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Conditioning is In Session!

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!

Reminders:

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 vp@aahahockey.com. 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!


FootballMania - Hitting Crunch Time

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:

http://www.charitymania.com/give/A6164 

Help support your youth hockey programs - like and share on Facebook.


YO! WE NEED YOU!

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!

Full Season Volunteer Credits awarded for this position; please contact Matt or Becky if you know you should be the Chosen One.


Parent Meeting and Social!

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.

 

Doing Some Shopping?

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!

2016-17 Registration

Skaters Goalies
Mite U6 10
Mite U8 22
Squirt 21 2
Girls U10 8
PeeWee 33 4
Girls U12 8
Bantam 20 4
----- Totals---- 122 10

Welcome Message From the Prez

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!


Please Check Out Our Local High School Associations

HOME ICE!

Welcome to the home of the Appleton Wizards!

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.


2016-2017 Important Dates

Date Event
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

2017 State Tournaments

Division Level Location Date
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

AAHA Communications (Hotwire)

Do you want to receive the AAHA Hotwire notices at more than one email address? The account that you used to register your skater(s) is the primary account. This is the account that is attached to Dibs and to the AAHA communications. To add another email address for the AAHA communications, the primary account user will need to:
  • Go to the AAHA website and log in.
  • At the very top of the screen, locate the tab with your user name. Click on the pulldown menu.
  • Click on Profile.
  • In the area for Linked Accounts, click on Add.
  • Enter the email address to send AAHA communications and click on Send Invitation.
This user will receive an email asking him/her to accept the invitation. Once accepted, he/she will also receive any communications from AAHA that go to the primary account email address.

AAHA Night at the Gamblers

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.