Last year, BC Hockey was looking at the management of players' data on paper forms and determined that they wanted to move to ePACT as their new standard for a number of reasons, including:
a) removing some of the workload for Association Administrators managing collection of the Hockey Canada Emergency forms (typically Registras and Coaches/Managers, but sometimes other areas were involved in this paper-form process each season);
b) ensuring all forms submitted were complete, legible and were protected from potentially being lost, stolen or damaged out and about at the rink/on the road/in the game bag,
c) encouraging Associations to move to ePACT so Coaches/Managers had secure access to data on their cell or tablet anytime, anywhere, and
d) ensuring they have a view of whether all players are submitting their forms to their Associations or not (essentially reducing risks for players, Associations and BC Hockey overall)
ePACT helps reduce risks, improve the quality and privacy/security of data, while minimizing workloads for staff and frustrations for families/players managing their data each season! BC Hockey launched their partnership with ePACT in April and is now kicking off the data collection process by sending out ePACT invites to all players in Sept/Oct.