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Coach/Manager Meeting

  The annual COACH/MANAGER meeting will be hosted on ZOOM.  Watch your email for the link. Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM We strongly suggest that the following members of your team staff attend: at least ONE COACH MANAGER SAFETY REP TREASURER Prior to the meeting, all team staff should review the MEIFHA Policies and Procedures Manual_2021 OCT 12 and the Coach/Manager: Duties & Responsibilities page.   Thank you,   MEIFHA.
Oct 15, 2021

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HNS Vaccination Policy & MEIFHA Volunteer Registration

    Due to the impending implementation of the government's Proof of Vaccination policy on October 4th (see FAQ link below), MEIFHA is taking the initiative to try to simplify the process for our membership.  We are therefore asking ALL of our volunteers (all Coaches or prospective coaches, managers, treasurers, trainers, chaperones, evaluation helpers, executive members, team safety reps, etc. including  potential volunteers for the upcoming season, to take a moment to complete the  MEIFHA Volunteer Registration form (form link below).  The intention is to expedite the in-person vaccine validation process, by having a list of volunteers on hand, so we do not need to spend time collecting more information while we are at the rink.         The actual validation of 'proof of vaccination' MUST be provided to the association IN PERSON , as per the NS government policy.  We cannot receive a scan, email or fax copy. We will not be maintaining any records of vaccinations - we will only be tracking whether or not the proof of vaccination has been verified.  Dates and locations for the in-person validation will follow soon.       Please note, as per the NS government policy, there is no grace period for adults - you must be fully vaccinated to be approved October 4th (see Full Vaccination link below).  If you do not meet this criteria, you will not be approved until the date of your second dose plus 14 days for full efficacy.      MEIFHA Volunteer Form 2021/2022 Season   Sport- Rec Proof of Vaccination FAQ   Full Vaccination Requirements- Adults     Please contact Melita Scott - MEIFHA Association Safety Rep with any questions or concerns. meifha.safetyrep@gmail.com

Sep 24, 2021

Evaluation Policy and Information for 2021 -2022

  2021 - 2022 Player Evaluation and Team Selection Process Evaluations will begin October 1st, with Goaltender Skills Sessions, and run through October 14th. Please familiarize yourself with MEIFHA Policy and the information below. See all updates under the Preseason/ Evaluation Tab. U9 Evaluation & Balancing Players will be assigned numbers with safety pins (2 the same, one for the front and one for the back), provided at the first session (available at check-in anytime if you miss the first evaluation). Each player will have 4 Evaluation sessions.  Your player will keep their number until after the final session. Each player is expected to arrive with this number in place for every session. Please wear a plain jersey, 'non-special team' socks or jerseys, (ie:  no Spring teams).  At the last evaluation session, we'd appreciate it if you could please drop the numbers and pins in the bag (or box) as you exit so we can reuse them next season. U11 - U18 MEIFHA Policy #19.0 PLAYER EVALUATION PROCESS & TEAM SELECTION PROCESS Players may be told to wear the WHITE side or the DARK side out (pinnies are reversible).  Players should bring their own DARK and WHITE jerseys to wear underneath their pinnies. NO YELLOW JERSEYS PLEASE!  Please note:  Players are not to wear any pant covers or 'special team' socks or jerseys, (ie:  no Spring teams).  Players will be provided with numbered pinnies distributed at the Preseason Development Sessions and/or available at check-in.  These will be a player's unique number throughout the evaluation process so it is very important they bring it to each and every session they are asked to attend.  Pinnies will be collected once teams have been assigned.  (There is a $25 fee for lost or unreturned pinnies). Players/Goalies are expected to attend all of their assigned Evaluation sessions Players/Goalies are expected to attend all of their assigned Evaluation sessions. 'AAA' & 'AA' Player Evaluation consists of skills session(s) and intra-squad game(s) to determine 'AAA' & 'AA' team placement.  Players may be released following each intra-squad game. Released players will attend their next evaluation session at 'AA' (U13/U15) or 'A' (U11/U18), or 'C' (U11-U15). All notification will be made by way of our website. Once updated lists have been posted, an email will be sent to the membership containing a link to the Evaluations page. 'A' & 'C' level balancing consists of intra-squad games. Balancing is the process whereby players are evaluated so that multiple teams within a division are given equal opportunity to compete. Balancing is essential to ensure all players have similar experiences throughout the season. and will occur at any level with sufficient numbers and skill to warrant multiple teams within our association. MEIFHA will strive to adhere to our policy of team selection announcements no later than noon the day following the final evaluation session. If unforeseen circumstances delay any team annoucemnt,(inclement weather, power outages, etc.), we will do our best to notify all involved of the delay along with the new expected announcement date. Important Reminders:  The Player Evaluation and Team Selection process will be conducted by each Division's (U9, U11, U13, U15 and U18) Evaluation Team which will include MEIFHA Vice-President Hockey Operations, the MEIFHA Division Coordinator or acting Division Coordinator, Coaching Staff (if appointed) and Independent Evaluators. The Player Evaluation and Team Selection process will afford players the chance to show their abilities in a number of situations. While skill is a premium, the ability to be competitive, play consistently, with hockey sense, and be effective in games is very important. Evaluators will use criteria adopted from Hockey Canada with consideration given to the variety of categories that are to be assessed. Players will be scored based on their performance on the ice and their respective Coaches for the Team/Category will have final decision on roster spots. The role of the Independent Evaluators is to assess the players impartially to assist MEIFHA in ensuring that everyone lands in an appropriate category of play for their ability. Any inquiries during and/or after the Player Evaluations & Team Selections must be addressed to the MEIFHA Division Coordinators within (4) days of Team Selection. No Coach, Evaluator, Assistant or Executive member will entertain any concerns related to individual players. No phone calls or emails will be accepted until 24 hours have passed from the time of the placement posting or player release notification. Please respect our twenty-four (24) hour rule. (Kim Findlay) meifha.U9@gmail.com (Scott Wadden) meifha.U11@gmail.com (Dave MacNeil) meifha.U13@gmail.com (Dave Bruce) meifha.U15.U18@gmail.com (Mark Underhill) meifha.U15.U18@gmail.com

Sep 21, 2021

Have you created your Hockey Canada Registry 3.0 account yet?

Hockey Canada has integrated the Hockey Canada Registry and E-Hockey systems.  What does this mean for you? Logins for accounts in the old HCR and Ehockey systems no longer work You will need to create a NEW ACCOUNT in the HCR 3.0.  Please do this ASAP so you are all set when registration opens! All of your information will still be there when you create your new HCR 3.0 account You can link all of your player(s), coach(es) and volunteer(s) profiles to your new account   MEIFHA will be using the new HCR 3.0 for registration this season.  Our goal is to have online registration open for August 16th.  We ask for your patience as we are still learning the new HCR 3.0 system.  Registration Information will be coming out soon.  Please watch your INBOX and updates through our socials.   HOCKEY CANADA HCR 3.0 - Getting set up in the new system    Click here to go to the NEW HCR 3.0    Click LOGIN (top right corner) Next, click Sign Up (bottom right corner) Create your account Click the icon (top right corner, grey icon) Select MY ACCOUNT (drop down menu) to get to My Members page Click Link a Member to add players, coaches and volunteers in your family.   To link your player(s) profile to your login, as well if you are a volunteer or coach with an ehockey profile, by looking up the member name, choosing them and then selecting the relation to the member, (for example, parent or self). In doing this you are ready to register your player for the season once registration opens and if you are a volunteer/ coach, you are now ready to also sign up for any clinics and online courses. Resources:  Creating a new account  https://spordle.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HCR/pages/2077687853/Creating+Your+Account+Coaches+Parents   Link account and see qualifications https://spordle.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HCR/pages/2077818909/Coach+Qualifications

Aug 13, 2021