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2020/2021 Return to Play Resources

To All Association Presidents, Coaches, Team Mangers and Team Officials:

Please see below for most recent communication from MAHA and USA Hockey regarding the 2020/2021 Hockey Season.

Latest Communication from MAHA regarding Return to Play

July 7, 2020

SUBJECT: RETURN TO PLAY
FROM: Grant Helms, USA Hockey Michigan District Risk Manager

I fully realize that all of us are anxious for a return to Ice Hockey in Michigan.

Unfortunately, we need to remind everyone that we must follow the Return to Ice Hockey policies/procedures/regulations, laws set by Governor Whitmer and the State of Michigan, the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association, and USA Hockey. This is critical to keep our membership safe.

 

Again, following these policies/procedures/regulations and the law is essential for the protection of all our Players, Coaches, Volunteers, and staff.

Since the State of Michigan has not acknowledged a return to play in areas of the state other than Michigan Economic Recovery Regions 6 & 8, and Michigan Amateur Hockey has not acknowledged a return to play for other than those areas, the USA Hockey insurance coverages we have as a member benefit are, for the most part, are in effect, however liability and excess medical may not in be effect except for those areas.

Only events that are Sanctioned/Approved by MAHA and USA Hockey may be covered and at the present time, no practices, games, or try outs are sanctioned/approved in the State of Michigan for MAHA at the direction of the Michigan Governor.

I do empathize with all of you, however, please do not put yourself, your players, your coaches, your Staff or any volunteers in potential jeopardy.

We all need the protections of our insurance to assure a safe return to ice hockey, and we do need the guidance of the State of Michigan, MAHA, and USA Hockey for policies/procedures/regulations to accomplish a safe return.

I know for a fact that the State of Michigan, Michigan Amateur Hockey, and USA Hockey are diligently working on your behalf for a safe return.

Please, please follow these policies/procedures/regulations and laws.

If you have questions, please contact your Michigan Amateur Hockey District Chairperson for more information.

Sincerely,

Grant Helms
Michigan District Risk Manager for USA Hockey

MAHA Return to Play Information

Please see link for latest information from MAHA.

USA Hockey Links

Link to resources provided by USA Hockey, including the Return to Rinks Toolkit, Early Return On-Ice Activity Samplers and Facemask Guideline.


Webinar - Coaching in a Pandemic

The webinar that USA Hockey conducted on Tuesday, June 16 is now available on Youtube.  Use the link below to view.

https://youtu.be/ohAgPDyyoB0

 


D4 Monthly Meeting

MAHA District 4 Council typically holds meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, but this is subject to change based on director's availability.   

Current meetings are being held via Zoom.  Contact the D4 Chairperson at d4chair@maha.org for details on next meeting date/time.

2020 Board of Directors Election Results

BALLOTS WERE SENT BY ELECTRONIC VOTING TO THE EMAILS ADDRESS LISTED ON THE USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION OF THE REGISTERED MEMBER PARTICIPANTS.  BALLOTS WERE SENT ACCORDING TO THEIR DISTRICT OF REGISTRATION

DISTRICT  4 RESULTS:
BALLOTS MAILED: 8763
BALLOTS RETURNED:  412   ( 4.73 % RETURN)

Congratulations to our incoming Board of Directors:

DIRECTORS:            

3 YEAR TERMS:          GORDON LEITZ
                                   KIM GEARNS
                                   BRIAN TUCKER

2 YEAR TERMS:           DAN POZDOL
                                   BILL WILLIAMS

1 YEAR TERMS:           NICK ZAJAS
                                   JEFF PETERSON

The elected Directors will take office immediately following the 2020 Summer Meeting. 

There will be two open Council Seats available following the 2020 Summer Meeting.  If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please email the District Chairperson at d4chair@maha.org.



Safe Sport training

Changes to this program were sent to all registered coaches in June 2019. Go to the USA Hockey website for additional information.

2019/2020 MAHA Background Check

Background Checks are same as previous years. They must be done before you participate with your team.


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MAHA Annual Guide

The MAHA Annual Guide contains the Rules and Regulations under which we operate.  Coaches and Managers have a responsibility to know these rules.
To access the Guide, click here