Online PRC Delayed
The Ottawa Police Services was scheduled to open their on-line system for Police Record Checks in September. I have just been informed that this launch has been delayed until mid-end of November at the earliest.
This is a reminder that anyone coming in contact with a NGHA player (coaches, on ice helpers, trainer, manager, den mom etc) must have a valid PRC, which includes a vulnerable sectors check. A PRC is valid for two years. You must provide either a valid PRC or proof of PRC application (receipt) to myself before November 15, 2016. After November 15, you will not be allowed to volunteer until such time that you have obtain a PRC.
If you require a volunteer letter in order to waive the PRC application fee, please email me at email@example.com
If you are in doubt if you have a current valid PRC, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on where you can get a PRC and the form you need to fill out can be found at: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Request-a-Background-Check-or-Police-Report.asp
Please ensure that you are applying for a Police Record Check, which includes the vulnerable sectors check.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
NGHA - Director of Policy, Risk and Safety
2016-17 House League Coaches Announced
House league coaches are now listed on our Contacts page.
Thank you to all who applied.
The NGHA is now accepting coaching applications for the upcoming DS season. Please email DS@ngha.ca.
Registration for the 2016-17 season is now closed.
The NGHA is committed to continued improvement in our capacity to identify, assess, eliminate or minimize risk on and off the ice, particularly in the area of head injuries. Current research in this area shows that at the forefront of proper concussion management is the implementation of baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing.
As such, for the 2016-2017 season, the NGHA is partnering with the Carleton University Sport Medicine Clinic to implement a pilot project using ImPACT Concussion Management Software for voluntary baseline concussion testing for NGHA girls 12 years of age and older. ImPACT Concussion Management Software is a research-based software tool developed to help sports-medicine clinicians evaluate recovery following concussion for safe return to play. ImPACT evaluates and documents multiple aspects of neurocognitive functioning including memory, brain processing speed, reaction time, post-concussive symptoms, and has an injury documentation system. More information can be found at: https://www.impacttest.com/
Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic has been designated a Credentialed ImPACT consultant clinic, with clinicians undergoing specialized ImPACT training to offer state-of-the-art concussion care management to their patients utilizing the ImPACT Concussion Care Model to diagnose and manage concussion injuries.
This testing is not mandatory but we are encouraging all NGHA players 12 years of age and older to undergo baseline concussion testing, either individual or as a group, prior to, or early on, in the season. Testing takes approximately 20-30 mins. A short education session is given to all groups undergoing group baseline testing prior to starting the neurocognitive test.
Costs, which are the responsibility of the individual, are as follows:
$30.00 per athlete for supervised baseline testing (one time only) and $10.00 for follow-up tests (if baseline already completed) after player has sustained a concussion.
Coaches have been encouraged to arrange group testing for their team. However, players also have the option to arrange for individual testing through Chantale Harty at 613-520-3510. Individual testing is done at the Carleton University Sports Medicine Clinic, located at the Ice House, 1125 Colonel By Drive.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
NGHA Director of Policy, Risk and Safety
New app focuses on young athlete mental health side.
The BeGameReady app was launched by the Royal, D.I.F.D. and the Ottawa Senators Foundation on Dec. 22, 2015. It focuses on the mental side of hockey, getting young players prepared before games and helping debrief them afterwards.
The free, bilingual app is designed to help children age 10 to 16 deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues before and after games.
Users can track their moods and get tips on how to manage their feelings, learn breathing exercises and meditation and send "power pucks" of encouragement to teammates who have done a good job.
For more information, go to http://begameready.ca/
Midget AA Black Announce Pink the Rink 2016
The Nepean Midget AA Black Wildcats are proud to announce their second annual Pink the Rink event Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Minto Recreation Centre, Barrhaven.
The day's activities will commence with a skill and development session beginning at 9:15 featuring a few budding Atom-aged Wildcat superstars and culminate with the formal Pink the Rink game featuring special guests, the Nepean Bantam AA Wildcats from 11:15 AM-1:00 PM.
More information regarding this event will be announced as it becomes available.
Please plan to come out and join the Wildcats to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness and raise funds to assist in Breast Cancer Research.
Donate Online to the Canadian Cancer Society
4th Annual Wildcats Season Kickoff Dance
UPDATE: The 4th Annual Nepean Wildcat Season Kickoff Dance has been rescheduled to Friday November 4th. The reason for the change was to accommodate the large number of teams who were out of town at tournaments the weekend of October 14th. Knowing that, we sincerely hope all those teams who expressed disappointment that they would have missed this annual gala will do their utmost to attend as the dance was rescheduled to ensure the date best served the maximum number of families within the NGHA. In this upcoming week, members of the Junior Wildcats will be contacting coaches and managers by email and phone to arrange pre-dance ticket sales (Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Note: Adults will be asked to donate $2.00 at the door which will be donated to the NGHA Bursary Fund for families in need). Recognizing the effort required to reschedule this event, we hope you will consider adding this to your team's season plan. To those who have already made this effort, thank you. For those who have not, please consider it. This evening is all about the girls. It is a great chance for them to bond as a team and community. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the younger Wildcats to enjoy the company and mentorship of the older Wildcat players. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and effort. We look forward to enjoying and sharing a great evening of fun and friendship.
The Nepean Junior Wildcats would like to invite you to the 4th Annual Wildcats Season Kickoff Dance which will take place on Friday November 4th, 6:00 - 9:30 pm at Sir Robert Borden High School.
Last year over 400 girls and parents enjoyed the event.
We're back with the music of a professional DJ, baked goods, hot dogs, chips and drinks. We’ll once again have a photo booth, nail and face painting, door prizes and more!
Also available this year at the Wildcats dance, we will have Cindy Cook on site with her line of Keepsake jewellery called Keep Collective! 80% of her commissions, made at the dance, will be donated directly to the NGHA bursary fund! (Keep is a unique line of personalize-able jewellery that allows you to tell your own individual story through charms. https://ca.keepcollective.com/with/cindycook
The evening is a great opportunity for the NGHA community to celebrate together, kick off the season and bond with new team mates and old friends. The event is fully chaperoned so parents don't have to stay. It's a great opportunity for the parents to have their own icebreaker party! Younger siblings and non-hockey playing girls are also welcome.
NGHA Goalie Program
The NGHA is pleased to announce the return of the weekly goalie development training program for the 2016-2017 season. The goal of the program is to further develop the key fundamentals of the modern goalie position while breaking down each repetition into pre-save, save, and post-save movements. Each goalie will be registered for at least 10x 1-hour clinics beginning around 14 September 2016 and running until 15 February 2016 such that they are on the ice approximately once every two weeks.
This year we will be offering three different training streams:
1) EXPOSURE TRAINING GROUP: The EXPOSURE LEVEL is open to Novice (All) and Atom House League goalies/teams only. For teams without a designated goalie, coaches or a team representative can purchase a "Team Package" wherein targeted players can be rotated through the sessions at the discretion of the team. Please make note of this within the comments section of the online registration.
Total Cost: $195 (+HST) per goalie
EXPOSURE GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** 2 SPOTS REMAINING ***
2) REGULAR TRAINING GROUP: The REGULAR LEVEL is open to all remaining goalies who are NOT competing at the Novice (All) or Atom House League level. This is a substantially large group requiring registrants to be separated into two Groups that will train on alternating weeks. Total Cost: $245 (+HST) per goalie
REGULAR GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** 4 SPOTS REMAINING ***
3) ELITE TRAINING GROUP: The ELITE LEVEL will be initially offered to AA athletes and then subsequently extended to A-level athletes bases on availability. This group will train every week for a total of 20 sessions and is a perfect complement for a team looking for a steady dose of goaltending instruction. Total Cost: $475 (+HST) per goalie
ELITE GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** FULL - PLEASE REGISTER TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST ***
Each group will be further divided into subgroups based on age and level of play at the discretion of the instructor to best suit the needs of each individual and the dynamics of the overall program. All sessions will be provided by Complete Goaltending Development and will be held at the Complete Hockey Development Centre (CHDC) located at 145 Iber Road. Specific group assignments and any related information will be formally communicated to each individual NO LATER THAN Saturday, 10 September 2016.
Please do not hesitate to contact Greg Bowles with any comments, question or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NGHA is looking for volunteers to help support the growth and operations of our Associations. We always have a need for dedicated volunteers who are able to donate their time and skills to help make our association the best in the region.
We have an immediate need for an ICE SCHEDULER. If you are interested in this paid position please contact me directly and I will share the roles and responsibilities of this important position.
Thanks in advance for your help and support.
Hockey Canada Bulletin – Bauer Recall
This recall involves the following goal masks and cages:
Please click on the link below to obtain more information on this recall. Consumers should stop using the recalled goal masks with the affected wire cages and contact Bauer Hockey Corp.
- Bauer Concept C1 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
- Bauer NME 10 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
- Bauer RP NME Ti Titanium Cage.