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Officials Coordinator

Steve Martin



On-Ice Official’s Code of Conduct


• Act in a professional and businesslike manner at all times and take your role seriously.
• Strive to provide a safe and sportsmanlike environment in which players can properly display their hockey skills.
• Know all playing rules, their interpretations and their proper application.
• Remember that officials are teachers. Set a good example.
• Make your calls with quiet confidence; never with arrogance.
• Manage and help to control games in cooperation with the coaches to provide a positive and safe experience for all participants.
• Violence must never be tolerated.
• Be fair and impartial at all times.
• Answer all reasonable questions and requests.
• Adopt a “zero tolerance” attitude toward verbal or physical abuse.
• Never use foul or vulgar language when speaking with a player, coach or parent.
• Use honesty and integrity when answering questions.
• Admit your mistakes when you make them.
• Never openly criticize a coach, player or fellow official.
• Keep your emotions under control.
• Use only USA Hockey-approved officiating techniques and policies.
• Maintain your health through a physical conditioning program.
• Dedicate yourself to personal improvement and maintenance of officiating skills.
• Respect your supervisor and his/her critique of your performance.