Parent’s Corner

What are my responsibilities?

As parents, you are responsible for ensuring the enjoyment of your child’s hockey experience. You must bring your child to their practices and games and other hockey events as indicated. You must sign a Fair play Code of Conduct at registration and pay any team fees identified by your coaching team.

Do I need to complete Hockey Canada’s Respect in Sport?

Yes, this on-line training program is mandatory for all new parents to hockey to ensure the safety and well-being of players and to encourage respectful communication with officials and coaches. Players over the age of 16 years must complete the Respect in Sport.

Can I volunteer with my child’s team?

Volunteers are important to the OMHA. Please contact your coach to express your interest in volunteering with the team. All volunteers working within a vulnerable sector must complete a Criminal Record Check.

Are the arenas local? How much travel is required in house league?

The arenas are local at the house league level. We are part of the GHA and consist of Russell, Metcalfe, Leitrim, Blackburn, Gloucester Center and Orleans.

The only travel you will need to do is for Tournaments and that is depending on the team at the parents meeting.

I have a complaint or concern; who should I talk to?

The first recourse is to talk to your manager and coach.

If the manager can’t help you should contact the director of your division.

Parent’s guide to discipline.

At the beginning of every year during registration you will be asked to read and accept the Parent’s guide of discipline. This also encompasses the extended family.

What is the coach evaluation process?

The coach evaluation is usually completed by parents before the beginning of playoffs. This might be electronically or paper base. We encourage all parents to complete the evaluations as part of our coach development process.

All evaluations are kept confidential and reviewed by the board of directors of the OMHA.

Sportsmanship in the stands

As an association we fully expect that all members follow the code of discipline that is signed at the beginning of the year.

If a situation or complaint does occur you might be summoned to hearing for a disciplinary hearing once an investigation has occurred.

Why do I have to pay extra ‘team fees’?

Team fees are to cover the extra cost of tournaments, extra ice, special events and other incidentals the team has agreed upon at the parents meeting.

My child plays house league; do I have to attend out of town tournaments?

Most players and families enjoy the experience of attending out of town tournaments. Please notify your coach if you choose not to participate; no refunds from team fees are directed to those families who do not attend.

I have questions my Head Coach or team Manager cannot answer, who should I speak with?

Please contact the Director for your respective level‎.