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BAHA 2017-2018 season survey

Congratulations to all our players and thank you to all our members and families on another great season!  Now while this year is fresh in our minds, lets take a minute to fill out the annual end of season survey.  

BAHA belongs to all of us, and we hope that as many people as possible will share feedback on their experience this year.  Please let us know how things went and how we can make BAHA a better, stronger organization going forward into the 2018-2019 season and beyond.

Here is the link to the online survey.  Please share with any family members who might not be on the member account mailing list.  We will post this link on our facebook page as well.  Thank you again, and we couldn't do it without you!!

    BAHA YOUTH 10U TIER 4 HEAD TO SEMI-FINALS!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO BAHA YOUTH 10U!! THE TEAM IS MOVING ON TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS @ UNION ARENA, WOODSTOCK SUNDAY, 18 FEBRUARY AT 12:15 PM.

    GOOD LUCK BOBCATS!!!

    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 dkpoulin@comcast.net

    https://bahabobcats.sportngin.com/register/form/138734065?_ga=2.60406632.417522061.1502545416-600430832.1502545416

    Thank you!


    THANK YOU BAHA SPONSORS!!

    Sky was last seen at Leddy ~ if you were one of the kind people trying to help her, or have seen her since, please contact us right away! Thank you for your help

     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:
     
    INITIATION
    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
     
    HOUSE MITES
    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
     
    YOUTH 8U & GIRLS 8U
    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!

    BAHA YOUTH 12U T4 

    HAVING A BLAST AT STATE TOURNAMENT PLAY-DOWNS @ LEDDY ARENA!!!  GO BOBCATS!!!

    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:  smizzity@gmail.com.                                

    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
     
    -Alec

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