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Stars Youth Hockey
Coaches Code of Conduct
  • Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in hockey for fun and enjoyment. 


  • Be a positive role model to your players. Display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players. 


  • Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent and honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach; don’t yell at players. 


  • Adjust to personal needs and problems of players; be a good listener; never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach players the basics. 


  • Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of hockey; encourage all your players to be team players. 


  • Maintain an open line of communication with your players’ parents. Explain the goals and objectives of your association. 


  • Be concerned with the overall development of your players. Stress good health habits and clean living. 


  • To play the game is great, to love the game is greater.