Princeton Youth Hockey Association travel hockey program in Princeton, New Jersey

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1. I will play hockey because I want to and for FUN, not because others want me to.

2. I will play by the rules of hockey and in the Spirit of the Game.

3. I will control my temper because I understand that fighting or mouthing-off can spoil the activity for everybody.

4. I will respect my coaches, teammates, my parents, my opponents and their fans.

5. I will do my best to be a true team player.  I will encourage good team play.

6. I will remember that winning isn't everything and that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are also important.

7. I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me.  I will accept their decisions and show them respect.  I will never argue an officials decision.

8. I realize that school will take precedence over hockey.

9. I will not use vulgar or profane language, racial, ethnic or gender-related slurs toward teammates, coaches, officials, opponents or spectators.

10. I will refrain from banging my stick, trash-talking and hot-dogging during the course of a game.

11. I will behave and hold myself accountable at all times when representing my team in all public places, especially when traveling during away games.

12. I will respect my coach's decisions regarding instructions, ice time, practice, etc.

13. I will have FUN, but not waste valuable practice time and instruction time before and after games.

 14. I will respect others property and belongings and the facility in which I play.  I will leave the locker room in an orderly condition.

15. I agree that alcohol, tobacco products and banned substances have NO PLACE in HOCKEY!!

16. I agree not to endanger or create any safety hazards by throwing any objects haphazardly on or outside the playing surface or bench area.

17. I agree that there is no place for violent or overly aggressive play in hockey, where the obvious intent is to injure or harm another player.

18. I agree to do my best in all my endeavors on and off the ice and to conduct myself with class and dignity.

19. I agree to and will abide by all rules set forth in the USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy.

20. I agree to abide by the PYHA anti-bullying policy.