Saint Thomas Academy Jr. Gold Hockey 2013-2014 Season Information Packet Program Overview • Saint Thomas Academy support – The Academy fully supports the Jr. Gold Hockey program and encourages the boys to participate – All players are required to follow the Saint Thomas Academy athletic eligibility and chemical use policies • The team plays under Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association in District 8 – Those who played youth hockey in a different association will need to get a waiver. Please let me know ASAP if this applies to you Registration • Forms needed in order to get on the ice for the first time – USA Hockey registration confirmation page • must be done before he gets on the ice or you will need to sign a Waiver of Liability Form – – – – – – • https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action Copy of your Birth Certificate if you did not play with District 8 last year Contact Information Form Consent to Treat Code of Conduct – Player Code of Conduct – Parent Waiver from home association • This is needed if you have not played for the Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association • Contact your home association president and tell them that you need a “Waiver for School Attendance”. They will get you the form with their signature. If your home association is not within District 8, you will also need to get your District Director’s signature. Once you have those two, I will get the rest of the form completed. Season Overview • Teams will be on the ice an average of 3 times per week for practices and games • We will play 16 league games and 2 tournaments and the district tournament at the end of February. – If we have an A team or 16U team, they will play 24 league games with one tournament and depending on standings may qualify for the post season tournament. • All skaters are required to take the concussion pretesting. – Please follow the instructions on the separate email you received from the school Tryout Process • We plan to form two (2) Jr. Gold teams – Based on ability, we will form an A or B team and a 16U team. This will be decided during the tryout process • Please contact Monica Strout @ / if you/your son is STAJrHockey@hotmail.com interested in the Jr. Gold program • We will attempt to have a spot for each skater but may need to make cuts based on the number of skaters • Eligibility: DOB prior to 6/30/98 Tryout Calendar • Tryouts are held at Saint Thomas Ice Arena – 11/10/12 @ 4:10pm – 5:10pm – 11/16/12 @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm – 11/17/12 @ 4:10pm – 5:10pm • Bring a plain dark and light jersey to tryouts • If you are trying out for the high school team and don’t end up on the roster, please contact me so we can get you evaluated. Season Costs • $1,000 – Covers all practice ice, games, tournaments, and registration and administrative costs – $500 due at registration/tryouts – $500 due by December 16 – Limited need based aid may be available Support • The Jr. Gold hockey program runs on the volunteer efforts of the parents. We need a lot of volunteers to make this a successful season. • Key positions that your team will need: – – – – – Team Manager Clock, Score sheet, Penalty Box Head Coach for 16U Assistant Coaches for both teams Many other positions within the team Questions If you have any questions please contact Monica Strout STA Jr Gold Program Coordinator STAJrHockey@hotmail.com 612-369-0680 CHEMICAL USE VIOLATION Saint Thomas Academy enforces the following policy: During the calendar year, regardless of the quantity, a student shall not: (1) use or possess a beverage containing alcohol; (2) use or possess tobacco or smokeless tobacco; or, (3) use, consume, have in possession, buy, sell or give away any other controlled substance. 1. The bylaw applies to the 12-month calendar year. 2. It is not a violation for a student to be in possession of a controlled substance specifically prescribed for his use and the school nurse has been notified that the student has the substance in his possession. 3. A violation may affect a student’s status on a team. Penalty: First Violation: After confirmation of the first violation, the student loses eligibility for the next two consecutive interscholastic contests or two weeks of a season in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program. Second and Subsequent Violations: After confirmation of the second or subsequent violation, the student loses eligibility for the next 12 consecutive interscholastic contests in which the student is a participant or four weeks, whichever is greater. Denial Disqualification: A student is disqualified from all inter-scholastic athletics for nine additional weeks beyond the student’s original period of ineligibility when the student denies violation of the rules, is allowed to participate and then is subsequently found guilty of the violation. If a student has a confirmed chemical violation (tobacco, alcohol, and/or controlled substance), he is not permitted to serve as a team captain during the school year the violation occurs and the following school year. The school year begins on the first day of the first athletic practice in the month of August.