Thanks to all that launched AAHA 2016-17 successfully this week with the first round of pre-season conditioning sessions - our coaches were all excited to see the early returnees to the ice, and to start putting in the work!
ALL participants in AAHA pre-season Skating and Conditioning Sessions MUST be registered with AAHA for the season before hitting the ice! This is a liability requirement, so be sure to get signed up today.
In addition, all coaches and assistants should immediately be confirming if their Safesport training is up-to-date and certificate filed with Ryan Kelbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. The training is good for two years, and your status (and certificate copy) is available by viewing your profile at USAHockey.com. If you are hitting expiration at the end of August (likely for many), you just need to take the refresher course, which takes maybe a half-hour. Don't leave it until the last minute, we want you out there!
ENTERING THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS!
We've already raised over $1200 to help fund AAHA's commitment to purchasing additional weekend ice time for all levels for extra practices during the upcoming season - but let's all rally and blow it through the roof!
Reminder - each 20 dollar ticket sold returns $14 to the organization, and can be purchased online from basically anywhere! Except maybe that one rink in Altoona which seems to be magically encased by a glacier somewhere near True North. SO SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!
Link and purchase here:
Help support your youth hockey programs - like and share on Facebook.
AAHA is in pursuit of a new Rental Gear Coordinator for the upcoming season, to replace the beloved Tim McGrath, who is retiring from this position to pursue new arenas to volunteer his many skills in helping our kids!
Tim has, however, pledged to assist the new coordinator to ensure a smooth transition, and guide the person (or persons) equipping the future skaters of our association in getting locked down with the best-fitting (though not always 'best-smelling) gear we've got available.
With the season almost upon us, we need to fill this role ASAP!
The annual Parent Meeting will be Sunday, September 25th starting at 5pm over at the Super Bowl, following immediately by our first-ever Welcome Back to the Ice social right across the hallway.
Note: if you are a parent with only Mite level skaters in the association, you do not need to attend this meeting; a Mite-specific parents' meeting will be held a little later down the road for that program - date and time still to be finalized - but you're welcome to attend this meeting and/or the social should you wish.
Sure you are! You deserve nice things! And doing it online is so wonderful - you don't even need to wear pants.
But before you do, would you please consider clicking the link to the right and starting your whirlwindvia that Amazon Smile program? Doing so contributes a percentage of the purchase cost from nearly every Amazon purchase you make to AAHA - at ZERO additional cost to you! (Unlike, say, when you vote and they ask you if you want to donate an extra three bucks to some shady election fund - NO SIREE, that's not how Amazon is taking care of us!)
We thank you for your support!
If you've got a spare afternoon (and possibly evening), and you'd like to read (or re-read - IT'S THAT GOOD!), the 'Welcome' message from me, your AAHA President, here it is in convenient PDF form!
The Appleton Area Hockey Association (AAHA) is committed to developing competitive youth hockey in the Appleton, Wisconsin area while teaching our skaters the value of winning ... and losing ... with grace and dignity. Our aim is to increase our skaters' enjoyment of the game of hockey, advance their skills, and to help develop their character.
AAHA is a Division 1 member association of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA, Region 3). Skaters interested in joining AAHA must reside within the boundaries of the public school districts of Appleton, Hilbert, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, or Sherwood or the village of Black Creek (Black Creek Elementary School or Middle School; Seymour School District) to register and join AAHA. If you reside in another city or school district you must register with the appropriate association such as Fox Valley, De Pere, Green Bay, Waupaca or Shawano.
|August 10||2016-17 Season Registration Opens|
|Sept 5, 12, 26||Pre-Season Goalie Conditioning|
|Aug 21 - Sept 29||Pre-Season Skater Conditioning|
|Sept 30||Goalie Tryouts|
|Oct. 2-4||Skater Tryouts|
|Oct. 15||Team Manager's Meeting|
|Oct. 17||First Day of Mites|
|Nov 12||Try Hockey for Free|
|Dec 3 - 4||Girls Hockey Classic Tournament|
|Feb 3-5||Playdowns at Green Bay|
|Feb 3||Hoist the Cup|
|Feb 25||Try Hockey for Free|
|March 4-5||Squirt/U10 & Bantam/U14 State Tournaments|
|March 11-12||PeeWee/U12 State Tournaments|
|March 11-12||Monsters on Ice Festival|
|1A||Squirt||Marathon County||March 4-5, 2017|
|1B||Squirt||Verona||March 4-5, 2017|
|1C||Squirt||Winter Club||March 4-5, 2017|
|1A||PeeWee||Chippewa Falls||March 11-12, 2017|
|1B||PeeWee||Stevens Point||March 11-12, 2017|
|1C||PeeWee||West Madison Polar Caps||March 11-12, 2017|
|1A||Bantam||Sun Prairie||March 4-5, 2017|
|1B||Bantam||Arrowhead||March 4-5, 2017|
|1C||Bantam||Waukesha||March 4-5, 2017|
|Girls 14U||Stoughton||March 4-5, 2017|
|Girls 12U||Hudson||March 11-12, 2017|
|Girls 10U||Superior||March 4-5, 2017|
October 29th is AAHA night at the Green Bay Gamblers. Wear your jerseys and come cheer on the Gamblers. Looking for volunteers for the 50/50 raffle - check out DIBs.