Coaches, We hope everyone is safe and healthy during these interesting, difficult and unique times we are living in and trying to navigate.
We wanted to provide our MHCA members with the latest information that will be circulating as Youth Sports in Minnesota begins to open June 1st. We have participated in virtual meetings with Minnesota Hockey (Return to play sub-committee), USA Hockey (Coaching Ed), Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association as well the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MN Youth Sports Group) regarding returning to play. We wanted to make sure you had all the current information as you as coaches plan to return to the rink as well.
You will be receiving guidance from your individual Athletic Directors, but we felt it important to share current information and updates as most of you are very involved not only with summer programming for your players, but also connected with the other governing bodies and programming within those groups. We have links to a number of documents that you can read and share that will help guide you in returning to the rink this summer, as well as plan for future phases of implementation.
Please click HERE for information and documents located on the right hand side of our home page.
Also, we do know that school administrators had a meeting recently about changing the waiver period. The MSHSL board may make some adjustments to the start of the waiver period, which is currently June 1st. For verification of this change or other changes, please contact your Athletic Directors. We recommend sharing information with them as they may not have hockey specific updates. Moving forward it will be important to have a plan prepared for returning to the rink that follows the guidelines as outlined in provided resources.