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1 Salmon River Ice Hockey Association (SRIHA) Adult Education – 2014 / 2015 Season Mailing Address: PO Box 386 Pulaski, NY Rink Address: 16 Maple Ave Ext Pulaski, NY

2 Purpose of AEP Reach out and help provide a safe and fun environment for all. Key goals: ◦To create an awareness among parents of the importance of their positive involvement in the game; ◦To provide parents a better understanding of sportsmanship, growth and development, fun & enjoyment and a safe environment for all; ◦Positive involvement in this program by everyone will have a profound effect on the game; ◦To inform all that good communication goes along way; ◦To help keep youth hockey a safe, pleasant and positive experience for the kids and parents.

3 Structure National Governing Body (USA Hockey): responsible for providing structure for players and makes the rules. District/Affiliate (NYSAHA): signs an agreement with USA Hockey, develops a structure that is approved by USA Hockey, designed to answer questions on how local associations operate and work together. Local (SRIHA): must be approved by District/Affiliate to run and operate a USA Hockey Program

4 USA Hockey Mission Statement To provide an improved grassroots foundation for the growth and development of USA Hockey, designing programs aimed at increased participation, improved skills and a responsible environment for the conduct of youth hockey. ◦A safe and healthy environment; ◦An opportunity for all who wish to play; ◦Fair and equal opportunity for all; ◦An opportunity to learn the basic skills without over emphasis on winning; ◦An opportunity for those who wish to advance; ◦Qualified adult leadership.

5 Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is a commitment to playing by the rules, respecting yourself, teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials and showing respect for others. A growing problem in youth sports today is the common attitude that winning is everything. We believe attitude can contribute to players, coaches, and parents displaying a lack of good sportsmanship.

6 Fun and Enjoyment Skill is important but FUN is essential, and when you have fun you have enjoyment. ◦Be POSITIVE at all times  Encourage your child;  Enjoy the game;  Applaud good play;  Avoid coaching from the stands;  Remember coaches and referees are human and therefore imperfect.

7 Boundaries: Everyone Has A Role Parents ◦biggest influence of the game ◦be a positive supporter of the players, officials, coaches and most of all “the game.” Administrator develop guidelines and rules that allow for fair and equitable development for all players. Coach ◦has the authority over the players; ◦many of the decisions must be made on behalf of the team by the coach; ◦gives up personal time to teach and guide kids to learn the game. Player ◦may be your child, but on the ice, he or she is a player, first and foremost; ◦There are rules to be followed, and skills to be learned. Official They keep the game within the rules.

8 Safe Environment Parents - Play an active role in ensuring a safe playing environment. Parents should encourage players to follow the rules and avoid aggressive actions with potential injury. Coaches - Are the first lines of defense against injuries. Coaches are very important in limiting or decreasing the risk of injury. Players - Need to know that a majority of injuries in hockey occur because of contact either with players, the boards or the ice. ◦Delivering a hit to the head; ◦Checking from behind; ◦Dropping head near the boards; ◦Leaving your feet to give a check; ◦Using your stick as a weapon. Officials - Keep the game safe within the rules.

9 Parent Code of Conduct Do not force your children to participate in sports but support their desires to play their chosen sport. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun. Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams. Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit. Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De- emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups. Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the ice. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game. Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports. Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them. If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about hockey – and volunteer.

10 Zero Tolerance Policy Purpose - Campaign is designed to require all players, coaches, officials, team officials and administrators and parents/spectators to maintain a sportsmanlike and educational atmosphere before, during and after all USA Hockey-sanctioned games. Parents/Spectators - ◦The game will be stopped by game officials when the parents/spectators displaying inappropriate and disruptive behavior interfere with other spectators or the game. ◦The game officials will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/spectators from the spectator’s viewing and game area. Once removed, play will resume. ◦Lost time will not be replaced and violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body. This inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include:  Use of obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.  Taunting of players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or physical violence.  Throwing of any object in the spectators viewing area, players’ bench, penalty box or on ice surface, directed in any manner as to create a safety hazard.

11 The Hockey Family The Hockey Family Structure – ◦The individual families - Parents & players find the sport of hockey a great way to spend time and grow together. ◦The hockey team families- A small group of families who share a common interest and a great amount of time together (they tend to rely on each other often). ◦The SRIHA Family – A combination of all the families who are representing SRIHA when at home or away. Respecting the Families - ◦Home- When at our home facility, your actions are reflected on our SRIHA family.  Help out where needed (many hands make a job much easier);  Be courteous and helpful to visitors at our facility;  Conduct yourself with sportsmanship in the stands (these are not professional referees, coaches or players). ◦Away- When at another's facility treat the facility and staff with respect (Remember it’s their home). ◦Traveling as a team –Remember when you are out, at a restaurant or hotel as a team, what you do affects and is reflected on the rest of your hockey / SRIHA family (Please be respectful of each other).

12 SafeSport USA Hockey Safe Sport Policies Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Bullying, Threats and Harassment Hazing Locker Room Policy Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Policy Travel Policy Billeting Policy Education and Awareness Training Screening and Background Check Program Reporting of Concerns of Abuse Reporting Policy Reporting Procedure How Reports are Handled Notification Responding to Abuse and Other Misconduct Requirement for Investigation and/or Disciplinary Proceedings Importance of Confidentiality Immediate or “Summary” Suspension Hearings Findings and Sanctions Monitoring and Supervision of the Program

13 Links USA Hockey Website – NYSAHA Website – Salmon River Ice Hockey Association Website – Snowbelt Hockey League – NYSAHA Guide Book - uide_Book/2011_12%20Guidebook_Final(2).pdf uide_Book/2011_12%20Guidebook_Final(2).pdf Official Rules of Ice Hockey – 17_USAH_Rulebook.pdf Playing Rules & Case Book - 17_USAH_Casebook.pdf

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16 Coaching Requirements ◦Must be selected as a Coach at the local level. ◦Must be USA Hockey registered as a Player/ Coach. ◦Must have a current background screening. ◦Must have a current Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 CEP certification Per the USA Hockey data base. ◦Must take an Age Specific Module for the age group you will be coaching this season. (Multiple Age Specific Modules may be taken if coaching multiple teams.) ◦Must complete the Safe Sport online module.

17 Screening Screening ◦The New York State Amateur Hockey Association (“NYSAHA”) Guidebook, reflecting the policies set down by USA Hockey, prohibits physical and sexual abuse, and expects adults “who [have] routine access to children” to be screened.  Here at SRIHA we fully support the background screening process and to assure we are in compliance we not only screen our coaches we have dedicated, gender specific, locker room monitors who are screened as well. ◦If you need to update your screening you will be notified by .

18 Rule Changes Rule Changes Attempt To Injure/Deliberate Injury of Opponent -Adds note that specifies all incidents of attempt to injure/deliberate injury to a game official should be penalized under rule 601(f.1) Rule 601(f.1)- A match penalty shall be assessed to any player or team official who commits the following actions: Deliberately inflicting physical harm, or attempting to do so, to any game official, including off-ice officials. (Note) Any match penalty assessed under this rule must be reported via written game report by the officials to the USA Hockey District Referee-in-Chief within 48 hours. 404 & 601(e) -Misconduct Penalties- Calls for a game misconduct penalty to be assessed in lieu of the second misconduct penalty assessed to the same player during the same game. Boarding, Charging, Head contact- Establishes penalty options for boarding as minor plus misconduct, major plus game misconduct or match penalty.

19 Protective Equipment USA Hockey rule book states: Not all protective equipment is mandatory in all age classifications. However, if not mandated by rule, USA Hockey strongly recommends that all players and goalkeepers in all age classifications properly wear an internal mouthpiece, a HECC approved helmet and a HECC approved full facemask for all games and practices. Each player is personally responsible to wear protective equipment for all games, warm-ups and practices. Such equipment should include gloves, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hip pads or padded hockey pants, protective cup, tendon pads plus all head protective equipment as required by USA Hockey rules. It is recommended that all protective equipment be designed specifically for ice hockey. It is mandatory that all players (except adults) wear a HECC approved helmet acknowledging the expiration date on HECC helmet stickers and places the responsibility on the layer to wear a certified helmet (5) years from date on helmet; (including ear protection) with chin strap properly fastened. All players on the players’ and the penalty bench must wear the protective helmet/facemask while in the bench area.

20 Protective Equipment SRIHA MANDATES PLAYERS are personally responsible to wear all protective equipment for all games, warm-ups and practices. COACHES MUST ENFORCE all players wearing protective equipment for all games, warm-ups and practices. SRIHA: ◦requires all players wear all USA Hockey required equipment at all times on the ice. ◦Even though all equipment is not mandated by USA Hockey; SRIHA mandates that all players Squirt and above use a mouth guard, a neck guard and chin strap at all times on the ice. No exceptions. REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE ICE AND REFERED TO THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE.

21 Snowbelt League / Tournament Bound Leagues ◦Snowbelt League  For: Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget  Equal Ice Time  Divisions: Red, White & Blue  JAM Tournament ◦Tournament Bound (Travel)  For: Peewee, Bantam, Midget  Equal Ice Time not required  Tier III  Sectionals / States Both leagues require the same amount of travel

22 SRIHA Overview Board of Directors ◦Meeting 3rd 7 Rink. ◦Elections 2 nd Tuesday in March from 5:30 to 8:15 pm. ◦Two Year Term. ◦7 Board Members. Officers ◦President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary (Appointed positions for 1 year term). All Volunteers ◦Maintain Equipment (Zamboni, Building, Compressors, etc.). ◦Put in Ice. ◦Work: Snack bar, Tournaments, Public Skate, Clean Bathrooms, everything. Fundraising ◦We do not require door to door fundraising. Although all parents are REQUIRED to work the snack bar during games (most teams divided up it to one period per home game between all the families, so the amount of periods worked varies by team size), work public skate when their team is assigned, work their home tournament, and solicit raffle items for tournament. Salmon River Hockey is completely run by volunteers and this is why you are REQUIRED to work the snack bar, public skate, your home tournament, and solicit raffle items. Your player can be removed from the ice if you do not meet these requirements. Website ◦Review website. ◦Practice Schedule, Game Schedule, Contact Info, Public Skate Schedule, Rink Directions, etc.

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