Some of you are clowns and so uninformed… You are all missing the point… Every member of the ACHA board should resign immediately, for failure to do what they were elected to do. And anyone who supports what happened today should be ashamed of themselves. What occurred today was an absolute abomination of leadership, and I’m sick to my stomach about it. This isn’t a game, this involves kids and a ton of history and tradition… Listen to the story, not from your fixed, “tunnel vision” perspective, but from the common sense perspective, right wrong or indifferent…
The CHF guys try and get everyone the right to vote at Naples, and the D1 guys and guys who want to continue to benefit from the status quo, make sure it doesn’t happen, so the CHF guys announce they’re doing their own thing. Rather then the ACHA attempt to resolve issues raised by concerned members, they let the group leave Florida pissed, ready to start their own thing. The ACHA is a service based 501c3, not a dictatorship, and they only served themselves in Naples… First Mistake… They should have locked the group in a room and hammered it out until it was resolved. Failure of Leadership!
The ACHA responds to the CHF’s conference call campaign and email blast, not by calling for a meeting to again resolve or address issues, rather they take the approach of handling it with the launching of the “They, will not have insurance campaign”, which was ridiculous, 100% not accurate and borderline illegal… Then the ACHA, for the first time in 25 years, announces that you need to declare allegiance while school is not in session in the middle of July. These two brilliant moves scare the shit out of a ton of programs and people who maybe didn’t know the whole story, and heard something, or saw something and fear that scheduled games aren’t going to count, or that their whole league may leave. But again, instead of the ACHA trying to clear the air and resolve anything, they throw fuel on the fire by sending out more bullshit emails about magic registration portals… They said the same shit about Pointstreak, how’d that work out? So what happens, the CHF confirms they’ll have legit insurance, will allow anybody to paly anybody, have a tournament, and corporate support, then decide to break Twitter on the ACHA’s July 12, D-Day… So, now in the Exec Dir’s first year, he sat at the helm of a vote to continue to disenfranchise 400 teams who couldn’t go to Naples for whatever reason and watched a new league form on the foundation that they will do everything the ACHA will not… How do you allow that to happen? Either you’re compromised or you just don’t care!
Here it is folks!!! The ACHA lost an entire region of teams today! They lost two highly decorated conferences that have been a staple in D3 for more than 15 years, with a list of other conferences and teams that are sure to continue to grow over the weeks to come. The ACHA can’t recover from what they allowed today… Somebody’s going to have to make up a $200,000 hit, who do you think that’s’ going to be?