Shared Tolerance Appreciation & Respect


 

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. Hockey program was one of the first of its type created anywhere in the country.  It is our response to increasing reports of misconduct, abuse, and violence in youth hockey and other youth sports.  

The S.T.A.R. Hockey program is meant to be presented and explained to ALL hockey participants in Michigan, including parents, players, coaches, officials, and administrators.  It is also reviewed in Coaching and Officiating education programs.  The Parent Code of Conduct form is a mandatory part of the registration process. 

The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone. Below you will find a copy of the code of conduct that we expect all particpants and spectators to follow. Should an incident occur, you can file an incident report by clicking the incident report link in the navigational bar on the left. 

 

Participant's Video

 

Click the screen above to begin watching the video.  Hosted by former Detroit Red Wings player Dallas Drake, this video explains the principles of the STAR program. This should be a must see for all hockey parents. The video shows how off-ice antics affect the players on-ice. MAHA Associations can request copies of this video for their use from the MAHA STAR Commitee.

 

 CODE OF CONDUCT

I WILL promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire to win.

I WILL remember that my child plays hockey for his/her enjoyment, not mine.

I WILL encourage good sportsmanship through my actions, by demonstrating positive support for all players.

I WILL provide support for coaches and officials working with the athletes to provide a positive experience for all.

I WILL demand my athlete treat all players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or ability.

I WILL treat all players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators with dignity and respect in language, attitude, behavior, and mannerisms.

I WILL inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my athlete or the safety of others.

I WILL respect the property and equipment used at any sports facility, both home and away.

 

CONDUCT SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINE

Making physical contact with any player, coach, official, league representative, arena personnel, or spectator.

Taunting or threatening any player, coach, official, league representative, arena personnel, or spectator.

Going into the locker/dressing room of an opposing team or obstructing their access to said room.

Going into the officials' locker/dressing room or obstructing their access to said room.

Using profane and/or vulgar language or mannerisms.

Going onto the ice surface.

Throwing of any object onto the ice surface.

Pounding or climbing on the glass.

Defacing or destroying property belonging to any individual, team, association, or arena.

Being involved in any activity that would warrant the summoning of law enforcement officials.

Inciting any person(s) to become involved in any of the above behaviors.

Any other conduct that is not in compliance with the tenets of the MAHA S.T.A.R. Hockey program.

Click Here for S*T*A*R Committee contact information.