Are you interested in joining the Chicago Hawks coaching staff? Serious inquiries only.
Boys Program - Contact Hockey Director Steve Poapst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Program - Contact Girls Hockey Director Ryan Sullivan at email@example.com.
The 2021-25 USA Hockey Playing Rule change process was concluded on June 12, 2021 during the Board of Directors Meeting at Annual Congress. Click here to find a summary of all accepted rule changes, in addition to updates to the USA Hockey Points of Emphasis and Standard of Play, and an explanation of the new Standardization of Discipline regarding Match Penalties. The 2021-25 USA Hockey Playing Rules will take effect starting September 1, 2021.
USA Hockey passed new requirements for coaching education. All coaches must have the required certification level by January 1 of the current season unless earlier deadlines are established by the district and/or affiliate. All coaches must complete the online age-specific modules PRIOR to participating with their team. Please click here to read the full list of new requirements.
If you are interested in coaching for the Hawks in any capacity during this season, please read the statement from USA Hockey and follow the links below to prepare yourself for the upcoming season.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doug Dietz, Central District Coach-In-Chief, by email. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to https://www.usahockey.com/coachingcertification to make sure that you have completed ALL steps necessary for proper certification. Click here to visit the Steps to Become a USA Hockey Coach.
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!
For more information about coaching at the Chicago Hawks, please visit the Coaches Requirements tab under the Home button or click here.
COACHING NEWS & INFORMATION
REMINDER: Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinics Are Filling Quickly!
CEP Clinics are being posted and are filling up extremely fast. Be sure to check the USA Hockey website, under the Coaches Tab, for available clinics. Because the clinics are virtual, you may register for any clinic listed regardless of location. AHAI and USA Hockey will be posting more clinics for October and November soon.
If you have any issues finding a clinic to attend, reach out to Jim Clare, AHAI Coach-in-Chief at email@example.com and he will assist you. Again, due to the circumstances of this past year, clinics are filling up extremely fast. Do not get caught short in December by not renewing your certification soon enough. Please note: to register for a CEP Clinic, you must first renew your USA Hockey membership.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, if you are a 2005 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2022-23 season.
One of the most exciting aspects of the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program is the online training/education that is available to help our members become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. We are pleased to announce that all USA Hockey registered coaches, officials, players, employees and volunteers are entitled to take the training at no cost.
The Safe Sport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for twelve (12) months beginning on 4/1/22.
As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport trained or are seeking retraining will need to complete the new SafeSport training, which features updated content.
Once you have completed the Core SafeSport Course, there will be a Refresher Course available for individuals who have previously completed the core Safe Sport course and need to retrain. Users completing the SafeSport refresher course will be trained for an additional season. After completing Refresher 3, you will take the Core Training for the next season.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need your own USA Hockey Confirmation Number or Referee Number and your own email address to access the training. You can locate your number OR obtain a number here membership.usahockey.com. If you will not be participating as a player, coach or referee, you can register at no cost under the ice manager/volunteer category to obtain your USA Hockey Confirmation Number.
Click here for more information: https://www.ahai.org/
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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