Please see MEMORANDUM from USA Hockey for additional information.
New Associations: Per the MAHA Bylaws - "An association must have a demographic large enough to support it." The District 4 Council has defined the following:
If 51% of the associations in District 4 did not have a waiting list for their house programs for most divisions for the previous season, there is not adequate demographics for a new association.
For the 2011/2012 season,
there is not sufficient demographics for a new association within District 4.
Independent Teams: There will be no independent teams approved for 2011/2012 season. A team has the right to appeal to the board by contacting the District 4 Director. Prep/JV teams are exempt from this policy.
Independent Teams Associating with an Existing Association: Independent teams have been encouraged to affiliate with an existing association. Starting with the 2011/2012 season - these teams must play the majority (greater than 50%) of their home games on their association ice. The association ice must be within District 4. Teams that do not meet these criteria are not eligible for District 4 playoffs. Associations may be subject to disciplinary action if an affiliated team does not meet these criteria.
No, you only need to do ONE Background Check. You can make a copy of the confirmation form for each team.
Teams can begin rostering on August 15.
The 2012/2013 season begins September 1. A team can not play games/scrimmages until they are fully rostered.
To assure a thorough background check, a social security number is needed to do a national check.
The rule changes will be posted at www.maha.org.