26.0 ALLIANCE Hockey Helmet and Non-Helmet Use Policy
ALLIANCE Hockey has a Mandated Policy regarding CSA Certified helmet use by all "On Ice Personnel", implemented August, 2004.
The Policy states:
"That all ALLIANCE Hockey "On Ice Personnel" shall be required to wear a CSA Certified Helmet during all sanctioned on-ice instruction and activities." The wearing of a CSA Certified Helmet shall include the wearing of an approved chin strap that is secured so that the helmet will remain in place should a fall or contact occur.
Re: ALLIANCE Policy pertaining to Non-Helmet use by On Ice Personnel.
In all cases of non-compliance to the wearing of a CSA Certified Helmet by On Ice Personnel, during all sanctioned on-ice instruction and activities, the offending party shall be disciplined through the enforcement of the provisions of this policy. In such cases where an on-ice helper is not of the team administration (i.e. a parent), the Head Coach shall be held responsible for the non-compliance of this policy.
Should an incident of non-compliance to this policy take place, each ALLIANCE Hockey Association shall take the following disciplinary steps:
Upon the first verified Incident:
A Verbal and Written notification warning is to be given to the offending party by an applicable member of the Local Association. The offending party is to sign off that this warning has been rendered, and such documented notification is to be kept on file by the Local Association.
Upon the second verified Incident (by the same party):
A Hearing by the Local Association is to be held for the offending party. Tolerance for non-compliance of this policy is not to be permitted.
In such cases, the following discipline shall apply:
Through the auspices of the ALLIANCE, the offending party shall be suspended from participation (whether it be games or practices) in accordance to the ALLIANCE Suspension Policy for a period of five (5) Scheduled Ice Times.