This link takes you through Vancouver Thunderbirds policies and procedures.
To view specific policies, please click on the links below:
- P-1 Information about Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey
- P-2 General Operating Procedures Policy
- P-3 Registration Policy
- P-4 Fee Schedule
- P-5 Jerseys & Equipment Supplied by the Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey Policy(Rev February 2018)
- P-6 Special Skill Development Programs
- P-7 Extra-Association Activities(Rev March 2018)
- P-8 Rep Hockey Policy
- P-9 Rep Selection Policy(Rev May 2018)
- P-10 Coach Selection Policy(Rev April 2018)
- P-11 Player Movement Policy
- P-12 Coach Duties and Responsibilities Policy(Rev April 2018)
- P-13 Participation in Tournaments
- P-14 Codes of Conduct(Rev November 2018)
- P-15 Communication and Social Media Policy
- P-16 Recognition and Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Abuse Policy
- P-17 Discipline Policy
- P-18 Dispute Resolution Policy
- P-19 Recreational Team Selection Policy
- P-20 Dale Cheney Memorial Fund Policy
- P-21 Dressing Room and Two Deep Policy
- P-22 Expenditure Approval Policy(created May 2018)
- P-23 Bursary Program Policy(created January 2020)
- Covid-19 Impact Policy (August 2020)
Two Deep Rule
We will be asking our teams, through the head coaches, to ensure the "two-deep" rule is followed in all situations. We will be asking our team managers to provide support through reminding the coaches that:
- Dressing rooms must be supervised at all times using the “Two Deep Method” at all time – so that, when any and all players under the age of 19 are in the team dressing room, before, during and after a game or practice, a minimum of two adults (either team officials or designated parents) shall be present in the dressing room. One must be a team official but the other can be a parent.
- Players are NEVER to be left unattended at any time.
This role is not meant to be Big Brother watching, but it does need to be an oversight of the behavior in the room. There are a number of conversations that begin with innocence that quickly can turn into something that makes one or more players feel uncomfortable and the adults need to know it is ok to speak out and tell the players the current conversation needs to stop. This can be something easy to recognize (eg one player drawing attention to a physical feature of another player) or something that may be a little less obvious (eg a player saying that a certain activity or team in another sport that another player may engage in or be part of is inferior). We want the dressing room to be a safe environment, for all players in spite of gender, religion or sexual orientation, and ensuring the parameters of appropriate conversation is set right from the beginning will lead to a much better experience over the season.
- The latest PCAHA Rule Book can be found here.
- If you do not have a printed copy of the current season PCAHA Rule Book, please ensure that you download it from PCAHA.