District 8 – Coaches and Managers Handbook

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District 8
 Coach/Manager Handbook
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District 8
Coaches are responsible for their team
adhering to District 8 rules and policies.
Managers with rule and policy questions will
be directed to contact their Coach.
Coaches should direct any unanswerable
questions to the appropriate District 8 staff.
Don’t leave your manager in the dark!
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District 8 General Information
 All District 8 information and rules can be accessed
on www.stickstats.com.
 All league fees must be paid before a team can
participate in any post-season play.
 All post-season fees must be paid before a team can
participate in the next season.
 All teams must complete the USAHockey
registration process with the District Registrar
before they can be on the ice with any other team.
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District 8 General Information
 Inter-Division and Inter-Classification play
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No play allowed between divisions, Squirts vs
Peewees, Bantam vs Jr. Gold, etc.
No play allowed between classifications, Squirt
A vs Squirt B, Peewee A vs Peewee C, etc.
Clarification: B teams are B teams for any
function. So, B1 teams could play B2 teams at
the same division.
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District 8 General Information
 Non-Conforming Teams
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No District 8 team can schedule any on-ice
hockey event with any team identified by the
District 8 Director or Registrar as a team that has
not complied with Minnesota Hockey’s
registration/waiver policies.
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District 8 General Information
 Boys & Girls High School Tryout Caution
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Be aware that players trying out for High School
teams can not participate in any Association
hockey events during their High School tryouts
until they are notified that they did not make a
High School team.
Usually applies to Bantams and Girls 14U
players.
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District 8 Team Travel Rules
 Mites and Girls 8U teams cannot play outside of
District 8 and cannot play teams from outside
District 8 without District Director approval.
 All other teams must notify the District Director
prior to leaving Minnesota to play any team.
 All other teams must obtain a travel permit from the
USAHockey Registrar prior to leaving the United
States to play any team.
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District 8 Spare Player/Goalie
 District 8 League Games Only
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If a team is short players, review and complete
the online Player Substitute form. Pay special
attention to the rules listed on the form.
 All Minnesota Hockey Games
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If a team is short goalies, review and complete
the online Goalie Substitute form. Pay special
attention to the rules listed on the form.
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District 8 League Games
 League Game Dates (inclusive)
11/11/13 to 2/9/14 - PW A, B1, BN A, B1, 12U A, B
 11/11/13 to 2/9/14 - Girls 14U A
 11/25/13 to 3/2/14 - Squirt A, B, C, Girls 10U A, B
 11/25/13 to 3/2/14 - Peewee B2, C, Bantam B2, C
 12/5/13 to 3/16/14 - Junior Gold B
 No games can be scheduled for 12/24/13, 12/25/13,
12/31/13, 1/1/14, 2/2/14
 Be careful scheduling games between 12/21/13 and
12/30/13. Don’t waste team money on reschedules.
 Hopefully, you are aware of school/religious events.
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District 8 Game Length
 1 Hour Games
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Squirt A, B, C, Peewee A, B1, B2, C, Bantam C
Girls 10U A, B, Girls 12U A, B
 1.25 Hour Games
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Bantam A, B1, B2, Girls 14U A, B
 1.5 Hour Games
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Junior Gold B
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District 8 Game Schedule Form
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List your Home games in the top section.
List your Away games in the middle section.
List your Coach information in the bottom section.
Bring your completed form to the District 8 table.
District 8 will keep the white, original and the other
two copies are for you to take home.
MAKE SURE YOUR SCHEDULE IS LEGIBLE!
If I can’t read it, I can’t post it!
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District 8 Schedule Process 1
 Check www.stickstats.com in 3-4 days to view your posted
schedule.
 Check the posted schedule against your copy.
 All schedules are built from the submitted, original Home
team schedule, including specific rink location.
 If you detect a discrepancy, contact the other team.
 After verification, if there is a typo by Stickstats, notify the
webmaster.
 Last season there were xxx games, xxx team scheduling errors, xxx
Stickstats.com scheduling errors.
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District 8 Schedule Process 2
 The schedule you submit is your team’s final
schedule.
 Typos made by Stickstats will be corrected for no
charge for 7 days (inclusive of this meeting).
 Any game changes need to be made with the online
Game Change form and the appropriate fee paid.
 Keep checking your schedule throughout the
season. It is where all changes that might happen to
a game will be posted. It is the ‘Official’ schedule.
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District 8 Game Changes 1
 Complete the online Game Change form.
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The entire process is explained on this form.
 The form and fee MUST be received 14 days
prior to the original game
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 14 days prior to the rescheduled game,
whichever is the earliest date.
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District 8 Game Changes 2
 Examples:
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Original game 1/10/14, Rescheduled game
2/18/14, Game form and fee submitted by
12/27/13 (14 days before the original game).
Original game 1/10/14, Rescheduled game
12/21/13, Game form and fee submitted by
12/7/13 (14 days before the rescheduled game).
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District 8 Game Changes 3
 Submit the required fee.
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The game will not be rescheduled until the fee is
received.
 The District 8 Supervisor of Officials must approve
the reschedule request before it can be posted.
 Check the website to confirm that the game has
been rescheduled to your request.
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Individual notices are NOT sent out.
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District 8 Game Changes 4
 Severe Weather Cancellations
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District 8 does not cancel games.
If two teams decide not to play a game, one team needs to contact
the District 8 Supervisor of Officials by 1:00 pm. If notice is not
given, teams may be responsible for game official fees.
The Supervisor of Officials will contact/cancel the game officials.
As soon as possible, after game cancellation, teams need to provide
the Supervisor of Officials with a make-up date following the 14-day
reschedule rules.
No charge for weather related game changes.
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District 8 Scoresheets 1
 Before a game begins:
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Complete player name and number section
(suggest a label).
A maximum of 4 coaches may be on the bench.
 The Head Coach must sign the scoresheet.
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District 8 Scoresheets 2
 After the game:
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Make sure the Officials have signed the form.
Home team take the light colored copy.
Visiting team take the dark colored copy.
Leave the WHITE copy in the book.
 Complete the online Game Results form.
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District 8 League Standings 1
 All standings are posted on Stickstats.com.
 Winning team (home team in case of a tie)
completes the online Game Results form.
 Be sure to complete the section on Fair Play Points
for each team. Rules for Fair Play are posted on
Stickstats.com.
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District 8 League Standings 2
 Changes to game results or Fair Play points
need to be approved by the District Director.
 A copy of the scoresheet from the game in
question must be submitted to the District
Director before any changes will be
considered.
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District 8 Playoff Games
 Playoff Game Dates (inclusive)
2/16/14 to 2/23/14 - Peewee A, B1, Bantam A, B1,
Girls 12U A, B, Girls 14U A, B
 3/9/14 to 3/16/14 - Peewee B2, C, Bantam B2, C
 3/9/14 to 3/16/14 - Squirt A, B, Girls 10U A, B
 2/23/14 to 3/2/14 - Junior Gold B
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 Check your Team’s Spring Break Calendar – Any Peewee C or higher
team not wanting to participate MUST submit the opt-out form to the
District Director prior to 12/31/13.
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District 8 Playoff Information
 Check the District 8 website
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Playoff hosts and arena locations.
Playoff fees and registration amounts.
Playoff pairings and brackets.
Playoff penalties and fees if your team decides
NOT to participate at the last minute.
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District 8 Penalties
 A Coach or Player that receives a Game
Misconduct penalty outside of District 8 will also
receive an additional game suspension in District 8.
 A Coach that receives a Game Misconduct penalty
must appear before the District 8 Grievance
Committee.
 If a Player or Coach receives a Match penalty, that
person will be suspended up to 30 days or until
appearing before the District 8 Grievance
Committee.
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District 8 Playing Rule
Changes
 District 8 Supervisor of Officials Paul Moen.
 All coaches should reference the
USAHockey, Minnesota Hockey, and
District 8 websites for 2013/2014 playing
rule changes
 Checking is still not allowed at the Peewee
and Girls 12U levels of play per
USAHockey.
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District 8 Hockey Director
 District 8 Hockey Director Bill McClellan or
Assistant Hockey Director Steve Morse
 Coach training requirements
 Hockey Director requirements
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District 8 Director
 District 8 Director Rich Rakness
 Online Injury Report Form
 Reminder about Lockerroom Policy
 Other Topics
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District 8 League President
 District 8 Director Dave Weimer
 Mandatory Head Coaches’ Meeting on
11/6/13 and 11/20/13 at 7:00pm – South St
Paul VFW - Managers are welcome to attend
 Jr Gold and 14U Head Coaches are exempt
from these meetings
 Other Topics
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