Cougar parents are fans and let the coaches do the coaching. Instructions yelled from the stands often confuse players, and may actually be counter productive to what the coaches have instructed the player to do. Parents need to understand that individual player ice times will rarely if ever equal out in a game. Parents value the contribution of the coach in developing a player’s talents, even though I may not alwaysagree with their methods. !
Officials are to be respected at all times. They make mistakes… so do the rest of us. Criticism from the stands does not reflect our team concept and is not tolerated. !
Cougar parents are on time. Ensure your player is at the rink early enough so they can be ready to go before the scheduled practice or game, so the coaches can prepare a line-up, address the practice/game plan and complete a thorough warm-up. Please call in advance if your player is unable to attend a game or practice. Specific team rules regarding when players are expected to be at the rink will be set by thecoaches. !
Cougar players are privileged to play hockey. They wear the Cougar jersey with pride and class. Jerseys are always carried on a hanger. Encourage them keep their uniforms and equipment clean. !
All parents will adhere to the 24 hour “cool-down” rule. If a parent is upset following a game or practice, they will wait 24 hours before addressing the manager regarding their concern. The manager will then discuss the concern with the coach. If you feel your concern is not met then bring it to the attention of the CMHA Executive. !
Ultimately, regardless the competitive level of play, Cougar parents need to encourage their player to put forward their best effort and have fun playing the great game of hockey.