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The purpose of the DVHL is to promote, govern and improve organized hockey in the Delaware Valley area by authority of USA Hockey, Inc.: to foster among its members, supporters and teams a general cooperative spirit; to maintain and increase interest in the game of hockey; to have and exercise a general care, supervision and direction over the playing interest of its teams and players.

BREAKING NEWS

(updated 4/11/18)

DE Ducks Win Gold At USAH Nationals!

Down 5-1 after the opening period to the Boise Junior Steelheads, the Ducks scored six of the seven goals - including two late in the third - to win the 1A division title 7-6 at the USA Hockey Tier II 18U Nationals on Monday!  We congratulate you for such a victory! 

For a complete story on this tremendous win as well as player interviews, click on https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/906003?referrer_id=719613

 

 

Rock for Hockey Scholarships

Rock for Hockey's goal is to provide material support to US born hockey players in the mid-Atlantic region that demonstrates a need for assistance in order to continue playing the game.  Potential recipients must demonstrate character as well as commitment to the game.

Rock for Hockey is taking to the links again to help keep local ice hockey players on the ice.  On Friday, April 27, golfers will once again descend on Coatesville County Club to hook, yank, and flub then head to the 19th hole for some much needed libations.  All monies raised at the golf fundraiser will be used to advance Rock for Hockey's mission of providing financial support to local ice hockey families that need a little help to keep their son or daughter playing the greatest game on ice. For a registration form to this event, please click here!  For a clopy of our flyer, please click here!

  For more information on Rock for Hockey, please go to their website: www.rockforhockey.org or contact Tom Burnley@rockforhockey.org

Hammerheads Sled Hockey Team

Congratulations to our Hammerheads Sled Hockey team for taking 1st place in our Sled hockey League this season. 

The Hammerheads skate out of the Flyers Skate Zone, Northeast Philadelphia.  Please make sure you stop and watch some of their games!

 

 

Safe Sport Program

An unmonitored locker room exposes the minor participants to possible physical and emotional harm.  It is the responsibility of each organization and coach to provide a safe program on and off the ice.

 According to the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Manual:  It is the policy of USA Hockey that all USA Hockey Member Programs have at least one responsible screened adult present monitoring the locker room during all team events to assure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room.  Acceptable locker room monitoring could include having a locker room monitor in the immediate vicinity (near the door) outside the locker room that also regularly and frequently enters the locker room to monitor activity inside.  If the monitor(s) are inside, then it is strongly recommended that there be two monitors, both of which have been screened.  A local program or team may impose or follow stricter monitoring requirements.  Any individual meetings between a minor participant and a coach or other adult in a locker room shall require that a second responsible adult be present.  The responsible adult that monitors and supervises the locker room shall have been screened in compliance with the SafeSport Program Handbook and District.

All local programs shall publish locker room policies to the parents of all minor participants that are specific to the facilities they regularly use.  The local program's policies shall include the program's (a) practices for supervising and monitoring locker rooms and changing areas; (b) permission or lack of permission for parents to be in the locker rooms; (c) prohibited conduct, including at least all forms of abuse and misconduct prohibited by USA Hockey; and (d) specific policies regarding the use of mobile electronic devices and phones and prohibiting the use of a device's recording capabilities.  A sample locker room policy form may be found at www.usahockey.com/safesport.

It is also reminded if more than one locker room is used by the team each locker room must be monitored.  Example, you coach a youth team that has both male and female participants the locker room for each must be monitored by a properly screened adult.

USA Hockey has now mandated that each organization have a SafeSport coordinator. A handbook is now available for all coordinators to download along with a copy of the different policies and required training of USA Hockey's and its member programs'. Please go to the website link: http://www.usahockey.com/SafeSport.aspx to review this new policy and to download all of the required paperwork for your coordinator!

Each club coordinator must take the course and download/complete their SafeSport certificate. All completed certificates are to be emailed to Pete Rothman, Atlantic District SafeSport Coordinator, at pete@rbcpa.net. All certificates must be completed by September 30 and sent to Pete for confirmation. The training website link to USA Hockey is: http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0042/6452/USA_Hockey_SafeSport_Program_Handbook.pdf or you can always find it on the SafeSport webpage at www.usahockey.com/safesport. For a copy of a coordinators checklist, click here!

SafeSport Program Required For Coaches

Emails were sent to all USA Hockey local programs, and to all coaches and referees registered in 2013-14, to notify them of the requirements for SafeSport Training for the 2014-15 season, and to encourage them to get a head start by completing the training this summer. Rather than copying you on all three emails, we are sending you this email with links to each of the emails below:

How to Take the Training

The SafeSport Training is available to take right now at no cost. The training was produced by the United States Olympic Committee and is comprised of short video segments that take approximately 90 minutes to complete, however, not all training needs to be completed in one session. You will need your USA Hockey Member Number, which can be obtained at
www.usahockeyregistration.com (under Member Options, click on "Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation"). If you are not currently a USA Hockey Member, you can obtain a Member Number to take the training by registering with USA Hockey at no cost in the Ice Managers/Volunteers category.

Information on how to register and access the SafeSport Training can be found on the website at
http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/909009-safesport-program-training-. Also, please be sure to select the USA Hockey SafeSport course as there are multiple courses available. The website also has links if you have questions about the training or on registering for the training.

More information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program can be found at
www.usahockey.com/safesport.

Coaching Requirements

USA Hockey is now requiring that all coaches, both head and assistants, must complete the SafeSport Training Program.  This is in addition to accreditation, modules and screenings.  All coaching requirements are mandated to be received by December 31.  Screening by the Atlantic District is required to be completed by October 1 online at www.atlantic-district.org.  All coaches, both head and assistants, will be checked throughout the season, at our DVHL playoffs and Atlantic District tournaments.  If you do not meet the proper requirements, you will not be permitted on the bench!

For up to date Coaching guidelines on what a coach needs to coach a team, click here!  To confirm who needs to be a level 4, click here!

Reminder of what a coach needs:

  • Register as a member of USA Hockey!  Must be done before stepping on the ice, must be completed every year, and membership expires the last day of August (https://www.usahockeyregistration.com)

  • Attend a USA Hockey CEP class if required per above.  Must be completed by Dec. 31st.  Classes are only offered on certain weekends so sign up early, classes sell out. (http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics)

  • Complete an age appropriate module for the team in which you are coaching.  Online class is about 8 hours, must be completed by Dec. 31 and you only need to complete the module for that level once and not every year (http://usahcepmodules.flexxcoach.com/)

  • Complete an AAHA background screening check.  Screening is current for 2 years (season in which you take it and the following).  (http://www.atlantic-district.org)

  • Complete Safe Sport training.  Only needs to be completed once and must be done by Dec. 31st (http://www.training.teamusa.org/store/details/4)

 

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