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MAHA 2020-2021 Annual Guide

The MAHA Annual Guide has been updated and placed in the publications tab, under Annual Guide.

10U Half-Ice starts this upcoming season.

After a season postponement, during the MAHA Annual Meeting on May 15th, it was voted for the start of half-ice for the 10U age groups.

Please find the Half-Ice information in the TSL 10U tab section.

Tier Team information

As the High Performance committee approves tier teams, their tryout information will be located under the Tryout tab

MAHA Open Positions

Do you love the sport of Ice Hockey? Do you want to be part of a great group of hockey people working to better the game in Montana?

If you have any questions please reach out to any MAHA Board Member.

 


#1 USA Hockey Membership

Player/Coach/Official/Volunteer Registration

#2 Safe Sport Training

First time- full training; Every year after- Refresher. **Youth turning 17 & 18 during the season are required to take SafeSport training. (birth years 2003/2004/2005)**


#3 Background Screening

EVERY TWO YEARS. If you ran one 20/21 season through NCSI, DO NOT do it for 21/22. If you DID NOT have your background check ran thru NCSI for the 20/21 season you NEED TO do it for 21/22.


MAHA Grow the Game

MAHA Grow the Game Director Russ Barnett has put together the following document to share growth ideas here in the state. Please reach out to Russ at lineman70@live.com to share your ideas on how MAHA can continue to Grow the Game.


MAHA Officiating Abuse - Zero Tolerance Policy

The MAHA Board has passed the MAHA Officiating Abuse - Zero Tolerance Policy. This policy will be in effect immediately. Please make sure that all within your local associations and USA Hockey registered adult groups are aware of this policy.


Officiating Retention

It is becoming harder and harder to recruit and retain officials for all sports. USA Hockey is taking the steps to be a leader in the change of culture when it comes to abuse of official. USA Hockey established a task force to investigate abuse of official across the country and they presented their findings at the 2020 USA Hockey Winter Meetings. The results were staggering.! Please see the task forces presentation below.

MAHA let's be leaders and be in fore front of changing the culture when it comes to abuse of official!


USA Hockey MATCH Penalty requirement for rule 601 (e3)

Please click the link to view the new MATCH penalty requirement for anyone that uses hateful or discriminatory language. USA Hockey rule 601 (e3). https://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1061121


Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect.
The video to the right shares examples of acceptable and unacceptable body checking to help educate all involved in the sport as to the intent of the Declaration, which is focused on player safety and moving our sport forward.

It should be noted that USA Hockey supports legal body contact and body checking. The culture shift is an on-going effort to eliminate 1) hits from behind, 2) late hits and 3) hits to the head by more clearly defining body checking.

USA Hockey Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect along with Acceptable and Non-acceptable Body Checking examples.

USA Hockey recently released its Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect. Along with examples of acceptable body checks and non-acceptable body checks. Please find that information in the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=fsFucwoX--Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zaNHNI3wc&feature=youtu.be


RETURNING TO THE RINKS GUIDE

USA Hockey along with the U.S. Ice Rinks Association and USA Figure Skating have put together a guide for returning to the rink from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to this guide when considering the opening of rinks in Montana. MAHA, also encourages all rinks to follow guidelines issued by the state of Montana, county health departments and local governments.

MAHA COVID-19 INFORMATION

MAHA has developed a set of Guidelines and Recommendations, these Guidelines and Recommendations will be used to guide and support the policies and procedures put in place by MAHA's local associations, local health departments, the State of Montana, and the CDC.

MAHA's Guidelines and Recommendations can be found under the COVID-19 tab on this webpage.  Information regarding the MAHA Treasure State League is still being finalized, that information will be posted no later than Labor Day weekend.

Please view the COVID-19 tab for COVID-19 resources.


NHL & USA Hockey - Proud Partners in Hockey

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USA Hockey Program Services

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. 

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