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Rules & Bylaws


MAHA 2019 - 2020 Annual Guide

The MAHA By-Laws and Rules & Regulations govern the affairs of the organization. Proposed changes to the MAHA By-Laws and Rules are voted upon annually at the MAHA Winter & Summer Meetings. Proposed changes to the By-Laws and/or the Rules and Regula­tions shall be submitted by members to the Rules Committee Chairperson, and must be postmarked before December 15th. All proposals must be submitted on the MAHA rules change proposal form (which can be found in the Forms & Information section of this site) and must include all of the required information to be accepted by the Rules Committee Chairperson. All proposals are to be submitted in electronic format. Once submitted they shall be acted upon by the Rules Committee and the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws.

How to Propose Rule Changes

Proposed changes to MAHA Bylaws and/or the Rules and Regula­tions shall be submitted by members to the Rules Committee Chairperson, and must be postmarked before December 15. All proposals must be submitted on the MAHA rules change proposal form (provided below) and must include all of the required information to be accepted by the Rules Committee Chairperson. All proposals are to be submitted in electronic format using the link below. All such proposals shall be read at the Winter Meeting with a recommenda­tion offered by the Rules Committee. An advisory vote of the Board shall be taken at this time. All Proposals which do not receive support from a majority of the Board Members voting at the Winter Meeting shall be rejected. Those that receive support, go on to the summer meeting where there require a 2/3 vote of the Board Members for approval.

Once you have completed the Rule Change Submission Form, you must submit it using the link below.

Mickey Jesue

Rules Committee Chairperson

2021 Proposed Rule Changes

Below you can download the proposed rule packet for the 2021 MAHA Winter Meeting. These rules will be voted on during the winter meeting and require a majority vote to be passed on to the summer meeting for final approval.

Rule Proposals Moving Forward to Summer 2021 Meeting

Policy & Guidelines

In addition to the MAHA Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations, MAHA Has adopted and number of policies. These policies relate to:

  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • MAHA Privacy Policy Relating to Social Security Numbers and Other Sensitive Data
  • MAHA Records Access Policy
  • Record Retention Policy
  • Travel Team Tryout Policy
  • Whistleblower Policy
  • Financial Procedures Manual
  • Team Financial Statements
  • Helmet – Summary Suspension Policy and Procedure
  • Michigan Residency Policy
  • Locker Room Policy
  • Individuals on the ice after a Chamionship Game
  • Invtiational Tournament Deposits
  • Michigan Criteria For “Approved Skills Development Programs"

Details of these policies can be found here

Pilot Programs

From time to time the MAHA Executive Committee mat adopt various pilot Programs. The purpose is to try a program for a defined period of time before adopting it as a full rule. Here the programs that currently exist.

The following Pilot Programs are recognized for the 2019-2020 regular season:

  • Girls High School Classification Pilot
  • Youth Tier 1 Pilot Program
  • Girls Tier 1 Pilot Program
  • Youth Tier II & Tier III 18U Out of District Players

New Pilot Programs for 2020 - 2021 Season

  • Youth Tier 1 out of state player requirements
  • Girls Tier 1 U19 Out of State Players