The North American Coven is a coven of witches located in North America. They are very strict and don't allow witches and sorcerers to interact. The Elders give advice to the Coven Leader, but they can kick out the members seen speaking to or associating with a sorcerer, this also includes the leader. Neophytes were girls from ten to fifteen years of age.
The Coven go as far back as the Salem Witch Trials. In East Falls, they killed three Coven witches during the New England witch trials. For several generations now the Coven has taught its children to practice indoors, preferably in a locked room with no windows. By forcing neophytes into locked rooms, it seems to me that they reinforce the idea that we are doing something wrong, something shameful.Savannah knew of another ceremony that would make an Witch's powers stronger. So they did that instead. After the events of Dime Store Magic, they banned Paige from coming in state forcing her to move to the other side of country.