GSHL RULES AND OBJECTIVES
GSHL Executive Objective:
· To govern in cooperation with SMHA, all minor hockey played at the Tier 1 AA level from the Peewee age level through the Midget age level which falls under the designated area of the SMHA.
· To ensure the future of our most valuable assets, our players.
· To ensure that all players, regardless of gender or residence in the City of Saskatoon have the opportunity to try out and play in the GSHL.
· To ensure that we have the best available coaches and that those coaches receive the necessary training and support to develop players’ skills to the maximum.
· STEP 1. Wait 24 hours with any grievances you may have before approaching the coach or team manager. Do not attempt contact with the GSHL Executive during the 24hr cool down process as they will not acknowledge any complaints at this time. The manager may act as go between to approach the coach(s) with your concern. A meeting should be set up to attempt resolve at this level. If unsatisfactory results are obtained, only then should you proceed to the next step.
· STEP 2. Approach the appropriate Coordinator/Chairperson by way of phone call for discussion. If necessary the Coordinator/Chairperson may require documentation to be provided in writing. This will be done in a timely fashion to ensure all concerns are addressed appropriately. The Coordinator and Chairperson will facilitate and monitor the issue to ensure resolution. If unsatisfactory results are obtained, only then will the next step be used.
· STEP 3. With support of the Chairperson, the Coordinator will table the issue through a “Special” meeting with as many available Executive members as possible and make a final decision on the matter. If this remains unsatisfactory then it will proceed to the SMHA level.
· All coaches must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the SMHA which are governed by the GSHL Executive.
· Coaches must maintain a close working relationship with the appropriate coordinator(s) and the Tier 1 Chairperson.
· All coaches MUST obtain proper accreditation to coach their respective age level by the date specified by the SMHA. There will be a $50 per offence fine levied to the coaches who do not obtain proper SHA accreditation.
· The use of alcohol or illicit drugs used by coaches or players during practice or game time may result in suspensions to the coach/player for an indefinite period of time.
· Coaches or at least one other team official are required to attend any and all coaches meetings set up by the SMHA or GSHL that directly involve them or require their attendance.
It is the coaches responsibility to check the SMHA website for player suspensions. Coaches are also responsible to confirm with SMHA between Monday and Friday by calling 244-1363, if there are any discrepencies between the SMHA website and a game sheet as player suspensions are only updated on Mondays and Thursdays.
· Duties include helping organize team operations along with the coaches and parents.
· Assist the coaching staff to set up a team budget that all parties agree upon by way of a vote at a parents’ meeting in the beginning of the season.
· Managers are to be used as a mediator between the coaches and parents of the team as well as communication necessary between the respective team and the GSHL Executive.
· Managers must keep information available to the coaches and parents at all times. This includes budgets, monetary funds, practice, training and tournament information.
· Set up a parent group which includes a treasurer, phoning committee and possible fundraising group.
· The manager must ensure that someone (trainer?) is safety certified and attends all games and practices.
· Managers must assign workers for score clocks. Each team is responsible for two workers to work the penalty boxes for each game.
· Manager is responsible to upkeep the jerseys or assign appropriate persons on the team.
· One financial statement is required to be submitted to the GSHL Treasurer. They must be submitted no later than March 31st of the respective season.
· Attendance to tryouts and scrimmage games are mandatory and failure to attend may result in removal from the Tier 1 GSHL Program for the season.
· Must understand that playing hockey is a privilege and that they will adhere to the rules set out for them and their teammates by their team coaches and team officials.
· The GSHL has a budget cap to a maximum of $20,000.00.
· This includes, tournaments, practices, dry land training, team functions and team apparel.
The GSHL supports non-parent coaching. It becomes the responsibility of the team to cover the head coaches hotel bills should overnight travel be required. It is also recommended that a coaches meals be covered in a team budget when out of town. When teams have multiple non-parent coaches the budget stands for the head coach and it is up to them as to whether they will share a room or split a meal budget. For example: Meals while out of town ($35/day). Hotel room costs. Gas expenses travelling to and from out of town tournaments.
· Initial registration fees and jersey deposits are not a part of the budget cap
· Uniforms are the exclusive property of the GSHL and can only be used and disposed with the consent of the GSHL Executive.
· Coaches and Managers are responsible for the uniforms upon signing them out at the beginning of the season and ensuring that the uniforms are kept in good condition. All assigned jerseys must be returned NO LATER THAN APRIL 15 following the season which they are used to the GSHL Executive.
· The GSHL will only provide 1 set of uniform jerseys and 1 set of socks. Any additional socks will need to be purchased by the team/individuals through the GSHL.
· Players must wear assigned uniforms as designated home/away at all times.