Two Sport Conflict Policy
We believe your religious faith, your immediate family and your school requirements will always come before hockey. Importantly, school “requirements” should not be confused with “homework.”
Players are expected to keep up with schoolwork requirements and therefore should make local, personal sacrifices (i.e., eliminate video games, TV, wasted time) before sacrificing hockey and negatively affecting the hockey team development.
We believe participation in other sports positively contributes to the long-term athletic development—resulting in a better hockey player and happier person. Therefore, athletes competing in other fall sports activities, such as soccer or football, will be treated as follows.
From September 1 through October 31
One practice in 1 week: A player will not be penalized for missing a single practice session within one week to attend an event for his/her other sports team.
2 practices in 1 week: At the coach’s discretion, a player may be benched for a full game period or less.
3 practices in 1 week: At the coach’s discretion, a player may be required to sit out the subsequent games until the player has attended a team practice.
Hockey games should take priority over alternative sport practices.
WHA players are expected to keep up with schoolwork requirements and therefore should make local, personal sacrifices (i.e. eliminate video games, TV, wasted time) before sacrificing hockey and negatively affecting the hockey team development.
Other conflicts outside such as a friend’s birthday party and family vacations do not meet the Wilmette Hockey Association attendance expectations and therefore will negatively impact the player’s attendance record.
After October 31 through February 15
This is hockey season and the “Two Sport Forgiveness Policy” is no longer in effect.
You are required to provide a full and total commitment to your hockey team.
This includes the participation in the team’s Thanksgiving Tournament and end of season NIHL playoff games.