This Blog provides Detroit area youth hockey news. It was originally the blog of the now defunct Detroit Hockey Association, the most affordable youth ice hockey organization in Michigan based at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit. The Clark Park Coalition keeps this tradition alive in Southwest Detroit.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

DHA to Host USA Hockey Level 1 Clinic 10/13 & Important Dates

As the DHA continues to grow, there will be an increasing need for new coaches. The DHA will host a Level I coaching certification program at Jack Adams Arena on Saturday, October 13th from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Register online via this link. Parents and care givers are strongly encouraged to get certified and learn the latest USA Hockey coaching techniques. No special skills or experience are required.

Soon new players will be signing up for the i-Program and Detroit Dragon teams. There is a great need for volunteers to help us prepare for the season and all season long. The DHA kicks off the pre-season this coming Saturday.

Volunteers Needed!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007: To help clean out the equipment cage. We will be cleaning the cage out from 9 am-11 am. We need some volunteers to help us get the cage area cleaned out and organized.

Coaches Meeting - 9/15 - 11:00 AM: It is mandatory for all coaches who plan to coach this season to be in attendance. The DHA needs active participation in order to have a successful season.

Parent/Player Orientation - 9/15 - 2:00 PM:
Please remember that each parent and player must attend an orientation session. There will be others scheduled if you are unable to attend this one (see the following dates).
If you have not registered there will be several onsite (Jack Adams Arena) registration dates coming up soon. Please remember to register you must pay at least half your fees. All registration fees are due by November 5, 2007!!!

Onsite Registration Dates:

Friday, September 14, 2007 6-8pm

Saturday, September 15, 2007 12pm-2pm

Friday, September 21, 2007 6-8pm

Saturday, September 22, 2007 12pm-2pm

Friday, September 28, 2007 6-8pm

Saturday, September 29, 2007 12pm-2pm

*Remember to register/roster your child at least half of your fees must be paid at registration. (See link to player registration form here)
Additional Important Dates:

Friday, September 21, 2007: Parent/Player orientation @ 6:30 pm @ Jack Adams.

Saturday, September 22, 2007: Managers meeting @ 12 pm at Jack Adams. *If you are interested in becoming a team manager please contact Marilyn Alexander at (313) 340-0119 or (313) 587-2747.

Sunday, September 23, 2007: General Membership Meeting @ 3 pm. All association members should plan to attend. Come out and hear what new ideas we have planned to improve and strengthen the Detroit Hockey Association.

Saturday, September 29, 2007: Hockey In The Hood IV (HITH 4) Planning Meeting @ 12 pm. We need your help! Please plan to attend.

This committee will be responsible for the planning and publicizing for HITH 4. As well as organizing the various committees for HITH 4. Some of those committees are: Registration, Welcome/Liaison comm., Concession Stand, Light breakfast, Luncheon, Pancake Breakfast, Locker room/Lobby Monitor, Score keeping, Decorating, Media/Publicity, Entertainment, Tournament Badges, Hospitality, Clean-Up, Parking Lot, HITH 4 banquet/silent auction, raffle and apparel to name a few.

* If you are interested in signing up to volunteer for any of the above mentioned committees please plan to attend the meeting if you can't make it please contact Cynthia to sign up for one of the committees. We need all our parents support to make this HITH 4 unforgettable. This HITH will be an celebration of Willie O'ree's 50th year anniversary since breaking the color barrier in the NHL. Please help us make this a memorable event. We can't do this without your help. We ask that each parent volunteer for at least one committee.

Sunday, September 30, 2007: For any of you interested The Detroit Hockey Association has reserved this day at Perani's in Livonia from (10am-12pm) for all our members to get hockey equipment at a discounted price. All CCM and Reebok equipment will be especially discounted. So save the date and plan to save some money on all your hockey equipment needs.

* If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Hope to see you all soon,


313-834-2563 or 313-727-7330