                      • Edge control .......................... introduce
                                                                                      Get-up .................................. introduce

                                                                                      Forward Skating

                                                                                        • Gliding on 2-skates ................ introduce
                                                                                        • Gliding on 1-skate .................. introduce
                                                                                        • Push and glide (stride) ........... introduce

                                                                                        Backward Skating

                                                                                          • Backward stance .................... introduce
                                                                                          • Walking backwards ................ introduce
                                                                                          • Gliding 2-skate ...................... introduce
                                                                                          • C-cut .................................... introduce
                                                                                          • Gliding 1-skate ...................... introduce
                                                                                          • 1-foot stop and t-push ............ introduce
                                                                                          • Push and glide (stride) ........... introduce

                                                                                          Starting

                                                                                            • T-Push .................................. introduce
                                                                                            • Front V start .......................... introduce

                                                                                            Stopping

                                                                                              • One/Eleven o’clock Stops
                                                                                              • V-stop (backward) ................. introduce
                                                                                              • Two-foot stop ........................ introduce
                                                                                              • Reverse direction and t-push ... introduce
                                                                                              ........ introduce

                                                                                              Turning

                                                                                                • Moving sideways .................... introduce
                                                                                                • Glide turns ............................. introduce
                                                                                                • Scooting ................................ introduce
                                                                                                • Scooting on circles .................. introduce
                                                                                                • Cross-over pumping ................ introduce
                                                                                                • Tight turns ............................. introduce

                                                                                                Pivots

                                                                                                  • Backward to forward ............... introduce
                                                                                                  • Forward to backward .............. introduce

                                                                                                  Puck Handling

                                                                                                    • Puck handling stance .............. introduce
                                                                                                    • Stationary puck handling ......... introduce
                                                                                                    • Skating with puck ................... introduce
                                                                                                    • Open ice carry ........................ introduce
                                                                                                    • Starting with puck .................. introduce
                                                                                                    • Weaving with puck ................. introduce
                                                                                                    • Use of feet to control puck ...... introduce
                                                                                                    • Puck handling combinations ..... introduce
                                                                                                    • Stopping with puck ................. introduce

                                                                                                    Passing and Receiving

                                                                                                      • Forehand sweep pass.............. introduce
                                                                                                      • Receiving pass (forehand) ....... introduce
                                                                                                      • Backhand sweep pass ............. introduce
                                                                                                      • Receiving pass (backhand) ...... introduce
                                                                                                      • Skating and passing ................ introduce
                                                                                                      • Lead pass to moving target ..... introduce
                                                                                                      • Bank pass to partner ............... introduce

                                                                                                      Shooting

                                                                                                        • Forehand sweep shot .............. introduce
                                                                                                        • Backhand sweep shot ............. introduce
                                                                                                        • Skating and shooting .............. introduce
                                                                                                        • Use of wrists in shooting ......... introduce

                                                                                                        Individual Tactics 0% Team Tactics 0% Team Play Systems 0%

                                                                                                        Strategy 0%

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                                                                                                        NOVICE (INITIATION)

                                                                                                        Technical Skills (C&D Lesson Plans) 75%

                                                                                                          Balance/Agility
                                                                                                          • Edge control .............................. review
                                                                                                          • Balance/Agility ...................... emphasize
                                                                                                          • Lateral movement .................. introduce
                                                                                                          Proper stance ............................ review

                                                                                                          Forward Skating

                                                                                                            • Gliding on 2-skates .................... review
                                                                                                            • Gliding on 1-skate ...................... review
                                                                                                            • Push and glide (stride) ............... review
                                                                                                            • Skating fake .......................... introduce

                                                                                                            Backward Skating

                                                                                                              • Backward stance ........................ review
                                                                                                              • Gliding 2-skate .......................... review
                                                                                                              • C-cut ........................................ review
                                                                                                              • Gliding 1-skate .......................... review
                                                                                                              • 1-foot stop and t-push ................ review
                                                                                                              • Push and glide (stride) ............... review

                                                                                                              Starting

                                                                                                                • T-Push ...................................... review
                                                                                                                • Front V start .............................. review
                                                                                                                • Forward cross-over start ......... introduce
                                                                                                                • Backward cross-over start ....... introduce

                                                                                                                Stopping

                                                                                                                  • V-stop (backward) ..................... review
                                                                                                                  • Two-foot stop ............................ review
                                                                                                                  • Front foot stop (forward) ........ introduce
                                                                                                                  • One-foot stop (backward) ....... introduce
                                                                                                                  • Reverse direction (2-foot stop and t-push) ................................................ review
                                                                                                                  • Two-foot parallel backward stop ............................................ introduce

                                                                                                                  Turning

                                                                                                                    • Lateral cross-overs ..................... review
                                                                                                                    • Glide turns ................................ review
                                                                                                                    • Scooting .................................... review
                                                                                                                    • Cross-over pumping ................... review
                                                                                                                    • Cross-over turns .................... introduce
                                                                                                                    • Tight turns ................................ review
                                                                                                                    • Backward lateral cross-over turns introduce

                                                                                                                    Pivots

                                                                                                                      • Backward to forward ................... review
                                                                                                                      • Forward to backward .................. review

                                                                                                                      Puck Handling

                                                                                                                        • Puck handling stance .................. review
                                                                                                                        • Stationary puck handling ............. review
                                                                                                                        • Skating with puck ....................... review
                                                                                                                        • Open ice carry ............................ review
                                                                                                                        • Weaving with puck ..................... review
                                                                                                                        • Use of feet to control puck .......... review
                                                                                                                        • Puck handling combinations ......... review
                                                                                                                        • Stopping with puck ..................... review
                                                                                                                        • Faking ................................... introduce

                                                                                                                        Passing and Receiving

                                                                                                                          • Forehand sweep pass/receive ...... review
                                                                                                                          • Backhand sweep pass/receive ...... review
                                                                                                                          • Skating and passing .................... review
                                                                                                                          • Lead pass to moving target ......... review
                                                                                                                          • Bank pass to partner ................... review
                                                                                                                          • Flip pass ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                          • Receive pass in skates ............ introduce

                                                                                                                          Shooting

                                                                                                                            • Forehand sweep shot .................. review
                                                                                                                            • Backhand sweep shot ................. review
                                                                                                                            • Skating and shooting .................. review
                                                                                                                            • Flip shot ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                            • Wrist shot .............................. introduce
                                                                                                                            • Backhand flip shot .................. introduce

                                                                                                                            Checking

                                                                                                                              • Stick checks ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                              • sweep
                                                                                                                              • lift
                                                                                                                              • press
                                                                                                                              poke

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                                                                                                                              Individual Tactics 15%

                                                                                                                                Offensive
                                                                                                                                • Net drive ............................... introduce
                                                                                                                                • Angling and positioning .......... introduce
                                                                                                                                1-on-1 skills ........................... introduce

                                                                                                                                Defensive

                                                                                                                                  • 1-on-1 skills ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                                  • Gap control ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                  • Body positioning ..................... introduce
                                                                                                                                  • Angling and positioning ........... introduce

                                                                                                                                  Team Tactics 5%

                                                                                                                                    Offensive
                                                                                                                                    • 2-on-1 .................................. introduce
                                                                                                                                    • give-and-follow
                                                                                                                                    • moving to space
                                                                                                                                    give-and-go

                                                                                                                                    Defensive

                                                                                                                                      • 2-on-1 ................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                      • middle
                                                                                                                                      • outside
                                                                                                                                      • prime scoring area

                                                                                                                                      Team Play Systems 5%

                                                                                                                                        Attacking Zone
                                                                                                                                        • Positional play ....................... introduce

                                                                                                                                        Defensive Zone

                                                                                                                                          • Positional play ........................ introduce

                                                                                                                                          Strategy 0%

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                                                                                                                                          ATOM

                                                                                                                                          Technical Skills 50%

                                                                                                                                            Balance/Agility
                                                                                                                                            • Balance/Agility ...................... emphasize
                                                                                                                                            • Lateral movement ...................... review
                                                                                                                                            Edge control ......................... emphasize

                                                                                                                                            Skating

                                                                                                                                              • Forward/Backward stride ............ review
                                                                                                                                              • Forward/Backward cross-overs .... review
                                                                                                                                              • Starts and Stops ........................ review
                                                                                                                                              • Tight turns ................................ review
                                                                                                                                              • Pivots ....................................... review

                                                                                                                                              Puck Handling

                                                                                                                                                • Open ice ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                • Stick Handling ........................... review
                                                                                                                                                • faking
                                                                                                                                                weaving

                                                                                                                                                Passing and Receiving

                                                                                                                                                  • Fore-/Backhand pass/receive ...... review
                                                                                                                                                  • Flip pass ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                  • Board pass ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                  • Drop pass.............................. introduce
                                                                                                                                                  • Pass reception ....................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                  • use of skates
                                                                                                                                                  • airborne passes

                                                                                                                                                  Shooting

                                                                                                                                                    • Forehand/Backhand shot ............. review
                                                                                                                                                    • quick release
                                                                                                                                                    • rapid fire
                                                                                                                                                    • evasive moves
                                                                                                                                                    • Flip shot .................................... review
                                                                                                                                                    • Tip-in .................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                    • Slap shot ............................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                    Checking

                                                                                                                                                      • Stick checks ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                      • poke
                                                                                                                                                      • sweep
                                                                                                                                                      • lift
                                                                                                                                                      • press

                                                                                                                                                      Face-Offs

                                                                                                                                                        • Forehand draw techniques ...... introduce
                                                                                                                                                        • Backhand draw techniques ...... introduce

                                                                                                                                                        Goaltending Basics

                                                                                                                                                          • Stance ................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                          • Use of equipment ................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                          • stick
                                                                                                                                                          • gloves (catching/blocking)
                                                                                                                                                          • skates
                                                                                                                                                          • Telescoping ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                          • Shuffling ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                          • Angles ................................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                          Individual Tactics 20%

                                                                                                                                                            Offensive
                                                                                                                                                            • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                            • Net drive ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                            • Drive delay ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                            • Walk-out ............................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                            • Turn-up ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                            • Angling and positioning .......... introduce

                                                                                                                                                            Defensive

                                                                                                                                                              • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                              • Gap control ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                              • Body positioning ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                              • Pressure vs. contain ............... introduce
                                                                                                                                                              • Back-Checking ........................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                              • Angling and positioning ........... introduce
                                                                                                                                                              • Individual penalty kill skills ...... introduce

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                                                                                                                                                              Team Tactics 15%

                                                                                                                                                                Offensive
                                                                                                                                                                2-on-1 & 2-on-2 ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                • give-and-follow
                                                                                                                                                                • moving to space
                                                                                                                                                                • cross
                                                                                                                                                                • headman
                                                                                                                                                                • 3-on-1 & 3-on-2 ..................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                • Pressure vs. contain .............. introduce
                                                                                                                                                                • read and react
                                                                                                                                                                • 3-on-3 low ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                • 1-2-3 Attack Principle ............. introduce
                                                                                                                                                                • 3-on-0, 3-on-1, 3-on-2
                                                                                                                                                                give-and-go

                                                                                                                                                                Defensive

                                                                                                                                                                  • 2-on-1 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                  • middle
                                                                                                                                                                  • outside
                                                                                                                                                                  • prime scoring area
                                                                                                                                                                  • 2-on-2 ................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                  • switching
                                                                                                                                                                  • man-to-man
                                                                                                                                                                  • 1-on-2 ................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                  • overplay
                                                                                                                                                                  • middle

                                                                                                                                                                  Team Play Systems 10%

                                                                                                                                                                    Attacking Zone
                                                                                                                                                                    • Positional play ........................... review

                                                                                                                                                                    Neutral Zone

                                                                                                                                                                      • Transition .............................. introduce
                                                                                                                                                                      • offence to defense
                                                                                                                                                                      • defense to offence
                                                                                                                                                                      • timing

                                                                                                                                                                      Defensive Zone

                                                                                                                                                                        • Positional play ........................... review

                                                                                                                                                                        Face Off

                                                                                                                                                                          • Offensive zone position ........... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                          • Defensive zone position ........... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                          Breakout Options

                                                                                                                                                                            • Go ......................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                            • Up ......................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                            • Over ...................................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                            • Low support ........................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                            Strategy 5%

                                                                                                                                                                              Role and Responsibilities of Positions
                                                                                                                                                                              • Goaltender ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                              • Defense ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                              • Forward ................................ introduce

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                                                                                                                                                                              PEE-WEE

                                                                                                                                                                              Technical Skills 35%

                                                                                                                                                                                Skating
                                                                                                                                                                                • Turns ................................... emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                • Pivots .................................. emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                Forward/Backward stride ....... emphasize

                                                                                                                                                                                Puck Handling

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Open ice .............................. emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Stick Handling ........................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                  • faking
                                                                                                                                                                                  • use of feet
                                                                                                                                                                                  weaving

                                                                                                                                                                                  Passing and Receiving

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fore-/Backhand pass/receive ...... review
                                                                                                                                                                                    • flip
                                                                                                                                                                                    • drop
                                                                                                                                                                                    • board
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pass reception ........................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                    • use of skates
                                                                                                                                                                                    • airborne passes

                                                                                                                                                                                    Shooting

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Forehand/Backhand shot ............ review
                                                                                                                                                                                      • flip, slap, snap
                                                                                                                                                                                      • quick release
                                                                                                                                                                                      • rapid fire
                                                                                                                                                                                      • evasive moves
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tip-in ........................................ review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Checking

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stick checks ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                        • poke
                                                                                                                                                                                        • sweep
                                                                                                                                                                                        • lift
                                                                                                                                                                                        • press
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Body positioning ..................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                        Face-Offs

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Forehand draw techniques .......... review
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Backhand draw techniques .......... review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Goaltending Basics

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stance ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Use of equipment ....................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                            • stick
                                                                                                                                                                                            • gloves (catching/blocking)
                                                                                                                                                                                            • skates
                                                                                                                                                                                            • telescoping ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                            • shuffling ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                            • angles ................................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                            Individual Tactics 25%

                                                                                                                                                                                              Offensive
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Net drive ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Drive delay ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walk-out ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Turn-up .................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Angling and positioning .............. review

                                                                                                                                                                                              Defensive

                                                                                                                                                                                                • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gap control ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Body positioning ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pressure vs. contain ................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Back-Checking ............................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Angling and positioning ............... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Individual penalty kill skills .......... review

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Team Tactics 20%

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Offensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2-on-1 & 2-on-2 ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • give-and-follow
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • moving to space
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • cross
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • headman
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 3-on-1 & 3-on-2 ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pressure vs. contain .................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • read and react
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 3-on-3 low ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1-2-3 Attack Principle ................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 3-on-0, 3-on-1, 3-on-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • attack options
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • read and react
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wide rim ............................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Quite zones ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Open ice tactics ..................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • headman
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • wideman
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • backman
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • decoy skating
                                                                                                                                                                                                  give-and-go

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Defensive

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2-on-1 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • prime scoring area
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2-on-2 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • switching
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • man-to-man
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1-on-2 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • overplay
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Second wave .......................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Riding your check ................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Team Play Systems 10%

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Face Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Offensive zone position .............. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Defensive zone position .............. review

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Breakout Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Go ............................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Up ............................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Over ......................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Low support .............................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 5-0 Break-outs ....................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 5-3 Breakouts ........................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Attacking Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Attacking zone play ................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Neutral Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Transition .................................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • offence to defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • defense to offence
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • timing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Neutral zone play ................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Defensive Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Defensive zone play ................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Man-to-man ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Positional play ........................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Making adjustments ................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Strategy 5%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Role and Responsibilities of Positions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Goaltender ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Defense .................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Forward .................................... review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Penalty Killing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Defensive zone positions ........ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Responsibilities ...................... introduce

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BANTAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Technical Skills 20%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Turns ................................... emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pivots .................................. emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forward/Backward stride ....... emphasize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Puck Handling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Open ice .............................. emphasize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stick Handling ........................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • faking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • use of feet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      weaving

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Passing and Receiving

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fore-/Backhand pass/receive ...... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • flip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pass reception ........................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • use of skates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • airborne passes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shooting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Forehand/Backhand shot ............ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • flip, slap, snap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • quick release
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • rapid fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • evasive moves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tip-in ........................................ review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Checking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stick checks ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • poke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • sweep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • lift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • press
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Body positioning ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Angling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Face-Offs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Forehand draw techniques .......... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Backhand draw techniques .......... review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Goaltending Basics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stance ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Use of equipment ....................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • stick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • gloves (catching/blocking)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • skates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • telescoping ............................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • shuffling ................................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • angles ................................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Individual Tactics 40%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Offensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Read and react ...................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Support ................................. introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Net drive ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Drive delay ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Walk-out ................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Turn-up .................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Angling and positioning .............. review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Defensive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Read and react ....................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Support ................................. introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 1-on-1 skills ............................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gap control ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Body positioning ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pressure vs. contain ................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Back-Checking ............................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Angling and positioning ............... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Individual penalty kill skills .......... review

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Team Tactics 20%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Offensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2-on-1 & 2-on-2 ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • give-and-follow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • moving to space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • cross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • headman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3-on-1 & 3-on-2 ......................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pressure vs. contain .................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • read and react
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3-on-3 low ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1-2-3 Attack Principle ................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3-on-0, 3-on-1, 3-on-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • attack options
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • read and react
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wide rim ............................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Quite zones ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Open ice tactics ..................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • headman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • wideman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • backman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • decoy skating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      give-and-go

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Defensive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2-on-1 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • prime scoring area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2-on-2 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • switching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • man-to-man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1-on-2 ....................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • overplay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Second wave .......................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Riding your check ................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Team Play Systems 10%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Face Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Offensive zone position .............. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Defensive zone position .............. review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breakout Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Go ............................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Up ............................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Over ......................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Low support .............................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 5-0 Break-outs ....................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 5-3 Breakouts ........................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Attacking Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Attacking zone play ................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Neutral Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Transition .................................. review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • offence to defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • defense to offence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • timing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Neutral zone play ................... introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Defensive Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Defensive zone play ................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Man-to-man ........................... introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Positional play ........................ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Making adjustments ................ introduce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Strategy 10%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Role and Responsibilities of Positions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Goaltender ................................ review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Defense .................................... review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Forward .................................... review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Penalty Killing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Defensive zone positions ........ introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Responsibilities ...................... introduce

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APPENDIX IV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HOCKEY 1-2-3-4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13.1.1.1 THE INITIATION PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hockey for the fun of it. Why an Initiation Program?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Essentially, the program focuses on the basic hockey skills - skating, puck handling, passing and shooting. Teaching takes place in every lesson. The skills are introduced and refined in a progressive "step at a time" manner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Formulated by the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA), the Initiation Program is intended to make youngsters’ first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It’s a learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game’s basic skills in an enjoyable, carefully planned way. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort; to develop self-confidence; and to experience a sense of personal achievement. Just as the future of our nation and society lies within our youth, so too does the future of hockey in Canada. CHA realizes the vital necessity of dealing with hockey beginners in a most responsible and helpful manner and has accordingly developed the Initiation Program as the foundation for its entire hockey structure. The Canadian Hockey Association As a leading regulatory and instructional body in amateur hockey coaching, CHA is in the unique position of foreseeing the requirements of newcomers to the game. With our extensive experience, we have developed the best methods of starting a young player off on the right skate to an enjoyable involvement in Canada’s great game of hockey. In fact, our Initiation Program incorporates the most current and innovative ideas of leading hockey personnel across the country. Program lesson plans have been tested and proven successful in their application in every type of community setting. The established program objectives are as follows: • To learn the basic skills required to play the game of hockey • To develop an understanding of basic team work through participation in unstructured activities and adapted game situations • To have fun while enjoying hockey and physical activity • To refine basic motor patterns • To be introduced to the concepts of cooperative play and sportsmanship What the Initiation Program Teaches Designed for players between 5 and 8 years of age, CHA’s Initiation Program has four classifications - each representing a different level of skill progression. At the start, players are evaluated according to age and ability and then grouped in the appropriate program level. Each level involves 20 lesson plans that follow a definite progression. As players move along in the program, they improve their hockey skills as well as their self-confidence. Players participate in practice drills, low organized games and modified games (such as shinny or pond hockey) to the point where they can start playing hockey and enjoying it. Although the main emphasis is on fun and progressive skill development, the initiation Program also teaches youngsters:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Co-operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sportsmanship

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Safety

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Instructor's Role Leadership is key in the Initiation Program. In addition to developing players’ hockey skills and promoting physical fitness, instructors are responsible for encouraging initiative, stimulating interest in the sport, and instilling a desire for continued participation. Instructors are called upon to: • be an effective leader and teacher • be a model of co-operation and fair play • provide a positive, non-competitive atmosphere • provide instruction in a way that motivates and challenges players • develop players’ self-respect and self-discipline GAMES Hockey 1 - 2 – 3 - 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 one hour game slots in a row Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The ½ boards can be set up and left up for all 4 game slots in a row.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This can accommodate 16 Teams playing ½ ice games.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Many options can be spun off the consecutive ice times...if we don’t have enough Teams (16), and/or we have Teams out of town, we can have out-of-town Teams come to play, or some Teams play 2 games. Option to Hockey 4 to spin off one of the game slots (1st or last) to play full ice games after Christmas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Games will not commence until November 15th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Administration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Division Managers (Hockey 1 & 2, Hockey 3 & 4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 to 2 overall CRMHA appointed Head Coach(es), who then recruit 4 separate Division Head Coaches (one for each level)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It is highly advised that a Marketing Person be appointed at the start of September and given a budget to promote the Division in the local newspaper(s) 2 times in the season, September, then again just before Christmas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Player level assignments and movement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All Testing and Player assignments are conducted by the CRMHA appointed Div. Head Coach (es) and his (her)/their Head Coaching staff. After November 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Players who are assigned to their age group, or those who are above their age group can only be advanced by Assoc appointed Head Coach (es).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Teams will be assigned in Pre-Novice (5&6 yr olds) and Novice (7&8 yr olds) age groups for Tournament/Jamboree purposes only after Nov. 15th...Sunday House game slots are to be left open to continually mix players.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Players will be assigned a level by first their age, but more importantly, their skill level. Final adjustments will be made following the Test Period in the first two weeks of November. th: - Players being assigned a level(s) lower than their peer (age) group, will be given every opportunity to advance (catch up to their age group) as soon as they can pass the level testing criteria required.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mandate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - To promote registration numbers - To promote Coach numbers, then mentor their growth - To provide the appropriate CHA Coach Level Course in the month of September or October - To operate CHA Initiation Programs for all Practice Sessions: Hockey 1 – Lesson Manuals in Initiation Skills Development Program Hockey 2 – Lesson Manuals in Initiation Skills Development Program Hockey 3 – Lesson Manuals in Novice Skills Development Program (Nike) Hockey 4 – Lesson Manuals in Novice Skills Development Program (Nike) Each level can draw from the Program Lesson Manuals ahead of it, including the Nike Manual (Atom). - Progress at each level is measured by the Lesson Manual’s Evaluation Checklist (see CHA Initiation Program Administrator’s Workshop Manual) - To formulate testing criteria, based on the Lesson Manual’s Evaluation Checklist that determines Program Level assignments. - To accommodate skill challenged players from the Atom Division. - To assist Strathcona Garden’s Lil’ Rascals Program by including the Program information in all Hockey 1-2-3-4 promotions. Coaching Certification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All Hockey 1-2-3-4 Coaches must be CHA Coaching Certified

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On-Ice Helpers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (i.e. CRMHA Players from divisions above Hockey 1-2-3-4 / Initiation)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All on-ice helpers must be CHA mutual aided (registered with CRMHA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On-ice helpers are allowed if their sole purpose is to aid the Coaches and help with the development of the players.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CRMHA player helpers must wear helmets and neck guards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE DIVISIONS Hockey 1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Age – Introduction to hockey…for any player who needs to learn how to skate.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ice – 2 times a week
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No games until November 15th (after Nov. 15th - 1 practice session and 1 game per week)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coaches – must have a minimum Initiation Coaching Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Equal ice time required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hockey 2

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Age – Generally 5 and 6 years old (could include skill challenged 7-8 year olds)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ice – 2 times a week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Games until November 15th (after Nov. 15th - 1 practice session and 1 game per week)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coaches – must have a minimum Initiation Coaching Level
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Equal ice time required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  March 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Practice Sessions:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each Group (Hockey 1 & 2) will use ½ ice
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    These level’s should practice in split group’s and/or in station’s Lesson Manuals in Initiation Skills Development Program
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A 10 minute (no longer) fun scrimmage is allowed at the end of a practice session
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No dividing into Teams will be permitted (except for 10 min. scrimmage)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lighter (weight reduced) Pucks to be used
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Every effort should be made to maintain the Program Coach to Player ratio (1 coach for every 5 player’s).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each Group will use ½ ice, setting up of the ½ ice boards
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No set Team rosters permitted for House games...Player’s must be rotated/mixed up
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lighter (weight reduced) Pucks to be used
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    45 minutes of game maximum (caution...30 min games for Hockey 1 may be enough*)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Game Officials (Referee/Linesmen) for ½ ice House games...parents/coaches on skates
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Game slot will start and end with a 5 min. group warm-up and cool-down
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Could go with 30 min game and start with operating group drills (puck skill drills advised...stations are a good idea)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No dressed Goaltenders, though Goalie sticks are permitted
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No use of scoreboard (other than clock) and no standings kept
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 minute (shift) clock required
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Penalties
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Use small-sized nets only

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hockey 3

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Age – Generally 7 years old (could include advanced 5-6 yr olds and/or skill challenged 8 yr olds)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ice – 2 times a week
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No games until after November 15th (after Nov. 15th – 1 practice session and 1 game per week)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coaches – must have Coaching Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Equal ice time required
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coaches must run Lesson Manuals in Novice Skills Development Program (Nike)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This level should practice in split groups and/or in stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A 10 minute (no longer) fun scrimmage is allowed at the end of a session
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No dividing into Teams will be permitted (except for 10 min. scrimmage)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Every effort should be made to maintain the Program Coach to Player ratio (1 coach for every 5 player’s).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Only after November 15th

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CRMHA Policy & Procedures Manual March 2009
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ½ Ice games at least until February 1st* (full ice games after Feb 1st only if game ice time permits)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No set Team rosters permitted for House games...Player’s must be rotated/mixed up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No Game Officials (Referee/Linesmen) for ½ ice House games...1 – 2 parents/coaches on skates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Game Officials to be used for full ice games
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No use of scoreboard (other than clock) for all House games (1/2 ice and full ice)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Use of scoreboard for Full ice games when hosting an out-of-town Team, noting the mercy rule of 5 goals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No standings kept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 minute (shift) clock required for ½ ice games, optional for full ice games.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Use of dressed Goaltenders allowed, but not necessary
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Penalties – Player to sit out remainder of shift and full next shift, Team does not play short-handed. Player does not return if goal scored.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Use small-sized nets for all House games

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hockey 4

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Age – Generally 8 years old (could include advanced 5-6-7 yr olds)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ice – 2 times a week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No games until after November 15th (after Nov. 15th – 1 practice session and 1 game per week)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coaches – must have Coaching Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Equal ice time required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coaches must run Lesson Manuals in Novice Skills Development Program (Nike)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This level should practice in split groups and/or in stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A 10 minute (no longer) fun scrimmage is allowed at the end of a session
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No dividing into Teams will be permitted (except for 10 min. scrimmage)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Every effort should be made to maintain the Program Coach to Player ratio (1 coach for every 5 player’s).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Only after November 15th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ½ Ice games until at least January 1st* (full ice games after Jan 1st only if game ice time permits)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No set Team rosters permitted for House games...Player’s must be rotated/mixed up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Game Officials (Referee/Linesmen) for ½ ice House games...1 – 2 parents/coaches on skates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Game Officials to be used for full ice games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Use of dressed Goaltenders allowed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No use of scoreboard (other than clock) for all House games (1/2 ice and full ice)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Use of scoreboard for Full ice games when hosting an out-of-town Team, noting the mercy rule of 5 goals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No standings kept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 minute (shift) clock required for ½ ice games, optional for full ice games.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Penalties – For ½ ice games: Player to sit out remainder of shift and full next shift, Team does not play short-handed. Player does not return if goal scored. For full ice games using 2 referees: CHA rules apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Use small-sized nets for all House games.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *suggest posting Team rosters for the game days on separate dressing room doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              **Games:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Practice Sessions:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *suggest posting Team rosters for the game days on separate dressing room doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    **Games:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      *Practice Sessions:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *suggest posting Team rosters for the game days on separate dressing room doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          **Games: - Only after November 15th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coaches must run

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