Mandate & Mission – Who is NASHA?
NASHA SPORTS is a national sanctioning body for Spring Hockey, Independent Hockey Leagues, Adult Leagues, Hockey Schools and Independent Tournaments in the country. The organization works in conjunction with hundreds of members to progress the measures to improve the health and safety of all players in the game of hockey at all levels.
NASHA SPORTS is concerned about the potential risks of injury impacting the current and future life of a player in the sport of hockey. Our insurance programs (provided by Insurance Broker Player’s Health Cover Canada Inc.) are comprehensive and program management will ensure the best possible protection. NASHA has also partnered with Players Health; the leader is injury tracking.
“Partner with corporations working to improve player’s safety and bring the programs to the hockey world, not just Spring/Summer programs”.
Use the Spring/Summer Hockey Platform to improve Health and Safety practices for all Players playing in the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer programs.
NASHA SPORTS believes…
Having alternatives for Hockey Families is important to produce the best players possible for University, Professional Hockey and National Teams players;
Parents, coaches and league management must take a larger role in the Health and Safety of players;
Players must be given the proper time to recover from injury and in some more serious cases, removed from the game. The playing life of a Hockey Player is short but overall life is long, so all people associated with that that player must think of the long term;
That all Hockey Schools need to develop proper checking clinics and deliver these teachings to the players;
That the game of hockey does not need to be reduced in its toughness, but its players need to play with respect.