The Wilmette Hockey Association (WHA) takes the health and safety of its players, coaches and families very seriously. The following procedures and policies are based on CDC guidelines, USA Hockey and input from medical professionals. These procedures and policies have been put in place to mitigate the risk of exposure to and of contracting COVID-19 while participating in hockey activities. These policies are likely to evolve as the season proceeds and national, state, and local guidelines evolve. The goal remains the safety and health of our players, coaches, families and community.
Player and Family Responsibilities
Return to Play Protocols for Coaches and Players
Return to Play after a Coach or Player Tests Positive
Return to Play After a Coach or Player Is in “Close Contact With a COVID-19 Positive Person”
Based on CDC guidance, under the strict condition the coach or player has exhibited no symptoms during the entirety of the quarantine period, quarantine can end for a coach or player:
- After 7 days, returning to team activities no earlier than day 8, only after receiving a negative Covid-19 test result with no further test results outstanding. The test must occur on or after day 5 and the coach or player may not end the quarantine period if there are test results outstanding.
- After 10 days, returning to hockey activities no earlier than day 11, without receiving a Covid-19 test.
Regardless of the length of quarantine, the coach or player should monitor for symptoms for a full 14 days after an exposure. If any symptoms develop after leaving quarantine and prior to the end of the 14-day period it is recommended the coach or player immediately self-isolate and contact their local healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status & adhere to recommended symptomatic protocols.
“Close Contact with a COVID-19 Positive Person” means:
Notification When a Coach or a Player Tests Positive for COVID-19
You will be notified that a case has been found on your team. All personal information will be kept confidential. You will be advised further depending on the situation, but it is always recommended that you watch your player for symptoms.
You will not be notified if a Coach or Player is in Close Contact with a COVID-19 Positive Person. That person will, however, be required to quarantine under this Policy.
Follow the registration link above for the Junior Braves Mite/U8 House League program.
Please note that the Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club is now part of the Wilmette Hockey Association. The Tribe will now compete as the Junior Braves!
The Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club's House program is focused on fun, competitive, low-stress team play. The program's goal is for young hockey players to develop a foundation of skills and love for the game so they play for a lifetime. Hockey is a game of both skill AND passion. Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club members come to the rink with energy and an edge that let's everyone know--they are a hockey player and they love the game!
Key Features of Wilmette Tribe House Program:
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ADDRESS - North Shore Ice Arena, 2111 Founders Drive Northbrook, IL 60062
ATTIRE - All players required to wear athletic gear for working out. Please provide your own water bottles. We can count on the water fountains being out of commission. No food or drinks other than water allowed in the studio.
SESSIONS - Will start with a warm up, dynamic movements, and then move onto breaking the team up into two groups. SAQ (Speed, agility and quickness) will be incorporated on some level for all ages. With the older groups there will be a lot of focus on strength until we have more games in sight.
See document below or go to the "Programs" tab for the upcoming Fall conditioning and tryout schedule as well as the coaching lineup.
Go to this link for details!
The Wilmette Braves are pleased to announce that we will be having a Midget team for the upcoming 2020-2021 season! The team will be led by Head Coach Bill Martin and compete in the NIHL U16 Elite division. We will also have a midget house team that will participate in the NWHL (as long as we have player numbers to support a team). We are very excited to announce the great opportunity, please feel free to reach out to Hockey Director Tim Benz with any questions or concerns.
Wilmette Hockey Director
Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?
Learn about Our WHA Girls Hockey Program
|HOUSE HOCKEY FEES|
Wilmette U19 Girls win the Championship in Madison CAN AM Cup!
Peewee 1 Champions at Rosemont!!
Wilmette U12 wins 2nd place at Sarnia International Silver Stick
Bantam AA defeated Saint Clare Shores, MI 2-0 to be the 2019 Motown Cup Champions
Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic
U10 Girls Champions at the All American Girls Tournament in Blaine, MN
U14 girls Champions at the 2019 Girls West Michigan Classic
Pee Wee 2 Celebrating a Goal at the 2019 Great Lakes Columbus Day Clash in Holland
Wilmette Central States Pee Wee Minor Head Coach Brad McMahon and Assistant Coach (and former Chicago Blackhawk) Jeremy Morin introduce themselves to prospective Wilmette competitors.
Coach Travel Hockey with the Wilmette Braves. If you love to teach and inspire the next generation of hockey players contact Willmette Hockey.