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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.
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!
Attention all Mites, Squirts and Pee Wee's! As you are likely aware, for the past 3 years, the DVHLhas supported in the battle against childhood cancer. Kids have raised over $30,000 having fun and playing hockey and this year the goal is to raise $50,000. The event will be held at the Iceline rink in West Chester as well as in DC and Boston!
We are asking for your help in publicizing this event and having our 7-12 year olds in the DVHL register to play. Only 120 slots are available and in the previous three years, it was a sell out.
For more information, please go to the registration link here! The ultimate goal is to take this Philly born event to all 31 NHL cities and raise millions of dollars for this worthy cause.
2018 NCAA Division 1 Men's Regionals
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and PPL Center are excited to host the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regionals on March 24th and 25th. Penn State University will serve as the host institution for this event which means if they make the field of 16 they will automatically be placed in the Allentown Region. Penn State currently sits at 12th in the Nation and are looking to make the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
The Tournament will feature two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. Game times and teams will be announced one week prior on Sunday, March 18th. To follow weekly updates as to teams that could be heading to Allentown take a look at the NCAA Bracketology. (LINK)
At this time All- Session Packages are available and you receive a discounted rate for being part of the DVHL! Simply click HERE type in code “NCAADVHL” to purchase your discounted tickets. For organizations and/or teams that would like to sit together or purchase more than 10 tickets please contact Trevor Herrick at 484-273-4552 to receive a larger discount.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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:
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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!
Reminder of what a coach needs: