The Minor Hockey Development Guide has been developed by Hockey Canada to aid Minor Hockey Associations in the coach selection process.
Summary (excerpt from the Minor Hockey Development Guide)
“It is important for sports leaders to develop programs which reinforce that competition must be free of abusive and harassing behaviours by athletes, coaches, officials and spectators. It is also essential for each sport to have playing rules that will discipline athletes and coaches for harassing and/or abusive behaviours during competition. Codes of Conduct need to be developed for athletes, coaches, officials and all personnel, and organizations must implement policies and procedures through which they can determine when and if a breach of these codes has occurred.
It is similarly important for sport leaders to develop guidelines regarding coaches to be certified through coaching programs. Coaching education will reinforce the Codes of Conduct that discourage abusive and harassing behaviours by all involved.”
The Development Guide includes information on:
and Ethics for Coaches