It is that time of year again. A full League meeting will be held this Sunday, August 18th at the Triphahn Center. the Center is located at 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169.We have rented a room from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
The Board has met several times during the offseason to prepare for the 2019/2020 season. Part of that preparation involves the Board looking at what issues came up during the previous season and discussing ways in which the bylaws can help to clarify things going forward.
During the annual meeting we will discuss these potential changes. We want to do what is best for the League as a whole and to keep the league growing.
Our website overlords say our registration will be completed on the 22nd of August. Per the request of many of you, we have asked them to eliminate the vast majority of the youth hockey questions that were attached. We eliminated many of them but not all from last years registration.
The North/South Conferences have been combined under one tab. This will allow us to manage playoffs without having to spend additional money on the tournament package from SportsEngine. Once we explained to them that we are not running an invitational tournament and this is the extension of our regular season they said this would be the fastest, easiest and least expensive route for our league.
Players and coaches will be registering for the upcoming season. Thanks to all that registered last year. It made scorekeeping much easier. This year we will be running our entire season via SportsEngine. We will have statisticians that will enter the data weekly and the conference reps will verify the data and review scoresheets per their oversight responsibilities.
This will allow us as a league to verify eligibility quickly. It will also give us tools to manage double rostering in ways that were unavailable to us before technology aided us. We will be looking at features that will allow you to enter scores at the end of your games and then the stats will be entered on our end after you submit your scoresheet.
Speaking of scoresheets. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!
Scoresheets must be sent as attachments. They must be legible. They must be filled out properly. They must be sent oriented so that our volunteers can open and enter them without having to rotate them. It is not fair to ask volunteers (your fellow players) to do extra work. They will have weeks where they are entering attendance and game stats for a few hundred players. Please be kind, rewind.
If you are looking to help the Board or League in any manner, please let us know. last years tournament was a ton of fun. It was great to be under one roof. See so many amazing humans play at every level from beginner to seasoned player. The raffle was a resounding success thanks to you and it helped our league be in the black.
If we do not see you Sunday, see you on the ice. We need all the rosters in so that we can properly set Divisions for the coming season. Clubs from as far away as Nebraska have made inquiries about skating against some of our teams so the league is getting noticed. More collegiate programs spring up and create more opportunities for women everywhere.
"It's a Great Day for Hockey"