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The Seahawks Code of Conduct applies to all members, including but not limited to all players, coaches and parents. All members are responsible for the conduct of any and all guests, including but not limited to siblings, and members may be subject to disciplinary action for any violations of the Code of Conduct by their guest(s).
1. No swearing or abusive language on the bench, in the rink or at any team function.
2. No lashing out at any official for any reason.
3. No coaching from the stands. Only the assigned Seahawks coach(es) for the subject team may coach the players during a game or practice.
4. Anyone who receives a penalty will skate directly to the penalty box.
5. Fighting, including fighting in the game and outside of the game, will not be tolerated. Fighting will result in an appearance before the Disciplinary Committee.
6. There will be no drinking, smoking, chewing of tobacco or use of illegal substance at any team function by any player.
7. All members will conduct themselves in a befitting manner at all facilities (ice, rink, hotel, restaurant, etc.) during all team functions.
8. Use of cameras and video cameras including, but not limited to cell phone cameras, is not permitted in any locker room without the express permission of the coach.
9. All members shall comply with all rules and Codes of Conduct set forth by USA Hockey, Massachusetts Hockey and their team’s conference. Any member violating any such rule or Code of Conduct may be subject to supplementary discipline by the Seahawks Disciplinary Committee
10. Any member or team official who cannot abide by these rules or violates them may be subject to further disciplinary action.
In addition to the development of our hockey players and enjoyment of the sport of hockey, the safety and protection of our participants is central to South Shore Seahawks' goals. We adhere to USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program as a means to help protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other types of misconduct, including emotional abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing. To help prevent abuse or misconduct from occurring in our locker rooms, we have adopted a locker room policy designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms. Review the USA Hockey Locker Room Monitor Policy and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This policy was adopted to manage the tryout and player/team assignment process in an orderly and fair manner with the ultimate goal of gaining the most comprehensive assessment of all players for appropriate team assignment.
COMMITMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL THOSE PLAYERS WHO ARE SELECTED FOR TEAMS
First payment is due (one third of the remaining balance) within 7 days of the teams being announced. Please note - This payment is non-refundable. If after the 7th day, payment has not been received the player(s) will be in danger of losing his or her team placement. Selected players must inform the Seahawks by April 30th that they are opting to decline his or her placement or the first payment will be automatically charged. Remaining payments are due on July 1st (2nd) and September 1st (3rd, final). Once a payment is made, it is non-refundable.
1) PRE TRYOUT:
Staff selection –
On Ice Coaches - Adequate # to manage all drills and scrimmages
Judges - 5-6 judges preferred and should be very familiar with skill range at level
2 hours (preferred)
2nd session tiered based on first session rankings. Level director may move up to 2 players from the lower tier scrimmage to the higher tier scrimmage with Athletic Director and President approval. Players eligible for moving up must be selected from the next 10 players as ranked by the initial tryout.
Equal # of players (preferred) on ice for all sessions (A-L, M-Z and adjust as needed)
Each judge should score every player on ice except son or daughter if applicable
Scores should be based on tryout session only, not prior familiarity w/ players
Should not speak to each other about player performance and scoring
Should not “over coach” during particular drill or at all during scrimmage
3) POST TRYOUT:
All players should be ranked top to bottom based on tryout scores
For tryouts with skills & scrimmage component, 50/50 weighting
Any player, missing any/all tryouts with valid excuse, will be ranked (by Level Director with Athletic Director approval) based on single session tryout score and prior season coaches’ evaluation, relative to teammates.
Tryout ranking determines roster with the exception of final 3 selections. These are decided by team coach from next 6 players in tryout ranking. This process will continue with lower teams.
If decided that 2 equal teams are assigned to a division (ie. B Blue and B White), remaining players will be placed based on ranking with final 3 selections for each team to be selected by coaches. These 6 total selections will be drawn from the next 12 players in the ranking.
Any registered player choosing not to attend tryouts will be assigned to the lowest team at their level.
Note – Any deviation from this formula would require approval by Athletic Director. An example of a situation that may be considered would be a legitimate medical condition during tryout process. In this case, the coaches’ evaluations (prior team) would be considered in placement process.
Transparency: Player ranking transparency is limited to appropriate members of the Seahawks board of directors and coaches that are selecting players. Coaches’ transparency will be limited to the above mentioned field of players. Ranking transparency to SeaHawks general membership will be limited to general division that player ranked in – A, B, B2, C.
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