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EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: Skates, helmet (does not have to be a hockey helmet), gloves or mittens and a SMILE!
Please be patient on Opening Weekend as we get kids not only on the ice, but into the group where they will have the greatest success.
BEFORE YOU BUY HOCKEY EQUIPMENT READ THIS!!!
If after opening weekend your skater decides they'd like to have hockey gear, we have equipment rental bags! With close to 100 kids hitting the ice for the first time, we do ask that you hold off on renting bags on the 15th or 16th (opening weekend), as we will be concentrating on getting skaters checked in, geared up, and on the ice. As your skater moves on to Beginning Hockey, keep in mind that KOHA has used equipment that has been donated, as well as the rental bags of equipment, and we would be happy to help you find the right equipment without breaking the bank to keep your child loving our game!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET SKATES SHARPENED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON OPENING WEEKEND!
Your skater will thank you, and it will likely help diminish or avoid tears and frustration on-ice. You should only need to have them sharpened once for the entire Learn To Skate session.
RESOURCES (when the time comes for hockey equipment):
USA Hockey's ADM Manager for Goaltending, Phil Osaer, has committed to providing practice plans for goalie development that can be used by any coach! New practice plans will be up every Monday. They are drills that coaches can put in their practice plans or give to their coach with goalie responsibilities to do at practice.
Movement and Fundamental Save drills are a great way to start your goalies out in a practice before the players start shooting. Use the game situation drill or your own variation of it to work on a specific aspect of the goaltenders game. For development it is best to use the same practice plan two practices in a row. With goaltender development, quality is always more important than quantity.
No More KOHA Paper Forms!
This is the new online system that will be used to fill out of the required USA Hockey and MAHA forms:
· USA Hockey Consent to Treat/Medical History Form
· USA Hockey Participant Code of Conduct
· MAHA STAR Form, Parent/Legal Guardian Code of Conduct Agreement
· MAHA Concussion Form - Player
· MAHA Concussion Form – Coach
The required forms will be displayed based upon the registration. In other words if registering a player then only the player forms will be displayed or if you register as a Coach or Manager only those forms will be displayed. Note: If you are a Coach with a player then you will need to complete the forms twice. Once as a Parent and again as a Coach or Manager.
The following are the instructions for getting into the system and completing the required forms:
1. Register an account in Parent, Coach or Manager name here: https://kalamazoooptimisthockey-mi.e-ppe.com
2. Add athlete(s) to your account or Coach
3. Complete all relevant Athlete or Coach information
o Coaches will have to complete the form as the Athlete and Parent. That has been reported to USA Hockey as an outstanding issue.
4. Apply parent electronic signature
5. Apply athlete electronic signature
o Participant Code of Conduct
After completing the forms, you MUST join a team. We’re using Birth Year as the team name so select your player’s birth year to join a team, click Update next to Joined Teams, and check the box next to the correct team(s) your Athlete or Coach that you are joining.
Once the required information has been completed and e-signatures have been applied to the necessary forms, the signed document will become available automatically and once the entire team has completed the forms they will be approved by Frank Noonan.
Privit has a Help Desk so If you need assistance contact the Help Center at (844) 234-4357 or visit www.support.privit.com. Other questions should be directed to the KOHA office at (269) 349-7825.
Keep in mind that this is new software so as issues are reported I will communicate with the Vendor to address them. The nice thing with this system is once the forms are completed then the following seasons they will only have to be updated. Also if players move to Meijer AAA or High School the forms will also be available to that school if they are participating on the Privit system, which has been endorsed by MHSAA
WELCOME TO THE 2016/17 HOUSE C HOCKEY SEASON!
Times for the SECOND WEEKEND are listed below - but PLEASE get in the habit of checking schedules here on our website, as occasionally times and locations may change during the season (and, sometimes, without much notice). We do try to send email alerts when this happens, but it's best to check the KOHA website for up-to-date scheduled ice times.
10/15 - 8:15 - 9:15AM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 8:15 - 9:15AM (WINGS WEST)
8U GROUP 1 (LAST NAMES A-L):
10/15 - 9:25 - 10:25AM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 9:25 - 10:25AM (WINGS WEST)
8U GROUP 2 (LAST NAMES M-Z):
10/15 - 10:35 - 11:35AM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 10:35 - 11:35AM (WINGS WEST)
10U (SQUIRT C; LAST NAMES A-L):
10/15 - 10:00 - 11:00AM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 8:10 - 9:10AM (LAWSON)
10U (SQUIRT C; LAST NAMES M-Z):
10/15 - 11:10AM - 12:10PM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 9:20 - 10:20AM (LAWSON)
10/15 -11:45AM - 12:45PM (WINGS WEST)
10/16 - 10:30 - 11:30AM (LAWSON)
BIG THANK YOU to the Moore Theatres for showing KOHA's Learn To Skate video during their movie previews! Check out their website for a list of locations and showings - and their AWESOME deals and specials! It's great, AND affordable entertainment for the whole family!
Visit http://www.mooretheatres.com/ for information on:
JC Cinema (NOW OPEN in Battle Creek)
M-89 Cinema (Otsego)
Loma Theatre (Downtown Coloma)
Michigan Theatre (Downtown South Haven)
Wonderland Cinema (Downtown Niles)
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