Oakville Hockey Club since 1974 is Oakville High School's official club teams. Players start from 7th grade and play through Varsity.

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RULES AND EXPECTATIONS


By being in our hockey program there will be high expectations placed on you. The following items are in place to make you a better person and promote the image of our program and Oakville High School. 

Rules

  • All players, from our Development Team through Varsity, will be expected to follow all USA Hockey, MSCHA rules as well as Oakville Hockey Club's by-laws and policies.  If there is a conflict between OHC by-laws and policies and USA Hockey/MSCHA rules, the latter will take precedence.

  • Players are expected to contact coaches, if they are to be absent from a game or practice.

  • Unexcused absences from practices or games, or misconduct at practices or games can result in a game suspension at the discretion of the coach.

  • There will be no stick throwing, stick banging, or profanity by players or coaches during a game. Coaches will be allowed to dismiss immediately from the game any player using foul or abusive language, or who carelessly lashes out with a skate blade or stick in an attempt to injure another player of official.

  • Coaches will be allowed to dismiss from the game any player for any of the following:  

    • Flagrant violations of rules on boarding, crosschecking, charging, high sticking, etc.  

    • Any player who exceeds three penalties per game that the coach feels are deliberate.

    • Deliberate intent to injure another player during games or practices could result in immediate expulsion from the team

  • For every game suspension incurred under the auspices of Mid-States Hockey, the club may asses an additional game suspension.

  • Abuse of the by-laws and policies of OHC could result in the players being dropped from the team.

  • Players suspended or removed from the team for violation of team by-laws and policies, or league rules shall not be entitled to any refund or fees paid.

Drug/Alcohol

  • Student-athletes shall not illegally possess, use, attempt to obtain or distribute any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, steroids, or other illegal performance enhancing substance of any kind (unless prescribed by a physician).  Student-athletes shall not illegally possess, use, attempt to obtain or distribute any type of alcoholic beverage including but not limited to beer, wine, and hard liquor. Student-athletes shall not provide and/or encourage such substance abuse to other students/athletes.  There is no minimum amount of substance to warrant an offense. This policy pertains to substance abuse both on and off OHC event premises during hockey season, as well as OHC event premises during the off-season. The hockey season is considered to include the date of the August general membership meeting through the year-end banquet.

  • A student-athlete finding them self in close proximity to someone violating this policy should remove them self immediately from the area; else, association with the offensive conduct may be deemed a like violation.

  • Student-athletes suspected of violating this policy may be required to produce a satisfactory drug test at the player’s expense

  • Student-athletes violating this policy may be suspended from all OHC games, practices, and activities for 365 days.

  • Disciplinary action related to violation of this policy will be at the sole discretion of the OHC Board of Directors and coaching staff.

GRADES

In accordance with our belief that playing hockey at Oakville is a privilege and not a right, the Oakville Tiger hockey Coaching Staff has set high academic standards for athletes.  As with all privileges, game time must be earned. The number one reason that our student athletes are at Oakville High is to receive a quality education.

 

The academic standard to participate (practice games, tournament, regular season, or playoffs) contains two requirements:

  1. A student-athlete must be currently enrolled in courses that offer 3.0 units of credit per semester and must have earned 3.0 units of credit the preceding semester.

  2. A student-athlete must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 each semester. A cumulative GPA will not be considered. Plus and Minus grade designations are not considered in accordance with Mehlville School District GPA calculations. 

    1. The units of credit and GPA are based on full-semester grade reports covering the beginning of school to the holiday break (1st semester) and from the first school day in January to the end of the school year (2nd semester). Grade reports for the 2nd semester determine eligibility to participate in OHC events over the summer and the following season.

    2. If a student-athletes' GPA is below 2.5 following the 2nd semester, it is the players’ responsibility to enroll in summer school. A student-athlete that successfully raises their GPA to 2.5, because of said summer school, will be eligible to evaluate and play on a designated team upon proof of the increased GPA, by providing a transcript to the OHC board of directors. Those students remaining under 2.5 GPA may register for hockey, and try out for a team, but will be unable to participate in practices or games until they provide OHC Board with an end of term (6 weeks) grade report of 2.5 GPA or above.

Communication Guidelines

  • Open door policy for all: Coaches will be available to discuss player concerns.

  • It is the Player’s responsibility to talk to the coach about playing time or team issues. We are helping develop young adults that need to be proactive and able to communicate effectively 

  • Parents should take their concerns to the Board for discussion and the board will determine if a Parent/coach meeting is warranted.

PARENTS ROLE IN PROGRAM

  • We have a great group of kids in our hockey program. We want to thank you for the job you have done raising them. The 3 biggest things that we worry about today’s young people are responsibility, communication, and respect for others. Please read the list of expectations we have on our hockey players. 

  • We want to have the classiest kids in the school and promote a positive image of our program and Oakville High School. 

 

1. Be a good sport and a great fan. Support the team, and at the same time be your son’s greatest fan.

2. Attend as many games as possible.

3. Be a model, not a critic; model appropriate behavior, poise, and confidence.

4. Please do not vocalize, comment, or gesture in any way to opponents, fans, or umpires. Negative comments do not help our team. Please let coaches handle this. If you feel you need to continue to interact in any way with umpires, the coach or administrator will have you removed from the field.

5. View the game with team goals in mind.

6. Leave the coaching decisions to the coaches. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion and second guessing is common among spectators in all sports. Criticism of coaches, umpires, and players undermines the program and ultimately ends up hurting the kids.

7. Accept the results of each game; do not make excuses. Demonstrate winning and losing with dignity.

8. Aid in fundraisers if possible.

9. Follow proper communication guidelines if you have concerns about the program.

10. Be an encourager- encourage athletes to keep their perspective in both victory and defeat.