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    *** PA Act 153 and USA Hockey ***

    All Pennsylvania teams and teams that have played 30 or more games in Pennsylvania.

     USA Hockey has allowed PA coaches, managers and anyone that is required to be screened under PA Act 153 to have fulfilled the USAH screening requirement under a one year pilot program.  For more information on the screening requirements under Pennsylvania Commonwealth Law go to http://www.atlantic-district.org/screening_rules.php

    To meet the requirements for the USAH screening you need to complete the attached report and return it to the AAHA SafeSport Coordinator by February 29, 2016.  This is for Pennsylvania organizations and other teams that have played 30 or more games in Pennsylvania! 

    Please return the completed report to aaha.act15@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Pete Rothman
    AAHA SafeSport Coordinator
    aaha.act15@gmail.com

    Cell:  610.721.4378

    MAWHA - Announcements

    In an effort to keep the Member's Contact information accurate and up to date, we request an updated club contact sheet at each Annual Membership meeting.  This year we did not receive a sheet from several clubs and to help facilitate the collection of Club Contact we have integrated the Club Contact Information gathering on the MAWHA website.

    Please take a few minutes to provide us the Club Contact information that is requested (President, Treasurer, Director/Ace Coordinator, and Referee Assigner)  This information will allow the MAWHA information to be properly distributed with a current contact information.

    The Website Link to the Contact Collection form is MAWHA Club Contact Collection Form

    ** ** ** ** MAWHA Weather Policy ** ** ** **

    MAWHA has never declared a cancellation day due to weather.  However, MAWHA does empower our members to do the right thing and keep all player and families safe during hazardous travel conditions.

    If teams choose to cancel your game please work to have it rescheduled prior to the end of the regular season.

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    Level 4 - Coaching Conference

    Our annual Level 4 coaching conference for the Atlantic District is scheduled for May 21-22 at the Renaissance Hotel at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA.  This is our only Level 4 conference for the Atlantic District for the 2016-2017 season.  If you are required to move up and progress to Level 4 this is the event to attend.  

    The Level 4 coaching conference features prominent coaches and experts from the game including John Riley -Phila. Flyers Skills Coach, Matt Herr - UPMC Lemieux High Performance Center, Ryan Walter - retired NHL and Stanley Cup Champion, Jim Hunt -NJ Hitmen Junior Program, Dr. Adam Naylor - foremost exert in Sports Psychology, Matt Cunningham - USA Hockey’s national office, Ed Gosek – SUNY Oswego. 

    We strive to bring the most advance level of discussion and insight available to our game today.  And with the two day format and capped attendance, there are numerous opportunities to network with other coaches, engage in small group discussions and address the challenges affecting long-term athlete and long-term coach development.

    Check-in begins on Saturday morning at 8 am and program begins at 8:30 am. Saturday hours are 8:30 am to 6 pm; Sunday hours are 8 am to 4 pm.  If ice is available at the PPL Center, an on-ice session is expected so coaches should attend with their equipment.  Further instructions and detail will be provided at a later date.  Coaches must attend the entire session in order to receive Level 4 accreditation.  Morning coffee, breaks and lunch each day is provided.

    PRE-REGISTRATION FOR LEVEL 4 IS REQUIRED. Please go to www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics and sort by Level 4 and Atlantic District.  The hotel will have a block of rooms under USA Hockey.  Call the hotel at 484-273-4000 to book your room.  We may not be able to accommodate Walk-ups.  Contact Mike Lichtenberger, Atlantic Coach in Chief, at 610.849.0818 or email mike.lichtenberger@gmail.com

    Best regards,

    USAHAnS_smMike Lichtenberger | Coach-in-Chief
    USA Hockey | Coaching Program | Atlantic District
    T (610) 849-0818 M (610) 216-1442 F (610) 882-1293