PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct is based upon the rules of the USA Hockey Association and the Colorado
Amateur Hockey Association. This list of words or actions constitutes a violation of the Code of
Conduct of the Association and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Making physical contact with any player, coach, on-ice or off-ice official, association or
league representative, arena personnel, spectator or parent.
2. Taunting or threatening any player, coach, on-ice or off-ice official, association or league
representative, arena personnel, spectator, or parent.
3. Going onto the ice surface for any reason, unless directed by a coach or other official.
4. Entering, or attempting to enter, the bench area during a game without proper authorization.
5. Entering, or attempting to enter, the locker room of any opposing team or obstructing their
access or exit from said room or arena. Opposing team shall be defined as any team other than
the team for which the member(s) are involved.
6. Entering, or attempting to enter, the locker room of any official or obstructing their access or
exit from said room or arena.
7. Using profane and/or vulgar language or mannerisms that is offensive to other persons.
8. Making disparaging comments to, shouting at, arguing with a parent, manager, coach, player,
referee, or off-ice officials during the course of a game or as they leave the ice or the arena.
9. Throwing of any object onto the ice surface, into the player's area, or at another individual.
10. Pounding or climbing on the glass.
11. Defacing or damaging property belonging to any individual, team, association, or arena.
12. Violating any ice arenas Protocol, including, but not limited to:
a. Damage to the facility and / or vandalism of any sort
b. Theft of any kind
c. Violation of the floor hockey rule
d. Any violation of posted Ice Centre rules and regulations
13. Being involved with any activity that would warrant the summoning of law enforcement
14. Entering the arena while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled
15. Any violation of the “Zero-Tolerance” Alcohol, Drugs and Controlled Substances Policy.
16. Inciting other persons to become involved in any of the above listed activities.
17. Any other conduct deemed inappropriate by the officials, association or league
representatives, Board members of Colorado Tier Hockey Association (CTHA), and arena
Alcohol, Drugs and Controlled Substances Policy
CTHA is concerned with the health, safety and well-being of our player(s), parents and coaches
who participate in activities and represent CTHA. The use of illegal drugs of any kind, misuse of
legal drugs and/or dietary supplements, use of performance-enhancing substances, and/or use of
alcohol are inconsistent with the standards put forth by CTHA.
CTHA Member (Minor) Policy: CTHA is a drug free environment and its Board of Directors
(BOD) will enforce a zero tolerance policy for the use of alcohol, drugs and/or controlled
substances. Participating in any practice, workout, game, function or event under the influence of
drugs (illegal or legal), alcoholic beverages, intoxicant or narcotic substances is strictly
prohibited and may be subject to disciplinary action. Any player, coach or team representative
found using, possessing, buying or receiving illegal drugs, performance-enhancing substances,
controlled substances and/or alcohol in the locker rooms, parking lots or other locations during a
CTHA sponsored/sanctioned event is strictly forbidden and is in violation of the CTHA Alcohol,
Drugs and Controlled Substances Policy and is subject to penalties as described in the CTHA
Disciplinary Policies and Procedures.
Adult Alcohol Guidelines: In addition to the zero tolerance policy in regards to minors, the
CTHA BOD realizes there are certain situations when the responsible use of alcohol by adults is
acceptable assuming the implementation of responsible parameters.
1. Alcohol is not appropriate in dressing rooms or in public, non-licensed areas.
2. Use of alcohol during team dinners, team events or hotel stays should be done in a responsible
3. Consumption in buses, cars or vans while traveling to and from team events is strictly
4. Entering the arena while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled
substances in prohibited.