to the online home of the Rutland Amateur Hockey Association Junior Spartans
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|Team||Head Coach||Head Coach|
|Mite House||TJ Moran|
|Squirt Interim||Patrick Cooley||Pending Evals|
|U12 Girls||Brennan Duffy||Melinda Humphrey|
|U14 Girls||Patrick Lowkes||Melinda Humphrey|
Welcome RAHA Families-
I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is back to school and ready for fall sports. Our 2016/2017 hockey season will be here before we know it and RAHA will once again be playing its hockey under the Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association (VSAHA) umbrella, a member of USA Hockey. RAHA will once again offer travel teams at the Bantam (U16), Peewee (U14), Girls U14, Girls U12, Squirt (U10) and Mite (U8) levels. We will also offer our house league at the U8 level as well as ten weeks of our learn to skate/learn to play hockey.
If you have not registered your player...please do so ASAP! Our registration and payment processes have changed and we need to know what we've got for players, so please register now www.rahavt.org. If you have registered your child but did not complete the USA Hockey forms please mail them to RAHA PO Box 455 Rutland Vt 05702 as soon as possible. Your child’s registration is not complete without these forms.
Practices This Season
Patrick Cooley (Committee Chair) and the Youth Hockey Committee will once again be promoting USA Hockey-recommended ADM (American Development Model) practices throughout the course of the season. Important information on the ADM model can be seen here:http://www.admkids.com/ Spend some time on the website to read why the ADM method is so vital for our players' development.
RAHA's practice season will begin at Spartan Arena October 3rd thru November 4th, with each team getting 1-2 shared ice practices per week. Practice and squirt team evaluation schedules will be posted on or about September 15th on the Spartan Arena website (http://www.castleton.edu/about-castleton/our-campus/the-spartan-arena/) and at www.rahavt.org. Games will begin in earnest the weekend of October 29th with a few exceptions.
Our Giorgetti practice schedules, which will begin November 7th, will be posted on the RAHA website by mid-October.
Finance & Fundraising
In an effort to maintain some of the lowest player rates in Vermont youth hockey, RAHA has re-negotiated its contract with the City of Rutland and we will continue the lion's share of our practices and many of our games at Giorgetti. We will also continue our great relationship with Castleton University and their Spartan Arena as well. Our RAHA Board of Directors has begun the process of obtaining corporate-sponsored jerseys for our players, so as to keep our costs as low as possible. In addition, our Fundraising Committee will continue to grow and help to raise funds toward our fees with its fun events! If you're interested in joining our Fundraising Committee, please contact Corey Kendall, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for future emails regarding some of our fundraising events, and help out where you can.
A few important dates to keep in mind
September 25th from 3-5 at Spartan Arena RAHA will be holding its annual picnic. Ice will be in so bring your skates. We will also be doing an informal gear swap and special fundraiser...a reminder email will be out shortly detailing specifics.
October 8/9 is Girls Hockey Weekend across the US. RAHA will be organizing a skate event and pizza party for all past, current and future female players. An email will go out in mid-October with more specifics...look for that and start recruiting some new girls! Volunteers needed; email me at email@example.com if you're interested in helping.
November 12th is Try Hockey for Free Day in across the US. RAHA will once again be taking part in this fantastic opportunity to get new, young players (target ages 4-8) interested in hockey. Volunteers are needed for this event (firstname.lastname@example.org) and more information will be available soon.
As always, check our website often for information and updates: www.rahavt.org
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It's easy to register or change your charity. Just follow the directions below. RAHA will receive a donation from every sale.
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Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 season.
To streamline the process, online registration is required this year. There are no processing fees for online registration.
There is a $1 deposit required at the time of registration if you wish to be billed over four months. The balance will be split into four payments and taken Aug. 15, Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15.
You always have the option to pay in full as well.
Click Here or on the Registration link at left to go to the Registration Page.
You can have the RAHA calendar for your specific team fed automatically to your computer or phone calendar. There are instuctions at
To get the web address for your specific team, click on Calendar on the RAHA website, click on Show Tag Menu and check the feeds you want to receive. You should uncheck "Home" and then check your team(s), such as Squirt A or 12U girls. If you have children on more than one team, check them all.
The calendar will then show just the events for the areas you checked. Click on Subscribe to ICal feed at the bottom of the page and copy the link provided. Then paste it as described by your particular application.
To put it on your iphone, Mac or Android device, e-mail yourself the link and then click on the link in the e-mail. It should ask you if you would like to subscribe to this calendar. Just say yes.