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Mid-Season Survey - Due February 2nd
01/21/2015
As promised, here is the link to our PYHA mid-season survey...
WAHA Concussion Policy
01/19/2015
When we are at the rink and our skaters take a fall or a check, we...
Positive Sport Parents
01/15/2015
I periodically search the internet for some stories for our website. ...
Madison Wave Lacrosse Registration
12/22/2014
Hockey season is reaching its midpoint, the holidays are almost here...
 
Mid-Season Survey - Due February 2nd

As promised, here is the link to our PYHA mid-season survey We are looking forward to your input regarding our hockey season thus far.  We are preparing for a great end to our efforts this year and plan for our future.

Click here for the Mid-Season Survey

The survey should take you no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. We ask that feedback be provided no later than February 2nd. Any questions regarding the survey itself can be directed towards Katy Churches or Joe Cullison by responding to this email.

Note: All survey responses are anonymous unless you would like us to resolve or respond to any questions or ideas you provide within the survey. 

As you are aware, we are a volunteer-driven organization so your opinion, energy and efforts matter.  

Thank you,

Patriots Youth Hockey Association Board


by posted 01/21/2015
WAHA Concussion Policy

When we are at the rink and our skaters take a fall or a check, we have coaches to keep an eye on them, but at home it is a different story.  Concussions are a serious issue and need to be dealt with the upmost caution.  Here is a link to the WAHA concussion policy. 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal function of the brain. All concussions are brain injuries.

A concussion can be caused by blow to the head or even a blow to the body alone. The force moves or twists the brain in the skull. It is important to know that loss of consciousness is not required to have a concussion. In fact, less than 10% of athletes lose consciousness. A concussion is a very complex physiologic event that causes a problem with brain function not brain structure. Therefore, CT/CAT scan and MRI are usually normal in athletes with concussion. Imaging studies may be needed to rule out brain bleeds, but are not indicated in all head concussions.

Even what appears to be a mild blow to the head or body can cause the brain to suddenly shift or move. This motion can injure and damage brain cells. Research has shown that this damage may take up to 2 weeks to heal, but it can take longer.

Concussion affects people in four areas of function:

  1. Physical – This describes how they feel: headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tired and loss of consciousness (which is uncommon in concussion).
  2. Thinking – Poor memory and concentration, responds to questions more slowly and asks repetitive questions. Concussion can cause an altered state of awareness and thinking.
  3. Emotions - A concussion can make a person more irritable or sad and cause mood swings.
  4. Sleep – Concussions frequently cause trouble falling asleep and may wake athletes up overnight, which can make them more fatigued throughout the day.

WAHA Concussion Information


by posted 01/19/2015
Positive Sport Parents

I periodically search the internet for some stories for our website.  I came across this one on the USA Hockey website.  Here is a brief snippet and the complete article is available from the link below.

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It is important to be supportive and respectful, not only of your child, but also of the others on the team and of the coaches. As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports. 

It’s natural to get excited when watching your child play but it is important to keep your emotions in check on game day.  Here are some tips to help you:

  1. Be supportive before the competition even starts. Tell your youth athlete you are proud of him/her, regardless of how well he/she plays.
  2. Remind them that it’s normal to be nervous and to have fun even when playing hard.
  3. Let the coaches coach; avoid instructing your child or other players from the sidelines.
  4. Cheer for good plays and great efforts by both teams.
  5. When the game ends, set a good example for your child by thanking the officials, coaches, teammates and opposing teams for their efforts.

Continue Reading ...

 


by posted 01/15/2015
Madison Wave Lacrosse Registration

Hockey season is reaching its midpoint, the holidays are almost here and now is the time to start about think for spring and summer.  The Patriots are teaming up the Madison Wave Lacrosse team to aid in the recruitment for both sports.  Lacrosse and hockey have a natural cross over and we want to use that cross over to help build both the Patriots and the Wave programs.

Registration is now open for the spring/summer Lacrosse season.  Click here to register.

For more information you can contact Tim at      or call Joe @ 608.516.4311


by posted 12/22/2014
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