Sportsmanship Starts In The Stands


Oct. 07, 2020

Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands is an educational program launched in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks encourages positive behaviour by hockey parents in the rink.
 
The game of hockey is for kids. Kids play the game because they love it and because it is fun. As parents we must realize, that for kids, positive participation is always more important than excellence. The personal and social development that comes from being part of a team is one of the most enriching experiences offered by the game.
 
Being a hockey parent is no easy task. Hockey parents often fill not only the role of parent, but also the role of an essential hockey volunteer. Parents may be coaches, evaluators, directors, etc. Balancing these roles can be challenging. That is why BC Hockey and Hockey Canada provide resources and programs to assist parents in ensuring that their children’s hockey experiences are positive.
 
Traditionally Associations would hold an in-person parent meeting which is not possible during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. BC Hockey has made the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands materials available for parents and Associations to complete online.
 
Here are the instructions for the completion of the Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands program:
 
STEP 1 - (PARENTS) Watch the Parent Presentation (Video)
 
STEP 2 - (PARENTS) Sign the Parent Code of Conduct and Fair Play Code Form (deadline November 15, 2020)
 
STEP 3 - (MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS) - Submit the Parent Meeting Form  to BC Hockey (deadline December 1, 2020)
 

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