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This coming season, USA Hockey/Michigan Coaching Education Program has announced 5 Level 4's for 2019.
July 27-28, Chelsea, MI
September 6-7, South Bend, IN
September 21-22, Gaylord, MI
December 14-15, Livonia, MI
Kalamazoo, MI is planned for late fall, early December.
Levels 1, 2 & 3 will start to be posted early summer.
Goal is to get coaches and team mates to “speak up” when they think another team mate has an injury. Meant for coaches and players to be a leader in Concussion awareness.
https://concussionfoundation.org/programs/team-up-speak-up for more information.
Great resource for coaches.
One major change within the rules for Rostering on your teams. If you need to do an Age Specific Module this season, it HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE YOU CAN BE ROSTERED. Please keep this in mind before trying to schedule games.
Aspen Junior Hockey has Kalle Valiaho, Finnish Ice Hockey's version of Bob Mancini, coordinating off ice physical literacy. Here are some more tools for your mental cabinet!
If you ONLY coach U8- Red, White & Blue, Cross-Ice, Learn to Play, you may do so with an EXPIRED coaching card. If you coach U8 AND another level (i.e. squirt, peewee, etc), you MUST be current.
Hopefully this helps to clarify.
Just a reminder, Safesport is a mandatory program from here on out. If you completed the course in 2013-2014, you will not have to do it again until 2015-2016 season. You can get to the Safesport training via the USA Hockey website.
Online modules are up and running. The cost is $10 per module These are required for every level you intend to coach. Please be sure to complete them on time in order to save yourself some serious money. After 12/31, the price will jump to $50 per module!
As this regular season came to a close, we had a rash of instances of poor coaching and parent behavior. Please remember that this is a game. A game where we teach our kids to be upstanding future adults. The key word being FUTURE! They are children and we can expect them to act like it on occassion, but we, the adults, need to remember to act like adults at ALL times. Whenever we act like fools, we are teaching our kids that it is ok. It is not ok. We need to remember our roles as coaches and parents. To be role models for our youth. Please take the off season to reflect on our mistakes from the past year and build toward a better year in 2014-2015. Please enjoy your "offseasons" and look forward to bigger and better things!
Red, White and Blue Hockey is the blueprint that USA Hockey and MAHA are supplying to help your association develop an appropriate ADM compliant eight and under program. MAHA District 6 ACE Director, Brian Bellgraph and Bob Mancini are available to answer questions and help to get your program started. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
To contact Brian or Bob, please click on their names.
Brian Bellgraph- District 6 Coaching Director
Bob Mancini- USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager
Here is the chart that was requested.
District 6 Coaching Director