On Thursday, May 7, the Governor of Michigan extended the state’s “Stay At Home Order” through May 28, 2020.
As a result, all rinks in Michigan will continue to suspend all activities until the Executive Order is lifted. Per the MAHA Executive Committee, all tryouts, formation of teams, offering of contracts, recruiting, etc., for ALL USA Hockey Members programs in the Michigan Affiliate remain prohibited until further notice.
MAHA will continue to monitor issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and will provide direction once the Executive Order is lifted and operations are able to resume. We acknowledge that a return to activity may include guidelines and restrictions mandated by the State.
Since April 2020, the MAHA Task Force has been assembling weekly to develop a comprehensive plan to return to hockey activity. Throughout this process, we have collected a number of articles, documents, and relevant resources which provide direction in our planning process. As part of our commitment to transparency, we wanted to share this collection of resources with our hockey community.
Below you’ll find a collection of resources that have been influential to our Task Force. We will continue to monitor the reopening processes across North America, as well as research the guidelines and support provided by USA Hockey. We will continue to provide updates to this compilation, as they become available.
Once again, we thank our membership for its patience and support – and we look forward to seeing you again at the rink very soon!
May 7, 2020 - USA Hockey president Jim Smith and executive director Pat Kelleher provide an update, to the USA Hockey family, on returning to rinks.
May 21, 2020 - Olympic gold-medalist A.J. Mleczko hosts a roundtable discussion centered around returning to rinks with USA Hockey executives.
Project Play is developing webinars for parents, coaches, and leaders to answer questions related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth sports and physical activity.
April 1, 2020 - The Aspen Institute's Project Play initiative explored what could lie ahead for youth sports as the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds.
April 22, 2020 - An interactive discussion with young athletes and their coaches, as well as leading professionals with resources related to physical, social, and emotional well-being.
May 13, 2020 - Ready or not, America is gradually reopening. When and how community sports join in is a topic that will play out in the coming weeks and months. Discussion on return to play...
April 15, 2020 - Our second webinar explored how youth sports leaders in non-profits, for-profits, and parks and rec departments are tackling issues during the pandemic.
April 29, 2020 - Former Major League Baseball star Omar Vizquel joined medical experts and parents to discuss free play and organized sports during the pandemic.
May 27, 2020 - After COVID-19, youth sports will never be the same. So what do we want the next model to be? Executive Director Tom Farrey shares his vision with panelists.