Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sports. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun!
Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
Know and study the rules of the game and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport.
Communicate with them and support them.
If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey – and volunteer.
WBS Jr Knights Parental Pledge
I shall show respect and positive support for other players, other parents, coaches, and officials, prior, during, and after practices and games
I will ensure my child behaves in a sportsmanlike manner
I will insist that my child plays in a safe and healthy environment
I will abide by the rulings of the officials and coaches and league administration during and after games
I will demand and demonstrate a healthy sports environment by refraining from drug, alcohol and tobacco use during all sporting events.
I will remember that these are kids, this is a game, and the referees are human
I will participate in all fundraising and team events as required to ensure the Club is successful.
I have read and understand and will abide by all items in the Revolution SafeSport Locker Room Policy.
USA Hockey Player Code of Conduct
Play for fun.
Work hard to improve your skills.
Be a team player – get along with your teammates.
Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.
Be on time.
Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport.
Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, opponents and officials.
Never argue with an official’s decision.
WBS Jr Knights Player Pledge
I will not swear or use abusive language on the ice, on the bench, or in the locker room, toward coaches, parents, officials, or players.
I will allow my coach to handle calls from the officials.
I will skate directly to the penalty box when directed to do so.
I will not fight.
I will treat myself and my teammates with respect and will not engage in any physical, verbal, or emotional behaviors that could be viewed as bullying or hazing. (refer to the USA Hockey policy on Bullying, Threats, and Harassment)
I will represent my Jr Knights team positively and will not do anything to disrespect my coach or teammates. I will show respect and positive support for other players, parents, coaches, and officials, prior, during, and after practices and games.