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MAHA Out of District and Player/Team Exceptions

 

The following outlines MAHA rules related to  Out of District Players, Team and player game counts.

These are eligibility rules for teams to  be allowed to participate in their league or in the MAHA Districts, States and Nationals . 

Every year,  each association is allowed to enter two teams per age classification and division for Districts, States and National Tournaments.  More information on those Tournaments and the qualification process can be found HERE 

Out of District Boundary Information

The Kensington Valley Hockey Association is located in MAHA's District 4.

All residents of Livingston and Oakland Counties and residents of Redford Twp., Livonia, Plymouth, Plymouth Twp., Canton Twp., Northville, Northville Twp., and the entire city of Birmingham. except: those residents of Oakland County in cities / townships east of the north/south vertical line formed by Greenfield, Adams, Kern and Barr Roads from the Wayne County line to the District 5 border are designated as District 3 except those residents of Oakland County in the townships of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, and Oxford, and all communities within them, are designated as District 5.

A player is a resident of the District in which he/she resides. In cases of divorced parents, the player may be recognized to play as an “In District” player in either of the Districts in which the parents reside. Once the player chooses, the player will remain as an “In District” player, for that District only, for the balance of the regular season.

Michigan resident players of any age classification are permitted to play for an Association/Club that has the rink closet to their residence, based on Google maps point to point distance, and will not be counted as an out of District player if it is beyond District boundaries. Player residence documentation must be provided at the time of team registration with MAHA/USA Hockey and a Closest to the rink exception must be filed with MAHA .

Each Team may have no more than three (3) players who reside outside the District in which the team is registered.  In the 16U (Midget) classification teams will be allowed six (6) players who reside outside the district in which the team is registered.   The State Playoff Committee has no authority to consider or grant an exception to this rule.

MAHA GAME COUNTS BY DIVISION

 ALL games played in LCAHL, including playoffs, are included in the game count  

ALL Scrimmages with a referee should be included in the game count

All Tournaments game shall count four (4) games maximum (10u and older), regardless of the actual number of games played  

Regional, District, State, and National games do not apply to the maximum game count.   

Ages AAA AA/A House
10U 50 45 40
12U 55 55 40
14U 60 60 45
15U 65 N/A N/A
16U 65 65 50
18U 65 65 55
19U (girls) 65 65 55

MAHA Individual Player and Game counts

In order to qualify for Districts/State/National Tournaments please note the following game counts for in Individual Players and teams:

Individual players - 

National Bound Teams:  Player must participate in 10 USA Sanctioned games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team. 

Non-National bound teams:  Individual players need to play in 7 games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team. 

 
Game counts -

National Bound teams: must play at least 17 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs

Girls Classification and Non-National bound teams:  must play at least 14 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs.