The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) is the governing body for the Atlantic Affiliate of USA Hockey
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Home page updated 7/13/16
Congratulations To Our 2016 AAHA Award Winners
Congratulations to Tom Koester, Past President of our Affiliate for 20+ years, for being inducted into our Hall of Fame!
Congratulations to Linda Ryan for receiving the 2016 Presidents Award
Congratulations to Maureen Thompson Siegel, 2016 New Leader Award
Congratulations to Brian McCullough,
2016 Official of the Year
2016 Volunteer of the Year
2016 Coach of the Year
Congratulations To Our Lou Manzione Scholarship Winners!
Every year the Atlantic Affiliate awards two recipients (NJ and PA/DE) our Lou Manzione High School Scholarship Awards. The Award is given in honor of outstanding performance and dedication and high standards of excellence. We are pleased to announce that for the state of PA/DE our winner is Katrina Homovich of Camp Hill, PA. Our winner for the state of NJ is given to Dmitri Cirillo of Marlton, NJ.
Atlantic Affiliate Screening Requirements
A reminder that all of our PA clubs, coaches, managers, locker room monitors, employees, officers, board of directors and others need to follow the updated rules in Article X!
All PA clearances go thru www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov. All PA clubs must report to the AAHA a list of the cleared certificates received by November 30. Attached is a copy of the report that needs to be filed. If you have any questions with regard to this, please contact our Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator, Pete Rothman, at email@example.com
In addition to PA clubs following the Act requirement, all PA/NJ/DE clubs, coaches, etc. must also be screened thru the Atlantic Affiliate. Please go to our tab at the top of the page titled "Screening" for the rules/instructions on how to complete this requirement!
AAHA Approved Tier I Girl's Teams for 2016-17 Season
AAHA Approved Tier I Boy's Teams for 2016-17 Season
ADM Model Club Application
USA Hockey is soliciting interest from those organizations interested in becoming development partners for the American Development Model. In order to be considered for this designation, your organization must complete the USA Hockey Model Association Application and Agreement and submit it for AAHA review no later than May 1, 2016. AAHA will forward all completed applications to USA Hockey's National Office for formal review and approval.
What is an American Development Model Association? Organizations with this designation have committed to fully implement programming dedicated to age-appropriate skill development in the 8U, 10U and 12U age classifications. Details/benefits are outlined in the application.
For more information and to download a copy of the Model Association application, please go to www.admkids.com/modelassociations
All completed applications should be submitted to Maureen Thompson-Siegel, AAHA ADM Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 1st. Any questions may also be directed to Maureen at the email listed above. Thank you for your interest in the USA Hockey Model Association Program. We look forward to reviewing your application very soon!
Tryout Dates For Upcoming 2016-17 Season
ARTICLE XII - TRYOUTS
Tryout dates amended as follows for Tier I and Tier II for the 2016- 17 season are:
18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U Designated Tier I April 6, 2016 after 5:00 PM
18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U* Designated Tier II April 11, 2016 after 5:00 PM
Girls All Levels Designated Tier I & II April 6, 2016 after 5:00 PM
All other non-tournament bound clubs/teams April 18, 2016 after 5:00 PM
All tryouts must be concluded for the above by October 15, 2016
*All 8U teams are to tryout no earlier than 5:00 PM, April 11, 2016
USA Hockey Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Seminars
In a coaches 4th year of coaching, CEP level 4 is required for coaches at Midget age levels, plus all varsity scholastic under USA Hockey. Tier I U14 coaches must also attain level 4. Other coaches who have exhausted Level 3 by recertifying twice and will be in their 9th year of coaching must also attain Level 4. While the level 4 is a two day seminar, we will also be offering a level 1, 2 and 3 on each of the two days.
Please go online to register for the Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 at www.usahockey.com
USA Hockey Mandates Clubs and Leagues To Have SafeSport Coordinators!
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey's programs.
USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players. These include without limitation: physical abuse, sexual abuse, screening, locker room supervision and hazing policies in addition to codes of conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.
USA Hockey has now mandated that each organization and league have a SafeSport coordinator. A handbook is now available for all coordinators to download along with a copy of the different policies and required training of USA Hockey's and its member programs'. Please go to the website link: http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/908023-usa-hockey-safesport-program to review this new policy and to download all of the required paperwork for your coordinator! A manual on how to conduct an investigation will be available in late summer.
Each club and league coordinator must take the course, or refresher, and download/complete their SafeSport certificate. All completed certificates, along with the name, address, email and cell number for club and league coordinatos, are to be emailed to Pete Rothman, Atlantic District SafeSport Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The training website link to USA Hockey is: http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/908023-usa-hockey-safesport-program
Approved Tier II Teams for the 2016-17Season:
All applications are due into AAHA by July 1, 2016 to be considered for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
Tier I and Tier II Designations
In June, 2013, at the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) Affiliate annual meeting, new rules and regulations were passed by the AAHA Board of Directors regarding Tier I and Tier II designations. These rules and regulations require all teams who wish to play towards an Affiliate (12U) or USA Hockey National Championship (Youth and Girls14U & 16U, Youth 18U and Girls 19U) to apply annually for a team designation, either Tier I or Tier II.
For a better understanding of these rules and regulations, along with an application form, we have attached a copy of the legislation that was approved and updated for clarity with housekeeping policies.
All teams, no matter if they play in an existing league or are an independent team, need to apply annually if they want to use a Tier I or Tier II designation. Only teams that have been approved by the AAHA can use either the Tier I or Tier II designation on any advertisement, promotional literature or in social media. Also only teams approved by AAHA for Tier I or Tier II status can hold tryouts on the designated dates mentioned below. All other teams are to tryout on independent team tryout dates.
In the attachments, you will find a separate "Document A" which is to be completed and returned as noted as follows for the 2016-17 season:
Application for Tier I status - due Nov. 30, 2015
Application for Tier II status - due July 1, 2016
Attachments also include a separate time line and "Document B" for those teams making application.
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