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RESOLVING ISSUES

FAMILIARITY WITH CODE

Coaches will be familiar with the Code. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of general principles or ethical standards included in the Code will not excuse violations of the Code.

CONFRONTING ISSUES

Coaches will consult with other coaches when they are uncertain if a particular situation or course of action violates the Code.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS

Coaches will clarify the nature of any conflict between the demands of an organization and the Code, make known their commitment to the Code and seek to resolve the conflict in a way which adheres to the Code.

REPORTING VIOLATIONS

Coaches will inform participants of any perceived violation of the Code and their right to report any violation to the president or other appropriate designee of their association and complete an Ethical Violation Form provided by the association. Any violation of the Code shall be addressed via the process explained in USA Hockey Bylaw 10 and referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency as required.

COOPERATION WITH INVESTIGATIONS, PROCEEDINGS AND RESOLUTIONS

Coaches will cooperate with any investigation, proceeding or resolution related to a perceived violation of the Code as mandated by USA Hockey or any of its member organizations. Failure to cooperate in itself is a violation of the Code.