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Volunteer!

An Association the size of AAAHA can not operate without the many parent and non-parent volunteers! Every team needs the help from parents.

Please contact Peggy Costello if you are willing to help with your child's team.

Peggy.costello@aaaha.org


Important Price Increase Notice from USAH

Beginning in August of 2022, USA Hockey is increasing the cost for every player membership fee.

This cost is a USAH increase and AAAHA has no control or input towards this decision by USAH. 

The cost for the annual USAH membership will increase to $70 for players.

Players 6 and under will increase to $15.

Every skater within AAAHA has to have a USAH membership to participate.

 

Conflict Resolution

Do you feel that you experiencing conflicts on your child's team? 

1. If you witness something illegal, please contact the local police department for guidance.

2.  Most team issues can be discussed and resolved by talking with your head coach and/or team manager. You may be instructed to wait 24 hours after an incident to speak with the Coach. The "24-hour rule" allows for emotions to subside in order to address the issue in a less volatile setting.

3. If you have tried step 2 and feel the issue has not been resolved. Feel free to reach out to our Executive Director for guidance on the next step. peggy.costello@aaaha.org

4. Safe Sport- Safe Sport is a USAH reporting system. Please see the guidelines for Safe Sport and the description of safe sport violations on the USAH website. www.usahockey.com

 

 

 

 

USA Hockey Safe Sport

The AAAHA Safe Sport Director is Peggy Costello. peggy.costello@aaaha.org

PLEASE READ the following exert copied from the USAH Website:

 

USA Hockey’s Reporting Policy is a key part of its Safe Sport Program and an effective reporting policy is crucial to preventing abuse. Section IV of the Safe Sport Handbook contains specifics on the Reporting Policy.

The Policy requires that every employee or volunteer of any USA Hockey Member Program must report (1) actual or perceived violations of the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program Handbook, (2) any violations of the policies prohibiting Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Bullying, Threats and Harassment, and Hazing, and (3) suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse to the appropriate USA Hockey representatives.

Additionally, in all cases involving suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse, every employee or volunteer of USA Hockey Member Programs must also report to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.   

REPORT TO USA HOCKEY

REPORT TO U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT

STATE-BY-STATE MANDATORY REPORTER INFORMATION

USA HOCKEY SAFE SPORT PROGRAM HANDBOOK

To make a report to USA Hockey, you may do so either by: (1) clicking on “Report to USA Hockey” and completing the Reporting Form, (2) emailing to usahockeysafesport@usahockey.org, or (3) calling 800-888-4656.

Reports may also be made to the Affiliate Safe Sport Coordinator.  To make a report to your Affiliate Safe Sport Coordinator, please click on the link for the contact information for each USA Hockey Affiliate Safe Sport Coordinator.

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).

Locker Room Policy

As kids get to the 10U and above age group, the rules in the locker rooms change.

Please see the document in PDF format below.

Parents who wish to go in the locker room with their child at 10U and above need to have a backgrounds check and Safesport training. Please contact your coach or team manager if you are willing to help monitor the locker rooms for your child's team.



Steps to Register with the House Program within Ann Arbor Youth Hockey

1. Register your player with USA Hockey. www.USAHockey.com

2. Register on the "registration link" at www.aaaha.org.

3. Once budgets and player program fees are established, every registered player parent will receive an email to register again, this time for "Program Payment Registration".

4. Once successfully registered, house players at the 10U level and above will need to attend player evaluations in late August.

5. After evaluations a house draft will take place placing skaters on specific teams. Coaches will email in early September to announce what team your child is on.

6. Bring completed paperwork to first practice.

7. Enjoy the season!


Paperwork

Every player needs a MAHA Player Concussion form filled out and turned in to their team manager in order to be placed on a roster.

The form can be found in PDF format below.

Please check with your team manager or head coach for the paperwork process for your team. Additional paperwork may be required for your team.

Please do not turn paperwork in to the office. If it is not included with a team it may be lost.

 

MAHA S.T.A.R Program

The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone.

Read more about the program on the MAHA web pages.

Follow this link to file a STAR Incident Report