October 2 – 4, 2015
Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) would like to invite you to participate in our Montana Hockey Summit. The weekend will offer many activities and lots of fun! Please review the activities below and join us in Bozeman!
We have a great list of guests joining us for the weekend, including Dwayne Dillinger, Greg Evanson, Vince Foley, Bob Gillen, David Hoff, Jason Manning and Todd Porter from Northern Plains District PLUS Guy Gosselin, Ty Newberry, Pat Picicci and Chris Allman from USA Hockey!
Star sponsored Safe Ice Resurfacer Operation (SIRO) – please register in advance!
Referee Clinics for levels 1, 2, 3 – please register in advance!
Coaching Clinics for levels 1, 2, 3 – please register in advance
Watch for registration link at:
Youth High Performance Skills/Drills – Please register in advance!
Contact your local MAHA rep for registration form!
Safe Sport Refresher and Safe Sport Training
Rink Directors meeting
Ray Tilman Heart of Montana Award Presentation
USA Hockey / Northern Plains Hockey Town Hall
|October 2, 2015||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Safe Ice Resurfacer Operation (SIRO)||Comfort Inn|
|October 3, 2015|
|6:45 am||Youth Program begins –||Please see schedule below|
|9:00 am – 2:00 pm||Referee Clinics||*Reach Inc||*Reach Inc is located at 322 Gallatin Park Dr|
|9:00 am – 2:00 pm||Coaching Clinics||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|10:00 am – Noon||MAHA Regular Meeting||Comfort Inn|
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Coaching Clinic – on-ice||Haynes Pavilion|
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Rink Directors Meeting||Comfort Inn|
|2:30 pm – 3:30 pm||ALL Youth Nutrition class||Fairgrounds Exhibit buildings|
|3:15 pm – 6:15 pm||Registrar’s Meeting||Comfort Inn|
|3:30 pm – 4:45 pm||MAHA Scheduling Meeting||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|3:30 pm – 5:30 pm||Referee Clinic – on-ice||Haynes Pavilion|
|4:15 pm – 6:15pm||Safe Sport Training||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|4:30 pm – 5:30 pm||Safe Sport Refresher||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|MUST Have USA Hockey number to be certified|
|7:30 pm – 10:00 pm||Ray Tilman Presentation & Town Hall||Comfort Inn|
|USA Hockey and Northern Plains representatives AND snacks!|
|October 4, 2015|
|7:00 am – 11:30 am||Youth Program|
|October 3, 2015||Note: schedule is subject to change|
|Ice Session||Emphasis on skating – agility, transition, quickness|
|6:45 – 7:15 am||18U Boys stretch|
|7:15 – 8:15 am||18U Boys on ice|
|7:55 – 8:25 am||14U Boys stretch|
|8:25 – 9:25 am||14U Boys on ice|
|9:05 – 9:35 am||All Girls stretch|
|9:25 – 10:35 am||All Girls on ice|
|Ice Session||Emphasis on puck handling, passing, receiving and shooting|
|10:15 – 10:45 am||18U Boys stretch|
|10:45 – 11:45 am||18U Boys on ice|
|11:25 – 11:55 am||14U Boys stretch|
|11:55 – 12:55 pm||14U Boys on ice|
|12:35 – 1:05 pm||All Girls stretch|
|1:05 – 2:05 pm||All Girls on ice|
|All Players – Fueling the Athlete Presentation - 2:30 – 3:30 PM (Fair Grounds Building No. 1)|
|2:30 – 3:30 pm||All Skaters – Nutrition||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|Dryland Training and Exercises –Fair Grounds Building No. 1 - tennis shoes & water bottle|
|3:45 – 4:30 pm||All Girls off ice||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|4:40 – 5:25 pm||18U Boys off ice||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|5:35 – 6:20 pm||14U Boys off ice||Fairgrounds exhibit buildings|
|October 4, 2015|
|Ice Session||Ice Session No. 3: Emphasis on game concepts and competitive small games with a purpose.|
|7:25 – 7:55 am||18U Boys stretch|
|7:55 – 9:10 am||18U Boys on ice|
|8:50 – 9:20 am||14U Boys stretch|
|9:20 – 10:35 am||14U Boys on ice|
|10:15 – 10:45 am||All Girls stretch|
|10:45 am – Noon||All Girls on ice|
|All players must wear USA Hockey required equipment|
|All Players should bring a WATER BOTTLE|
USA Hockey held its Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, home of USA Hockey. Full days of meetings were conducted which included sessions on growing the game, safety (both on and off the ice), officiating, registrations and other topics that help volunteers run the grass roots programs.
USA Hockey introduced the Club Excellence Program. This is a program designed to assist local clubs in the operations of their clubs. Everything from how to write by-laws to job descriptions for board members and task lists on how to run club programs. This will be a very beneficial program for all USA Hockey and AHAI Clubs.
USA Hockey hosted a banquet, “Memories & Milestones” that included celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Miracle On Ice. Many of the members of the 1980 Olympic Hockey team were on hand to truly make the evening memorable. However, the main reason for the celebration was the retirement of USA Hockey’s President for the last 12 years, Ron DeGregorio. Mr. DeGregorio “Digger” has helped transform USA Hockey into a leader of national governing bodies not only here in the United States, but within the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He accomplished all that while still focusing on the grass roots volunteers and programs to assist us in the day in and day out duties of a club volunteer.
With the retirement of Ron DeGregorio, a new USA Hockey president was voted into office. Jim Smith, of Mount Prospect Illinois is the new USA Hockey President.
Other USA Hockey elections were held at the annual meeting
These people along with the MAHA Board of Directors will continue to strive to provide the best possible programs and support for our Associations and it's members. Even though it’s summer the planning by the local clubs, leagues, USA Hockey, and MAHA does not stop.
Have a safe summer!
Nearly 500 sites throughout the United States hosted Try Hockey For Free Day! Here are some of your #TryHockey4Free photos from throughout the state!
The Program Services site is a resource center for local youth association leadership. Its goal is to provide local associations with the tools necessary to deliver the best youth sports experience in their community. These include growth and retention programs that associations can easily apply in their own structure.
Please click HERE to be taken to the background screening site.
Click here for the: digital guidebook for the 2 and 2 Challenge,
Our comprehensive growth program