VYHA Player Code of Conduct:
I pledge to follow the rules listed below and understand that failure to abide by these rules may result in suspension or dismissal from VYHA:
⦁ While representing VYHA at all functions including home and away games, practices, fundraising events,etc...I will refrain from violence, profanity, and illegal activities and will abide by the rules of NYSAHA, USA hockey and VYHA or be subject to a disciplinary hearing.
⦁ I will respect the property and facilities of the city of Syracuse and the Onondaga nation as well as other hockey associations and properties they use as well as property of teammates, opponents, coaches, team officials etc.. I will refrain from intentional destruction of facilities and or theft or be subject to a disciplinary hearing.
⦁ I understand that VYHA has a zero tolerance policy of bullying, racism or sexism. This includes any of these actions that take place on cellular devices, social media or other internet or web-based platforms. Any player to take part in any of these behaviors toward any opponent, teammate, coach, team official, game official or association member or spectator will be subject to a disciplinary hearing.
⦁ I understand that if I am found with a weapon, alcohol, tobacco, or any controlled substance that is not prescribed by a physician while involved in any VYHA activity, I will automatically be suspended until a hearing can be held by the discipline committee. VYHA reserves the right to require a drug screening as recommended by governing authorities.
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.