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2007 Annual Meeting

Dates:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 27-29, 2007
FRIDAY 9:30 AM - 5th Annual ACHA/USA Hockey Golf Outing (First tee time is 9:38 AM .  Please arrive by 9:10 AM ).  ~ $56 per person.  It will be a 4-person scramble, best ball.  We are looking to get 10 foursomes. 
To register, fill out the Golf Form (.pdf). [GOLF FORM]

8:00 PM - Hall-of-Fame Induction
SATURDAY 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - General Session [CLICK FOR AGENDA]
SUNDAY 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM- Divisional Breakout Sessions
Where: Naples, Florida at the Naples Beach Resort & Hotel
What We Do: Discuss the past season and the future, vote on rule changes for the ACHA, network with other coaches, discuss ideas for the betterment of the ACHA, vote for next year's national tournament location, and more.   We also participate in the AHCA conference which all of the Head Coaches of the ACHA teams are members of and are welcome to participate in.
Who Should Attend: Ideally we would like at least one representative from each ACHA team to attend the ACHA meetings, though more are welcome.  However, only the head coaches and the other coaches who have joined the AHCA are able to attend the AHCA conference.
RSVP: To your Divisional Vice-President by Friday, April 6, 2007.  If you do not RSVP by this date, you and your program will be not be allowed to vote at the Annual Meeting, regardless of whether or not you show up at the Annual Meeting.  Only team officials designated on a team roster during the 2006-2007 season will be allowed voting privileges for that specific school. [RSVP LIST AS OF 04-06-2007]
Agenda Items: Due to the Secretary, Jim Martin (Jmartin2112@gmail.com)via email by Sunday, April 1, 2007.  All details of your proposal, including the wording of any proposed bylaw or manual change should be noted, as well as any documentation you wish to distribute to the membership (ie .doc, .pdf, or .xls files) otherwise it may be stricken from the Agenda. [CLICK FOR AGENDA]
Voting Privileges: Will be allowed to 1 person per 1 school team.  Schools with multiple teams will only be allowed 1 vote per person in attendance (ie. if you you have a D2 and D3, you would need to bring 2 persons to the meeting to be allowed 2 votes.  If only 1 person comes, they would only be able to represent 1 of the teams).  Only team officials designated on a team roster during the 2006-2007 season will be allowed voting privileges for that specific school.  Any discrepancies will be evaluated by the ACHA Board of Directors.
Where Do I Stay?: March 5 UPDATE - The Gulfcoast Inn of Naples is SOLD OUT.

Try one of these hotels:

Hampton Inn Naples-Central, FL  - Located 4/10 of a mile north of the Gulfcoast Inn Naples, opposite side (next to Courtyard Marriott).
3210 Tamiami Trail North
239-261-8000
Group Name: ACHA [available until March 27]
RATES: $79 standard double or 1 king, and includes complementary hot breakfast buffet
 
There is also the same 2nd hotel we used last year, located ~8 miles away:
Comfort Inn & Suites
3860 Tollgate Blvd
239-353-9500
Andrea Wells
andreawells@naplescomfortinn.com
Group Name: AHCA
RATES: $59 standard room

Gulfcoast Inn of Naples [SOLD OUT]The official ACHA Host Hotel is the Gulfcoast Inn Naples
2555 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL  34103.
Toll Free: 800-330-0046
Fax: 239-261-5742
www.gulfcoastinnnaples.com

Rooms are $59+ tax.  The ACHA has a block of 50 rooms, available first-come, first-serve until April 7, 2007 or until they are sold out.

The hotel is ~ 1 mile from the Naples Beach Resort & Hotel.

Note: When contacting the Gulf Coast Inn Naples for your reservation, the first thing to do is identify yourself as requesting the ACHA Room Rate.

Cost: The cost is $75 per representative.  The ACHA will cover the $75 fee for one (1) representative per school (for all school in good standing for the 2006-2007 season).  All other team representatives (including new ACHA teams for the 2006-2007 season) will be required to pay the $75 convention fee. (ie. if you were an ACHA school in 2006-2007 and bring 3 people to the meetings, your school will owe $150)
Flight Information: We recommend that you fly into Ft. Myers Airport rather than Naples .  It is much cheaper and is about a 30-45 minute drive from the Meeting & Conference venue and host hotels.  Other possible airports to fly into are Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
 
AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION [AHCA] CONFERENCE
Dates: Wednesday-Sunday, April 25-29, 2007
What Goes On: The Conference gives AHCA members a chance to network with other NCAA and ACHA coaches, attend breakout sessions with X's and O's as well as other good coaching information, vendor shows, and all social events.  Also available is the AHCA Coach of the Year Banquet. Head coaches may attend the banquet, while spouses/significant others/assistant coaches/team reps can attend by paying $35/ticket. The ACHA Division 1 and Division 2 Coach of the Year award will be handed out at the AHCA Banquet. The event is a coat and tie affair.
Cost: Included in fee for ACHA Meetings.
 
AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION [AHCA] CONFERENCE AGENDA
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration (Women)

Lobby

6:30-8:30 pm Joe Burke Award Reception (Sponsored by TPS Hockey and Sherwood) Everglades Dining Room/Prom. Ct.
 
Thursday, April 26, 2007
7:00-8:00 am Board of Governors Meeting Garden Terrace
8:00-10:00 am Early Registration (Sponsored by Old Time Sports) Main Lobby
8:00-9:30 am Women’s National Meeting (roll call/budget/expectations) Promenade Court
9:30-10:30 am NCAA Women Div 1/3 (Div 1 NCAA Tournament /Div 3 NCAA Issues) Sunset Terrace
10:00-11:00 am Officers “Walk-thru” w/Hotel Staff Chokoloskee
10:30-11:30 am NCAA Women Div 1/3 (Div 1 NCAA Issues /Div 3 NCAA Tournament) Promenades South & North
10:30-11:30 am Officiating Issues w/D-1 Men’s Supervisor Panel
(D-I Men’s Coaches Only)
Immokalee
11:30 am-12:30 pm Rules Committee Meets with Supervisors Immokalee
11:45 am-12:45 pm Women’s Coaches Round Table Sunset Terrace
11:45 am-1:15 pm Board of Governors Cape Romano
12:30-3:30 pm Softball Fleischmann Park
2:00-4:00 pm Div 1 Commissioners Goodland
2:00-7:00 pm Women’s Golf Tournament and Social
(Sponsored by TPS Hockey & Turfer Athletic & Sherwood)
 
5:30-7:45 pm NCAA Division I Tournament and NCAA Division I Issues River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
5:30-7:45 pm NCAA Division III Issues and NCAA Division III Tournament Immokalee
8:00-11:00 pm Exhibitor’s Social #1 River of Grass/Mangrove/Atrium
8:00-9:00 pm ACHA Board Meeting Goodland
 

Friday, April 27, 2007

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast (Sponsored by Easton) Waterlily Terrace
8:00-9:00 am Opening Meeting with Roll Call River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
9:15-10:00 am Breakout Sessions #1 Chokoloskee J & K
9:38 am ACHA Golf Outing (Sponsored by USA Hockey) Naples Beach Golf Course
10:10-10:55 am Breakout Sessions #2 [Breakout Participants: Ryan Walter, UVM’s Paul Goodman on Strength/Conditioning; Jay and Rob Riley on Financial Planning; UW’s Mark Johnson] Immokalee & River of Grass (Salons D-H)
11:00am -12:00 noon NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Session River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
12:05 -1:00 pm Lunch  
1:15-2:15 pm Keynote Speaker: Former Maine Governor Angus King River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
2:30-5:30 pm Exhibitor’s Social #2 River of Grass/Mangrove/Atrium
6:00 pm Hockey Coaches Care Benefit Cocktail Party
(Sponsored by CCM/RBK Hockey)
Waterlily Terrace
8:00-9:00 pm ACHA Hall-of-Fame Induction Celebration (Sponsored by USA Hockey) Immokalee
 
Saturday, April 28, 2007
8:00-8:50 am Keynote Speaker: John Underwood (“The Residual Effect of Alcohol and Hockey Performance: Facing Off With Our Worst Problem”) River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
9:00-9:45 am USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
10:00-11:00 am  Keynote Speaker: TBA River of Grass (Salons DEGH)
11:00 am-2:00 pm Exhibitor’s Social #3 River of Grass/Mangrove/Atrium
11:00 am-3:30 pm ACHA General Meeting (Sponsored by Sherwood and Northwest Designs) Sunset Terrace
2:30-3:30 pm Women’s Drill Session Immokalee
6:00-8:30 pm Coach of the Year Celebration (Sponsored by USA Hockey) River of Grass
8:30-10:30 pm After Party Mangrove, Atrium
Sunday, April 29, 2007
7:00-8:00 am Fun run (Sponsored by Umana Health Services)  
8:00-9:00 am Former NHL Standout Mike Gartner Sunset Terrace
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Division 1  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Division 2  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Division 3  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Womens Division Breakout Meeting Immokalee
9:10-10:30 am Drills Session (Alaska, AK-Anchorage, Army, Bemidji, Bentley, Clarkson, Lawrence, Neumann) Sunset Terrace
10:30-11:00 am Closing Business Meeting Sunset Terrace
11:00am-12:00 noon Final Board of Governors Meeting Cape Romano
1:00 pm AHCA Golf Tournament  
1:00-2:00 pm Final ACHA Board Meeting

Goodland

6:00 pm Golf Awards Waterlily Terrace/
Mangrove


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