It is the policy of the WTHC (Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club) that all players, coaches, game officials, team officials, administrators, spectators and parents maintain a sportsmanlike, courteous and respectful manner before, during and after all WTHC sanctioned games.
The WTHC supports the goals established by AAU and CUHL that govern the behavior of players, coaches, officials and parents. The WTHC will cooperate with these organizations in the implementation of these policies and any penalties that may be assessed (including the suspension of players, coaches and parents).
In addition to support of the policies of the leagues in which the WTHC participates, the WTHC will enforce this Code of Conduct Policy. Inappropriate behavior may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or removal from the team in the case of a player, termination in the case of a coach and prohibition from attendance at WTHC games in the case of a parent or spectator.
The WTHC, together with all the players, parents and coaches who participate in its programs, will undertake the responsibility to ensure that the behavior of all those who participate in WTHC activities conform to this Code of Conduct Policy.
Zero Tolerance Policy
In an effort to make ice hockey a more desirable and rewarding experience for all participants, WTHC has a very simply definition of Zero Tolerance: Any lack of Respect or Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will be a violation of of the WTHC Zero Tolerance Policy. Unsportsmanlike conduct can include a number of actions, some of which are swearing, yelling at officials, taunting and fighting. The Zero Tolerance Policy applies to players, coaches, team officials, parents and spectators equally on, off the ice, or on social/ virtual media channels.
Players/Coaches/Parents and Spectators must be aware that his/her conduct is not only a reflection on himself/herself but also on their team and the WTHC more broadly. Individuals will be held to the Zero Tolerance Policy at any time they are attending any type of WTHC/team event or gathering. Guidelines regarding this policy are as follows:
For Coaches (including Parent Coaches):
For Parents and Spectators:
The enjoyment by all those playing and attending a WTHC hockey game is one of the expressed goals of our organization. Enthusiastic support of your team or favorite player is an expected and welcome part of our games. However, this enthusiasm cannot be allowed to become counter productive. On-ice officials of the leagues in which the WTHC participates have been instructed to stop any game when parents/spectators are displaying, in that official’s opinion, inappropriate and disruptive behavior that interferes with other spectators or the conduct of the game. The on-ice officials will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/spectators from the spectators viewing and game area. Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced. In addition to the on-ice officials, inappropriate behavior observed by WTHC officials or rink management may also result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the viewing area or rink. Violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the WTHC Board.
Any parent/spectator who must be removed from the rink will be automatically suspended from WTHC games for a minimum period of two weeks from the date of the removal subject to review and further action by the WTHC Board. Any parent/spectator who must be removed from the rink a second time will be automatically suspended from attending any further WTHC games until formal action by the WTHC Board, which will establish final sanctions. Failure to comply with the above sanctions will result in the parent/spectator's team player not being allowed to participate while that parent/spectator is in the building.
Game officials are to conduct themselves in a businesslike, sportsmanlike, impartial and constructive manner at all times. The actions of on-ice and off-ice officials must be above reproach. The WTHC believes that game officials are ambassadors of the game and must always conduct themselves with this responsibility in mind. The WTHC will take action to assure that any official, who in the opinion of the WTHC does not comply with these standards, will not be scheduled for future WTHC games.
In all discipinary action cases (for players, coaches or parents/spectators, decisions by the WTHC executive board are final.
The conditioning fee will not be refunded once conditioning has started.
The full season fee will be refunded in the event that a player is not selected for a Travel Team.
If a player does not want to be considered for a specific team, you must complete this form prior to the start of tryouts. You will receive a confirmation email once accepted.
Once a player name has been posted (announced either in email, print or posted on the website) to a travel team, no refunds of the travel season fee will be permitted.
All refunds will be made less a 5% transaction fee.
The full season fee can be refunded up until the beginning of the House season. Once the season starts, no refunds will be permitted.
WTHC, in conjunction with WHA, has a locker room policy 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, WTHC has adopted the following locker room policy. This policy is designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms. When WTHC teams visit another arena, all participants associated with the WTHC will follow the Locker Room Policies of that arena as well as all WTHC policies listed below.
Witnesses to any violations are required to report the incident(s) to a WTHC Coach, Team Manager or Board Member. Participants, employees or volunteers of the WTHC will be subject to disciplinary action for violation of these locker room policies or for engaging in any misconduct or abuse or that violates the USA Hockey SafeSport Policies.
As the Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club is a AAU organization, we follow the AAU concussion policy. It states:
Where coaches/ officials / parent believe there is reasonable cause that a concussion may have occurred, such participant shall not be allowed to continue his/her participation in a WTHC event without a medical release to resume such participation.
The Wilmette Tribe also has an Injury and Concussion consultant that you can contact if you have questions about your player. View the Contact page for the Dr's phone number.
If a single household has 3 players in a Fall Travel league within the Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club or between the Tribe and the Wilmette Hockey Association, a 50% discount will be applied to the least expensive full season registration fee. The discount does not apply to Conditioning/Try out fees or expense funds. The discount will be credited after teams are formed in Sept-Oct timeframe.
A few terms of the plan:
We believe your religious faith, your immediate family and your school requirements will always come before hockey.
Players are expected to keep up with school work requirements and therefore should make local, personal sacrifices (i.e. eliminate video games, TV, wasted time) before sacrificing hockey and negatively affecting the hockey development.
We believe participation in other sports positively contributes to the long term athletic development - resulting in a better hockey player and happier person. Therefore, athletes competing in other Fall/Spring sports activities such as soccer, basketball and baseball should follow these guidelines:
Travel Leagues: If your player needs to miss a game or practice, please let the team manager and coach know. Hockey games should take priority over other sport practices. During winter season (Nov - Feb, aka Hockey Season) Tribe hockey is a higher priority than other sports. You are expected to provide full commitment to your hockey team. At the coach’s discretion, absence could result in benching or siting out of games.
House Leagues: There is no need to inform the coaches if there is a conflict.