Rules and Ethics
1. Athletes will not come to any practice, game or club event if he/she has any of the following symptoms: a temperature, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, new loss of taste or smell runny nose or sore throat in the last 48 hours. This symptom self-check must be done by the parent of the player prior to
heading to the rink. If a player has any of these symptoms, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org. A decision will be made when the athlete will return to play. See below return to play policy.
2. Athletes will not come to practice, game or club event if a member of the same household is sick and/or displaying symptoms listed above.
3. Each athlete will be required to bring their own water bottle, not touch or use other's water bottles, with their name clearly marked.
4. Athletes and staff will have their temperature taken upon entry to the building.
5. All players will enter the building wearing most of their hockey gear and the remainder of the equipment may be put on inside the facility. It is recommended that players wear skates with skate guards into and from the rinks.
6. Athletes will not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to ice time.
7. Athletes will wear a mask during the entire time he or she is in the facility (on and off the ice at all times)
8. Parents will pick athletes up on time. Pick up will be made through designated exit at Carol Stream and the door on the American side of the building. No exit will be made through the front doors at Center Ice.
9. Athletes should use the restroom and wash their hand thoroughly before leaving home, prior to hockey.
10. Only 1 athlete at a time in the restroom.
11. All staff and spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times.
12. Athletes are encouraged to purchase and wear a full-face shield, although it is not required.
13. Athletes will stay 6 feet apart and follow social distancing protocol inside the rink prior and after ice time.
14. Parents/Adults/Spectators are allowed 1 per player in Center Ice, spectators are still not allowed in Carol Stream . The only exception is for players that need adult assistance and with AHC permission.
15. Athletes will immediately exit the building through the American side door at Center Ice (with masks on) or the designated exit at Carol Stream.
16. Guardians agree to discuss social distancing with your athlete prior to every practice.
COVID RETURN TO PLAY
The following will be the AHC, “COVID Return to Play Policy.” If an AHC athlete exhibits any of the symptoms described in # 1, Rules and Ethics will discuss the situation with the parents of the athlete. Parents should expect to miss from one session to fourteen days (dependent on the longevity and severity of exposure/symptoms, and risk mitigation). This will be determined by input from the athlete’s parents, Rules and Ethics and the AHC Board of Directors and (complete transparency with regards to details is required to determine status). Mitigating factors would be a negative COVID test result or possibly having only one symptom described in #1.
These guidelines are subject to change at any time.
The Admirals Hockey Club (AHC) recognizes that in today’s youth sports, social media can make sharing information simple and convenient. However, social media can also have a negative impact on its players, families, staff and the AHC in general. As part of our effort to providing a safe, friendly, and productive environment for all of its members, the AHC has adopted the following social media policy:
All AHC Members shall abide by the following guidelines when using social media:
Be positive and respectful.
Do not post any statements or content that would harm any member of the AHC.
Do not post any negative statements or content directed toward other hockey clubs or organizations such as AHAI or IHOA.
Do not post images or videos of others without their consent.
Finally, encourage others to be positive on social media. If you see negative content, you should direct the content to the AHC Board of Directors.
USA Hockey empowers the AHC Board of Directors through Safesport to have the authority to enforce this social media policy. Violations of this policy are considered zero tolerance violations. Any individual who has violated this policy will be subject to a hearing with the AHC Rules and Ethics Committee. Consequences of violating this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the AHC and a referral to AHAI for further disciplinary action.
This Social Media Policy applies to all board members, coaches, players and the families of players. This Social Media Policy applies to all social media content posted by board members, coaches, players and the families of players.
Social media shall include but not be limited to SportsEngine, Team Snap, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, WhatsApp, Tumbler and any blogging platform. Also, any text or group message sent to two or more persons that is outside of the above listed guidelines may constitute a violation.
Each year 2.5 million people volunteer their time to help coach kids. These coaches are the vehicle that provide organized youth athletics an existence. As parents we will not always agree with a coaches decision. However, it is important to recognize that the coaches role is to make decisions for the team first and a player second. Often, we tend to recognize the coaching staffs’ decisions through our player first and the team second. Also, we need to understand that most players are not aware of any problem until we, as parents, bring it to their attention.
Many sports throughout the United States have adopted the 24 Hour rule in an effort to address significant concerns, while attempting to remove the emotional concerns, particularly in the presence of the youth athlete.
The Admirals Hockey Club subscribes to the 24 Hour Rule.
Briefly, this means that parents are not to discuss any “negative” game situation with the coaching and management staff until at least 24 hours have passed from the completion of the game. At this point, if the issue remains a concern, the following procedure must be followed:
Violation of the 24 Hour Rule will be addressed as Zero Tolerance by the Rules and Ethics Committee and will result in a 30 day suspension.
Please respect the significance of the 24 Hour Rule Policy. If we honor this concept, concerns will be moved away from an audience with our children, a possible ill-timed discussion, and issues will be viewed in the proper perspective.
Admirals Hockey Club Ltd. recognizes that the sport of hockey requires a substantial investment on the part of the member. In hockey, like any sport, injuries are part of the activity and may require the player to miss some time. At registration the Admirals commit to providing a roster spot to the registered player, and in turn take on a substantial financial commitment in order to provide the roster spot. In recognition of all that is involved, the Admirals Board of Directors (BOD) has adopted the following limited Injured Player Fee Credit Policy.
Requests for fee credits or refunds for Spring programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the BOD. Fees incurred for programs other than the Fall regular season such as Summer programs, Pre-Hockey, Admirals Developmental Mite League (ADML) or any additional skill programs offered by the Admirals now or in the future are non-refundable and not governed by this policy.
Payment in full is due upon online registration, prior to taking the ice on the first night of tryouts. There is no processing fee for online payments. Declined payments will require a remedy of full payment of that installment within 10 days plus a fee of $35.00. Failure to comply with the fee agreement will result in immediate suspension from all Admirals Hockey Club privileges and activities. No refunds or credits except at the discretion of the Admirals Hockey Club’s executive board.
The financial obligations of the Admirals Hockey Club related to a hockey season for ice time and other related operational costs are set at the time a team is rostered. In order to ensure the continued financial health of the Club and its ability to maintain its own operations and good standing with our vendors and staff, it is paramount that all player financial obligations be met in a timely manner. The Club provides financial flexibility to its members with its various payment options and plans, but will strictly adhere to the policy set forth below.
The Admirals Hockey Club understands that hockey represents a large financial commitment and that unexpected personal circumstances do sometimes arise that make it difficult to meet this obligation. When these unexpected circumstances do arise the Rules & Ethics Committee, and when appropriate, the Board of Directors is available to discuss these matters and work towards a solution that will keep our players on the ice.