CSYHA will be hosing a 18U Wrap team for the 2020-21 season. Given the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions from USA Hockey and NYSAHA we have been holding back announcing this opportunity but we are moving forward under the restrictions of the governing body.
Guidance from USA Hockey, NYSAHA, NY State Forward and CSYHA is still coming out but we will be aligned with other Wrap teams as they all head out for the 2020-21 season.
We hope to see you all at the rink!
Please be aware that USA Hockey, NY State and CSYHA are all looking at the current state of affairs to determine when we can get back to the rink.
For up to date information from USA Hockey please visit usahockey.com for up to date recommendations.
For up to date information on the NY state opening visit forward.ny.gov/
For up to date information from CSYHA please stop back to our website.
As we play out of SUNY Morrisville please note that CSYHA will be working within the confines of the SUNY system. We all want to get back to the ice but we have to work within the confines of the NY state decisions. We know it is frustrating to not have access to the ice but please know NYS and CSYHA are both concerned with making sure your players/kids are safe when they turn. We are lucky to be hosted by SUNY Morrisville and the MAC (Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation) but it does come with additional requirements.
Please know that we are looking at every option for next season from a normal season, to a shortened season to everything in between. If anyone has question please contact us <click here>. We will work to get you answers but please know we are staying on top of all federal, state, college and USA hockey updates and like you want to get back to the ice.
The following is a reprint from a USA Hockey Email to Coaches. This said, after a full generation of coaching both male and female hockey players it is worth noting that there is a different, both mentally and physically. If you are coaching female athletes thinking they are just like your male athletes you are missing the boat.
Maybe your female athletes are not maturing like the boys but that is the reason for this. Chances are they are mentally seeing more before the boys, but physically maturing later. Also, maybe they are more susceptible to specific injuries at different points in their development. If you have ever wondered this, you were right to. Take a look at this guide to help your teams by knowing that there is a difference in the development of players between the sexes. Read, learn, and use it to your teams’ advantage!
Are you starting to coach girls' hockey? Do you have female hockey players on your youth team? Are you a hockey director of a female hockey organization looking for a resource for your new incoming coaches?
USA Hockey Coaching Education Program has created a new resource material just for you. Coaching Female Hockey Players addresses topics such as:
The book also contains a Q&A with a hockey director of a girls hockey organization and three practice plans from the USA Hockey Girls National Development Camp. Included in this book are other resources and online links to help create a girl-centered environment among your team/association.
This resource is free and can be downloaded from the USA Hockey website at usahockey.com/manualsandguides.
Reading and learning are great ways to pass these difficult times. Right now coaches can gain knowledge by completing their Online Modules and Online Level 3 Re-Certification (for those who are eligible) and get a head start on the upcoming season. You can also go online to complete your USA Hockey Member Registration for the 2020-21 season.
In order to comply with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey will be implementing a national level background screening program. This program will replace all USAH Affiliate coordinated background screen programs.
Why must officials be screened?
Per USA Hockey and USOPC policy, all coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, billets and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, minor athletes are required to submit a background screen before any contact with minor athletes.
Who is required to be screened?
Officials who are 18 years-old (or older) prior to June 1 of the current year.
Any official, 18 years-old (or older) without a completed valid background screen (national or USAH Affiliate coordinated) after April 1, 2019.
All national background screens are valid for two seasons, and starting on June 1, 2020 a national background screen must be completed and in good standing before receiving an officiating card and crest.
What are the timelines for launching the national background screen program?
Beginning on April 1, 2020, background screening will be conducted by our national background screen vendor, National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), and information on background screening will be included following your registration.
As of March 22, 2020, applicants will no longer be able to submit new USA Hockey background screens through USAH Affiliate vendors, and will not be able to submit new screens through NCSI until April 1, 2020.
If you were screened after April 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 season, your screen is valid for the 2020-21 season, and you will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If your most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, you will need to be screened under the new system, after April 1, 2020, in order to participate in the upcoming season.
All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020 will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020 will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.
How can members complete their required background screen?
A link to submit for screening will be included in your membership registration confirmation email and posted in the drop-down menu under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.
Background screens through NCSI under the national program will cost $30 for all domestic screens. For international screens (members who have lived outside of the U.S. for six consecutive months in any one county during the past 7 years) the flat rate fee is $150. If that country is solely Canada, the flat rate fee is $75.
Where can members go with questions about the national background screen program?
Please refer to the USA Hockey Background Screen webpage at USAHockey.com.