Administration (Thorold Amateur Athletic Association)





These guidelines are applicable to players, parents and coaches


1.       You are representing the Thorold Amateur Athletic Association (TAAA) at all times and should conduct yourself in a manner of which you and the association will be proud.  Expectations exist for everyone associated with the TAAA and their conduct and contributions make for a better team and better organization.

2.       There is to be no swearing in the stands or public areas during games and practices.

3.       Coaches and their staff must remember they set an example for their players.  They must behave in an appropriate manner whenever they are functioning in their role.

4.       Parents should remember that we are developing players, coaches and referees.  Your behaviour and conduct should be positive and encouraging of everyone involved in the game.

5.       Hazing is strictly forbidden and subject to Hockey Canada regulations.

6.       a) “Any player, team official, executive member or a team, club or association having been party to or having had knowledge of, any hazing or initiation rite shall automatically suspended for a period of not less than one year of playing or holding office with any team, club, or association affiliated with Hockey Canada”

7.       Absolutely no inappropriate, criticizing, derogatory, racist, or sexist comments of any kind, especially if directed at another participant, parent, staff member, Town employee, game official, spectator or family member to be posted on social media.

8.       Coaches and players are responsible for the state of the dressing rooms, both home and away, during and after games and practices.  Dressing rooms should be locked while players are on the ice.  Damages to facilities that are caused by members of a team will be the legal and financial responsibility of the player and/or team.

9.       Any dispute must be handled with respect and common sense.  Matters should be refered to and handled according to the TAAA Dispute Procedure.  The only exception to this rule is where matters are deemed to be serious and potentially dangerous to a player(s) or team.  The concerned party is contact the TAAA Board immediately.

10.   The board will deal with conduct issues on and individual basis, following the Code of Conduct, TAAA policies and guidelines, OMHA policies and guidelines, and Hockey Canada policies and guidelines.  More serious matters will be referred to Ontario Minor Hockey.

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