ONLY ROSTERED PLAYERS/COACHES ON THE ICE
This is a reminder that the only people allowed on the ice during practices/games are those players and coaches officially rostered to the team. Having others on the ice invalidates the USA Hockey insurance and puts the head coach at risk for disciplinary action and potential lawsuit should a player be injured. The USA Insurance coverage will not cover you or anyone on the ice, including an injured party if these ruled are not followed. The rule applies to player siblings, coaches other children, friends, and even those rostered on other EMHA teams. This is not optional, and coaches will be suspended immediately pending a hearing if it occurs. This is a USA Hockey / MAHA rule which is not negotiable and it will be strictly enforced.
All coaches on the ice are required to wear a helmet. Guest ‘instructors’ on the ice with teams must also wear helmets. It is the head coaches responsibility to make sure this is followed. If your team has someone come to your practice to work with your team and they are on the ice, they must wear a helmet. NO EXCEPTIONS. These coaches must be USA Hockey registered. Again, failure to follow this policy puts the head coach at risk for disciplinary action. Both of these are USA Hockey rules and are not negotiable.
Below you will find a variety of links to help you throughout the season. If you find another site that you would like to see added here, please email us to let us know!
The packet attached above includes paperwork that is necessary to have in your team information binder for all games and tournaments. The last page only needs to be signed by coaches. All Concussion/SafeSport paperwork needs to be witnessed by our Association SafeSport Coordinator Shelly Barbour. To have this signed, please place those pages in her mailbox in the office at the rink. Individual concussion awareness pages must be kept on file by the EMHA.
For Fall, every team will receive a roster packet for each player on their team to make the rostering and paperwork process more streamlined. This will happen on uniform fitting day at the rink.