Coach/Manager Resources & Information
- Affiliate players (a player on a team of a lower Division or Category that becomes affiliated to a team of a higher Category) may be added and used on teams in accordance with BC Hockey and Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (VIAHA) policies. Affiliation is completed through the HCR by the TriPort Administrator and is initiated when the Administrator receives a signed TriPort Player Affiliation form. The affiliation process must be completed in HCR before the player participates with that team. Correct protocol must be followed in that the Head coach of the player's regular team must be contacted first and agree to allowing his or her player to affiliate to the team of higher division. If this permission is granted, then the player may be contacted. The current bulletin explaining the rules of Affiliation is located at http://viaha.org/bulletins/2017-020-I%20Affiliation%20Bulletin.docx.
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PLAYER CLASSIFICATION & MOVEMENT
- Rep teams may only invite properly affiliated players from recreational teams to attend their practices. Players selected to attend practices are based on their developmental level and interest in attending. Invitation to attend practices can only occur when it doesn't disrupt with the player's regular team activities.
- Rep Players are normally not permitted to attend practices of Recreational Teams unless there are exceptional circumstances. Before this could occur, communication and approval must be obtained from the Head Coach of the Rep Team.
- TriPort Minor Hockey has passed a motion that in addition to the VIAHA Player Driving Policy (below), that any player with an "N" Drivers license shall not drive themselves or teammates to any out of town practices. Players must be accompanied by a guardian.
VIAHA Policy 1.24 PLAYER DRIVER POLICY: No player with an "N' Drivers License shall drive teammates to an out of town game. It is recommended that players with an "N" Drivers License be accompanied by a with a valid Drivers License when attending an out of town game. This is a risk management issue.
- Team Coaches & Managers wishing to book extra ice for practice or games must have approval of their Club President or Female Coordinator (to approve extra ice fees) prior to contacting the Ice Scheduler.
- If a game is cancelled, the Ice Scheduler is to be notified a minimum of 7 days in advance. If advance notice is not provided, the cancelling team's club will be responsible for payment of the ice time.
- Team and individuals are strictly forbidden from soliciting local businesses for donations without prior approval from their Club Executive or the Female Coordinator (for female teams).
- Players should be supervised by at least 2 supervisors at all times. At the older ages, supervision can occur without directly entering the dressing room as long as both supervisors are within hearing distance of the dressing room. This usually means having both supervisors outside of the dressing room doorway. A lone personnel member should never be in the dressing room with players at any time, and especially when they are showering or changing. Two adults should be present together; which is called the "Two Deep Method" of supervision. Should separate dressing rooms be required, both dressing rooms require the appropriate adult supervision.
- Other situations requiring the "Two Deep Method" of supervision
- Injury Treatment: The safety person should avoid treating injuries out of sight of others. Use the "Two Deep Method" (two adult) supervision system.
- Road Trips: Ideally, team personnel and players should not share accommodation, regardless of the potential cost savings or other benefits. If sharing a room is unavoidable, be sure that the "Two Deep Method" rule is observed at all times.
- Physical Contact: Team personnel should avoid touching a player. Use the "Two Deep Method" (two personnel or two players) supervision system. The comfort level and dignity of the player should always be the priority. Limit touching to "safe areas" such as hand or shoulder.
- Isolated Spaces: Parents/Guardians should never leave their child unsupervised in a facility, nor shall they leave their child alone with a single personnel member.
- Sport and Training Facilities: Participants who are minors should never be left waiting in a facility without the supervision of their parent/guardian or personnel member.
SMART PHONES & OTHER MOBILE RECORDING DEVICES:
- Smart phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras, are not permitted to be used in the locker rooms. If phones or mobile devices must be used, they should be taken outside of the locker room.
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