What Is The WHCA?
The Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association includes high school and college hockey coaches from throughout the state. The WHCA has the following objectives:
- To help maintain the highest possible standards of hockey in the state of Wisconsin.
- To submit to the proper organizations, suggestions for the improvement of hockey in Wisconsin.
- To provide Wisconsin coaches with sources of hockey information.
- To work together for the improvement of conditions in Wisconsin hockey.
- To establish good fellowship and social contact.
- To maintain high educational standards when coaching the game of hockey.
What Does The WHCA Do?
To reach its stated objectives, the WHCA is led by a slate of officers elected by the WHCA membership. In addition, the following Standing Committees assist in the identification and implementation of projects for the association. The committees are:
- Awards Committee
- Fall Symposium Planning Committee
- WIAA Coaches Advisory Committee
Through this structure, the WHCA will:
- Honor both its post and present, through awards recognizing individuals and teams who have achieved a unique place in Wisconsin hockey.
- Help shape the on-ice playing rules used by the WIAA.
- Encourage sportsmanship through its Code of Conduct for coaches and athletes.
- Share information on coaching, training strategies and methods.
- Assist in the promotion of high school hockey in the state of Wisconsin.
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on hockey, through clinics for coaches and through the annual WHCA meeting in the spring.
How Does The WHCA Honor Wisconsin High School Hockey?
- The WHCA All-State Teams
- The American Family Insurance Player of the Year Award
- The WHCA Team Sportsmanship Award
- The Hobey Baker Character Awards
- The Bob Johnson Coach of the Year Award
- The George Baumann Friends of Hockey Award
- The WHCA Sectional and State Academic Champion Awards
- The WHCA Coaches Hall of Fame
- The WHCA Assistant Coaches of the Year Awards