Click on the registration links below to register teams for the 2021-22 season.
Per SAHOF rules all Associations must register annually with SAHOF. You must register your Association first before registering your teams.
Once again, this years SAHOF Annual Meeting was held virtually Saturday, June 26th utilizing Zoom. Congratulations to the following nominees that were elected to the SAHOF Board of Directors for a 3 year term:
Congratulations to Jeff Wood who will continue to serve as SAHOF President, Pete Worrell and Joe Casacci who will serve as SAHOF Vice-Presidents, Marc Friedman who will continue as SAHOF Treasurer and Lisamarie Winslow who will continue as SAHOF Secretary.
Due to the extenuating circumstances that COVID produced this past season, USA Hockey allowed coaches to either participate in online coaching clinics to certify at their next coaching clinic level or apply for a temporary card to coach. As of now, any coach that received a temporary coaching card – in other words, did not attend a clinic for their next level, but opted for the temporary card – needs to be aware that those temporary card designations have been removed from the system.
This means that a coach will need to attend a coaching clinic in order to be eligible to coach this season. For example, if you were a Level 1 coach in 2019-20 and in the 2020-21 season you did not attend a virtual clinic but rather received a temporary card for your Level 2 in order to coach, it is no longer valid. You will have to attend a Level 2 clinic to be roster eligible. The same applies to a Level 2 coach; they must now get their Level 3 certification and Level 3 coaches must get their Level 4.
Effective in the 2021-22 season, coaching certification at Levels 4 and 5 are valid for three (3) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date. Before the expiration of their level, coaches must accumulate 5 credit hours of continuing education by either taking a Level 5 clinic, or by attending other USA Hockey continuing education clinics.
Dear USA Hockey Level 4 & 5 Coaches,
Beginning this season (2021-22), USA Hockey passed the below new requirements for coaching education.
All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season, unless earlier deadlines are established by the district and/or affiliate. All coaches must complete the online age-specific modules PRIOR to participating with their team.
In summary, for grandfathered Level 4 and 5 coaches, you could be subjected to the continuing education as explained above. If you coached an approved roster at the Tier I or Tier II classification, for any age level, during the 2020-21 season your CEP expiration has been changed from 12/31/2099 to 12/31/2025. If changed you are now on the continuing education path needing to earn five credits over the next three seasons. You can view your coaching profile at https://courses.usahockey.com/public/ to see this change.
Currently, courses are being developed that will be available in the 2021-22 season to earn continuing education credits. Credits can be earned by taking specific coaching clinics or learning modules that will be in the e-learning system. Additional information on these courses and how to access will be available in near future.
Yours in hockey,
USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program
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USA Hockey is hosting a series of virtual certification clinics for all levels. These clinics are held via Zoom and hosted by several Districts around the country. You are encouraged to attend one of these clinics to achieve your next level certification. The Central District will be hosting some CEP clinics in August, but you may attend clinics hosted by any USA Hockey District (one nice thing about technology). As we get closer to the season, and if the situation allows, AHAI will be hosting some in-person clinics as per our usual structure. Until then, go virtual and get certified! Click here to view a list of upcoming clinics.
All coaches, volunteers and referees must be screened per USA Hockey and the State of Florida
The Discipline Comittees will hold Match Penalty Hearings once a month. The following are the dates for each District:
8/19, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/23, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27
North/Central and West Districts
8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25, 12/23, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27
As you may know, the United States government enacted the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 on February 14th, 2018. USA Hockey has been working on addressing the changes necessary for the USA Hockey SafeSport Program based on this Act.
Click HERE for a memorandum from Casey Jorgensen, USA Hockey General Council, which provides details about these changes.
The changes approved at the USA Hockey Annual Congress last week to comply with the government requirements will directly impact players in Florida
To comply with the government requirement, USA Hockey does not want players or officials turning 18 to become ineligible in the middle of a season.
Therefore, USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).
Players in the group identified above that have not completed the SafeSport Training cannot be placed on the team’s roster in the USA Hockey registration portal (where rosters are created). The computer program will prevent the player from being added to the team until they have completed the training. Because the player is not on the Official Roster, they are prohibited from participating with the team until the training is completed and the player can be added to the roster.
We strongly recommend that players act on this new requirement NOW if they are currently 17 or older, or will be on or before December 31st.
The program takes about 90 minutes to complete online. Once the fall season is underway, players will be consumed with school, hockey, and other commitments. It is to their advantage to take the SafeSport Program NOW and not wait until it is time to be placed on a roster and games are starting.
The SafeSport Program is free. You must have a USAH Registration Confirmation Number to register to take the training. Players registered with USAH for the 2018/19 season can use the USA Hockey Confirmation Number from that season (which is valid until August 31, 2019) to register to take the training. They may also register with USA Hockey for the 2019/20 and use that confirmation number to register for the course. Effective September 1, 2019, registration for the program requires a 2019/20 USA Hockey Registration.
To take the SafeSport Program access the online program via the USA Hockey Website https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining. Or use this direct link to access the SafeSport site: https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=71d4f2f9-bddb-4e6d-bb2a-37211b8999d9.
Like the requirement this year to complete SafeSport, we anticipate additional changes regarding screening in the 2020/2021 season. At the present time, for the 2019/20 season, there is not a requirement for these individuals to be screened.
Enjoy the summer, and if you are or know someone that meets the age requirement for this new rule, we hope you take advantage of using some of your time to complete the SafeSport program.
This Link will allow you to view the new district boundaries in Google Maps.
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