The hockey camp is this coming weekend, and will begin at 10:00 Friday morning. Group 1 is for all players in Novice and Initiation (Squirt). This group will be on the ice to begin the day, so please be there in plenty of time to get dressed for the ice. Group 2 (atom players and up) will start at 10:15, and will be doing dry land training first. Dryland will be done outside, as long as the weather permits, so please have players dress in layers.
The canteen will be open for anyone wanting food, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.
Cost is $50 per player, and those that have not registered may still be able to do so by phoning the rec office, or coming that day. There will be a maximum of 60 spots, so please don't wait to register if you know you would like your child to attend.
See everyone there!
Well everyone, I know I'm looking forward to lacing up the blades and getting back on the ice again!
Sure feels like we could be out there soon with this weather.
Just a note that the S &S skating skills hockey clinic is scheduled for October
24/25. That's a Friday-Saturday, not Thursday-Friday as was printed. Sorry, that was a typo.
There is no school that Friday, but we will probably start a little later...I know the teenagers don't want to wake up early if they don't have to.
Call Nancy at the rec office for more details and to register. Hope to see you there!
Registration night was a success again this year, thanks to all who came out. Looked like the kids were having a blast playing ball hockey. I think we'll have to make that an annual event. We had about 60% turnout, and I did talk to a few who couldn't make it that night but did indicate that they would be registering. Thanks again everyone. It makes decisions much easier when I have all of the information I need.
For anyone interested, and for those I talked to on Thursday, here are a few links to the coaching and reffing certification processes. Both have a deadline of December 1st, and require an in-person clinic attendance. Prior to that, there is also an online portion that needs to be done.
Coaching - http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/coaches/clinics2
The clinic calendar is posted in here. There are a few in the Parkland region, but you can attend anywhere you like. The Respect in Sport portion has to be done first, as does the new Hockey University program. Make sure you check the level you need. It IS age specific, and there is a different level for initiation than for novice to bantam.
Officials - http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/officials/welcome
The clinic calendar is posted in here as well. Referees also need to complete the Respect in Sport program. There is also going to be a clinic in Dauphin for any girls who want to be officials. This clinic is only for girls, but will certify you to referee any hockey you wish. The goal is simply to get more girls certified, and this might be the clinic for you. It is not listed yet, but I will provide those dates as soon as I know. Keep checking the Parkland Minor website for more details as well.
Safeties - http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/coaches/safety-level-1
Each team will need at least one safety for the season, and the information on how to complete the course can be found here. There is no clinic for the safety program, just the online portion.
We could certainly use more team staff volunteers, so if you think you might be interested, please let me know. McCreary Minor Hockey will reimburse all of our team staff members as well as all of our certified referees.
Just a quick reminder that registration night is Thursday, Sept. 4th. There are a few forms that need to be signed, and this will also be the first chance to sign up for kitchen shifts.
If you haven't checked it out yet, the Code of Conduct form and Parent Handbook form are here online. We will also have copies available on the 4th for those who wish to take one.
Hope to see you there!