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Stevenson Hockey Updated COVID-19 Policies

Updated: September 22, 2020

Stevenson High School Hockey is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to all of our players, coaches and families.  Of primary importance this year is our effort to mitigate the potential for the transmission of COVID-19 within our program and the community. Not only will this effort require full cooperation from our team members, but it will also require flexibility as the circumstances surrounding this virus are constantly changing. Ultimately, despite our best efforts, we cannot completely eliminate the risk that COVID-19 presents. If you have an underlying health condition or a specific health concern about participating in hockey this season, you should work with your health care provider to determine the best decision for your family.

We will continue with the COVID-19 screening questions and temperature checks prior to all Stevenson Hockey events.  Please review the following updated policies regarding COVID-19 positive tests that will be in effect immediately for the 2020-2021 season and are aligned with IDPH (IDPH Safe Sport Guidelines) and Stevenson Athletics. In the event any of this information changes, we will notify all families via email and on our website. 

Notification

If a player, coach or someone they live with tests positive for COVID-19, they must first notify Stevenson Hockey. In addition to informing your head coach, please email covid.stevensonhockey@gmail.com. This email will be confidentially monitored by the Hockey Director, Board President, and Team Manager. Stevenson Athletics Medical Staff will be notified and will provide direct guidance on protocols and requirements for returning to Stevenson Hockey events.

Positive Tests - Quarantine

The following are general guidelines from IDPH for positive tests and quarantine for reference.  Stevenson Athletics Medical Staff will contact you and provide specific instructions once notified of a positive test or exposure.

  • If a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, that individual must quarantine themselves away from all Stevenson Hockey related events. Said player or coach may return when they have quarantined 10-days since onset of symptoms, have been fever free without medication for 24 hours and have received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • If anyone who resides in the same home as the player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, that player or coach must quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and will require a negative COVID-19 test before returning to Stevenson Hockey events.
  • If a player or coach tests positive, all player and families will be notified. Team members then must follow the advice of their respective health care professionals to determine exposure risk and any quarantine requirements. If you were in close contact (within 6 feet of the infected person for more than 15 minutes), you must quarantine for 14-days and be tested for COVID-19 before returning.

Our ability to remain on the ice will be directly related to the efforts we put forth to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We have spent a great deal of time working as a Board, consulting with our school, our families and other hockey programs to develop reasonable policies in this unique and constantly evolving environment. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to try to make this the best season possible for our Stevenson Hockey family.

Stevenson High School Hockey Board of Directors

Fall Parent/Player Information Session Reschedule

Stevenson Parents and Players,

I apologize for the late notice but we are going to reschedule the Fall Parent/Player Information Session planned for this evening.  There will be an AHAI Presidents meeting at the same time as our info session tonight and given the dynamics of the Fall hockey season, we believe that it would be helpful to postpone and share any new information we learn with you during our info session.  

The new schedule is as follows:

Mandatory Player/Parent Zoom Fall Information Session

August 9th - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81162195715

 

Reminder: If you have not yet registered, and plan to tryout, please follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Complete your registration with the Stevenson Hockey.  You will need a 2020-2021 USA Hockey number. https://stevensonhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/709754093

Step 2 - You have to register your player online for the Stevenson Athletic activities. Please use the following link:  https://aestevenson-ar.rschooltoday.com 

Step 3 – Upload a copy of your player’s current physical to the online Stevenson Registration.
Step 4 – Complete Safe Sport Training for players born in 2003 and older. https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining

We will receive a final list of cleared players from Stevenson Athletics on Monday. Players will not be allowed to participate in tryouts until all registration steps and forms have been completed. 

Thanks again for your patience and flexibility in these extraordinary times.

 

Stevenson Hockey Update

Stevenson Hockey Families,

We would like to update you on the constantly evolving season ahead of us. We will continue to communicate with all of our families as the situation develops as it seems every day brings something new. 

Registration is still open for the Fall and we plan on skating a full season for both JV and Varsity. If you have not yet registered, please follow the procedure detailed at the following link: Stevenson Hockey Fall 2020/2021 Registration

Tryouts: 

We will be proceeding with tryouts as planned on August 10th, 11th and 13th.  The latest guidelines from the Governor classify hockey as a high risk sport and as such limit us to non-contact practices and skills training. 

Once teams are formed, we will skate a full schedule of both team practices and skills sessions. Our coaches will use this added time effectively with the goal of improving skating and technical skills. We will also continue to invest in strength and conditioning through our off ice programs in order to become stronger hockey players. 

When will games be permitted? 

No one knows the answer to this. Guidance from the Governor's office lacks specifics, and as such the governing bodies (AHAI, IHSA, SHL) are limited in what they can communicate.  We do know based on the latest communication from AHAI that High School hockey will be treated no differently that Tier I or Tier II clubs so we are all in the same situation with regards to game play.  There are many scenarios: could we start our competitive season in November and extend the season through to spring break? Could we start after the first of the year and extend into April? We just do not know at this point. 

Along with the other High School programs and clubs in the area, we continue to strongly advocate for a re-classification of youth hockey as a "high risk" activity, or modifications to the most recent guidelines.  We believe with simple modifications such as proper arena protocols, limiting use of locker rooms, mandating "full shields" on helmets, and limiting spectators in rinks, we can play safely as we have over the Spring/Summer season. Strict adherence to our Return to Play Protocols have resulted in zero cases of COVID-19 across our hockey program.  Sports participation is important for children, but our priority is and will continue to be the safety of our players and coaches. We believe that with your support, we can have a safe and successful season. 

Fees: 

In the event that we are unable to achieve our planned practices/skills and/or games, there will be a revision of dues and refunds issued accordingly.  

 

Mandatory Player/Parent Zoom Fall Information Session:

Please make sure to join us for the upcoming Fall Information Session for the latest on Stevenson Hockey.

August 6th - 7:00PM-8:00PM

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81162195715

 

Resources:

All Sports Guidance

AHAI Statement Concerning Returning to Play

 

As we learn more, we will update you accordingly.  Go Pats!

 

Jeff Harlow

President, Stevenson Hockey

Fall 2020/2021 Registration

The Fall Season registration is now available via the link below.  Online registration must be completed by August 1st.

https://stevensonhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/709754093 


6/24/2020 Summer Hockey COVID Update:

 

Stevenson Hockey is cleared to resume on-ice activities starting July 2nd!

 

Requirements for Participation:

 

1) 2020-2021 USA Hockey Number - Please register at https://membership.usahockey.com/

 

2) Completion of Stevenson Hockey waiver and acknowledgement of Mandatory Return to Play Protocol.  The following link will allow you to e-sign both and provide the 2020-2021 USA Hockey number.

 

https://app.waiverelectronic.com/render/templateByRefId/5ee7a3056fd21103da3c988b

 

3) Balances must be paid in full unless you have made other payment plan arrangements with Katie Wood.  Katie will be invoicing the second half of the balance, for those that have not fully paid.  If you have any payment questions or are looking for a payment plan, please reach out to her ASAP.  A plan must be in place prior to participation. 

 

Schedule / Calendar: 

 

1) The calendar is updated.  Please go to the Calendar tab for further details. Feel free to download the SportsEngine app and follow Stevenson Hockey for the schedules to sync directly to your phone calendar.

 

2) There are four player pods in total.  When looking at the calendar, player pods 1 & 2 skate at Group 1 times and player pods 3 & 4 skate at Group 2 times.  Each player pod will be working with coaching staff in their small groups.  

 

3) For those participating in virtual workouts, Starting July 6th the workouts will move to Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 1:15.  The same Zoom link should be used.  

 

If you have questions, need to register or have payment inquiries, please contact Katie Wood at katiewood628@gmail.com.

 

 

6/18/2020 Update:

 

We are still waiting for final approval from the Stevenson Administration to start back with ice activities in July.  In hopeful anticipation of that approval and so everyone can plan accordingly, the ice schedule has been uploaded to the online calendar.  Ice times are divided by Group 1 and Group 2.  Player Pods 1 & 2 will skate at Group 1 times and Player Pods 3 & 4 will skate at Group 2 times.  

 

We will be sending out a required online COVID waiver and acknowledgement of the Return to Play protocol within the next week or so.  Online completion of this waiver is required prior to any player getting on the ice.  As part of this waiver, you will be required to enter a 2020-2021 USA Hockey number.  USA Hockey has updated their liability waiver to include COVID provisions from the 2019-2020 waiver that everyone completed.  

 

Please visit https://membership.usahockey.com/ to register for 2020-2021 so you have the numbers ready to populate this form.  The updated numbers will be required for Fall play as well, regardless of where you play.  

 

USA Hockey is requiring all 2003 Birth Years and earlier to complete Safe Sport.  Please complete the below training as soon as possible.  AHAI requires this prior to rostering, regardless of where you play.

 

Link to Core Training for 2003's:

https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining 

-----> Middle of the page in Red and click "Access Required Core Training Here"

*Estimated to take 90-120 Minutes*

 

Link to Refresher Training for 2002's:

https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining  

----->  Middle of the page in Red and click "Sign back into Training"  -- You will be able to reset your password if you don't remember it and the Refresher Course will automatically appear in the portal

*Estimated to take 30 Minutes*

 

Player Pods: 

 

Pod 1 (Group 1 Ice Time) Pod 2 (Group 1 Ice Time) Pod 3 (Group 2 Ice Time) Pod 4 (Group 2 Ice Time)
Benjamin Bassisty Bottcher Baradzin
Biedron Guz Chambers Barber
Cole Kulick Fieri Carlino
Fitzpatrick Mesi Gagua Erdenebat
Harlow O'Gradney Kabakov Harman
Jegers Ponticelli Stokes Hutchinson
Jette Schultz Stokes Kukla
Lermer Topel Weinstein Milman
Meyers Verlinsky Zhang Spector (G)
Poretto Smoller (G) Likhovid (G) Brenner (G)
Spieth Benjamin (G) Klebosky (G)  
Spieth      
Adler (G)      

 


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