All new to PGMHA Hockey Families are required to have one parent/guardian complete this program. Traditionally, this is an in-person seminar, however this year it is virtual.

Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands is an educational program launched in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks encourages positive behaviour by hockey parents in the rink.

The game of hockey is for kids. Kids play the game because they love it and because it is fun. As parents we must realize, that for kids, positive participation is always more important than excellence. The personal and social development that comes from being part of a team is one of the most enriching experiences offered by the game.

Being a hockey parent is no easy task. Hockey parents often fill not only the role of parent, but also the role of an essential hockey volunteer. Parents may be coaches, evaluators, directors, etc. Balancing these roles can be challenging. That is why BC Hockey and Hockey Canada provide resources and programs to assist parents in ensuring that their children’s hockey experiences are positive.

STEP 1 – (PARENTS) Watch the Parent Presentation (Video)

STEP 2 – (PARENTS) Sign the Parent Code of Conduct and Fair Play Code Form (deadline November 30, 2020)

STEP 1 – (PARENTS) Email with your name, your player name & your player team number stating that you have completed Steps 1 & 2.


Parent Resources

Parent Code of Conduct and Fair Play Code (PDF)