Player Expectations

1. Play for Fun: The primary purpose of being a Vista player is to have fun and enjoy the sport

of hockey. Players should always prioritize enjoyment and maintain a positive attitude

during practices and games.

2. Work Hard to Improve Your Skills: Vista players are expected to dedicate themselves to

continuous improvement, working hard to develop and refine their hockey skills both on and

off the ice.

3. Respect: Players must show respect to all coaches, teammates, opponents, referees, and

spectators. No abuse, taunting, or bullying will be tolerated.

4. Sportsmanship: Players should always display good sportsmanship, win or lose. They

should shake hands with opponents after each game and refrain from unsportsmanlike


5. Fair Play: Players are expected to follow the rules of the game and compete fairly. Cheating,

diving, or trying to injure opponents is unacceptable.

6. Teamwork: Players should work together as a team, supporting and encouraging each

other. Selfish play and putting personal interests above the team's goals are not allowed.

7. Commitment: Players are expected to attend practices, games, and team events regularly

and be punctual. If unable to attend, they should inform their coaches in advance.

8. Dedication: Players should demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to improve their

skills and knowledge of the game.

9. Equipment: Players must wear all the required safety equipment during practices and

games. Taking care of their gear is essential to ensure their safety and longevity.

10. Control: Players should control their emotions and reactions, avoiding outbursts or

dangerous actions that could harm themselves or others.

11. Responsible Behavior: Players must refrain from using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco


12. No Use of Phones in Locker Rooms: Players are not allowed to use phones or electronic

devices in the locker rooms.

13. Social Media Use: Players should be mindful of their social media presence and avoid

posting content that could negatively reflect on themselves, their team, or the sport.

14. Respect Facilities: Players should treat all facilities, including rinks, dressing rooms,

hotels, and any public facility, with respect, keeping them clean and free from damage.

15. Respect of Teammates' Personal Space and Belongings: Players must respect their

teammates' personal space and belongings, ensuring privacy and trust among the team.

16. Listening and Learning: Players should listen to their coaches, learn from their feedback,

and strive to improve their skills and understanding of the game.

17. Injury Reporting: Players must promptly report any injuries to their coaches or team


18. Communication: Players should maintain open and respectful communication with

coaches, teammates, and parents to address any concerns or issues.

19. Positive Role Models: Players are representatives of the Vista Hockey Club and should act

as positive role models both on and off the ice.

Consequence for Violations

Any violations of the above-listed behavior expectations, including abuse, taunting, or bullying, will

be immediately directed to the Vista Hockey Club Head coach and Board of Directors, and further

action may be taken if deemed necessary. This ensures that all players understand the seriousness

of adhering to the code of conduct and promotes a safe, respectful, and positive hockey

environment for everyone involved.

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