AVMHA-Coaching & Program information

To: AVMHA Coaches

From: Rick Schievink

 

Re: Coach Update

 

It’s August, time to turn the water into ice! If you are receiving this mail it is because I have you on a list in one of these categories;

  • Development 1 Certification,
  • Coaches new to AVMHA, (certifications required to be on the ice.)
  • Intro to Hockey (potential volunteer coach)
  • First Shift (potential volunteer coach),

 

I have grouped you all together to streamline this first communication and promise not to Spam you with information you don’t need in the future. I would appreciate confirmation that you have received this mail so that I know I have your address correct. Also, if you would like your name removed let me know and/or if you see that I have missed someone you know should be included, please pass along the address.

 

  1. Development 1 Certification
    • If you have competed your post task, I am your contact for the on-ice evaluation. At this point you should not be waiting on anything from BC Hockey, and it is in your court to book me to come out to a practice to complete the evaluation.
  2. New to AVMHA?

      • All coaches require the following certifications/qualifications to be on the ice. CRC, CATT and the Volunteer Version Respect in Sport. 
        1. Create eHockey profile:
        2. Click https://account.spordle.com/ then click person icon at the top right and choose “My Account”.
        3. On the left side, choose “members”, then click on the “+” and create a profile for yourself.  (DO NOT create a new profile if you already have a Hockey Canada Registration number, instead, click on the “Dashboard” option on the left and choose “Import Player”) 
      • Register for the necessary courses
        1. Click https://account.spordle.com/login?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fregister.hockeycanada.ca%2Fhome
        2. Choose “register for a clinic” (Coaches must complete “Concussion Awareness Training” (CATT), and BC Hockey Respect in Sport for Volunteer Leaders,
        3. Complete a Criminal Records Check https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm and insert the access code UD7AVN99AQ
  3. New Program – Intro to Hockey (ages 6-10)
    This is a ‘new to us’ program to promote new registration. We could not get First Shift earlier. On-ice Schedule;

      • Thursday September 2nd – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Tuesday September 7th – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Thursday September 9th – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Sunday September 12th – 5:00-6:00pm
  4. First Shift Program. (Ages 6-10 volunteer coaches needed)
    We have been approved for 30 kids (group size) for the Winter Session. Ages 6 to 10 years old. The Welcome Event is January 16th, 2022 in the upper lounge at the Multi-Plex. Bauer/NHL First Shift crew will be there to fit the kids, but we will need volunteers to staff the stations. Vancouver Canucks are a big focus this year with the branding and possibly some Canucks Alumni will be attending.
  5. First Shift Registration:
    You can help!! Promote the program to family and friends. The First Shift Website will be open for registrations as of June 15th, 2021, at 9am PST.

    On Ice dates: January 28th onwards (TO BE CONFIRMED)

    • January 16th Welcome Event
    • January 28th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson (10 coaches needed for each session)
    • February 4th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 11th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 18th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 25th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • March 4th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson

 

Please feel free to ask questions. I will be happy to get you the information you need or point you in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time!

Yours in Sport,

Rick

Rick Schievink

(M) 250-731-6258

rickschievink@Hotmail.com