2018-19 Austin Hockey Offering Summary v4- 2018-04-17¢  Austin'Hockey'Pyramid'and'Tryouts 7 Travel'Hockey'Levels'Depend'on'Results'of

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  • Austin'Metro' Hockey'Association

    2018%2019 Information0Session

  • The$“Hockey$Path”

    2

    USA Canada Europe

    Major/(Junior

    Youth Major/(Junior

    Youth

    Major/(Junior

    Youth

    USAH(Tier(1/(AAA/(Prep(School((DSE…) **(The(label(AAA(or(AA(or(A(is(not(a(USAH(

    designation,(anyone(can(claim(to(be(anything

    USAH(Tier(2/(AA((Texas(Jr(Stars)(or(

    Junior(B(&C((NA3/(EJPHL…)

    USAH(Tier(3/(House,(Travel(A(&(B(

    (Texas(Jr(Stars(and(Texas(Rising(Stars)

    Olympic/(National(Teams

    AHL

    ECHL((other(minor(leagues)

    NCAA(D1

    USAH(National(Dev(Program

    NCAA(D3(or(ACHA

    Junior(A(or(USAH(Tier(1((USHL)

    Organization(Developmental(Team

    City(Club

    Metro/(District(Club

    Town/(Community(Club

    Olympic/(National(Teams

    AHL

    CHL((other(minor(leagues)

    Major(Junior((OHL/(QHL…)

    National(Dev(Program

    Junior(A((WHL…)

    Junior(B/(C

    Province/(Regional(Club

    City(Club

    Metro/(District(Club

    Town/(Community(Club

    Olympic/(National(Teams

    Pro(Elite(Leagues

    National(Dev(Program

    Junior(A(

    Junior(B

    Junior(C

  • Association)Mission

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    MISSION The%Austin%Metro%Hockey%Association%(AMHA)%is%a%youth%organization%operating%the% Texas%Junior%Stars%and%Texas%Rising%Stars,%which%offers%all%levels%of%play%for%young% people%from%8%to%18%years%of%age.%The%AMHA%believes%that%education,%personal% development,%teamwork,%loyalty%and%sportsmanship%will%lead%to%the%development% of%every%individual%and%a%community’s%solidarity%through%the%honor%of%sport.%The% AMHA%embodies%the%personal%commitment%to%create%a%positive,%passionate,% character%building%experience%for%all.

    Within%the%Texas%Junior%Stars%and%Texas%Rising%Stars,%every%team,%player,%parent,% customer,%and%service%provider%will%be%part%of%a%community%that%will%extend%beyond% the%doors%of%the%rink.%The%AMHA%develops%hockey%players%with%key%core%values% which%we%believe%provide%our%players%the%best%opportunity%to%succeed%at%the%next% level%whether%that%is%high%school,%college,%professional%or%life%outside%of%competitive% sports.

  • Association)Vision

    4

    VISION We$believe$in$the$principles$and$philosophies$of$USA$Hockey’s$ADM$program$for$growing$“hockey$for$life”$kids.

    We$believe$in$More$Ice.$More$Hockey.$More$Fun.

    We$believe$in$a$“no$jerks$allowed”$policy$when$it$comes$to$our$customers,$employees$and$stakeholders.

    We$believe$kids$can$be$coached$and$mentored$through$sports$in$a$way$that$helps$them$develop$character$and$“life$ skills”$which$will$serve$them$well$beyond$their$time$on$the$ice.

    We$believe$that$when$failure$is$prohibited,$the$possibilities$of$innovation,$growth$and$progress$die.$$

    CORE)VALUES Within$the$Texas$Junior$Stars$and$Texas$Rising$Stars$$‘winning’$isn't$everything$but$the$commitment$to$competition$is$

    key.$The$core$values$we$strive$to$teach$and$instill$are:

    Integrity

    Discipline

    Respect

    Sportsmanship

    Excellence

    Leadership

  • Parent,(Player,(Coach(Expectations • NO#CELL#PHONES#IN#THE#LOCKER#ROOM.#Locker#rooms#are#a#social#media#and#phone#free#area,#any#evidence#of#use#or#other#inappropriate#

    casting#of#actions#such#as#locker#boxing#will#lead#to#immediate#discipline.#

    • It#is#expected#that#NO#parents#will#be#in#the#locker#unless#they#have#a#specific#role#on#the#team,#should#skates#or#equipment need#attention# coaches#and#attendants#will#be#expected#to#help#or#the#player#can#leave#the#locker#to#find#parent.#

    • Locker#monitors#or#coaches#MUST#be#in#locker#ALL#the#time.#Head#coaches#will#be#FINED#from#their#stipend#for#repeat#offenses. • Attendance#is#considered#mandatory#at#ALL#TEAM#EVENTS.#Within#1#weeks#of#game,#unexcused#or#late#arrival#for#regular#schedule practice#will#

    lead#to#a#MINIMUM#of#sitting#5#mins#with#escalation#for#repeat#offenders.#

    • Full#team#jerseys#and#kits#are#considered#mandatory#and#if#all#articles#are#not#available,#players#will#not#be#allowed#to#represent#the#Texas#Junior# Stars#in#DSTHL#league#games#(Tournaments#are#at#coach#discretion).

    • It#is#expected#that#all#grievances#on#or#off#ice#will#be#addressed#FIRST#with#the#coaching#staff,#then#if#not#resolution#can#be#found,#submitted#in# writing#to#the#Coaching#Director#(Jason#Maurer)#for#review#with#the#Discipline#Committee. • Note:#a#player#may#approach#the#coach#at#any#time,#however#adults#must#follow#the#24#hour#rule

    • Social#media#will#be#monitored#for#any#negative#presentation#of#the#Texas#Junior#Stars#including#references#to#use#of#tobacco,#alcohol,#drugs,#or# any#illicit#behavior#as#deemed#by#the#Discipline#Committee.#Social#media#is#not#a#place#for#public#airing#of#grievances#and#any#such#material#will# first#receive#a#written#warning#and#second#offense#will#lead#to#hearing#with#Discipline#Committee#with#penalties#up#to#and#including#ban#or# parent#and/or#player#involved.

    • Coaches#commit#to#holding#a#preYseason#and#midYseason#townhall style#meeting#with#parents#to#explain#season#direction,#next#steps,#and#any# open#items#on#parent#agenda.

    • Coaches#commit#to#mid#and#end#season#player#evaluations#with#player#(and#parent#at#10U#and#12U#age#levels). • Coaches#will#be#strongly#encouraged#to#act#as#professionals#on#and#off#the#ice#at#practices#and#games,#including#but#not#limited to#alcohol,#

    tobacco,#and#language.#Repeat#offenses#will#lead#to#hearing#with#Discipline#Committee#and#discipline#up#to#and#including#removal from#team# position. 5

  • Association)Outline

    6

    • The%Austin%Metro%Hockey%Association%(AMHA)%is%the% governing%body%of%hockey%in%Austin

    • Texas%Jr%Stars%(TJS)%play%Travel%hockey%in%the%Dallas% Stars%Travel%Hockey%League%(DSTHL)

    • The%Texas%Rising%Stars%(TRS)%play%House%hockey%in%the% Austin%Metro%Hockey%League%(AMHL)

    • The%Stars%name%is%licensed%from%the%Texas%Stars%(TS)% who%play%Professional%hockey%in%the%American%Hockey% League%(AHL)

    • The%Texas%Stars%are%the%minor%league%affiliate%of%the% Dallas%Stars%who%play%Professional%Hockey%in%the% National%Hockey%League%(NHL)

  • Austin'Hockey'Pyramid'and'Tryouts

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    Travel'Hockey'Levels'Depend'on'Results'of' Labor'Day'Levelling'Tournament

    18U:&unlikely&to&field 16U:&1&Team 14U:&1&Team 12U:&2&Teams 10U:&1&Teams*

    High&School&(Birth&year&1999D2003)

    Upper'and'Lower'Division'(4?6'Teams'each) D 14u&(2004,&2005) D 12u&(2006,&2007) D 10u&(2008,&2009)* D 8u&(2010,&2011) Mixed'Division

    D 6u&(2012&&&younger) Learn&to&Play

    Learn&to&Skate

    *10U&Travel&will&participate&in&House&Upper& Division&as&well&on&nonDtravel&weekends

    About'Tryouts 1. Tryouts&for&TJS&will&be&closed&to&parents/&

    public&($65) 2. On&and&off&ice&behavior&will&be&

    considered&during&evaluation 3. Effort&and&commitment&will&be&

    considered&during&evaluation 4. AA&coaches&have&the&option&to&request&

    player&interviews&prior&to&selection 5. 14U&tryouts&will&take&place&June&9/10.& 6. 10U/12U/16U&tryouts&will&take&place&June&

    16/17.& 7. 10U&will&take&practice&players 8. AMHA&TuneDup&camp&will&be&3&weeks&

    leading&into&Tryouts&(separate/&optional)

  • New$for$this$Year • On#site(Medical(Personnel(for(home(games((new(DSTHL(requirement) • Mandatory(“Locker(Room(Monitor”(training(with(formal(issue(form( online • Rule(change(to(not(allow(kids(to(enter(locker(rooms(without(monitors or( coaches(present

    • “Team(Captain(School”(required(for(all(those(interested(in(being(team( captains(prior(to(voting • Focus(on(leadership(team(building(and(conflict(resolution( • What(we(expect(of(our(captains((at(the(door(coming(on(the(ice,(shake(the(refs( hand,(acknowledge(other(team(coaches(prior(to(warm(ups,(first(in(line,(etc…)

    • Texas(Rising(Stars(house(program(Training(Camp 8

  • New$for$this$Year • Access%to%Pond%Gym%(TJS%and%3%day) • Proof%of%baseline%testing%will%be%required%prior%Levelling%or%AMHL%first% games

    • HEB%will%not%be%a%primary%location%for%14U%and%16U%team%ice%times%in% effort%to%reduce%locker%room%privacy%issues

    • Focus%on%respect,%culture,%and%continued%work%with%Positive%Coaching% Alliance

    • Required%and%optional%apparel%will%all%be%available%for%sizing%and% ordering%at%tryouts

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  • New$for$this$Year • Online&formal&discipline&committee&complaint&form • Social&media&descriptions&now&includes&text,&email,&facebook,&or&another&written& communication

    • Stiffened&enforcement&of&off9ice,&locker&room,&social&media,&communication,&and&cultural& negativity&discipline

    • Escalation&Rule: 1. Coaches&will&not&be&allowed&to&avoid&conflict 2. Every&infraction&to&the&discipline&code&will&suffer&escalations&immediately&(Ex:&warning,&to&partial&game,&to&