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IMPORTANT 2021-22 DVHL FORMS

Please download & print the DVHL Code of Conduct and Player Agreements for the upcoming 2021-22 hockey season.


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2021-2022 HJB Travel Hockey Program Guide

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2021-2022 HJB Travel Season Evaluations Schedule

The Hershey Jr Bears are excited to announce the schedule for Player Evaluations for the 2021-2022 Travel Hockey Season!

Evals for the Mite, Squirt & PeeWee levels will occur on Monday 4/19 and Wednesday 4/21 at HersheyPark Arena. Please note that Mites only have the 1 session on Monday 4/19, while Squirt and PeeWee have both sessions.

Bantam and Midget Evals will occur on Monday 5/10 and Wednesday 5/12 at Twin Ponds East.

Please stay tuned here and at www.hersheyjrbears.org for our 2021-2022 Travel Brochure with all the program details for next season and the registration link.

Additionally, HJB will be running Pre-Evaluations Skills Clinics throughout April to keep players fresh and ready for Evals. Location, dates and times and signup information will be released next week.

Thank you for your support of Central PA's longest-tenured Youth Hockey Program and Let's Go Jr Bears!!!


J. Bruce McKinney Scholarship Fund

Through the kindness of J. Bruce McKinney and other donors, the Hershey Jr. Bears Organization is able to offer limited financial assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulty.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. The identity and the financial information of all applicants will be strictly confidential.

Application forms may be requested by contacting Lori Rich at lrich@hersheyjrbears.org

Please note: ALL Scholarship Fund applications must be received by August 31, 2021. No applications will be accepted after August 31st.


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Important Information

HJB Families -- as everyone is aware, the PA Governor's office has put out new guidance and terms & conditions related to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases across the State. One of those changes is related to athletes wearing face masks.  

It is now MANDATORY for ALL Players and Coaches to wear facemasks while participating in any Youth Hockey activity, including ON THE ICE during practices or games (or any event) inside their helmets' cages or full shields (wearing a full shield is not considered a face covering. You still need a mask inside it).

It remains mandatory for anyone (player, coach, manager, parent/guardian) to wear masks while inside any part of the buildings where HJB teams practice or play games (HPA and Twin Ponds). This also means all players and coaches should be wearing masks while dressing or waiting outside the rinks as well, given the close proximity of the benches outside TPE.

This new mandate is EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. So if you have a practice tonight, you must wear your mask inside the building AND on the ice. It is in effect through at least January 1st, as we are told, and likely longer.

We realize this is a big change and will bring stress. We acknowledge this, but it is being mandated by both the State and the DVHL, so we all must do our part to comply.

Full details can be found at www.health.pa.gov and here is a link to the FAQ that give specific details about Youth Sports as well as the highlights below:

https://www.health.pa.gov/.../Universal-Masking-FAQ.aspx

Does the Order apply to athletes and sports activities?

Yes. Everyone who participates in sport activities including coaches, athletes (including cheerleaders), and spectators must wear a face covering, such as a mask, unless they fall under an exception in Section 3 of the Order.

Indoors: Coaches, athletes (including cheerleaders), and spectators must wear face coverings, when indoors and where another person or persons who are not members of the individual's household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance. This includes while actively engaged in workouts, competition, and on the sidelines, etc.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter, and we will keep you posted as more details emerge.


HJB CORONA VIRUS POLICY


Social Media & Conflict Management Policy


usa hockey directive


AAHA Zero Tolerance Video

Please watch this 3 minute video regarding the AAHA Zero Tolerance Policy.

CLICK HERE

 


safesport update

SafeSport – Attached below are highlights and the memo summarizing SafeSport. 

  1. The US Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over all allegations of Sexual Misconduct and has discretionary jurisdiction over other possible SafeSport allegations.
    1. Basically any adult, covered by USAH, is considered a mandatory reporter and if any such person learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of Child Abuse,

the adult shall as soon as possible report the suspected abuse to both the US Center for SafeSport and to applicable law enforcement authorities.

  1. SafeSport Training;
    1. Beginning this season, SafeSport training is required every year.  However if you completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) you will retain valid training status for 2019-20.
    2. All (whether registered with USAH or not) board members of the clubs and affiliates are to have SafeSport training.  There will be audits conducted to assure all required have been trained. 
    3. All players born in 2002 and earlier that are playing on a team with players under 18 are required to have SafeSport training prior to being put on the roster.
    4. USAH will offer and give training to minor athletes with age-specific training, this will not be required for the minor athletes except for “c” above.
  2. Screening will move to a national program administered by USAH starting the 2020-21 season.  The US Olympic Committee is still in the process of finalizing background screening policies, hopefully finalizing by September this year.
    1. The USAH national program will still require the Pennsylvania individuals to still follow PA law for screening.  THIS WILL NOT REPLACE THE PA SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.


Hockey learn-to-skate!

Beginning Hockey skating classes are available!
These lessons are developed in conjunction with USA Hockey and will develop or strengthen the skills needed for beginning and advanced beginning players.  A look at the hockey curriculum is available clicking on the link below. 

In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

Necessary equipment: • Hockey skates • HECC Approved Hockey Helmet

Use this LTS registration link, (click)  for more information and be sure to select the Hockey Track when asked. 

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