New "Contact to the Head" Rule
How to teach No Contact to the Head Rule
New and Returning Coach Application Forms.
Any new or returning coaches who wish to coach in the Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association during the 2013-2014 season must fill out the Coach Application Form and return it to either Kevin Smythe or Brian Orth via email or by dropping it off in the executive drop box at Cloverdale arena.
Applications for REP Coach positions must be received by May 15, 2013 (You will be contacted by May 21, 2013 to confirm receipt of your application).
Applications for HOUSE Coach positions must be received by May 31, 2013
(You will be contacted by June 7, 2013 to confirm receipt of your application).
For Returning Coaches:
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For NEW Coaches to CMHA:
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Post Task Forms Are Due!!!
Coaches you should have received an email in the last week from BC Hockey advising that your Post Task Verification Forms are due at the BC Hockey Office by March 31st. These forms must first be signed off by myself or one of our executive members. For simplicity please send these to me so we can keep a record. Please also keep a copy for yourself should this paperwork go missing!! This is VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
Could I ask that these forms be submitted to me by March 5th so I can ensure to get these reviewed and signed off and to BC Hockey before the deadline. If you could scan these forms along with your supporting paperwork to me at email@example.com or please call me at 604 574 2115 to make arrangements to drop off your packages to me would be great.
Again PLEASE KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS!
CMHA Coaching Coordinator
New Rule from BC Hockey regarding Contact to the Head
The adjustments to Hockey Canada Rule 6.5 are as follows:
a) In Minor and Female, a Minor Penalty shall be assessed to any player who accidentally contacts an opponent in the head, face or neck with his stick or any part of the player’s body or equipment.
b) In Minor and Female, a Double Minor Penalty or a Major and a Game Misconduct Penalty, at the discretion of the Referee and based on the degree of violence of impact shall be assessed to any player who intentionally contacts an opponent in the head, face or neck with her stick or any part of the player’s body or equipment.
c) In Junior and Senior, a Minor and a Misconduct penalty, or a Major and a Game Misconduct penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the degree of violence of impact, shall be assessed to any player who checks an opponent to the head in any manner.
d) A Major and a Game Misconduct penalty, or a Match penalty shall be assessed to any player who injures an opponent under this Rule.
e) A Match penalty shall be assessed to any player who deliberately attempts to injure or deliberately injures an opponent under this Rule.
Note: All contact above the shoulders (neck, face and head) is to be called Head Contact under one of the above.
The effect of the new changes in minor hockey are that any contact to the head, neck or face, whether accidental or otherwise will result in at least a two (2) minute penalty. As part of the new rule, any carelessness with the stick and intimidating face washes will no longer be tolerated.
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Hockey Canada provides information on how to implement changes for the new Head Contact rule
Hockey Canada has produced a format for a pre-season team meeting in respect to this initiative complete with resources that may be used for clarity.
The new head contact rule was approved at the 2011 Hockey Canada Annual General meeting. Along with the changes effective teaching tools are being developed to teach young players that any contact to the head area is not acceptable. It is hoped that by engraining these values and habits into players at a young age, it will lead to it filtering throughout their entire playing career.
BC Hockey is dedicated to providing a safe and fun hockey environment for everyone. These rule changes will help young players and parents see the game of hockey as fast, fun and exciting, and not one that will result in injury. Our job as leaders in hockey is to support the officials in making the call, as well as educate all participants and supporters for the future of our sport.
A number of resources to better understand the head contact rule change have been made available through the www.hockeycanada.ca/headcontactrule website. Resources include videos, coach tools to support pre-season parent and team meetings, and concussion resources including responsible “return to play guidelines”.