To continue with business as usual, would be counter to social distancing and other standing mandates issued by the States of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In light of the Atlantic District's policy to postpone all tryouts and/or related contracting for the 2020-21 regular season teams, we have decided to postpone the MAWHA Annual Membership meeting until 45 days after the Atlantic District has resumed normal operations. This will allow teams to form and that this time we can hold our Annual meeting.
2019-20 Playoff Champions
|16U AAA - Jr Flyers|
|14U AAA - NJ Titans||19U AAA - Jr Flyers|
10U - Jr Flyers
14U A - NY Islanders
12U AA - Jr Flyers
14U AA - Jr Flyers (Black)
16U AA - Jr Flyers
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.
SafeSport – Attached is the memo summarizing SafeSport, below are highlights to be announced. The full document is in the link at the bottom of this summary passed down from USA Hockey through the Annual Congress.
AAHA SafeSport Coordinator
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
The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for two seasons. Thus, if you took the training during the 2014-2015 season, it was valid for the 2014-2015 and 2015-16 seasons and you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher course for this 2016-17 season. http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining . It is the policy of USA Hockey and the AAHA that those participants who (1) have regular, routine or frequent access to or supervision over minor participants (e.g., coaches, team managers, chaperones, etc.), (2) are responsible for enforcing child abuse and misconduct policies, (3) are in managerial or supervisory roles of a USA Hockey Member Program, and (4) are new and current employees and/or volunteers of a USA Hockey Member Program, shall complete appropriate training
Screening of all coaches, managers, locker room monitors, officials and others that have regular, routine or frequent access to minor participants are to be screened every two years (see screening schedule below). Those in Pennsylvania (or participate in PA for 30 or more days) are required to comply with Pennsylvania Act 153 (amended by Act 15) screening requirements; o Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; o Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and o Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check. For more information on the PA requirements go to http://www.atlanticdistrict.org/screening_rules.php If you are not subject to the Pennsylvania law then go to http://www.atlanticdistrict.org/screening.php All PA clubs must report to the AAHA a list of the cleared certificates received by November 30, 2016. Attached is a copy of the report that needs to be filed with Pete Rothman, AAHA SafeSport Coordinator email@example.com.
If your Screening Started:
|Year Screened||Pennsylvania Compliance||Not Subjet to PA Law AAHA Compliance|
|2015-2016||You were screened under PA153||You were Screened through AAHA - Verified Volunteers|
|2016-2017||No Current Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
|2017-2018||AAHA Screening Required||AAHA Screening Required|
|2018-2019||No Current Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
|2019-2020||AAHA Screening Required||AAHA Screening Required|
|2020-2021||PA 153 Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
If your Screening Started:
|Year Screened||Year Screened Pennsylvania Compliance||Not subject to PA Law - AAHA Compliance|
|2016-2017||PA 153 Screening Required||AAHA Screening Required|
|2017-2018||No Current Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
|2018-2019||AAHA Screening Required||AAHA Screening Required|
|2019-2020||No Current Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
|2020-2021||AAHA Screening Required||AAHA Screening Required|
|2021-2022||PA 153 Screening Required||No Current Screening Required|
Locker Room Monitors that have followed the above training and screening procedures should be scheduled for the season. It is the policy of USA Hockey that all USA Hockey Member Programs must have at least one responsible screened adult (which may include coaches, managers or other volunteers) present monitoring the locker room during all team events. Acceptable locker room monitoring could include having locker room monitors inside the locker room while participants are in the locker room, or could include having a locker room monitor in the immediate vicinity (near the door within arm’s length and so that the monitor can sufficiently hear inside the locker room) outside the locker room that also regularly and frequently enters the locker room to monitor activity inside.
Review your organizations Electronic Communications Policy. If the player is under the age of 18, any email, text, social media, or similar communication must also copy or include the player’s parents. Coaches are prohibited from having players joined to or connected through their personal Facebook page or any other similar social media application. To facilitate communication, an official organization or team page may be set up and players and parents may join (i.e., “friend”) the official organization or team page and coaches can communicate to players though that site. All electronic communication of any kind between coach and player, including use of social media, must be non-personal in nature and be for the purpose of communicating information about team activities or for team oriented motivational purposes.
Submit your Organization’s SafeSport Coordinator Name and Contact Information to Pete Rothman by September 1, 2016. This individual should be familiar with the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook. https://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0102/5713/USA_Hockey_SafeSport_Program_Handbook.pdf
Coming this September (scheduled) USA Hockey will publish a SafeSport Manual.
If you have any questions during the season please call Pete Rothman 610.721.4378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roster changes may be made after December 31st , however players added to the roster after December 31st are not eligible for District playoffs or MAWHA league games and playoffs.