file-extension-pdf-icon.pngParent Handbook

 Note: The Parent Handbook is currently being updated for the 2016-17 season.

file-extension-pdf-icon.png2016-17 Hockey Fee Schedule

file-extension-pdf-icon.png Example Work Credit Opportunities

file-extension-pdf-icon.png Rink Manager Responsibilities

file-extension-pdf-icon.png Locker Room Monitor Responsibilities

file-extension-pdf-icon.png Open Skate Responsibilities

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A Hockey SafeSport Program:

BDHA has adopted the USA Hockey SafeSport Program, which will be facilitated and supported locally by a SafeSport Coordinator. The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to BDHA and USA Hockey. USA Hockey SafeSport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.

USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants.  These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.  The USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse. 

This SafeSport Handbook includes the various Policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs. It further includes the available resources and required Training of USA Hockey and its Member Programs’ employees, volunteers, administrators, coaches, parents and players on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on USA Hockey’s Screening and Background Check Program; the availability and procedures for any person to Report suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting); the procedures and means by which USA Hockey and its Member Programs should Respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how USA Hockey and its Member Programs will Monitor and Supervise this program to help ensure its effectiveness.

As described more fully herein, each USA Hockey Affiliate shall have an Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator whose duties will include monitoring the training of local program administrators and others within the Affiliate, serving as the Affiliate’s initial contact for persons reporting suspected abuse, misconduct or other violations, compiling information on disciplinary issues within the Affiliate and, when appropriate, reporting such information to USA Hockey. Through the USA Hockey SafeSport Program, USA Hockey and BDHA are committed to creating the safest possible environment for participation in hockey. See this website for more information on the USA Hockey SafeSport Program

file-extension-pdf-icon.png USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook

American Developmental Model (ADM) for Parents:

The American Development Model (ADM) utilizes long term athlete development (LTAD) principles as its framework. LTAD principles can be used as a basis on which to make our existing systems and structures more consistent. Developed by internationally renowned coach educator Istvan Balyi,and adapted to ice hockey by USA Hockey, the principles of LTAD are rooted in successful programs throughout the world.

One of the first things that USA Hockey did when beginning this project was to look closely at the statistics related to player development — specifically the skill development time each player has when in both a practice setting and a game setting. When viewed from the perspective of how kids learn the number of repetitions of specific skills and situations that occur in practice versus a game, we quickly learned where players have a chance to develop the most: practice.

So a model was created that valued practice and proper training above all else. This isn’t to say that the ADM is about taking the fun out of hockey, quite the contrary. Practices can and should be fun, especially if the kids are all playing together and having a blast with a game that they love. The more they play it, the better chance that they’ll love it. And when you combine a passion for the game with increased puck time, kids will start to excel at it. Play, Love, Excel. That’s the ADM.

The ADM, through the utilization of LTAD principles, allows us to integrate training, competition and recovery programming with relation to biological development so that we can fully get at a kid’s potential. To make an athlete out of a kid. To make a hockey player out of an athlete. The ADM offers equal opportunity for recreation and competition — a key to retaining younger players. Click on the links at right and videos below to learn more about the model at each developmental age level.

American Development Model Videos

play_green_button.png  8 & Under (Mites)

play_green_button.png 10 & Under (Squirts)

play_green_button.png 12 & Under (Pee Wees)

play_green_button.png 14 & Under (Bantam)