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    2017/2018 BAHA Registration now OPEN!

    Please note that 8U (formerly known as Cross Ice) will be purchasing new uniforms.  A $105 fee will be added to your registration.

    This year payment on line is preferred.  A credit card, debit card or checking account can be used.  There is a 3% + $1 fee per transaction.  There is also the option to pay in 3 installments due August 15th, September 15th and October 15th.  If you choose to send a check, payment MUST BE IN FULL.  If you need to make payment arrangements please contact me at

    Thank you!

     BAHA House Programs


    HOUSE PROGRAMS will start the weekend of October 27th

    YOUTH 8U will begin Friday Oct. 27th @ 5:30 pm with a Warm-Up on the Olympic Ice, and the first practice is Saturday Oct. 28th @ 8:00 am on the Olympic Ice

      HOUSE MITES start on Friday Oct. 27th @ 5:30 pm and Sunday October 29th @ 7:55 am on the Studio Ice

      INITIATION begins on Saturday Oct. 28th @ 9:10 am on the Olympic Ice

    Practice Schedules are posted on the Calendar for each Division

    The progression of levels goes as follows:
    Ages 3-8, cost $250, $75 for first year skaters 8yrs and under.
    ** New skaters learning the basics from standing alone on skates to moving with a stick and puck. Skate 1 hour per week, on Saturday mornings.  Total of 1 hour of ice per week
    Ages 4-8, cost $450  ** More confident skaters, can skate independently, can stop and turn, beginning to move with stick and puck. The focus of this group is fine tuning skating skills, start learning the basics of the game of hockey. This group meets 2 times a week. Friday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 7:55am. Towards the end of the season we schedule some fun games with other local associations. Total of 2 hours of ice a week
    ages 5-8, cost $625   ** Stronger skaters, can stop, turn, move the puck. This group practices once during the week and typically has one practice and one game on the weekend. Games are at Leddy park  and some travel to away games is necessary.  Furthest rinks we play are Middlebury and St. Albans. Total of 3 hours of ice a week. 
    EQUIPMENT NEEDED: It is recommended that skaters at all levels have full gear: skates, helmet, elbow pads, neck guard, shin guards, hockey pants, chest protector and gloves. All skaters need a minimum of skates, helmet, gloves and a stick. The more padding the less it hurts to fall or get hit with a puck!





    To our Veteran Coaches, and those new to our organization, my name is Alec Smail and I am the Coaching Director at BAHA. Our Annual Coaches' Meeting is scheduled for this SATURDAY  9/23 @ 9:00 AM at Leddy Arena, upstairs in the Lounge. The purpose of this meeting is to go over the changes required by USAHockey as well as discussing the expectations of Coaches within our organization. If you know anyone that is interesting in coaching, and may be new to the process, please encourage them to attend. This will also give me an idea as to how many Coaches we are looking at for each level this season.

    Please make sure that you are all up-to-date with all certifications, including: Coaching Clinics, Online Age Specific Modules, and SafeSport. I will discuss specifics at the meeting, but the biggest change this year is that you must complete your ASM (Age Specific Module) BEFORE the first practice, (before you can be placed on a roster)  Please make sure you sign up for Coaching Clinics as soon as possible. (The dates are posted here on our website)

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email me directly at:      Thank you ~ Alec Smail

    COACHING information for upcoming season

    It's that time of year.  As the new season is rapidly approaching my goal this year is to make sure everyone is qualified and up to date with all requirements before November, unless you are attending a coaching clinic after that. 
    To review the coaching assignment process, for the travel teams (10U, 12U & 14U) head coaches & assistant coaches are assigned after try outs.  The rosters and interested coaches are reviewed so we can best pair coaches with teams. For House teams (Initiation, House Mites, Youth 8U) we will look at registration and obviously pair parents with their kids. We will review all coaches interested in leading teams and do our best to pick the best fit for head coach. Help is always needed with the house teams, it usually takes a number of assistant coaches to make the season run smoothly!  
    We will be having our annual Coaches Meeting to discuss any new or updated requirements.  As some of you might know some of the requirements are due before stepping on the ice. This year we will be checking prior to the season starting to make sure that all the requirements have been met. 
    Coaching Requirements: 
    1. Be registered with USA Hockey
    2. Be SafeSport certified, good for 2 years.
    3. Submit a background check and not be "red flagged"
    4. Be listed on an approved roster (which is submitted after try-outs when teams are determined)
    5. Complete the age-specific module (ASM) corresponding to the age group you will be coaching.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then, on or before 31 December of that same year, every coach must also:
    6. Complete the coaching certification program (CEP) at the level required.

    If you are new to coaching or know someone who would like to coach please send them my way.                                          Alec Smail    at:                                

    Right now the USA hockey website only has one coaching clinic up so far, which is listed below.  If you have any questions on what you might need to coach please email me.  Thanks and hope to see all you out there this year on the ice. 

                     ** COACHING CLINICS IN VERMONT **
    CEP 1  USAHOCKEY LEVEL 1   ESSEX JCT.        9/24/17   8:00am-4:00pm
    CEP 1  USAHOCKEY LEVEL 1  WOODSTOCK  10/29/17  8:00am-4:00pm
    CEP 2  USAHOCKEY LEVEL 2  NORTHFIELD   11/19/17  8:00am-4:00pm
    CEP 2  USAHOCKEY LEVEL 2   STOWE            10/08/17  8:00am-4:00pm
    CEP 3  USAHOCKEY LEVEL 3   STOWE            10/15/17  8:00am-4:00pm

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