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The survey of GTHA for the 2019-2020 season has been a great success. To date we have received over 230 responses for our kids!
To those of you who have completed the survey, thank you! Your opinion truly does matter. The board will use this information to help with organizational issues, programming for the teams, and staffing issues. This will be a great tool for GTHA to gather ideas about what the association is doing right and given us ideas about ways to improve the experience for kids, parents, and coaches.
If you have not filled out the survey yet, please do so! The survey takes less than 5 minutes to fill out and a large majority of members have found this to be a very useful tool. Too often the association only hears from a small minority at the board meetings, through private emails, or in personal phone calls. This survey is a great opportunity for the rest of the us to have our voices heard. The executive board has committed to reviewing the questionnaire results and then using those ideas to help guide changes into the future. The more responses, the better the guidance will be. Please help!
The survey is closing on 5-31-2020, so please do this ASAP!
F. Matthew Smith, MD, FACS
Executive Vice President
The next executive board meeting will be held Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. If you'd like to join the meeting, please follow the information below.
Steve Peacock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message at (231)342-0301 for the meeting ID and Password prior to the meeting if you intend to participate. Thank you!
Please be patient with the board as we work through the continually changing events. Stay tuned for updates!
Stephen M. Peacock, CPA, Executive Board President
From the District 7 Board:
We have been asked recently regarding "rumors" stating MAHA will be starting on June 1 or Try-outs will begin May 18th...
At this time, there is no official "start" date nor official try-out dates. Until such time a communication from the MAHA Executive Board is sent out with official dates, everything is a rumor. While there are various hockey committees meeting to discuss potential start dates, what hockey will look like, the future, etc., any information from these committees are only discussions and any dates or references are only hypothetical.
We know everyone is going stir crazy and we all just want to get back on the ice, but as of this time, no dates are official and try-outs may not occur. As more information becomes available, we will make sure to pass it along.
We hope you and your family are staying safe and well during all of this.
MAHA D7 Board
Good day everyone!
As of April 1, at 7 AM Mountain Time, USAH will launch the national background screening program. The link with additional information on the national screening program is located at www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen . This page has all the information about the new background screen,
Also below I have attached a file of FAQ about how the new process will work.
Here is the latest information from MAHA regarding Travel tryouts. Please read the attached file.
Just a quick update from Centre Ice:
We have received a new State Mandate and now Centre Ice will be closed through early June, 2020.
We hope to open in June, shortly after we get our direction from the state. We will let you all know as soon as we have an idea for our reopening. Thank you all for understanding !
Mayo Clinic King Devick Test Video
Per USA Hockey and MAHA: Starting with 2010/2011 season, youth hockey player cell phones are not allowed in any locker room. With most kids having cell phones with cameras, there is a risk of inappropriate photos being taken and possibly being posted on the web. Hopefully, by keeping the phones out of the locker rooms, this can be avoided.
GTHA is taking this a step further and added to the policy by specifically saying any device capable of taking pictures or video are prohibited from the locker rooms.
GTHA thanks you for your understanding and cooperating with this new national rule.
GTHA is implementing the ADM model for all Mites.
To learn more about the ADM,
please click on the image to the right.
It will take you directly to the
USA Hockey ADM website.