Dayton Fangs Women's Ice Hockey: Bylaws

Wednesday, September 26
Team Rules aka Bylaws

Team Rules

I) Mission:

To offer women of all skill levels an opportunity to learn the game of hockey, develop skills, and work as a team in practices and games. Our successes will be measured by teamwork, recognition within the hockey community as well as the Miami Valley, increases in membership, and improvement in our play.

II) Definition of Team:

            Head coach, co-coaches, team manager, team captains, and players.

 

III) Expectations:

Coaches:

·        maintain USA Hockey (USAH) registration

·        be on time to practice with a sequence of drills planned that is appropriate for all participants, and is an effective use of ice time

·        be open and available to players for discussion of team matters, and personal matters that affect the team

·        provide feedback to players on a regular basis, both at an individual level as well as a team level

·        get availabilities of players for games and practices no later than five days before the ice time

·        provide the line-up for each game at the practice before the game

·        arrive at games at least 10 minutes prior to warm-ups to go over team strategy

·        in key situations in competitive games (e.g. overtime, one-goal differential at the end of the third period) select players to go on the ice that gives the best chance of winning

·        in absence of a team manager, coaches are expected to support the team through the carrying of pucks, water-bottles, team medical bags, and other items such that players can be focused on the upcoming games

·        increase coaching knowledge by through a variety of media (books, DVDs) and attending coaching clinics

·        enforce, read, and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team

Team Manager: (the team does not have a manager at this time, these duties will be divide amongst coaches and players)

·        get availabilities of players for games and practices no later than five days before the ice time

·        carry pucks, water-bottles, team medical bags, and other items

·        co-ordinate travel arrangements for away games and tournaments

·        accept payments of fees, handle individual accounts, and use team funds to pay team bills

·        provide report of team and player accounts

·        required to read the handbook

·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team

Team Captains:

·        coordinate between the team and coaches for practices, game rosters, and activities

·        act as liaison between the referees and opposing team during games

·        assist all players in addressing any concerns raised

·        provide a formal method for getting feedback from the team on a regular basis, addressing issues raised, and reporting solutions back to the team

·        assist coaches with running practices smoothly by providing a good example to the team at all times

·        in cases where coaches cannot be reached, captains relay information from teammates regarding availability for games and practices to coaches no later than five days before ice time

·        enforce, read, and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team

 

Players:

·        maintain USA Hockey (USAH) registration

·        commitment to being a member of the team, working together, and succeeding as a team

·        provide support to teammates

·        pay dues and fees in a timely manner; players will be assessed late fees

·        abide by safety rules

·        abide by corresponding game package by-laws

·        address teammates in a mutually respectful manner, (e.g., no negativity towards teammates on the bench during games, or in practices)

·        respond promptly to any email asking for availabilities for games or practices

·        demonstrate respect coaches such as remaining silent, not shooting pucks, while the coaches are talking

·        push oneself during practices and games - trying new things, skating a little faster

·        encourage teammates during practices and games

·        arrive at the rink with ample time to dress and prepare for practices and games; players need to be completely dressed 10 minutes before ice time

·        players need to let coaches know beforehand if they are unable to arrive on time or if they will be absent

·        demonstrate respect for the game, the rink, the referees, and the opponents

·        avoid arguing with, swearing at, referees

·        keep shifts during a game between 30 and 60 seconds or as directed by the coaching staff

·        to play in a game, a player must have attended at least one practice in the 2 weeks prior to the game.  An exception can be made, at the coach’s discretion

·        game rosters will consist maximally of 15 skaters and players with 1st right of refusal for all games applying to players who have attended all practices to date, have committed to playing POWHA away games, and are in good financial standing. 2nd right of refusal applies to players who have met the minimum requirements of their game package

·        on road trips, players pay for up to 1-½ coach’s hotel room for the coaches.  That is, the team will pay for ½ of each coach’s hotel room.  These calculations are based on the fact that we may have 3 coaches on the road and one or more of the coaches may share a room with a player.

·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team

 

IV) Enforcement:

·        verbal warnings

·        written warnings

·        fines (for late payments in particular)

·        benching for a shift

·        benching for a period

·        game or practice suspension

 

V) Volunteer Committees

Volunteer committees will consist of approximately 2 individuals and include committees such as:

 

1) Marketing/Recruitment/Fundraising

·        obtain information on available fundraisers and present these ideas to the membership

·        organize events to promote the team and recruit new members

 

2) Web Development:

  • create and maintain the Dayton Fangs website
  • create and maintain the Dayton Fangs list server and email addresses
  • provide accurate stats on the website after receiving them from the Secretary.
  • put team pictures and other pictures such as game or tournament pictures on website
 

3) Travel

  • provide hotel information for when the Dayton Fangs travel, including, but not limited to, prices and/or discounts
  • provide directions to the ice rinks and hotels
  • make arrangements for transportation when needed
 

4) Game preparation (unlimited persons)

·        ensure a score keeper is available and other home game duties, reference Game Week To Do List



Wednesday, September 26
Safety Rules



Monday, July 3
Proposal of Rules to be Included in Bylaws

I) Mission:


To offer women of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to learn the game of hockey, develop skills, and work as a team in practices and games. Our successes will be measured by teamwork, recognition within the hockey community as well as the Miami Valley, increases in membership, and improvement in our play.


 


II) Definition of Team:


            Head coach, co-coaches, team manager, team captains and players.


 


III) Expectations:


1) Coaches:


·        maintain USA Hockey (USAH) registration


·        be on time to practice with a sequence of drills planned that is appropriate for all participants, and is an effective use of ice time


·        be open and available to players for discussion of team matters, and personal matters that affect the team


·        provide feedback to players on a regular basis, both at an individual level as well as a team level


·        get availabilities of players for games and practices no later than five days before the ice time


·        provide the line-up for each game as soon as possible


·        arrive at games at least 10 minutes prior to warm-ups to go over team strategy


·        in key situations in competitive games (e.g. overtime, one-goal differential at the end of the third period) select players to go on the ice that gives the best chance of winning


·        in absence of a team manager, coaches are expected to support the team through the carrying of pucks, water-bottles, team medical bags and other items such that players can be focused on the upcoming games


·        increase coaching knowledge by through a variety of media (books, DVDs) and attending coaching clinics


·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team


 


2) Team Manager:


·        get availabilities of players for games and practices no later than five days before the ice time


·        carry pucks, water-bottles, team medical bags and other items


·        co-ordinate travel arrangements for away games and tournaments


·        accept payments of fees, handle individual accounts, and use team funds to pay team bills


·        provide report of team and player accounts


·        required to read the handbook


·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team


 


3) Team Captains:


·        coordinate between the team and coaches for practices, game rosters, and activities


·        act as liaison between the referees and opposing team during games


·        assist all players in addressing any concerns raised


·        provide a formal method for getting feedback from the team on a regular basis, addressing issues raised and reporting solutions back to the team


·        assist coaches with running practices smoothly by providing a good example to the team at all times


·        in cases where coaches cannot be reached, captains relay information from teammates regarding availability for games and practices to coaches no later than five days before ice time


·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team


 


4) Players:


·        maintain USA Hockey (USAH) registration


·        commitment to being a member of the team, working together, and succeeding as a team


·        provide support to teammates


·        pay dues and fees in a timely manner; players will be assessed late fees


·        abide by safety rules


·        abide by corresponding game package by-laws


·        address teammates in a mutually respectful manner, i.e, no negativity towards teammates on the bench during games, or in practices


·        respond promptly to any email asking for availabilities for games or practices


·        demonstrate respect coaches such as remaining silent, not shooting pucks, while the coaches are talking


·        push oneself during practices and games - trying new things, skating a little faster


·        encourage teammates during practices and games


·        arrive at the rink with ample time to dress and prepare for practices and games; players need to be completely dressed 10 minutes before ice time


·        players need to let coaches know beforehand if they are unable to arrive on time or if they will be absent 


·        demonstrate respect for the game, the rink, the referees, and the opponents


·        avoid arguing with, swearing at, referees


·        keep shifts during a game between 30 and 60 seconds or as directed by the coaching staff


·        to play in a game, a player must have attended at least one practice in the 2 weeks prior to the game.  An exception can be made, at the coach’s discretion


·        game rosters will consist maximally of 15 skaters and players with 1st right of refusal for all games applying to players who have attended all practices to date, have committed to playing POWHA away games, and are in good financial standing. 2nd right of refusal applies to players who have met the minimum requirements of their game package


·        on road trips, players pay for one coach’s hotel room for the coaches, as long as no non-coach personnel occupies that same room.  Should coaches stay in separate rooms, the players pay for each coach’s room at rate of 1/(number of coaches)


·        enforce, read and abide by conduct standards as agreed to by the team


 


IV) Enforcement:


·        verbal warnings


·        written warnings


·        fines (for late fees in particular)


·        benching for a shift


·        benching for a period


·        game or practice suspension


 


V) Volunteer Committees


Volunteer committees will consist of approximately 3 individuals and include committees such as:


 


1) Marketing/Recruitment/Fundraising


·        obtain information on available fundraisers and present these ideas to the membership


·        organize events to promote the team and recruit new members


 


2) Web Development:



  • create and maintain the Dayton Fangs website

  • create and maintain the Dayton Fangs list server and email addresses

  • provide accurate stats on the website after receiving them from the Secretary.

  • put team pictures and other pictures such as game or tournament pictures on website

 


3) Travel



 


4) Game preparation


·         aids team manager in getting score keepers and other home game duties