The district 16 associations - northwest Minnesota- are concerned about starting anything too soon.
We are on a different time line, as some of our counties just recently experienced their first cases.
The guide is for how it will work, not when.
goldy313 wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 11:18 pm
I appreciate what Minnesota Hockey has put forth, it is thoughtful and reasonable. I t is not easy, my fear is sports from professional down to elementary kids will take place while students are not allowed in class, this bothers me.
MH is not affiliated with schools, but if school is not in attendance, our programs will not take place or at least not as usual and in a limited manner.
One other thing, if I misread it or do not understand it forgive me or better yet correct me. Why is Minnesota Hockey requiring players to register with USA hockey for the 2020-2021 season to participate in summer camps when there is no guarantee there will be a 2020-2021 season?
If, IF, there is any program to happen with USAH or MH for the summer (HP or others) registration is mandatory. If someone registers and the program does NOT take place a refund would be forthcoming.
I am caught up with this with MSHSL, I paid and registered to umpire baseball and am now out that money. Maybe let the 2019-2020 registration fees cover summer camps until we know the 2020-2021 season will happen. Minnesota has to have enough pull to make that happen doesn’t it?
Minnesota Hockey does NOT have as much say at USAH as people may think.
The fact that the worst case scenarios have not yet played out are because of what we have all done the past 80 days, not because we all got crazy. For all that we've done to stay apart, the fact we've had 1.7 million infections and 100,000 dead in 80 days should cause us all to be horrified. It should also serve as a lesson as to how bad it COULD have been and still COULD be if America decides to forget what it's gone through the past 3 months. Without a vaccine, we all need to be smart.Jeffy95 wrote: ↑Mon May 25, 2020 12:35 amJust my .02 and probably all it’s worth. We’re gonna play. Every sport will play. I don’t think any of the worst case scenarios are going to happen. I think we’ll all look back and wonder why we got so crazy over everything. I do not have a degree in Epidemiology or Infectious diseaseailogy or any other ology. I’m just going with my gut, that’s all I have. It’s served me well at times and failed me on a few other times. But that’s what I believe right now. Play ball, play Hockey. Life has to to go on. The cure can’t be worse than the disease is not just some dumb saying. It has some merit, and needs to be considered.
All true, but if we're talking about having - or not having - our kids play hockey and other sports we should at least consider that of the 899 people who have thus far died from this dreadful disease not a single one has been under the age of 30. Hope the format comes through as this is a copy/paste from the Minnesota Department of Health:jg2112 wrote: ↑Mon May 25, 2020 9:31 amThe fact that the worst case scenarios have not yet played out are because of what we have all done the past 80 days, not because we all got crazy. For all that we've done to stay apart, the fact we've had 1.7 million infections and 100,000 dead in 80 days should cause us all to be horrified. It should also serve as a lesson as to how bad it COULD have been and still COULD be if America decides to forget what it's gone through the past 3 months. Without a vaccine, we all need to be smart.
I completely agree with your first four paragraphs.MNFinn wrote: ↑Wed May 27, 2020 9:20 amI believe there should be and will be high school hockey in 2020-21.We should have had a trap and golf season in high school this spring.
What is the value of high school sports? For 99% of the players, it is not to make big money in the pros in their sport. It is the leadership skills, the teamwork, the experience of the changes that happen within a team during the season or from team to team each year, etc.This is especially true for seniors in high school in a sport they have become pretty good at playing. Previously maybe you were the talented young player who a senior took under their wings and taught you how to play the game the right way. Now, though you may not have wanted it, you see that you are one of the seniors and these other kids need someone to lead them. It is a big change when that happens on your sports team at this age and forces you to step up, especially for those who may not be natural leaders or are more on the quiet side.
Later in life, you may use these lessons in college, when getting married, having that first child and having to step up, moving up within your job or organization. For many, it was that one season, that one sport is what gave you confidence, gave you experience, and now you know you can handle this as well. You have done it before.
I personally think sports was of great value to me in high school and that the value of playing far outweighs the risk of playing in this current environment. Ask the grandparents as they have the knowledge of many years of experience. My mom loves to attend her grandson's games but she just wants the kids to be able to play. She will sacrifice so her grandson and others can play.
We see the coronavirus numbers every day but we don't see the numbers of heart attack deaths, the strokes, the undiagnosed cancer, the depression, the suicide numbers that experts all say in general are rising as a result of staying at home and avoiding everyone for long periods of time.
For those who say "don't play," when will you say it is okay to play sports - when a vaccine is available? What if that is difficult and it takes four years, do we not attend any school physically or play any sports during that time (other states are playing high school sports in June and playing youth sports)? Some may say to wait for the peak to pass but some constantly talk about 2nd and 3rd waves. If we wait until everything is perfect before leaving our house, we will die in our house.
Tragically, the events of the last three nights in the Twin Cities (and potentially the next few), combined with future Covid challenges, may make having any kind of high school sports season, at least a fall/winter sports season, extremely difficult.