Bylaws


 

FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION BYLAWS

BOX 897

FOX CREEK, ALBERTA

T0H 1P0

The objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To promote, teach and encourage the development of minor hockey in Fox Creek.

  • To conduct exhibition, league and playoff competition for all teams operating within Fox Creek Minor Hockey Association.

  • To provide opportunity and govern the play of representative teams in exhibition games, area league play, provincial playoffs and invitational tournaments.

    PART I

    BY-LAWS OF

    FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

    Article

    1.00 Name 

    2.00 Membership 

    3.00 Board of Directors 

    4.00 Meetings 

    5.00 Auditing 

    6.00 Voting 

    7.00 Remuneration 

    8.00 Borrowing Powers 

    9.00 Custody of the Seal and Boundaries

    10.00 By-Laws 

    11.00 Executive Committee 

    12.00 Discipline Committee 

    13.00 Duties of the Executive

    PART II

    BY-LAWS OF

    FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

    Article

    1.00 Registration 

    2.00 Safety 

    3.00 Discipline Committee 

    4.00 Transportation 

    5.00 Skate Sharpening 

    6.00 Coaches and Managers 

    7.00 Referees 

    8.00 Fundraising 

    9.00 Tournaments 

    10.00 Wind-ups 

    11.00 Awards 

    12.00 Organization 

    13.00 FCMHA Zero Tolerance Policy

     

    PART I

    BY-LAWS OF

    FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 

    1.00 NAME

    1.01 The name of this organization shall be the Fox Creek Minor Hockey Association (F.C.M.H.A.).

    2.00 MEMBERSHIP

    2.01 Any person who is interested in the objectives of the Association, and is willing to subscribe to its by-laws may become a member in good standing upon payment of membership fees.

    2.02 Membership fees in the association shall be set annually by the executive.

    2.03 Any member wishing to withdraw from the membership may do so upon a notice in writing to the executive through its secretary. The executive shall have the right to refuse to admit any person or expel any person from the membership with two-thirds vote of the executive in good standing for any cause which the association may deem reasonable, or failure to submit membership fees.

    3.00 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    3.01 Board of Directors, Executive Committee, or Board shall mean the Board of Directors of the Association.

    3.02 The executive shall, subject to the by-laws or directions given by majority vote at any meeting properly called and constituted, have full control and management of the affairs of the association, and meetings of the executive shall be held as often as may be required, but at least once a month, and shall be called by the President. A special meeting may be called on the instruction of 4 executive officers thereof provided they request the President in writing to call such a meeting, and state the business to be brought before the meeting. Meetings of the executive shall be called and given 7 day's notice by telephone, text or email. Any two-thirds of the executive shall constitute a quorum and meetings shall be held without notice if a quorum of the executive is present, provided however, that any business transactions at such meeting shall be ratified at the next regularly called meeting of the executive; otherwise shall be null and void.

    3.03 Regulations of the F.C.M.H.A. may be amended by 2/3 majority vote of the executive at any duly constituted executive meeting.

    3.04 Any elected member of the executive who is absent from 2 consecutive meetings of the executive shall be deemed to have resigned unless such absence has received, by motion, the prior consent of the executive. Any director of the officer upon majority vote of all members in good standing may be removed from office for any cause which the association may deem reasonable.

    4.00 MEETINGS

    4.01 The association shall hold an annual meeting during the month of April, of which due notice shall be given to all members. At this meeting there shall be elected a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, (or secretary/treasurer) and other officers as required. The officers so elected shall form a Board and shall serve until their successors are elected and installed. Any vacancy occurring during the year shall be filled at the meeting, provided it is so stated in the notice calling such a meeting. Any member in good standing shall be eligible to any office in the association.

    4.02 Everyone interested in the development of Minor Hockey in Fox Creek is welcome to attend the annual meeting and anyone over the age of 18 may vote.

    4.03 The order of business at the annual meeting shall be:

    a) Amendments to the by-laws or regulations

    b) Election of officers

    c) Reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting

    d) Presidents report

    e) Treasurer's/Auditor's report

    f) League report

    g) Other reports as required

    h) General business

    i) Adjournment

    4.04 All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of order.

    4.05 No proxy votes are to be recognized at any annual or general meeting.

    4.06 Any proposed amendments to the by-laws are to be posted 21 days prior to the annual or general meeting. Amendments to the by-laws receiving 75% majority vote at any F.C.M.H.A. annual or general meeting, must be approved with Corporate Registry before coming into effect.

    4.07 General meetings shall be posted one week in advance. A special meeting of the association may be called at any time by the President or Secretary upon receipt by him/her of a petition signed by 1/3 of the members in good standing setting forth the reasons for calling such meeting, which shall be by telephone, email or text, 7 days prior to the meeting. Two-thirds members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

    4.08 Two-thirds executive members in good standing shall constitute a quorum and must include 2 of the following: President, Secretary, or Treasurer, and that the President cast a vote only to break a tie.

    4.09 The by-laws and regulations of F.C.M.H.A. must be updated and revised annually, and revised edition must be filed with Corporate Registry, A.A.H.A., and S.P.H.L.

    5.00 AUDITING

    5.01 The books, accounts and records of the association shall be audited at least once a year by a duly qualified accountant. A complete and proper statement of the standing of the books for the previous year shall be submitted by each auditor at the annual meeting of the association. The fiscal year of the association in each year shall be June 30.

    5.02 The books and records of the association may be inspected by any member of the association at the annual meeting provided for herein or at any time upon giving reasonable notice and arranging a time satisfactory to the officer, or officers having charge of the same. Each member of the executive shall at all times have access to such books and records.

    6.00 VOTING

    6.01 Any member who has not withdrawn from membership nor has been suspended or expelled as herein provided shall have the right to vote at the general or annual meetings. Such votes must be made in person, not by proxy or otherwise.

    6.02 In case of an equality of votes at any meetings of the members, whether upon show of hands, or poll, the President shall have a casting vote.

    7.00 REMUNERATION

    7.01 Unless authorized at any meeting an after notice for same shall be given, no officer or member of the association shall receive remuneration for his services.

    8.00 BORROWING POWERS

    8.01 For the purpose of carrying out its objectives, the association may borrow or raise or secure the payment of money in such manner it thinks fit, and in particular, by issue if debentures, but this power shall be exercised only under the authority of the association, and in no case shall debentures be issued without the sanction of a special resolution of the association.

    9.00 CUSTODY OF THE SEAL AND BOUNDARIES

    9.01 The F.C.M.H.A. does not have a seal. 

    9.02 All members of FCMHA must reside within the boundaries stated below.

    North Boundary - Runs along a diagonal line southwest from Township Line 740 and the 5th Meridian to Township Line 530 where it crosses the BC border.  This boundary starts at Range Road 180 and runs southwest to the point where it crosses Range Road 240.  Borders Valleyview MHA.

    South Boundary - Commencing from the NW corner of Township 62, Range 15, W5M east along the north boundary of Township 62 to the NE corner of Township 62, Range 10, W5M.

    10.00 BY-LAWS

    10.01 The by-laws may be rescinded, altered, or added to by a "special resolution".

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    11.00 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    11.01 The executive committee of the F.C.M.H.A. shall consist of:

    a) By election: President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Equipment Manager, League Representative

    b) By appointment: Referee in Chief, Assistant Referee in Chief, Fundraising Officer, Retained Officer of past executive, Other officers as required, Games and Conduct

    11.02 Executive committee shall be elected at the annual meeting in April and commence duties May 1st. Officers (by appointment) shall be appointed by the elected executive annually and serve for a one year term as deemed necessary by the elected executive.

    11.03 All executive officers of the F.C.M.H.A. shall have voting powers, except the President, who votes to break a tie.

    11.04 Any vacancies occurring during the year shall be filled at the next meeting, provided it is so stated in the notice calling such meeting. Any member in good standing shall be eligible to any office in the association.

    11.05 One member of the executive shall be retained to the next year’s executive, in an active position as listed in item 12.01, but may not serve 3 years in one position.

    11.06 Members can serve more than 3 years in one position provided that position is not filled at the annual meeting as approved by the board.

    12.00 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

    12.01 This committee shall be made up of:

    a) Games and Conduct - Chairperson

    b) Referee in Chief

    c) President

    d) 1st Vice-President

    e) League Representative

    f) Applicable Officers

    13.00 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE

    13.01 The President shall:

  • Call all meetings of the executive at such time and place as he/she deems necessary, or upon a request in writing and signed by at least 4 executive officers of the F.C.M.H.A., who shall state the business they want to discuss at such meeting.

  • Preside at all executive meetings of the F.C.M.H.A.

  • Sign as signing officer all legal documents of the F.C.M.H.A.

  • Exercise the powers of the full executive in case of emergency (subject to ratification by the executive at the next meeting).

  • Suspend any player, coach, manager, etc. he/she deems necessary until such time his/her case is revised by the discipline committee.

  • Be an ex-officio member to all committees of the F.C.M.H.A.

  • Represent, or delegate a member of the F.C.M.H.A. to represent the association in all matters before the public, Town Council and the A.A.H.A.

  • Co-ordinate, or delegate a member of the F.C.M.H.A. to co-ordinate all activities of the association with the Recreation Board, Further Education Council, and other agencies as required.

  • Schedule and assign, or delegate a member of the F.C.M.H.A. to schedule and assign ice time for all activities under the authority of the association.

  • Arrange for a guest speaker if necessary and set agenda for minor hockey wind-up.

  • Present, or delegate a member of the F.C.M.H.A. to present awards at all functions of the association.

  • Ensure deserving volunteers receive certificates of appreciation at minor hockey wind-ups.

  • Book a facility to hold any meetings, wind-ups, banquets, etc. as necessary.

  • Have signing authority on the F.C.M.H.A. bank accounts, along with the Secretary and the Treasurer.

  • Be a representative at any league meetings.

    13.02 The 1st Vice-President shall:

  • In the absence of the President have all the powers and perform all the duties of the President, and in the absence of both a President may be elected by the meeting to preside thereat.

  • Ensure that all coaches and managers work within the framework of an approved coaching philosophy that gives equal opportunity to all players and enables every player to develop and play to the maximum of his/her own ability.

  • Delegate a member of the F.C.M.H.A. to order trophies for tournaments; and shall solicit or delegate a member of the association to solicit donations from sponsors to pay for trophies, participant ribbons, and tournament player awards.

  • Order, or delegate a member of F.C.M.H.A. to order trophies and medallions for the wind-up.

  • Ensure that the Executive and Appreciation plaques are updated.

  • Schedule and book ice time for all tournaments after confirming with coaches and executive.

    13.03 The 2nd Vice-President shall:

  • Assist the 1st Vice-President as required.

  • Act as Tournament Chairperson for all tournaments conducted by F.C.M.H.A.

  • Apply to the Minor Zone Council for sanction permits for all Minor Hockey Tournaments, Exhibition games and Travel Permits as required by Hockey Alberta.

  • Ensure that all coaches have the opportunity to upgrade their training through properly conducted clinics and advisory assistance during the course of league play.

  • Register all teams, players, coaches, managers and other official volunteers with Hockey Alberta as required in order to participate in area league play, provincial playoffs, and invitational tournaments.

  • Set up or delegate a member of F.C.M.H.A. to set up clinics such as coaching, refereeing, power skating, goal tending, etc., as the executive deems necessary.

    13.04 The Secretary shall:

  • Keep the minutes of all meetings of the F.C.M.H.A. and official records of the association.

  • Issue notice of all meetings of the F.C.M.H.A.

  • Conduct all official correspondence of the F.C.M.H.A. and receive all correspondence of the association and inform the executive of all matters pending.

    Distribute copies of the minutes to:

  • Members of the Executive

  • Head Coaches

  • The public (by posting in the arena)

  • Book facility to hold any meetings, wind-ups, banquets, etc. as necessary.

  • Carry out any publicity as necessary.

  • Have signing authority on the F.C.M.H.A. bank accounts along with the President and Treasurer.

  • In case of the absence of the Secretary, his/her duties shall be discharged by such officer as may be appointed by the association. The Secretary shall have charge of all the correspondence of the association and be under the direction of the President and the Board.

    13.05 The Treasurer shall:

  • Receive all monies of the F.C.M.H.A. and immediately deposit same in the bank account of the association.

  • Pay all bills and such expenses of the association necessary for the efficient conduct of the association business.

  • Be responsible for the presentation of the audited financial statement for the previous fiscal year at the annual meeting.

  • Present a proposed operating budget at an executive meeting for the coming year.

  • Be responsible for approaching the Recreation Board or other agencies as necessary, for assistance pertaining to grants for the upcoming year.

  • Whenever required by the President or by the majority vote of the executive, turn over to the President or the executive, all monies, accounts, books, papers, vouchers and records, including bank and cheque books pertaining to his/her office.

  • Keep account of all vouchers paid out to game officials and reimburse the concession for the same (if applicable).

  • Collect and deposit skate sharpening money into bank.

  • Submit a list of paid up, registered players to the President and coaches prior to the first practice, and inform him/her of any additions or deletions throughout the season.

  • Ensure that a system is in place for recording accurate booking and payment of ice time.

  • The office of the Secretary and Treasurer may be filled by one person if any annual meeting for the election of the officers shall so decide.

  • Be responsible for finding sponsors to supply team uniforms as required.

    13.06 The Equipment Manager shall:

  • All F.C.M.H.A. equipment must be signed out by the Equipment Manager.

  • Ensure that each team has 2 goalie sticks at the beginning of each hockey season. All other sticks are the responsibility of the players.

  • Arrange, or delegate to a member in F.C.M.H.A. to arrange for team and individual pictures to be taken for all minor hockey teams at parent's expense.

  • Supply 5 rolls of tape for goalie sticks and one (1) first aid kit for each team.

  • Be in charge of dispensing keys, codes or locks to skate sharpeners and team officials for lockers following approval of the executive.

  • Maintain an updated inventory listing of all equipment owned by the F.C.M.H.A. and prepare a budget of expected equipment requirements for the upcoming year for the approval of the executive.

  • Ensure that all teams operating under the authority of F.C.M.H.A. are properly equipped so as to give adequate protection for all players, and that all teams keep their uniforms neat and serviceable.

13.07 The League Representative shall:

  • Attend SPHL meetings without fail. - Right now they are being held in Whitecourt at the Millar Western Training building.

  • Be reimbursed for traveling to out of town meetings at the current Hockey Alberta subsistence rate.

  • Request registration cheque from Treasurer to be paid to the League at first meeting in October as required.

  • Attend all meetings of the Discipline Committee.

  • Respond to any correspondence from league board and directors.
  • Represent teams, team officials and the executive on all matters relating to the League.

  • Collect game sheets from the managers of ALL Atom teams in the league.
  • Carry out the duties of Atom Director as delegated by the League.

     

     

     PART II

    REGULATIONS OF

    FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

    1.00   REGISTRATION

    1.01   Registration for minor hockey shall be held at the annual general meeting in the month of September and/ or at Community night.

    1.02   Registration fee shall be set annually by the executive.

    1.03   Registration in each age group shall remain open until Community Night.  Any additional registrations after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list until a vacancy has been declared by reason of transfer, injury, or loss of a player who declares he/she wishes to be dropped from his/her team list, which will be decided by the coach.

    1.04 All players must register in their own age group, or previously registered level (if player movement occurred in the previous year) and can be moved only after approval from the committee dealing with such matters.

    1.05 All players must be registered before participating in any activities of the F.C.M.H.A.

    1.06   Registration fees must be paid in full to F.C.M.H.A. and the liability insurance fee must be paid to A.A.H.A. before a player steps on the ice.

    1.07   Hockey team officials must be able to produce C.A.H.A. recognition player's certificates for inspection at all games when required.

    1.08   The refund policy shall be: if a player moves away,1/5 of the registration fee for every full month remaining in the season will be given, up to December 31.  Also, if the team folds, or the child must stop playing for a sound reason, as determined by the executive, the money will be refunded as above.

    1.09   As per A.A.H.A. regulations, no registration will be permitted after January 10.  Up to February 10, players moving within the province may apply to the A.A.H.A. President for special permission to register with F.C.M.H.A.

    1.10   As per A.A.H.A. regulations, all teams must register with the A.A.H.A. prior to their first game, or November 15, whichever occurs first.

    1.11   As per A.A.H.A. regulations, any team official who adds an unregistered player's name to a game sheet for the purpose of competing in a game, will be suspended for one year, and games defaulted, whether said player(s) played or not.

    1.12   In the event there are enough players registered in one level to have two teams, the players will be tiered according to skill level decided by the certified coaches starting at the Atom level.   Evaluations will be done during closed practices and the coaches will have the opportunity to bring in outside certified coaches to assist in the process, if they wish to do so.

    1.13   Players must register in their own age group before they can request in writing to the Executive Board stating reasons that they wish to be moved.  The Executive Board shall consider the application and if it is supported the application will move to the coach evaluation step.   Evaluation of a player by the coaches shall be based solely on the skills, abilities and a players understanding of the game allowing the player to play to the maximum of him/her own ability.   Both coaches will evaluate the player up to and including twice at the age appropriate level and twice at the level the player is requesting to be moved to.  No player movement shall be approved until this process is completed, the coaches agree on the movement and the Board approves the movement of the player.  This process shall be completed before league play commences.  All communications during the process will flow thru the team managers from the coaches and the boards to the parents.

    2.00   SAFETY

    2.01   All players under the authority of the F.C.M.H.A. must wear equipment as designated by the A.A.H.A. and it shall be the responsibility of each coach to make sure this is carried out.   Goalies must wear an approved helmet and mask with an attached protective throat guard.

    2.02   Neck protectors and full equipment must be worn by all hockey players including at hockey practices.

    2.03   Any players in the player's box (that is anyone other than official volunteers) and/or those in the penalty box must keep helmets on.

    3.00   DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

    3.01   The Discipline Committee shall consist of:  Referee in Chief(Chairperson), President, 1st Vice- President, appropriate League Representative, Secretary.

    3.02   Any player receiving a match penalty and any coach or manager removed from a game or suspended by any other authority, or any players, coach or manager suspended by the President of F.C.M.H.A. shall appear before the Discipline Committee before permission may be given to take part in any further activity of F.C.M.H.A..  Any player suspended by a coach shall appear before the Discipline Committee to determine his.her reinstatement.

    3.03   Any participants, witnesses or people involved shall be present at a Discipline Committee hearing at the invitation of the President only.

    3.04   The decision of the Discipline Committee shall be final and without appeal.

    3.05   Any coach or manager withdrawing his team from the ice during the course of a game will have circumstances reviewed by the president and the Discipline Committee for action.

    3.06   Any coach, manager, team official, or player deemed to be intoxicated and whose actions are detrimental to the game of hockey, shall be suspended by the President until his/her case is reviewed by the Discipline Committee.

    3.07   Any players fighting on or off the ice during a tournament shall be disqualified for the rest of the tournament and referred to the Discipline Committee.

    3.08   All decisions made by the Discipline Committee will be posted in the arena.

    4.00 TRANSPORTATION

    4.01   Each child must have adequate funds to cover food and lodging during out of town games.

    4.02   Participants attending clinics or workshops shall receive reimbursement of expenses according to the following schedule:

    a)  mileage paid at current A.A.H.A. subsistence rate when taking own vehicle.

    b)  registration fees to be paid by F.C.M.H.A.

    c)  reasonable allowance for room paid upon production of receipts, and at the discretion of the Board.

    d)  participants are required to book at the closest clinic, upon recommendation by the Board.

    4.03   Association members will be paid for all reasonable long distance phone calls.

    5.00   SKATE SHARPENING

    5.01   Skate sharpening shall be done by volunteers who have been approved by the executive and who are knowledgeable in how to sharpen skates.

    5.02   Skates shall be identified and left at the concession to be sharpened.  They shall be picked up at the concession and a fee determined by the Board paid into a separate cash box at the concession, or to the official skate sharpeners.

    5.03   All skate sharpening fees must be turned over to the treasurer.

    5.04 No unauthorized personnel are allowed in the skate sharpening room.

    5.05 All skate sharpeners shall get recognition in the form of a gift at the end of the hockey year.

    6.00 COACHES AND MANAGERS

6.01 All hockey coaches shall hold a C.A.H.A. - Coach Initiation level (mandatory for novice level), Intermediate or Advanced Coaching certificate.

6.02 Coaches shall be encouraged to have a First Aid certificate.

6.03 Team Manager or Coach shall be responsible for inviting teams to tournaments with a maximum of 19 players per team.

6.04 Team Manager or Coach is responsible for informing the Referee in Chief of all games requiring game officials, one week prior to games.

6.05 All participating teams must be registered with A.A.H.A. Contact Second Vice-President for confirmation of same.

6.06 Team Manager or Coach (with approval of Second Vice-President)will be responsible for organizing any of the necessary volunteers to assist in running the tournaments:

  • referees and linesmen

  • scheduling of games

  • programs as necessary

  • time keepers and goal judges

  • volunteers to work at the gate

  • envelopes for traders and meal tickets

  • other details as necessary.

6.07 All hockey teams are expected to become familiar with a copy of F.C.M.H.A. Bylaws and Regulations, and A.A.H.A. Bylaws and Rules.

6.08 Team officials shall be responsible to see that their players are eligible to play for their team in accordance with A.A.H.A. and C.A.H.A. Constitution, Bylaws, Regulations and Rules.

6.09 No player shall be allowed on the ice until his/her registration fee is paid in full. The treasurer shall submit a list of paid-up registered players to the coaches prior to the first practice and shall inform the coaches of any additions or deletions throughout the season.

6.10 Game officials have authority to ask parents with unseemly behavior during a game, to leave the bleachers.

6.11 Every player shall be given opportunity to play any position.

6.12 The team Managers will be expected to attend all of executive meetings.

7.00 REFEREES

7.01 Officials shall be paid for refereeing games, not exceeding provincial rates. The Referee in Chief will obtain sufficient funds to do so from the Treasurer.

7.02 For Provincial games, referees shall be paid according to the A.A.H.A. schedule.

7.03 Any major altercation during a game must be reported to the Referee in Chief promptly after the game and a copy of the game sheet submitted to the Referee in Chief.

8.00 FUNDRAISING

8.01 Any solicitation for donations or fundraising by Minor Hockey teams must receive prior approval from the executive.

9.00 TOURNAMENTS

9.01 The executive shall provide a minimum of one out-of-town tournament fee per team, providing 85% fundraising participation is adhered to by each team.

9.02 Trophy distribution for tournaments shall be determined by the coaches or managers.

9.03 No hockey player or hockey team registered with F.C.M.H.A. shall compete in any tournament unless that tournament has been granted a sanction permit by A.A.H.A. See Second Vice- President for this.

9.04 No F.C.M.H.A. team shall participate in a tournament or exhibition game with any team that is not registered with the A.A.H.A. Confirmation of same to be obtained from Second Vice- President.

9.05 Every player, including F.C.M.H.A. player, competing in a tournament, must be registered with his team on a C.A.H.A. recognized player's certificate team sheet for inspection at all tournaments.

9.06 F.C.M.H.A. team shall be permitted to play in any sanctioned tournament. In granting such permission, the executive agrees to impose and enforce any disciplinary action necessary against it's team or members of the team.

9.07 A general fee of $75.00 per team participation in the tournament will be given to F.C.M.H.A. to help pay away tournaments.

10.00 WIND-UPS

Hockey wind-up shall be held following the conclusion of hockey There shall be a wind-up for all teams.

11.00 AWARDS

11.01 The coach of each team shall select a player for the Esso Medals of Achievement in Hockey Awards in accordance to the categories provided by Esso.

THE ABOVE MEDALS ARE FOR LEAGUE PLAY ONLY AND NOT TO BE USED FOR TOURNAMENTS.

11.02 In addition, the executive (in consultation with the coaching staff of each hockey team) shall select a player for the 'Derald Palmer Citizenship' award. This award is to be presented to the F.C.M.H.A. player who best exhibits team play in any sport and good character qualities throughout the community.

A master trophy shall be placed in the trophy case, displaying on a plaque, the annual recipients of the award. Each recipient shall receive an individual miniature trophy representing this award.

11.03 The executive shall accept nominee submissions for the annual 'Lyle Young' award to be presented at the spring general meeting.

11.04 The executive shall select three members associated with F.C.M.H.A. for special recognition of their contributions during the present term, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in the spring. They shall receive a gift and have their names placed on the Appreciation Plaque.

12.00 ORGANIZATION

Organization for groups in the Novice level shall normally be for children eight years and under as of December 31, as follows:

Novice 7 & 8 years of age

Pre-Novice 5 & 6 years of age

Tom Thumb 3 & 4 years of age

In the event that there are not enough players for a Pre-Novice team or a Tom Thumb team, the players will combine to form a Pre-Novice team.

12.01 All hockey players must beat least 4 years old as of December 31, to participate.

12.03 Organization for groups in the Sturgeon Pembina Hockey League shall normally be for children according to C.A.H.A. age guidelines with NO OVERAGE PLAYERS ALLOWED. This applies to the following teams with birthdays as of December 31:

Midget 15 & 16 years of age

Bantam 13 & 14 years of age

Pee Wee 11 & 12 years of age

Atoms 9 & 10 years of age

13.00 FCMHA ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

CODE OF CONDUCT, ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

1. Membership and participation in the F.C.M.H.A. activities is a privilege, not a right. Members, players and participants are required to abide by the By-laws, Rules and Policies of the Association, and their behavior is expected to mirror the spirit of the By-laws, rules and policies and this code.

2. All members and participants of the F.C.M.H.A. shall respect other members, officials, parents, players, fans, team officials,volunteers, Executive Committee members or employees of F.C.M.H.A. or of another Association will not be tolerated.

3. All members, fans, and participants of F.C.M.H.A. shall respect the game of hockey and shall behave in a manner so as not to make a travesty of the game.

4. Violation of any member, fan, or participant of any provision of this Code of Conduct may result in an immediate and indefinite suspension or expulsion from F.C.M.H.A. for the family (including the player) or family member involved.

5. In the event of an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct, the President shall be immediately notified and shall convene a hearing of the Hockey Committee as soon as possible. The Committee shall follow F.C.M.H.A. Discipline Policy, Rules & Guideline and Appeal process outlying in these operational Policies, Rules & Guidelines.

6. The President may at his/her discretion suspend the member(s), participant(s) and/or player(s) accused of the code violations at ANY time during the process. Such suspension will remain in effect until the conclusion of the Hockey Operations Committee's review of the incident.

7. A Hockey Operations Committee recommendation for suspension or expulsion from F.C.M.H.A. must be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

 

SCHEDULE 'A' CODES OF CONDUCT FAIRPLAY CODES

The 'Fair Play Codes for Children in Sport' have been developed by the Canadian Council on Children and Youth.

The objects of the codes are to:

  • Return the elements of enjoyment and satisfaction to the child participant.

  • Make adults aware that children play to satisfy themselves and not necessarily to satisfy adults or members of their own peer group.

  • Improve the physical fitness of youth by encouraging participation in some form of sports or physical recreation by making it attractive, safe, and enjoyable for all children.



HOCKEY ALBERTA'S FAIRPLAY CODE FOR PARENTS

  • I will not force my child to participate in hockey.

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

  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

  • I will teach my child that doing one's best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game.

  • I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.

  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  • I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays or performances by both my child's team and their opponents.

  • I will never question the officials' judgment or honesty in public.

  • I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's' hockey games.

  • I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to coach hockey for my child.

 

HOCKEY ALBERTA'S FAIRPLAY CODE FOR COACHES

  • I will be reasonable when scheduling games and practices, remembering that players have other interests and obligations.

  • I will teach my players to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials and opponents.

  • I will ensure that all players get equal instruction, support and playing time.

  • I will not ridicule or yell at my players for making mistakes or for performing poorly. I will remember that players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.

  • I will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the players ages and abilities.

  • I will remember that participants need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example.

  • I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.

  • I will work in cooperation with officials for the benefit of the game.



HOCKEY ALBERTA\S FAIRPLAY CODE FOR PLAYERS

  • I will play hockey because I want to, not just because others or coaches want me to.

  • I will play by the rules of hockey, and in the spirit of the game.

  • I will control my temper-fighting and 'mouthing off' can spoil the activity for all.

  • I will respect my opponents.

  • I will do my best to be a true team player.

  • I will remember that wining isn't everything-having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are also important..

  • I will acknowledge all good plays-those of my team and of my opponents.

  • I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.



HOCKEY ALBERTA'S FAIRPLAY CODE FOR SPECTATORS

  • I will remember that participants play hockey for their enjoyment. They are not playing to entertain.

  • I will not have unrealistic expectations. I will remember that players are not professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.

  • I will respect the official's decision and I will encourage participants to do the same.

  • I will never ridicule a player for making a mistake during a game. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.

  • I will condemn the use of violence in any form and will express my disapproval in an appropriate manner to coaches and league officials.

  • I will show respect for my team's opponents, because without them there would be no game.

  • I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials, or other spectators.



HOCKEY ALBERTA'S FAIRPLAY CODE FOR LEAGUE ADMINISTRATORS

  • I will do my best to see that all players are given the same chance to participate, regardless of gender, ability, ethnic background or race.

  • I will absolutely discourage any sports program from becoming primarily an entertainment for the spectator.

  • I will make sure that all equipment and facilities are safe and match the players ages and abilities.

  • I will make sure that the age and maturing level of the participants are considered in program development, rule enforcement and scheduling.

  • I will remember that play is done for its own sake and make sure that winning is kept in proper perspective.

  • I will distribute the fair play codes to spectators, coaches, athletes, officials, and parents.



FOX CREEK MINOR HOCKEY'S VOLUNTEER'S CODE

  • Expect no special rights or privileges because you are a volunteer. However, expect to be appreciated when you do a good job. Be prepared to put in long, hard hours with little or no recognition except the self-satisfaction of knowing you have accepted a challenge many turned away.

  • When you have accepted a challenge or responsibility, be sure to follow through with a good job.

  • Accept that because you are a representative for the F.C.M.H.A., your actions, either positive or negative, reflect on all of the other volunteers in the organization.

  • Understand that even though you may not agree with all F.C.M.H.A. policies or practices as a representative for the organization, you have an obligation to publicly support them and at all times abide by them. If you do not agree with them, you can work within the system to have them changed. Work patiently for improvement.

  • Base your decisions and actions on what is best for the majority of hockey players while respecting the rights of the individual.

  • Be prepared to listen and respond to any concerns brought to you.

  • Be prepared to listen to ideas from other people event thought they may be different from your own.

  • Judge ideas on their own merit, and the benefit they can bring the hockey player or Association and do not fall back on 'But they have always done it this way.' Be slow to anger and hard to discourage.

  • Anticipate peoples' shortcomings and make allowances for them.

    Canadian Hockey Association Recognition and Prevention of Abuse Policy

    "It is the policy of the C.H.A. that there shall be no abuse and neglect, whether physical, emotional or sexual of any participant in any of its programs. The C.H.A. expects every parent, volunteer and staff member to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the welfare of its participants and protect them from any for of maltreatment."

FAIRPLAY MEANS SAFETY FOR ALL

 

 

 

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