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In an effort to continue to improve the level of coaching hockey in the State of Illinois the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. along with USA Hockey has announced the Coaching Education Program (CEP) schedule for the 2018-19 season.
We encourage all coaches to check their respective CEP levels to make sure they are compliant with all of the requirements to coach in Illinois.
If you have a question about your coaching requirements or current level, please contact Paul Jakubowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello to the Hockey Community. I’m Anita Lichterman and I want to begin by thanking you for your recent approval of my nomination to the AHAI Board of Directors. Even more recently I have been appointed as the Chairperson for the AHAI Girls Committee and look forward to working closely with the organizations, players and parents associated with girls’ programs within AHAI. I’ve been the Director of the Illinois State Girls Hockey Tournament for many years as well as the General Manager of our Girls’ Showcase Team for the past three years. I would like to hear from you regarding your interest in participating with the AHAI Girls’ Committee. In the upcoming weeks I will fashion the Committee members who will work to provide the best experiences for girls’ hockey throughout Illinois. Our Committee’s goals depend on participation from the hockey community and I have every expectation that we will succeed. I’m excited for what can be done together. You may reach me via email at email@example.com.
Anita Lichterman, AHAI Girls Committee Chair
We are pleased to announce that there will be a Level 4 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinic on Saturday, August 18th at MB Ice Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks practice facility.
Check-in will begin at 8am and clinic will begin 8:45am and conclude at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 18th. Day 2 of the clinic will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 19th. Please note that Sunday’s clinic will have both on- and off-ice components. All coaches must bring both on- and off-ice coaching gear (sweats, gloves, skates, sticks, helmets, tennis shoes, t-shirt and shorts).
Coaches MUST attend BOTH Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 to receive their Level 4 certification. You must also be on time for both clinic days.
MB Ice Arena is located at 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. Coaches will enter through the Chicago Blackhawks private players’ entrance on Saturday, August 18. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Online registration for both IHOA and USA Hockey will commence on August 1st. ALL officials must be registered with IHOA to attend a seminar and it is highly recommended that officials register with USA Hockey and complete the open book test and online modules BEFORE attending their seminar. Please note: USA Hockey has various requirements for each certification level. Please visit www.usahockey.com and www.ihoa.com for information. To be completely registered, you must meet both IHOA and USA Hockey requirements. Click HERE for 2018-2019 IHOA Seminar Schedule.
The 2018 National Hockey Coaches Symposium is fast approaching. The event will be held Aug. 23-26 in Lake Placid, NY. In addition to a great slate of speakers, attendees will participate in on-ice sessions on the two most hallowed ice sheets in USA Hockey history: the Herb Brooks Arena (1980 Rink) and the Jack Shea Arena (1932 Rink).
Dave Starman, CBS Sports Network college hockey game analyst and USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Instructor, will serve as host and emcee for the four-day coaches celebration.
We have a great list of panelists and speakers already lined up (subject to change):
To register, and for more information, click on the appropriate link below. Cost is $550 when you register online.
All information regarding the written requirement to receive your Level 5 certification will be provided at the event. There is nothing to be done prior to arriving in Lake Placid.
For specific questions about the event, please contact Alison Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at this celebration of USA Hockey coaches.
USA Hockey recently honored dedicated volunteers and affiliate leaders at its Annual Night of Tribute Dinner (June 6) and President’s Award Dinner (June 8) at the 2018 USA Hockey Annual Congress in Colorado Springs, CO. AHAI congratulates Patrick Kane, Paul Jakubowski, Laura Johnson, Keri Zschach and the Central Illinois Girls Hockey Association on being honored during these prestigious annual dinners. READ MORE>>
The continued growth and development of AHAI would not be possible without the contributions of dedicated volunteers. These individuals share in AHAI’s success and accomplishments year after year. Their selfless work and commitment continue to make a difference in the… Read More ›
Congratulations to 21 Illinois players invited to attend USA Hockey’s Select Camps this summer! All camps will be held at the North Town Center in Williamsville, New York. Click HERE to view invitees.
By Jack Weinberg, AHAI High School Committee Chairman
June 1st is the deadline for filing Combined applications for the Fall 2018-2019 season. Applications will need to be filed electronically by the organization’s registrar using the AHAI Web tool. The application is being updated and will be active soon. Full information for all contacts at your club including: name, mailing address, email address and phone number must be updated immediately so that they will receive all correspondence and instructions for all High School activities. If you have questions on how to update your contacts, contact the AHAI Registrar at email@example.com. If you have other questions for the High School Committee, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman
The Tier II substitute choice application process, Squirt 10U through Midget 16U/18U will begin on July 20,2018. All applications will be submitted online. The Tier II Committee will only have (3) three appeal hearings this year for those denied a substitute choice. The dates for the appeals are August 9, August 29, and September 6, 2018 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Ice Arena. If denied, please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at email@example.com with your preferred appeal hearing date (listed above). The deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15th, 2018.
You will find helpful articles regarding the Two Choice Rule, Choice Substitutions and what you should consider before making that second choice as well as information regarding the Midget Third Choice in the articles below. Should you have any further questions, please contact Gregg Chudacoff.