All players will conduct themselves in a positive, respectful and controlled manner both on the ice and off the ice at all V.Y.H.A functions.
Any player participating in a V.Y.H.A. function who takes part in verbal abuse, threats, bullying, acts of violence, fighting or disruptive behavior towards any opponent, teammate, coach, team official, game official, association member or spectator will be subject to a disciplinary hearing.
Any player participating in a V.Y.H.A function found to be using alcohol or illegal substances, or smoking or chewing tobacco will be suspended immediately until a discipline hearing takes place. At the sole discretion of the V.Y.H.A. Disciplinary Committee, V.Y.H.A. reserves the right to require a urine screening.
Any player who damages property of a facility or takes part in theft of property from a facility, teammate, opponent, coach, team official etc. will be subject to a disciplinary hearing.
Parent/Adult Code of Conduct
All parents/adults will conduct themselves in a positive, respectful and controlled manner at all V.Y.H.A. functions (games, practices, board meetings, discipline hearing, hotels, and Valley social web pages etc.).
Any parent/adult participating in a V.Y.H.A function who takes part in verbal abuse, threats, arguments, acts of violence, fighting or disruptive behavior towards any player, coach, team official, game official, association member or spectator will be subject to a discipline hearing. Discipline for violations of this policy is as follows: 1st violation: 1 week suspension from all V.Y.H.A functions. 2nd violation: 1 month suspension from all V.Y.H.A functions. 3rd violation: Released from V.Y.H.A.
Any parent/adult who damages property of a facility or take part in theft of property from a facility while attending any V.Y.H.A. function will be banned from all V.Y.H.A functions for 1 year from date of violation.
All parents/adults will take a 48 hour cooling off period before approaching any coach, team official, V.Y.H.A Board member with complaints or issues whenever possible.
The Discipline Board will rule on, given the nature of the violation and after a hearing with player and parent(s), the discipline to be levied for the first and second offense. The discipline will remain on a player’s record for two years. The two year period will start on the date of the player’s first offense. A third offense in the 2 year period will result in an immediate release from V.Y.H.A.