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Shared Tolerance Appreciation & Respect

Kim Gearns

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The STAR reporting system is used to address violations of the Code of Conduct in off-ice situations. We take all incidents seriously, but when an incident occurs it is sometimes easy to overact. For that reason we ask you to observe the 24-hour rule and wait until the next day to place your report. Please try and fill in all the pertinent information in as much detail as possible, so we can easily follow up on the situation. If we receive a report that does not come under the jurisdiction of STAR we will route it to the appropriate authority.

The STAR report is NOT to be used to report any violations of the Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Threats or Harassment, Hazing or any suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse. Please use the SafeSport incident report in those cases.

Under the incident reporting system, you will be "registering" your incident in our system so that we can make an adequate review.


Generally issues should follow this protocol.
Issues regarding coaches should be reported to the D4 Coaching Director.
Issues regarding referees should be reported to the D4 Referee in Chief.
Issues regarding off-ice officials should be reported to the D4 Referee in Chief.
Issues regarding the rink staff/management should be reported to the rink owners for off-ice incidents.
Issues regarding players should be reported to the Association/Club the player skates out of.

What should be reported? How?

If it is an issue where a coach lost his temper as a father (not on the ice, during a game, or team event) then this would be considered a STAR report (D4 STAR Coordinator responsibile to review the outcome).  If it is a situation that occurred during a team event - then it would be a coaching issue (D4 Coaching Director to review the outcome).  If it is a bullying, hazing or other serious violation then it would be part of SafeSport and would be handled by the D4 SafeSport Coordinator.


The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone.

Below you will find a copy of the code of conduct that all participants and spectators will follow.  Should an incident occur, an incident report can be filed by clicking the incident report link on the STAR site and following the directions.


MAHA's STAR Hockey program involves monitoring and hearing all incidents that involve allegations of improper conduct involving Parents/Guardians/Spectators ONLY.


The STAR Program DOES NOT monitor or hear any incidents that involve allegations of improper conduct by:
Off-Ice Officials

Rink Staff/Management

Code Of Conduct

I WILL promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire to win.

I WILL remember that my child plays hockey for his/her enjoyment, not mine.
I WILL encourage good sportsmanship through my actions, by demonstrating positive support for all players.
I WILL provide support for coaches and officials working with the athletes to provide a positive experience for all.
I WILL demand my athlete treat all players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or ability.
I WILL treat all players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators with dignity and respect in language, attitude, behavior, and mannerisms.
I WILL inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my athlete or the safety of others.
I WILL respect the property and equipment used at any sports facility, both home and away.