The Mission of GOHA is to provide, manage, and promote virtual hockey inside the virtual world of Second Life, at all levels of ability; to assist participants in their various forms of involvement with the game; to provide clear rules and promote adherence to all the rules of the game; and to encourage and facilitate the involvement of as many people as possible in the activities. GOHA's major effort is to provide an opportunity for all online participants, regardless of physical, financial or computer limitations, to achieve their own maximum potential for enjoyment and competition in the virtual online game, provide social opportunities, and maintain an enjoyable online hockey community.
GOHA members strive:
TO BE A LEADER:
-taking charge of a situation under pressure
-showing the way through good example
TO EXHIBIT GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP:
-showing enthusiasm, spirit and positive attitude
-taking advice and criticism in an effort to improve
-being humble and gracious both on and off the ice
-respecting your opponent in both victory and defeat
TO BE A COMPETITOR:
-possessing the determination and desire to win
-having pride in yourself and never giving up
TO BE DEDICATED:
-making practice and doing your best at every game
-disciplining yourself to know and follow league rules and guidelines
-volunteering for support position roles (captain, referee, etc) in support of facilitating the league's good health and each member's ongoing experience.
TO BE LOYAL AND RESPECTFUL:
-thinking in terms of "we" instead of "I"
-respecting the organization, management, captains, and your leaguemates
TO HAVE FUN:
-turning off bad attitudes before hitting the ice
-making every effort to work as a team so that every game, win or lose, is a game that was enjoyed
Through participation in these virtual competitive activities, GOHA hopes to contribute to several values: an appreciation for the benefits of practice, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through honest means; an appreciation for diversity and continuous learning; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.