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DATES OF INTEREST

  • Here is the schedule for the optional (but recommended) EYHA Pre-Season “Dust Off Skates” sessions
  • Here is the schedule for the mandatory 2014-2015 Team Evaluations for the Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams players
   

DATE

 

TIME

RINK

EVENT 

TEAMS

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

Saturday

20

4:15-5:15pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

X-ICE MITES

Saturday

20

5:15-6:15pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

U14

Monday

22

4:45-5:45pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

X-ICE MITES

Monday

22

6:00-7:00pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

SQUIRTS

Monday

22

7:15-8:15pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

PEEWEES

Wednesday

24

6:00-7:00pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

U10, U12, U14

Wednesday

24

7:00-8:00pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

BANTAMS

Monday

29

4:45-5:45pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

SQUIRTS

Monday

29

6:00-6:50pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

PEEWEES

Monday

29

7:00-7:50pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

U10, U12, U14

Monday

29

8:00-8:50pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

BANTAMS

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

Wednesday

1

6:00-6:55pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

U10, U12

Wednesday

1

7:05-8:00pm

ESX

DUST OFF SKATES

U14

Friday

3

7:30-8:25pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

PEEWEES

Friday

3

8:35-9:30pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

BANTAMS

Saturday

4

6:00-7:00pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

SQUIRTS

Saturday

4

7:15-8:15pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

PEEWEES

Saturday

4

8:30-10:00pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

BANTAMS

Sunday

5

8:00-9:15am

ESX

TRYOUTS

SQUIRTS

Sunday

5

9:30-10:45am

ESX

TRYOUTS

PEEWEES

Sunday

5

11:00am-12:15pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

BANTAMS

Monday

6

4:30-6:00pm

ESX

TRYOUTS

SQUIRTS

Monday

6

6:15-7:45pm

ESX

GOALIE CLINIC

GOALIES

Tuesday

7

7:20 - 8:20pm

LDY - OLY

PRACTICE

U14


Select Tryout Dates for 2014-2015


Select Tryout Dates for 2014-2015

New England Festival:  3/19/15-3/22/15  ( hosted by  Maine)

Registration for the VT hosted tryouts will be posted on the VT Selects section of the vermonthockey.org website

( ) = player birth year

Sunday, November 2, 7am-4pm - Tri-Town Arena, Hooksett, NH
      Girls Festival Team Tryouts
     (1998-2001)
     Run by  New England District  - Info/registration is
     at www.newenglandusahockey.org

Sunday, November 9 3:15-6:45 - Gutterson
      3:15-4:15 Select 15 (2000)
     4:30-5:30 Select 16 (1999)
     5:45-6:45 Select 17 (1998)

Sunday, November 16 3:15-6:45 - Gutterson
    3:15-4:15 Select 15 (2000)
     4:30-5:30 Select 16 (1999)
     5:45-6:45 Select 17 (1998)

Friday, January 23 - 6:20-8:30 Cairns1
     6:20-7:20pm Select 12 (2003)
     7:30-8:30pm Select 13 (2002)

Saturday, January 24 - 8:40-3:10 Cairns1
     8:40-10:10     Select U13 Girls (2002 & 2003)
     10:20-11:50     Select 12 (2003)
     12:00-1:30     Select 13 (2002)
     1:40-3:10    Select 14 (2001)

Sunday, January 25 - 8:30-12:50 C1 & 2:30-4:00 C2 - Cairns
     8:30-9:30     Select U13 Girls (2002 & 2003)
     9:40-10:40    Select 12 (2003)
     10:50-11:50    Select 13 (2002)
     12:00-1:00    Select 14 (2001)

Calling All Coaches!!!!

If you haven't already done so, please fill out your online, coaching application. All applications must be reviewed and approved by the Board for the 2014-2015 season. Please complete and submit by 9/15/14. These applications must be submitted for you to coach this season. Thanks
 
And another reminder...please complete the Safesport training module (SafeSport Training) by 9/30, and send the certificate of completion to Gerry, Carney, or John. Without completion, you will not be eligible to coach.
 
Thanks...see you at the rink!

2014-15 SEASON REGISTRATION

Use the registration link on the top menu bar to register today!

NewBee and House players must be registered by September 30th.


Intro to Hockey Summer Camps for Girls

Find out about the two hockey programs EYHA is running this summer for girls who are new to the sport, Taste of Hockey and Hornet Hockey


2014 Squirt AA Vermont State Champions!!

2014 Squirt AA Vermont State Champions!!

2014 Squirt AA Vermont State Champions!!





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Calender

  • Oct
  • 1
Girls U10/U12 Pre-Season Assessment
  • 6:00pm- 6:50pm (EDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Essex
  • Tag(s): Girls 
  • Oct
  • 1
Girls U14 Pre-Season
  • 7:05pm- 8:00pm (EDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Essex
  • Tag(s): Girls 
  • Oct
  • 3
Peewee Player Assessments
  • 7:30pm- 8:25pm (EDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Essex
  • Tag(s): Peewees 

Premier EYHA Sponsor -The Backstage Pub and Restaurant

Please support our Premier Sponsor - when at The Backstage Pub and Restaurant mention that you are from EYHA!!

60 Pearl Street, Essex Jct, VT (behind Big Lots)

Backstage Pub and Restaurant

The Backstage Pub & Restaurant is the exclusive sponsor of our EYHA Jay Peak Training Camp and EYHA Dryland Training 2 Fit2Excel .  The Backstage provides exclusive funding to EYHA to help manage the costs associated with operating our program.  Please support new owner Vince Dober and his wonderful staff.  Tell them EYHA sent you!

 


Sports Central - Learn to Play Hockey Package!!


EYHA Honors and News

News celebrating some current and former Stingers!


Former Stingers Win USA Hockey U16 National Championship


Former Stingers Tiff, Victoria, Molly, Rachel and Rachel bring"The Gold" to Montpelier


 

American Development Model
A plan for long-term athlete development
Endorsed by the National Hockey League
 (click on the picture for more information) 

Changing The Hockey Culture One Shift At A Time

 

 

By: Roger Grillo

More cross-ice games and practices, and a greater emphasis on skill development and fun are the backbone of the American Development Model.

The two most important gifts that coaches and parents can give to their players and children are to allow them to develop a true passion for the game and to develop that passion on their terms.
This is why I am involved in USA Hockey’s American Development Model, to help put our kids in an environment that allows them to reach their full potential without losing their innocence. In simpler terms, it’s giving the game back to the kids.

Our game today is too structured and over-coached; we shortcut the development process for “wins.” In previous generations, a player’s passion and creativity was developed on the pond and structure, positioning and team play was taught inside. That is not really an option for our youth players of today.

We need to make sure that we bring the components of the “pond” indoors. It should be our mission to give our kids an environment that allows them to grow a strong passion for the game and gives them multiple opportunities to make mistakes, be creative and learn through trial and error.

The best way for this to happen is using cross-ice or small area games not only to bring the pond inside, but to set up the optimal teaching environment. By allowing our kids to play full-ice hockey in both games and practices, especially at the younger ages, we create an environment that ingrains poor habits that we spend hours at older ages trying to fix.

Full-ice hockey has created generations of players that pace themselves and take two- to three-minute shifts. Scoring chances come solely from individual play, and not from a great pass, support, team play or creativity. It honors the selfish player.

We spend so much time focused on “staying in our lane” and where we stand for a faceoff, that it gets in the way of what the true goal is, and that is giving our young players the proper base of skills and passion that will be at the core of their later success.

We do not hand our children a trombone and ask them to perform in a school concert until they have mastered many of the basic skills, yet in our hockey culture we expect our young athletes to perform on the large stage right away, and we are upset if they are not successful.  

The second big advantage of small area games is that it allows coaches and youth hockey associations to maximize their ice and get as many kids on the ice as possible with as many touches and opportunities in each practice session and game. With the amount of time we spend preparing for a practice and or game (getting dressed, travel to and from the rink) we must make sure that the time spent on the ice is as productive as possible.

Not to mention that at $200 an hour, at the low end, we need to maximize the opportunities. The studies show that one cross-ice game is worth three or four full-ice games in terms of time spent with or at least around the puck, and that a properly run practice is worth five to six games.

Cross-ice or small area games are all too often used at the end of practice as a reward, which is fine, however they can be utilized in so many other positive ways. In fact, I find it best to actually teach skills and concepts through them.

It is important to expose our young players to as many situations in which they are not only challenged physically, but as important that they are forced to use their minds. These games put players in situations where they have to make hockey decisions that have consequences, and they develop their hockey sense along with their physical skills.

Basic full-ice warm-up or skating drills do not help to develop the complete player. Cross- ice and small area games help to develop the intangible skills that allow players to survive when the size, strength and speed playing level is much more even. The ability to know where to go without the puck, and the ability to protect the puck, the ability to make a good hockey decision quickly under pressure are just a few of the critical skills that are developed and needed to play our game.

To me, it is simple. Now is the time to take a hard look at what we are doing and grasp the concepts of the ADM and run with them so we are having a larger impact on the environment that we are placing our players in. 

Roger Grillo is an ADM regional manager for the New England and Massachusetts Districts.