NSGHA Proposed changes - North Simcoe Girls Hockey Association

Proposed changes to NSGHA P&P/ Constitution April 2015!
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The following are the proposed changes for the NSGHA Constitution and P&P’s to be voted on
at the AGM on May 4th, 2015. Changes or additions are in red.!
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CONSTITUTION:!
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9. Amendments!
9.1 Changes to the Constitution OR P&P can only be made at the AGM and should be
submitted to the Association President with a copy going to the Secretary at least 2 weeks prior
to the AGM.!
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9.2 ADD: To suggestion any changes or modification to the Constitution or Policies and
Procedures, the Notice of Motion Form must be completed and submitted to the Association and
Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the AGM. (delete current 9.2 as form addresses this) The
Notice of Motion Form will be posted on the Association’s website.!
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see Notice of Motion Form attached!
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POLICIES & PROCEDURES!
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6.10. Procedure:!
6.10.1. Players interested in playing up must apply in writing to The Director of Rep, The
Director of Teams and Coaches or the President before March 1 of the current year. !
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DRESSING ROOM POLICY!
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I. The safety and comfort of girls playing in the NSGHA is a priority for the Association which
starts in the dressing room. While the NSGHA allows some latitude at the Fundamentals /
Novice level, all other divisions should be following these rules:!
2. No males allowed in the dressing room while the girls are changing. This includes members
of the Coaching staff.!
Any device with picture taking capabilities is prohibited from the Dressing Rooms.!
3. A Team Mom and/or Female Trainer should be designated to monitor* the dressing room at
all times and not permit entry by males until girls are dressed.!
4. Coaches may implement rules that allow them to enter the dressing room 5 minutes prior to a
game once change room supervisors give the all clear. Late arrivals should change in the
washroom but still must receive the green light to enter from the Team Mom or Female Trainer .!
5. In accordance with the OWHA, NSGHA follows the “Two Deep Rule”. There must be at least
2 adult females in the dressing room at all times (for protection of the girls and parents) and
these adults must ALWAYS be female. These change room supervisors must have a current
Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening on file with the NSGHA.!
6. * Monitoring includes prohibiting the use of cell phones and PDAs (Personal Digital
Assistant).!
7. The Head Coach is accountable for ensuring these rules are followed.!
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7.9. The Coaches decision regarding playing time and positions will be made in the best interest
of the team.!
7.10. No player may be denied ice time without an explanation by the Coach. !
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Proposed new wording:!
It is the expectation and intention of the Association that all coaching staff shall
aim for fairness, development opportunity, communication and enjoyment for the
team and players. Playing time for every player will be reasonable for the most
part except for special situations, e.g. penalty killing, power play, and other game
situations. Players should be given equal playing opportunity, but that does not
necessarily equate to equal ice time.!
Teams will be managed to ensure that all players have a positive experience.
Coaches, players, parents, and league representatives should strive to represent
the North Simcoe Girls Hockey Association in a first class manner. We expect our
teams to exhibit good sportsmanship and class. Trash talking, inappropriate
aggression towards other players and abuse of officials is not part of our culture
and never should be. !
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North Simcoe Girls Hockey Association
!Forms are to be submitted to the NSGHA President and Secretary at least two weeks
before the AGM by one of the following methods: By Email (addresses found on the NSGHA website)
or by Mail at: NSGHA P.O.Box 612, Midland ON, L4R 4L3
Motions may only be received from respective Active Members in good standing
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NOTICE OF MOTION FORM
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Amendment to: By-Law Article ________________________________________________
Policies & Procedures _________________________________________________________
!CURRENT WORDING:
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!PROPOSED WORDING;
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!RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:
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Submitted by: ________________________________________________________________
Date Submitted _________________ Signature _____________________________________
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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Received _______________________ Notified ____________________________ Eligible [ ]Yes [ ]No
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