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Coaches Information Package

Firstly thank you for your commitment to the PMHA this season. If not for volunteers, such as yourself, this organization wouldn't run.   Please find enclosed a guideline/information package to assist with your upcoming season.


Coaches’ Contacts


Communication Is Crucial!! We are always available to help, so should you have any problems, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your designated representative:

Early Years Development Coordinator
               Doug Thompson [email protected]

 

Tyke, Novice and Atom Coaches

·         your contact is Nathan Stewart  [email protected]

 

Peewee, Bantam and Midget Coaches

·         your contact is Danny Davis  [email protected]



NOHA Website

http://www.noha-hockey.com

 

Please familiarize yourself with this website. It will provide you with the information you need to run your team:

 

  • various forms for printing
  • a list of coaching clinics
  • NOHA contact information

 

With respect to coaching clinics, please ensure your selected coaching staff EACH have the required certification (see attached).  It is mandatory that attendance at courses be approved by PMHA executive first, in order to eliminate clinic costs for unneeded staff.  Upon completion of the required clinic, attendees must submit a receipt to the PMHA treasurer for reimbursement. Only those who have been approved by the PMHA will be reimbursed, so please follow the proper channels.  The clinics tend to fill up quickly, so the sooner you deal with this, the better.

 

Please note: should you have ANY NOHA concerns, contact your NOHA Rep.   Do NOT contact the NOHA office directly, as the PMHA has, in the past, been assessed a fine for not following proper protocol.  Should a team not follow proper procedure and the PMHA be assessed a fine, the team will be responsible for payment and not the association. 

PMHA Website

http://powassanhawks.com 

 

This is our association’s home website, providing a variety of information, including:

 

  • a list of our executive members
  • upcoming events
  • bulletins
  • individual team info pages

 

Each coach/manager will be issued a username and password to login to the website, allowing access to inputting/updating such items as schedule, team news, stats, etc.  Utilizing the website is not mandatory; however is a very helpful tool for all teams.  Also located on our website is a LINKS tab, providing you with websites you will likely use over the course of the season.   Once again, please familiarize yourself with this website.



Scheduling

 

As each team is responsible for scheduling their own games, please ensure, that a minimum of one of your team staff is on hand to attend the appropriate scheduling meeting:

 

  • Rep teams –TBA
  • House League -TBA

 

The Ice Time Scheduler will be at the meetings to provide you with ice time slots and assist you through the process.  Some useful pointers for scheduling meeting:

 

  • show up early
  • bring a second person with you for assistance
  • bring a list of your team’s important dates (i.e. - tournaments, etc.)
  • you will be given some ice time for double headers (two slots in one day)........it is HIGHLY recommended you approach the teams involving the furthest travel and book them in these time slots ASAP.

If you find it necessary to change to a regularly scheduled game (move it or reschedule due to weather, etc.,) it is the team’s responsibility to notify: the arena, referees, opposing team and both the league’s scheduler and the PMHA scheduler.  Rescheduled times are to be approved 14 days in advance of game day.

 


 

Practice Times

 

The PMHA allots each team 40 ice times (including games), with payment of any additional ice times the responsibility of the team.  It is also the responsibility of each team to cancel any unneeded/unwanted ice.  If, for instance, you learn the majority of your team cannot make a given practice and you want to cancel it, you must give the arena at least 14 days cancellation notice, in order for it not to be counted as a practice time.  As it happens sometimes, cancellations may be required after the 14 day time frame has passed.  In such cases, contacting other PMHA teams to switch times, may be a viable option.  If switching works, be sure to notify by e-mail, both your designated contact (see Coaches’ Contacts above) and arena management, Mike Heasman, at [email protected]). 


Notes/Reminders

 

  • Team pictures are the responsibility of the team this year.
  • Teams are responsible for their own water bottles and practice pucks. The Hawks locker will not have pucks this year.
  • The Powassan Family Hockey Tournament, PMHA’s major fund raiser, the date and tournament information is listed under the tournaments tab on the website.  All PMHA parents are required to volunteer. Please remind your team parents of this commitment and watch for emails from the executive for further details.
  • The collection and handling of team monies is the responsibility of each team.  It is recommended that a bank account be opened, if necessary, given the PMHA’s bank account cannot be utilized for managing teams’ fundraising funds.  All fundraising and tournament ideas require PMHA executive approval.  We need to know what's going on with all our teams.
  • Each team will be required to submit their home game scores either directly to the NDHL site or to a PMHA representative.  Please stay tuned for further updates on this matter.
  • All Powassan Hawks clothing must be purchased through PMHA and our apparel sponsors.  Use of the Hawks logo for any other reason must be presented to the executive for approval.
  • ·         Approval forms giving permission to publicize pictures for the association/team website or newspaper publication must be signed by all parents prior to them being utilized.  Do not post any pictures until the form has been signed by all parents.
  • ·         In case of emergency: trainers are required to have each player’s medical information form on hand at games.
  • ·         Team jerseys are to be worn during games ONLY, NOT practices. Should wearing team jerseys be needed for anything other than games, please contact your designated coaches’ contact, for approval. Rules for team jersey care include designating a team representative to bring jerseys to games, players are NOT to take them home and cleaning them in accordance with the washing instructions found on the attached label.  Hanging them to dry as opposed to using a dryer tends to lengthen their life.
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Please be sure to check your email and the Hawks website regularly for updates on procedures and additional information from the executive.  These are our main sources of contact for such a large group.

 

Once again thank you for your commitment and have a great season!!!!

 

PMHA executive

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