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Parent/Guardian Resources

See below for USA Hockey, NMAHA, and SportsEngine Resources!

USA Hockey New Parent Page, Parent/Player Codes of Conduct, & SafeSport Handbook

See the link below for the USAH New Parent page, the Parent and Player Codes of Conduct, and also the link to the USAH SafeSport handbook PDF further down.

USA Hockey New Hockey Parent Page

Here is a link to the USAH information that will help you understand all the ins and outs of the sport of ice hockey and what USA Hockey has to provide for you and your athlete(s); on and off the ice.

Parent Code of Conduct

Player Code of Conduct

USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy (Players, Coaches, Officials, & Parents/Spectators)


A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct (Zero Tolerance) shall be assessed whenever a player:

1. Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official.

2. Uses obscene or vulgar language at any time, including any swearing, even if it is not directed at a particular person.

3. Visually demonstrates any sign of dissatisfaction with an official's decision. Any time that a player persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a misconduct penalty. A game misconduct shall result if the player continues such action.


A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct (Zero Tolerance) shall be assessed whenever a coach:

1. Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official.

2. Uses obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.

3. Visually displays any sign of dissatisfaction with an official's decision including standing on the boards or standing in the bench doorway with the intent of inciting the officials, players or spectators.

Any time that a coach persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty.


Officials are required to conduct themselves in a businesslike, sportsmanlike, impartial and constructive manner at all times. The actions of an official must be above reproach. Actions such as "baiting" or inciting players or coaches are strictly prohibited.

On-ice officials are ambassadors of the game and must always conduct themselves with this responsibility in mind.


The game will be stopped by on-ice officials (or off-ice officials/coaches at lower-levels) when any parent(s)/spectator(s) display inappropriate and disruptive behavior that interferes with other spectators or the game. The on-ice officials (or off-ice officials at lower levels) will identify violators to the coaches/BOD/MAC Staff for the purpose of removing parents/spectators from the spectator’s viewing and game area.

Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced and violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body. This inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include:

• Use of obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.

• Taunting of players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or physical violence.

• Throwing of any object in the spectators viewing area, players bench, penalty box or on ice surface, directed in any manner as to create a safety hazard.

USA Hockey's American Development Model

What is the ADM?

The American Development Model is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is a tool that will ensure every kid will have a great chance to succeed.

Mission Statement: To provide an innovative grassroots foundation for the growth and development of USA Hockey, designing programs aimed at increased participation, improved skills and a responsible environment for the conduct of youth hockey.

The American Development Model (ADM), which includes programs at all levels, is the basis for youth hockey in the United States. It provides:
           • A safe and healthy environment for all.
           • An opportunity for all new players who wish to play hockey.
​​​​​​​           • Fair and equal opportunity for all to participate in our sport.
​​​​​​​           • An opportunity to learn the basic skills without an over-emphasis on winning.
​​​​​​​           • A philosophy which attempts to reduce the number who become disenchanted.
​​​​​​​           • An opportunity for those who wish to advance in a more competitive environment to do so.
​​​​​​​           • Qualified adult leadership.

USA Hockey recommends:
​​​​​​​           • Scoring records should be de-emphasized at the age of 11 & under.
​​​​​​​           • Awards should be inexpensive and based on significant achievement. The most gratifying award any player can receive is the joy that comes from skill development that contributes to team success.
​​​​​​​           • The recruitment of players on a widespread geographic basis for the establishment of youth division “travel teams” (beginning at 14U) may be pursued under the guidelines established by USA Hockey.
​​​​​​​           • It is recommended that adult volunteers place a primary emphasis on the formal education of players and a de-emphasis on excessive competition and a win-at-all-costs attitude in the youth age classifications.
           • Sportsmanship at all times should be emphasized.

Read more....

NMAHA Resources

See the links below for our current handbook and by-laws documents.

Be sure to check out the details (particularly for new hockey parents) on the NMAHA Hockey FAQ page (tab above, link below)!

NMAHA Hockey FAQ Page

General information page covering Divisions, Required Gear, Fitting Guide, Skates, Dressing Guide, Gear Care, Basic Hockey Tips, Hockey Lingo, Locker Room Overview, Travel FAQ, and our local arenas.

Uniform Sizing Guide for Jerseys/Socks (PDF Below)

Elections Page

(Members Only)

SportsEngine Stuff

Parents and Athletes

You will need to manage your SportsEngine accounts to ensure to get the most out of your sporting season. With the account properly configured, you and your athlete(s) and their families will receive communications according to preference settings (generally Chat and Messaging within the team only). You can also see your practice and game schedules too!

SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about their website version as well as their mobile app.

Further questions can be directed to your Coaches and/or Team Managers.

SportsEngine Getting Started Guide

CLICK HERE for the guide (online PDF)

SportsEngine Website...

Adding a Guardian

Often there is more than one Parent or Guardian that would like to view the team schedule, RSVP to games or events, use the message or chat options to inquire on the ability to edit the athlete's profile.

See the PDF below for a step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

Sports Engine Mobile App...

Sending a Message



Follow these instructions to send a message to the whole team or individuals

Sports Engine Mobile App...

Got a fan club for your athlete(s)? Get it started!


Extended family and friends can download the SE App and follow along with their favorite atheletes and be their biggest fan

Learn Hockey at The MAC (Learn 2 Skate)

8 week sessions

½ hour hockey skills lesson & ½ hour learn to play hockey lesson

Click Here for the McDermott Athletic center and download the form to view options for the hockey program, or

Contact The MAC to register:  (505) 892-9222