Attention All Female Hockey Players !
We are inviting everyone to join our female division information zoom session to learn about the new changes to our female program for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Lots of topics will be discussed including our new daytime programming, meeting both Principals of the Foothills Composite High School and Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, meet our new head coaches and see what the program will look like starting in September. Feel free to share and we look forward to you joining us.
Topic: April 19th Meeting
Time: Apr 19, 2021 07:00 PM Edmonton
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Meeting ID: 863 9127 7798
OOAA would like to welcome to our U18 AAA female program Head Coach J'nai Mahadeo for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.
AAA Head Coach Announcement 2021-2022 Season
We are thrilled to announce to our U15AAA program returning Head Coach Jamie Steer for the 2021 -2022 season.
OOAA is pleased to announce the following Head Coach appointments for the 2021/2022 season.
U18 AAA Bow Mark Oilers - Chris Beston
U16 AAA - Chris Williams
U15 AA - Rob Hale
U15 AA Female - Amanda McLeod
Welcome to the Official Website of The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association. OOAA is responsible for all Male and Female AA & AAA teams from U13 AA to U18 AAA levels of hockey in Okotoks Alberta.
OOAA Questions and Answers – Information Meeting 2/23/2021
OOAA strives to provide the best programming to empower all of our athletes and coaches to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, multiple committees were tasked with looking for opportunities to advance the OOAA program.
- Will moving teams to daytime programs benefit the athletes within OOAA?
Yes, OOAA discovered all of our Elite programs are at a substantial disadvantage for developmental ice time. Moving teams to daytime programs will significantly benefit all 11 teams with additional developmental ice time on par with other Elite Associations. The OOAA athletes in daytime programs will also benefit from evenings free to study, participate in other sports, give back to the community or hold a part-time job.
OOAA is also continuing to work with sister associations in looking to secure extra ice.
- How was the decision reached to move teams to daytime programs?
OOAA established two committees to review current OOAA programming as compared to other Elite Associations and another committee to strengthen the Female Elite program. The committees consisted of a broad based of OOAA and OMHA executive and board members as well as non-board member volunteers.
The committees included coaches with experience from Elite hockey to Junior Hockey as well as former players with OOAA, WHL, Canadian college/University and NCAA Division 1 experience. Both committees provided recommendations to the OOAA Executive and Board for approval.
- What is gender equity in sport?
Gender Equity is the process of allocating resources, programs, and decision making fairly to all genders without any discrimination on the basis of gender and addressing any imbalances in the benefits available to people of different genders.
For further information on gender equity, please visit the following link:
OOAA fully supports gender equity in sport.
- Are there other school options for the student athletes who make a daytime team?
Yes, the student athletes are able to attend any school of their choosing as long as they are able to attend all team activities. Student athletes are encouraged to discuss academic plans with their high school.
- Will billeting options be available for the student athletes who make a daytime team that live outside of Okotoks?
Yes, a billeting program will be made available for out-of-town student athletes. OOAA recommends all athletes that reside over 60 kilometers from Okotoks consider participating in the billet program.
If your question was not answered here please watch the presentation on the OOAA website or reach out to the divisional director.
We would like to thank the members of the committees for volunteering their time in helping the OOAA progress. We would also like to acknowledge the work that is done within the schools helping OOAA student athletes succeed.
OOAA is happy to share the Informational Zoom link with all members who were unable to attend or view the original meeting. If you have any questions please reach out to the respective Division Director for any questions you may have.
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