Communication Update March 12, 2021

Spring 2021 Clinics

There is still space in the U7/U8, U9 and 360 Goaltending clinics. Deadline to register is March 14th. Visit 2021 Spring Clinics for more details and to register.

VMHA Charity Golf Tournament

Registration is now open! To register your group and secure a spot go to VMHA Charity Golf Tournament

Britannia Security Issues

With this last week of practices, and the upcoming spring clinics we need to address an increasing issue with Britannia rink. There has been a couple of interactions between groups of young adults that seem to be looking for an altercation with our players who arrive early awaiting entry outside the rink.

Parents are reminded that despite this season being what it has been, it is not a drop-off service in that regard. Parents are to ensure a team official (who is a volunteer and may be late) is present before leaving the area.

Team Wrap Up Parties

Sadly, under the current Public Health Order in person gatherings are not permitted.

From VIA Sport:

Q: Can I attend a group activity with my youth sport team, like a wind-up, team photo shoot or holiday party, which is scheduled outside of my dedicated training time?

PHO Order:

Group activities, other than time dedicated to training, are not considered to be youth sport. These activities fall under the definition of “event” found in the PHO Health Order and is addressed under Section B of the Order.

https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/FAQ_Provincial_Order_12-24_1.pdf

Please plan a Zoom party or some other creative way to wrap up and say goodbye to 2020-2021

Social Media Person Needed Now!

Love your VMHA, have a gift for Social Media and want to contribute in a meaningful way? Have we got a deal for you! Effective immediately, VMHA is looking for a Social Media Person (SMP) to oversee our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Our new SMP will work with our Board, Coaches, Team Managers, Hockey Program Managers, and the minor hockey community in general to create content, post content and otherwise engage our members and potential members via our various social media platforms. This year-round position is eligible for volunteering credits of $450.00.

This position is perfect for the enthusiastic, organized, independent and creative individual with a passion for hockey and a desire to give back. If you feel we MUST be talking to you, and want to know more, let us know immediately at vp2@vmha.com.

Scholarships

Reminder to U18 and U21 players to check out the various scholarship opportunities on our website. Scholarships

Membership Engagement Survey Final Reminder

Last chance to have an input, survey closes March 14th

VMHA Yearend Player Feedback

This hockey season has been tough for many reasons and you were not able to share in the hockey experience like you are used to. To create more connection with families many of our volunteers have stepped up to share photos and videos within their teams so players can be viewed on the ice. In addition, we have asked coaches to provide some feedback to families in a written format. Since many of you have not been able to see your player(s) on the ice, we felt it was important to provide a snapshot of how they are doing with their hockey skills.

The feedback will not be used in future tryouts or evaluations and are only for communicating to your family. Some coaches have indicated they will modify the process by communicating to you directly or by choosing not to “score” the players. In all cases the goal is the same: provide feedback to families on their player’s development and participation in VMHA programs. The main form of delivery will be through the TeamGenius application and a report will be emailed to parents during the week of March 15th.

Thanks for your support through this trying year. We are looking forward to being able to return to our usual programming next fall!