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OYHA Policies


Please note that while all efforts are made to keep this page current, accurate and complete, it is offered for information purposes only.  All policy decisions remain the domain of the OYHA.  If there are any errors or omissions on this page, it does not constitute or dictate policy for the association.  If you have any questions or notice any errors on this page, please contact the OYHA Committee Chair.

Codes of Conduct

The Ozaukee Youth Hockey Association (OYHA) believes strongly in the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.  As such, all OYHA players are expected to follow the OYHA Player Code of Conduct.  This responsibility is accepted during the registration process.  All OYHA participants are expected to abide by the USA Hockey Code of Conduct.

Learn To Play "Play Up" Policy

This is the policy for having players play at the 8U level while still of age for the 6U level or "Learn to Play".

WAHA Position Paper On 8U


This document sets the standards for our teams.  This is not an exhaustive list and anything not covered here may be covered by other OYHA Policy Memos and/or the USA Hockey ADM Best Practices.

OYHA Game Limit Policy

The OYHA has adopted a game limit and tournament limit policy for each level of our organization.  Coaches or managers who knowingly violate this policy may be permanently removed from our coach or manager pool.

Non-Parent Coach Policy

The OYHA is a volunteer based organization.  We appreciate all of our volunteers, especially those who do not have children in the organization.

OYHA Refund Policy

It is club policy that once a player has been assigned to a team, there will be no refund of registration or season fees. The registration fee is the amount required to hold a spot on a roster for a player. The season fee is the total fee due after team placement less the registration fee.

Prorated Fees

If a player is unable to register at the beginning of the season, the OYHA Committee may grant that player placement on a team and may prorate the fees.

OYHA Summer Equipment Rental Policy

For those that are using OYHA gear.

Equal Playing Time Policy *NEW

OYHA enforces equal playing time.

USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook

The OYHA has adopted the USA Hockey policies and procedures designed for the safety of our youth hockey players.

Policy on Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

The OYHA has adopted the USA Hockey policies and procedures regarding sexual, phsical,and emotional abuse.

Background Screening

The OYHA has adopted WAHA policies and procedures on background screening.  All team coaches and managers will be required to undergo necessary background screens.

Locker Room Supervision & Player Bench Policies

The OYHA demands proper behavior when using both OIC and away rink locker rooms.  In addition, all players and coaches are expected to follow the player box and Zamboni safety guidelines.

Travel Policy

The OYHA has adopted the USA Hockey Travel Policy.

Electronic Communications Policy

The OYHA has adopted the USA Hockey Electronic Communications Policy.

Concussion Policy

The OYHA has adopted the WAHA Concussion Policy.

USA Hockey/OYHA Coach Helmet Policy

Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA)

WHOA Policies and Resources

WHOA Resources

Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) information and policies can be found here.

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