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 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.
SHARED: We all can all be STARS if we simply adopt shared guidelines and values below and make the game more enjoyable and safer.
TOLERANCE: Patience, leniency, and acceptance of amateurs, particularly coaches and referees, but also players and sometimes parents new to the sport.
APPRECIATION: Awareness, understanding, and gratitude for what all volunteer participants must go through to become involved.
RESPECT: Value, consideration, and recognition for the individual contributions and sacrifices by coaches, officials, and parents to make youth hockey possible.
It is important to understand that youth hockey really is just a game. Everyone who makes it possible, from parents to officials, volunteer their time, effort, and money so that kids can play. The officials and coaches are not professionals...most are volunteers doing the best job they can. By embracing the S.T.A.R. HOCKEY Code of Conduct, we will all be making an effort toward showing our genuine appreciation and respect for everyone associated with the game.
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 below.