Constitution (Woolwich Minor Hockey)


Constitution, By-Laws, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

Below is the updated Constitution that was voted upon and approved at the AGM on April 12, 2017.


WMHA Codes of Conduct and Dispute Resolution Process

The PDF file below outlines the WMHA Codes of Conduct and Dispute Resolution Process.  

Each Team Manager is responsible for the following:

1) Providing the hockey office with the name of a Team Designate at the start of the hockey season
2) Sending out a note and link to the WMHA Codes of Conduct and Dispute Resolution Process to all parents
3) Informing Team Designate of role in Dispute Resolution Process and ensuring full understanding of process and steps to resolution
* Note that Team Managers are not permitted to act as Team Designates.

Woolich Minor Hockey Association Code of Conduct

1)    All youth participating in the hockey programs of the Woolwich Minor Association (WMHA) enjoy the following rights and are entitled to the protection of these rights.

  •  SPORTSMANSHIP: You have the right to participate in a program, which is based on sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.
  • RESPECT: You have the right to the respect of your coaches, coaching staff, your teammates, the coaches, coaching staff and players of the opposing team, the referees and spectators and each of them has the right to expect the same of you.
  •  PARTICIPATION: You have the right to participate fully in the activities of your team, but not necessarily equally.
  •  SKILL DEVELOPMENT: You have the right to learn about your sport and develop your skills to the maximum of your potential, even though you may not always agree with the methods used by your coach and coaching staff.
  • FREEDOM FROM ABUSE: You have the right to say no to physical contact or interaction with any member of the coaching staff or any other person in a position of authority or influence.
  • FREE SPEECH: You have the right to speak freely without fear of recrimination.
  •  FAIR TREATMENT: You have the right to be treated fairly and with impartiality.
  • FUN: You have the right to have fun. WMHA upholds a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol for any Association events or activities regardless of location for its members and any individuals attending or participating. WMHA accepts responsibility for the behavior of its members and will take the necessary disciplinary actions against any individual (Parents/Guardians, players, coaches, coaching staff and spectators) who fail to comply with the codes; this may result in disciplinary measures, including suspension and/or expulsion.


2)    We will make sure that all players are given the same opportunity to participate, regardless of gender identity, ability, ethnic background, or race.

3)    We will make sure that all prudent and reasonable, appropriate and necessary measures are taken on an ongoing basis to protect the safety of all players, coaching and volunteers wherever WMHA activities take place.

4)    We will make sure that age, skill level and maturity level of the players are considered in program development, rule enforcement, and scheduling.


5)    We will make sure that play is done for its own sake and make sure that winning is kept in proper perspective.   We will make sure that appropriate and thorough screening of all those who provide service on behalf of WMHA, both before, but especially after they are involved, seeking Coaches, Coaching Staff, Officials and other volunteers who can balance the competitive approaches of all players, the promotion of fair play, the development of good technical skills and the life-long enjoyment of the game of hockey


6)    We will distribute, publicize, promote, implement and enforce the Codes of Conduct and Dispute Resolution Process within WMHA. 

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