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    COACHING CLINICS

    COACHES:  If you are interested in coaching for the Hawks in any capacity during the 2020-21 season, please read the statement from USA Hockey and follow the links below to prepare yourself for the upcoming season.

    The Coach-in-Chiefs are examining various options to hold clinics next fall.  Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, no clinics will be posted until September, at the earliest.  When more information is available, we will let you know. On the other hand, the Online Modules and Level 3 Recertification (which is only good for one year) programs are online and available now. If you’re a level 3 coach and can recertify either with track 1 or track 2, we encourage you to do so.  If you know that you’re moving up a level (i.e.: 12U to 14U), please to take the time to do the age appropriate modules now.

    Remember it’s better to be above the curve rather than waiting until the last minute to complete your certification: 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doug Dietz, Central District Coach-In-Chief, by email. His email address is dougdietz04@gmail.com.

    Go to https://www.usahockey.com/coachingcertification to make sure that you have completed ALL steps necessary for proper certification.   

    Please note that any coach who has not fulfilled these requirements will NOT be allowed to participate in any on-ice practices or games until these requirements have been met.  

    This will be strictly enforced!

     


    National Level Background Screening - REQUIRED

    In compliance with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey has launched a new national level background screening program.  All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with those athletes.

    Please visit https://www.usahockey.com/backgroundscreen for more information and to begin the process.   Screening is now open!

    The eight-digit self registration ID number for USAH to initiate your screen is 35615801.

    If you have any questions, please contact Todd Lipinski, Registrar, at registrar@chicagohawks.com.


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY 17 OR OLDER, OR WILL BE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31ST

    USA Hockey is requiring all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of that playing season and who play on a team in a classification that allows minor aged players, to complete SafeSport Training before being added to a team and prior to participation with the team (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the age classifications Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey programs that allow both minor age and adult age players (anyone over 18 years).

    Click here for more information:  https://www.ahai.org/






    ABOUT US

    As one of the largest youth hockey clubs in the state of Illinois, The Hawks Hockey Club is committed to the ongoing development and promotion of competitive youth amateur hockey.  Located at the Darien Sportsplex in Darien IL, 451 Plainfield Rd. Darien, IL 60561.  The Chicago Hawks are focused on the advancement of youth hockey in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.

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    QUICK HITS

    • Come on our for our Girls Friday Night Face-Off 3 v 3 Tournament.  It will be a blast!  Register now!
    • Watch for our Fall Registration Packet.  Coming soon!   
    • Check out our new uniform look for the upcoming season!   
    • Registration is OPEN for our July program.  Sign up today! 
    • We are excited to announce that we will be fielding a Girls U16 team AND a Boys Midget U16 NIHL team this season.  SPREAD THE WORD!!!!  
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