The board and coaches are concerned first and foremost with the health of our athletes. Please review the important information below regarding this serious issue. Everyone MUST adhere to the motto; "WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT!"
Center for Disease Control Links:
C CDC Educational Video: Heads Up Concussion in High School Sports (11 min).
A clear compelling case for importance of treating concussion symptoms seriously and for encouraging athletes to report, rather than hide, their concussion symptoms.
CDC Concussion FAQ Sheets for Coaches, Athletes and Parents:
For Coaches: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/images/coaches.Engl.pdf
For Parents & Athletes: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_parents.pdf
CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports main webpage: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/
The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. Hockey program was one of the first of its type created anywhere in the country. It is our response to increasing reports of misconduct, abuse, and violence in youth hockey and other youth sports.
The S.T.A.R. Hockey program is meant to be presented and explained to ALL hockey participants in Michigan, including parents, players, coaches, officials, and administrators. It is also reviewed in Coaching and Officiating education programs. The Parent Code of Conduct form is a mandatory part of the registration process.
The mission of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's S.T.A.R. HOCKEY program is to provide a youth hockey environment in which all the individuals are treated with respect and dignity for the enjoyment and personal development of everyone