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At the June 11, 2014 GSL meeting Rule 9. Coaching Certification of the Rules and Policies of the Greater Springfield League Junior Amateur Hockey League was amended to now state:
9. Coaching Certification
(a) All coaches of GSL teams must be in compliance with the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program by the deadlines set in Article II, sec. 2 of the rules and regulations of Massachusetts Hockey, Inc. (presently: November 1st of the current season for Bantam and Midget; and December 31st of the current season for Mite, Squirt and Pee Wee).
(b) Coaches who are determined at the January meeting of the GSL not to be in compliance with the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program shall not be allowed on the ice for the remainder of the season during a team’s practice or on the bench during a team’s game(s). Any coach determined not to be in compliance with the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program who subsequently comes into compliance shall provide proof of the same to the President or a Vice President of the GSL and shall thereafter be permitted to resume coaching without penalty from that point forward.
(c) A team will forfeit any games where a coach is on the bench during any game after heaving been determined to not be in compliance at the January meeting of the GSL with the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program.