The pledge is fundamentally about providing players of all abilities with a league they feel proud to play in.
PLAY SAFELY Physical play that endangers the safety and well-being of others is never appropriate. Keeping players safe is more important than winning the game. PLAY RESPECTFULLY Strive to be a good teammate and an even better opponent. Competition is never an excuse to disrespect fellow players or referees. PLAY OPENLY Summer Slam Hockey is a welcoming community. Abuse based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, ability, or any other characteristic will not be tolerated. TEAM PRIDE The way you act in a game follows you off the pitch. Your opponents and referees are your neighbors and peers. Treat them like teammates. GAME PRIDE Show up ready play. Being prepared improves everyone’s experience. Be on time, have adequate numbers, wear your team strips or grab some bibs if needed. LEAGUE PRIDE Abusing referees doesn’t make their job any easier or the experience better. Summer Slam Hockey staff and referees love the game as much as you do. We’re all on the same team. BE A ROLE MODEL We're are lucky to have to access great facilities. Most fields are places where kids play and practice. Be friendly, respectful and patient whenever youth are present. BE A CITIZEN Some adult sports leagues have a reputation as bad neighbors. We respect the places we play. Pick up trash, follow posted rules, and always be courteous to facility staff.