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Join Michigan Amateur Hockey Associations Adult Hockey Programs For the Love of the Game!
Adult hockey is one on the fastest growing segments of amateur in the US toady. It allows the players to relive the good times from their childhood of skating and playing hockey on a pond or in an arena. For them the love of the game is still strong and allows them to still play a sport they love while get some good exercise and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow hockey enthusiasts.
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The MAHA Adult Men's Committee consists of members from throughout the state. If you have questions, contact the member in your area.
Giving Back to the Game
As a MAHA / USA Hockey member you will be giving back to the game you love. Over 30% of the fee you pay to become a member goes to support local hockey programs right here in Michigan. Your support helps fund programs that attract new players to the sport, provide for District and State Playoffs for both Boys & Girls here in Michigan, support Disabled Hockey programs and many other programs that provide the foundation necessary to keep the sport alive and growing. You support also helps train referees and coaches that are essential to a good hockey program. Here are just some of the program you help support by being a member of USA Hockey and MAHA.
Michigan OneGoal Program
The Michigan OneGoal hockey program's objective is to attract young players and their parents into trying the sport of ice hockey. The program helps provide program ideas, marketing help and funding to local associations so they can develop programs at the local level to attract new hockey players. This critical program will help ensure the sport of hockey continues to stay strong and grow in the state of Michigan.
Coaching Education Program
The Coaching Education Program establishes levels of achievement for each coach, from beginners to highly skilled experts, to improve the caliber and quality of coaching in hockey. The coaching program has developed a full line of instructional materials, manuals, and DVD's to provide coaches with the materials they need to be successful. The Coaching Education program helps ensure even players in developmental programs receive a high level of coaching to ensure skill development while having fun so they will enjoy the game for years to come.
Referee Training Program
USA Hockey is the only organization in the country that provides ice hockey officials training. The officiating program at USA Hockey trains and certifies approximately 24,000 each year. Every official must attend a seminar and pass a rules exam, which cover such topics as rules interpretations, penalty calling, and any rule changes that are being made. In addition, USA Hockey has a developmental program to offer opportunities for its best officials to learn from top instructors, including those in the National Hockey League (NHL). The officiating program has developed a full line of instructional materials, manuals, rules videos, and most recently, a manual for off-ice officials such as timekeepers and scorekeepers
Protect Yourself and your family
USA hockey provides the best insurance available in Senoir Mens Hockey to cover you should any accident occur. These coverages insure that should an accident happen you and your family will have protection.
Refer to http://www.usahockey.com/ for exact details of coverages,
Highlights: There are three insurance coverages that are designed to protect Registered members of USA Hockey. This coverage's include:
This is coverage provided to protect participants in USA Hockey sanctioned events from serious "catastrophic" injury, which may include major surgery, internal injury or even permanent paralysis cases. The coverage provides up to $2,000,000 of lifetime benefits per catastrophic injury. The plan has a $25,000 deductible which may be met by other insurance either through an employer's, or our sports accident (excess medical) insurance. This insurance is not capped, unlike some of the other providers to Adult Hockey Leagues.
Participant Accident (Excess) Insurance
This coverage is provided for registered members participating on all USA Hockey registered teams and registered officials. It provides participant medical accident insurance for the covered medical expenses of registered members, on an excess basis, over and above their personal or group medical insurance, with no deductible per accident (if there is other valid and collectible insurance in force at the time of the accident). The deductible portion of any primary insurance up to $1000 is not covered nor eligible for reinbursement under this excess coverage. If there is NOT other valid, collectible medical insurance in force at the time of the accident, the deductible becomes $3,500 per accident, before participant and accident insurance applies. Medical expenses for physical therapy, braces and prescriptions, and the deductible portion of a primary insurance policy up to $1,000, are some of the expenses not covered under the policy.
The company will pay up to a $25,000 maximum for covered expenses; includes limited dental coverage.
Provides broad legal liability protection for USA Hockey and USA Hockey affiliated organizations, their officers, directors, coaches, Managers, officials, players, sponsors and volunteers against lawsuits Arising due to accidental bodily injury that results from a claim of Negligence being brought against them while acting within the Scope of their responsibilities on behalf of USA Hockey. The policy is written on an occurrence form with a limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence and without a general aggregate limit. All sanctioned activities necessary or incidental to the conduct of practice, exhibition, post season and scheduled games are covered by this basic legal liability policy.
Other Benefits for MAHA Senior Mens Players
Uniform Playing Rules
When registering with USA Hockey, a league makes the decision to follow the Official Playing Rules of USA Hockey. In an unregistered league, the rules could be drastically more or less stringent, and they might be changed in mid-season. Less stringent rules and selective enforcement could add up to be a disaster waiting to happen. Members tend to play safer when they have balanced rules and referee enforcement. USA Hockey has several councils, committees and staff members to focus their efforts on creating safer playing conditions.
Local Bodies - Sanction & Discipline
If a player, coach, team official, referee or other person receives a suspension for playing-rules violations, the rink/league can have confidence that the state affiliate (MAHA) is in place to sanction and uphold such appropriate disciplinary actions.
Adult Recreational Tournaments
USA Hockey's Adult Council conducts the USAdult Hockey Classics, which are our invitational, recreational, non-check adult tournaments, held in destination locations. Tournament divisions include Gold, Silver, Bronze, Women's, 30-and-over, and 40-and-over.
Ten Different National Championships
USA Hockey conducts ten different levels of National Championship tournaments.
American Hockey Magazine
Published 10 times annually, American Hockey Magazine is the communication vehicle of USA Hockey and the world's most widely distributed hockey publication, with a circulation of more than 550,000 copies.
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE ADULT MEN'S HOCKEY IN MICHIGAN?
The MAHA Adult Men's Committee is here to work for you, the men's leagues throughout the state. Listed below are thoughts on improving your enjoyment of hockey. Please comment on these ideas and/or add your own thoughts. Contact Ray Kraemer, (586) 790-0962, email@example.com or any Adult Men's Committee Member, to discuss.
MAHA plans to again host the USA Adult Hockey Classic tournaments in Michigan in the months of Feb. and May. What time of the year would you like to see these tournaments held? Where would you like these tournaments conducted?
MAHA currently conducts Men's State Playoffs in up to nine divisions each year: In what other divisions would you want to have a State Playoff tournament?