Zero Tolerance Policy for Coaches

Bloomington Youth Hockey (BYH), in accordance with our hockey affiliations, adopts and adheres to all aspects of the Zero Tolerance Policy set forth below. Any violation of the Zero Tolerance Policy constitutes conduct detrimental to hockey and the program and will subject the offender to disciplinary action. The Zero Tolerance Policy applies to coaches both on and off the ice, and at any time they are attending any type of BYH team event or gathering.


  • Argue with referees.
  • Use abusive, obscene, or vulgar language.
  • Taunt, bait, ridicule, or threaten (verbally or physically) any player, coach, official, or spectator.
  • Engage in, or tolerate, any behavior or language that is racist, sexist, or contributes to a non-inclusive environment.
  • Make aggressive physical contact with any official, player, or spectator.
  • No coach shall consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during games and practices.
  • Any coach who consumes alcohol once team events have been completed for that day, is expected to model responsible and moderate consumption of alcohol.
  • Physically, sexually, verbally, or emotionally abuse any official, player, or spectator.
  • Send any form of electronic communication (e.g., text, email, private social media message) to a player under 18 without copying his or her parent.


  • The Hockey Director will investigate all reported or observed violations committed by Team Coaches. The Hockey Director will communicate all issues that come to his attention with the BYH President.
  • The Hockey Director will have the authority to discipline the Team Coach involved, and with the concurrence of the BYH Executive Board, to terminate the coach if deemed necessary or appropriate.

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