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AHAI 1st TIME EVER OFFERED CEP High Performance Clinic!!

This is a high performance workshop featuring staff from USA Hockey, focusing on player development and effective, in depth age appropriate practices for ALL age groups - 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U.  Coaches will learn what is important at each age level of your player’s development.  

You can use this High Performance Clinic to move to the next certification levels 1 to 3. 

  • Any coach without any CEP cert. will obtain a CEP Level 1
  • Any coach with a CEP Level 1 cert. will obtain a CEP Level 2

  • Any coach with a CEP Level 2 cert. will obtain a CEP Level 3

  • This clinic does not satisfy the requirements for a CEP Level 3 re-certification

  • This clinic does not satisfy the requirements for a CEP Level 4 certification. 

It will feature USA Hockey national level speakers including Michele Amidon, Bob Mancini and Scott Paluch.  

Hosted by the Admirals, an Illinois ADM Model Youth Hockey Association

Date: October 25th, 2014
Place: Center Ice of DuPage
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Arrive 30-45 minutes early to check in) Lunch will be served.   
Cost: $40.00, the same price as the individual Level 1, 2 or 3 Coaching Education Program Clinics.
Maximum Seating: Limited to a total of 60 attendees on a first come, first served basis

Registration for this & all AHAI CEP Clinics must be done ONLINE here
Select: CN Glen Ellyn, IL HP/ADM Clinic October 25, 2014

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Jakubowski

NorthShore University Health System is presenting a FREE symposium titled “Keeping Young Hockey Players Healthy.” This symposium will feature experts in sports medicine presenting on nutrition, concussion awareness, common hockey injuries, and injury evaluations/return-to-play considerations.   All attendees will be entered to win an official Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by the team!  Call 847-570-2830 for more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
7:00pm to 8:30pm
New Trier High School – Room C234
Happ Road, Northfield, IL

USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Education Program!

The USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Clinic for the Central District will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel located in Schuamburg, Illinois.

Topics will include Offensive and Defensive Player Development, Special Teams, Ethics, ADM, Teambuilding, Goaltending, Small Games, Bench Management, Practice Efficiency, Off Ice Development.

The cost is $ 220.00 which includes Clinic Materials, Coaches Gifts, Door Prizes, Lunch on Saturday and a Reception on Saturday Night. 

All registration will be done at www.usahockey.com under the Coaches Section.  Just click on Clinics and search for Level 4 clinics. 
For further information, please contact Doug Dietz at dougdietz04@gmail.com.

Applications for Choice Substitutions 
Open July 15 and Close October 15, 2014
Still Have Questions?  Contact:
Gregg Chudacoff
AHAI Tier II Chairman

For the fourth consecutive year the Chicago Blackhawks, NorthShore University HealthSystem, AHAI, and Athletico Physical Therapy have teamed up to offer FREE baseline concussion testing through the "A Step aHead" program. Collectively, these four organizations have also committed to providing education on concussion awareness and management to the youth hockey community. "We want to ensure the safety of each and every athlete before they step onto the ice," states Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth, Board Certified Neuropsychologist and Associate Director of NorthShore University HealthSystem's Sports Concussion Program.
This year's theme for the A Step aHead program is 'baseline before blue line' because we want to emphasis the value of being tested prior to participating in a contact sport. Testing will be available to youth hockey players ages 13-18 in the state of Illinois from July 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014. Testing is being offered at 29 Athletico clinics across Chicagoland. Baseline cognitive testing provides information on a child's brain function prior to an injury. If an athlete were to receive a concussion, the baseline test can then be compared to a post-injury test. This provides objective data to better assess recovery from a concussion.
If you have additional questions about the A Step aHead program visit www.athletico.com/impact or contact us at baselinetesting@athletico.com.
Remember to get tested this season, and share this program with your friends, family, and teammates.

2014-15 Mite Hockey Update:

NIHL will have a 12 game full-ice season with 4 half-ice games totaling 16 game regular season. They will have an 8 game half-ice tiering round beginning October 1st.

Organizations that have committed to NIHL as of June 28, 2014, include*:

Sabres, Bruins, Hawks, St. Jude, Leafs, Peoria, Falcons, Bloomington, Cyclones, Jets, Jaguars, Blues

*List will be updated as more organizations are added.

AHAI Announces Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinics for 2014-15 Season!

AHAI announced the schedule for  the 2014-15 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinics. Please make sure if you are a coach you have met the requirements to be behind the bench for the 2014-15 season.

USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. All ice hockey coaches as well as instructors of USA Hockey programs shall be registered annually as individual Participants of USA Hockey for the current season (before the start of the season) in order to be eligible to coach/instruct in any regular-season activities (practices, clinics, games, tournaments, try-outs, etc.), state, district, regional playoff, national championships or in the USA Hockey Player Development Programs. 

Online registration to attend a CEP clinic begins July 16, 2014.

All ice hockey coaches and instructors of registered USA Hockey Youth 18 & Under and below, high school, girls’/women’s 19 & under and below, and disabled programs must properly wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on-ice sessions, including practices, controlled scrimmages and all Coaching Education Program clinics and/or workshops.

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