With the recent events at the high school level, sportsmanship has become a buzz word once again. It is awful that these things happen and unfortunate that only the examples of poor sportsmanship receive attention. During these times, it is critical to remember that everyone plays a role in promoting and developing good sportsmanship in our young hockey players.
Parents may have the greatest influence though. Children often see their parents as role models and look to replicate their actions. Here are 11 principles that parents can use to promote good sportsmanship by displaying it themselves and teaching it to their kids.
It is expected that all Minnesota Youth Hockey parents observe the following principles:
I have read and understood the principles stated above that were put forth by Minnesota Hockey. I agree to abide by those principles with the understanding that if I do not follow them I may be asked to leave any practice, game, or event.