AUGUST 11, 2004
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Bob Doherty, Dave Contis - Ace Coaching Coordinator – Larry Bruyere, Director – Larry Brislin, Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano, Member Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician – Annie Fisher and Secretary - Shari Osborn
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Ducks, Dragons, Red Wings, Lightning, Bears, Stars, Riptide, Sun Devils, Wild, Jr. Ice Dogs, LA Hockey, Jr. Kings, Maple Leafs, Gulls, Sabers, Express, Mariners & Wolves
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Wave, Jaguars, Tigers, Eagles & Blackhawks
Jason Galea – San Diego Saints/CAHA
Commissioner Bob Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
The July minutes were distributed for review. Bob Driffel moved to approve minutes. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Bob thanked Louis Pacella of LA Hockey for working with the parent discussed last month that had received a one year suspension. The parent wanted to appeal the suspension with legal counsel involved. Agreement was reached to modify the suspension from 1 year to 9 months, as long as the parent completes an anger management class (with proof delivered to SCAHA.) The parent will remain on probation for the remaining three months of his original suspension.
Both Bob & Sandy will be attending the Youth Council meeting on 8/28 along with Lisa England in Northern California. Email Bob with any topics to discuss at meeting. Big topic will be tier schedule.
Jason Galea of San Diego Saints made a presentation regarding the San Diego Saints program, which currently has approximately 140 new kids to hockey in their program. Teams ranging from squirt to midget, looking for exhibition games against SCAHA teams. Future intent would like to join SCAHA.
In addition discussed that CAHA would like to create a new parent program, which would help teach parents what their role is, educate parents and their effect on their children and other adolescents watching their actions. Jason is currently completing his doctorate in psychology and is working towards becoming a sports psychologist. His masters’ thesis was working with children in his program and looking at how the perception of their parent relationship with their coaches affected the kids. Approached the CAHA board that he would be willing to share his findings. In the process of preparing to turn over to USA Hockey, California is one region within USA Hockey that does not currently have a parent program. CAHA would like to set-up a parent education program and parental code of conduct program.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER REPORT
No report this month.
No report this month.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Wendy reported that Registrar training will be on Saturday 8/14 from 9 – 11:00 am at Skate Zone in Huntington Beach. Reminder to submit player-up forms ASAP.
Annie distributed the outstanding suspension list. There will not be a scorekeeping class this year. Let Annie know if you need assistance and she will help. Team packets will be distributed at Registrar’s meeting. Clarification was made regarding permit to play form. The permit to play was waived by CAHA for Tier II, was not waived by SCAHA. If team plays a non-scaha scheduled game, still need to fill out a permit to play and send to Annie for A&B teams.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS REPORT
Bob reported that Cindi and Chris are working together on website updates.
Bob also reported that Dave Marzullo has resigned his SCAHA Director position. Let Bob know if interested in filling position. This is a voting position on the Executive Board and Dave was working on the Learning to Skate program.
ACE COACHING COORDINATOR REPORT
Larry stated nothing new to report, but reminded everyone that each club must designate an Ace Coaching Coordinator, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with information. Materials available through Bob Levin, contact Bob at email@example.com
Bob reported that he was contacted by Fred Zdanowicz regarding games/tournaments in Calgary over Christmas and President’s Day.
Question was asked regarding coaching certification level for PeeWee AA. Clarification was made that there was a correction made to the book. We follow USA Hockey rules regarding coach certification.
Ron White also reported that there were still openings available at the next Advanced Clinic in two weeks.
ICE CONVENER REPORT
Chris reported that there were a few issues with final tier schedule regarding number of home games for certain weekends. Will fix and resend full tier schedule in a few days.
Discussion followed regarding Norcal Tier teams. The following tier teams for Norcal have been declared: 2 PeeWee; 3 Bantam; 2 Midget 16 & 2 Midget 18. The Midget teams are 16UAA – Goldrush & Cougars, 18UAA – Goldrush & Northstars. These teams could change, not fully rostered. Discussion also followed regarding games scheduled and teams not playing the games. There will be sanctions imposed by CAHA if there is an approved schedule for Tier and teams refuse to play.
Bob also reminded everyone that recruitment of players is not allowed per SCAHA and CAHA rules.
Next meeting is October 13th.
Meeting adjourned 8:20 pm.