RAIDERS MANAGER RESOURCES
The Manager is primarily responsible for all off-ice activities and is a vital part of our program. Team Managers are encouraged to engage all members of your team to ensure your season is a successful one and collectively supported.
The Raiders Hockey Club requires each team to have a Manager and Treasurer. Having the support of parents allows the coaching staff to focus on the players on-ice instruction.
We encourage you to take the time to become familiar with SAMHA Policies, Raiders Policy and the Hockey Alberta Rules of Operation.
AAA AND AA TEAM MANAGER
IMPORTANT: If your team would like to open a bank account you will require an authorization letter.
Duties of Treasurers/Managing Team Financial Accounts
Team Treasurers and Managers are expected to:
(A) Prepare an initial team budget
(B) Share the budget with parents a minimum of twice throughout the season
(C) Establish an official team account at a financial institution and deposit all monies collected into this account
(D) Ensure there are two individuals named on the bank account. No personal accounts are allowed. If using etransfer the account must have outgoing double verification (CWB/ATB)
(E) Keep records up-to-date at all times
A copy of the budget must be submitted to the Raiders Committee before October 15th, and a final concluding budget before April 30th.
Final budget submissions must include a copy of the team bank account statement detailing the transactions. Failure to submit the budget on the defined due date will result in a $500 fine to the team.
Game Reschedule: To reschedule a league game please contact SAMHA Ice Allocator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Changes in Allocation: Parents and coaches should be aware that, at times, changes in allocation may be necessary due to extenuating circumstances. Examples include but, are not limited to; ice plant failure, tournaments, special events, Zamboni breakdowns, makeup league games, playoffs and Provincial playdowns (late January until the end of March).
A permit is required any time you play a tournament or exhibition game that is NOT in St. Albert. It is a way to track all travel for sanctioned exhibition games and tournaments as well as for Hockey Canada Insurance purposes. You do not need permit for regular season play.
Permits require 3-5 business days to obtain. Any permits applied for in less than the stated time cannot be guaranteed and may be denied. Without a valid permit, you must not play or participate as insurance can be voided for injury or travel. Failure to obtain the proper permits can result in suspension or denial of any future permit application.
All travel permits, when approved, will be emailed to the person who has applied for the permit.
If you have not received confirmation of your permit 24 hours before your game time, please email Angela at email@example.com
WHEN DO I REQUIRE A TRAVEL PERMIT:
Travel permits are required for any tournament or exhibition game that your team plays that is not in St. Albert.
Permits are not required for regular season games or re-scheduled league games outside our zone.
Teams MUST keep their TeamSnap schedule up to date with all out-of-town practices listed. Hockey Alberta may reference this list.
WHEN DO I REQUIRE AN EXHIBITION GAME PERMIT:
If your team is hosting an exhibition game, no matter where it is played (even in St. Albert) you need to apply for an Exhibition Game permit through SAMHA. Once issued it will come to you with a SANCTION number, which you can then give to the opposing team so that they may apply for their permit with their home organization.
If you are attending an exhibition game (not hosting), if the game is outside of St. Albert, you will need a travel permit. You will need to obtain the exhibition SANCTION number from the hosting team PRIOR to applying for your permit as it will be a required field.
If you are unsure if you need a permit or not, please apply and we will let you know - it is better to be safe than sorry.
Special Event Permits:
Hockey Alberta will no longer sanction special events for teams. Please ensure your team is aware that there is no Hockey Alberta insurance at special events.
All teams have access to a free TeamSnap account.
This season SAMHA is using TeamSnap software to power our website, registration and team management system
As part of this, all teams are provided a free TeamSnap Account through SAMHA. Each team is required to utilize their SAMHA supplied TeamSnap account, as this is how we communicate with teams and deliver game schedules.
All player and parent contact information should already be there based on the information provided through registration, but let your parents know to add to their profiles any additional email addresses or family members they want to have access to the team schedules and communications.
Some managers prefer to assign a team volunteer to manage the TeamSnap account, but ensure as the Team Manager that you retain manager access so you can modify any activities, access manager specific information from the association and communicate with your team.
Once you have gained manager access to your account, you will have access to the following tabs:
The Roster tab lists all team members and parent contact information. If you notice that any contact information is missing, reach out to that family and ask them to enter it through their own individual TeamSnap account.
Add any team officials and be sure to designate their position. Also be sure to designate them as a “non-playing member of the team”. If you want to assign another team volunteer to manage TeamSnap, you can add them and provide them manager access to the team here as well.
The Schedule tab is where you will add any practices s or events to the schedule. For information on how to do this click HERE.
All practices, games, events, and tournaments must be entered into the TeamSnap site.
Be sure to recommend your team members update their availability before each game & practice. This is very helpful for coaches practice and game planning.
Sometimes you just need to track who has completed tasks or provided required forms. This tab lets you keep track of things like who has turned in medical releases, who has paid cash calls, or any other yes/no type of item.
TeamSnap makes it easy to share video links, photos and files with the entire team via a simple interface for uploading, organizing, and writing custom titles and captions.
You can communicate with your team through this tab. TeamSnap gives you a number of different communicating options including email, team chat, text alerts & message board posts. It is the easiest way to get messages to your team quickly and efficiently.
Once your team has selected a team name, this tab is where you can add your team. Your team name must include the team name and the SA team number. Example, “Sharks - SA#401”.
The more organized your TeamSnap account is, the better your communication will be with your team. Better communication leads to a better overall team experience.
All team members should be encouraged to do the following so that they have access to the most up to date team information:
- Download the app
Make sure you and all your team members download the TeamSnap App if they haven’t already. It is available for iOS on the App Store and Android devices through Google Play.
- Subscribe to Your TeamSnap Schedule
Easily add your TeamSnap schedule to your phone or desktop calendar application to ensure that no games or practices are missed. For information on how to subscribe to your TeamSnap schedule CLICK HERE
December 10th and 11th.
More details to come.
An important aspect of injury prevention is addressing concussions in sport and providing the information required in:
- PREVENTION: Ultimately, we want to prevent concussions from occurring. That starts with respecting the safety and well-being of everyone sharing the ice with us, and includes wearing proper equipment, and eliminating dangerous hits.
- RECOGNITION: What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion? Knowledge is key so we can observe and recognize a possible concussion, and get the person to medical attention.
- RESPONSIBLE RETURN TO PLAY: Everyone wants to get back on the ice as soon as possible. With a concussion, there is a gradual, six-step process that must be followed, which includes observing and recognizing if symptoms return.
Hockey Canada has worked with various organizations, including Parachute Canada, to develop standardized information regarding the prevention, identification, and management of concussions and suspected concussions. Understanding what a concussion is, its causes and symptoms, what must be done when a concussion is suspected, and how to properly recover from a concussion will allow our participants to enjoy hockey for life even if a concussion has occurred.
Hockey Alberta six step return to play protocol.
"Baseline testing of youth and adult athletes that do not have access to dedicated sideline licensed healthcare professionals working with team physicians within a comprehensive concussion protocol is not recommended." - Parachute Canada
"Mandatory baseline testing not recommended
Baseline testing is the practice of having an athlete complete certain concussion assessment tools before sport participation – usually before the start of a season – in order to get baseline or “pre-injury” measurements. In the event of a suspected concussion, assessment is done again and these post-injury measurements are compared to the baseline measurements. The goal of this testing is to identify cognitive differences in the athlete before and after the injury. Baseline testing does not refer to one specific tool or test, but can refer to many forms of assessment, such as computerized, pencil-and-paper and sport-specific skill testing.
Baseline testing is not required for post-injury care of youth athletes with suspected or diagnosed concussion. Rather than using resources for baseline testing, we encourage sport organizations and schools to develop processes within their organizations to recognize and remove anyone with a possible concussion, ensure they get medically assessed and support them to return to school and sport safely."