Welcome to EVHA mite hockey!

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EASTVIEW YOUTH
HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Welcome Parents of EVHA Players!
WELCOME TO EVHA MITE HOCKEY!
Mite hockey is for boys and girls 5 – 8 years old
born on or after 7/1/05. The mite hockey
program is designed to introduce children to
the wonderful sport of hockey, develop basic
skating/hockey skills, and of course, to make
hockey fun for children and their new friends.
EVHA MISSION
• Eastview Hockey Association (EVHA) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for the
children residing in the Eastview High School Attendance area or who
are eligible to play in the EVHA who wish to play ice hockey.
• Our curriculum stresses basic skills, encourages team play and
sportsmanship, and strives for fair playing time for all players. The
individuals who teach this curriculum, in all cases, have completed
one or more courses in the USA Hockey Coaches’ Education Program
(CEP).
• EVHA coaches, the Hockey Development Committee and the Board
of Directors also are committed to teaching players to respect their
opponents and the officials.
EVHA BOARD
• Mike Schoonover: President
• Matt Johnson: Vice President
• Tom Keating: Secretary
• David Kisch: Treasurer/Co-Tryout Coordinator
• Mark Groebner: Hockey Operations/Apparel
• Scott Calvert: CEP (Coach Development/Certification) Summer Training
• Dave Leach: Tournament Coordinator/5000 Shots Club
• Jim Lombardi: Goalie Equipment/Girls Tourney Coordinator
• Doug Tritschler: Asst Boys Hockey Operations/Equipment/JR Gold
• Kelly Griffitts: Co-Tryout Coordinator/SafeSport Coordinator
• Renee Swenson: Registrar/Asst Girls Hockey Operations
• Brent Cameron: Events / Booster Club
• Matt Cords: District 8 Representative/Recruitment
• Heather Sodomka: Gambling Manager
OTHER EVHA CONTACTS
• Brad Defauw – Dir of Player & Coach Development
• Wade Bergland – Mite Coordinator
• Scott Wasilowski – Goalie Development
• Amy Hutsell – Administrator
• Julie Cochran– Volunteer & Concessions
Coordinator
• Jeremy Weestrand – Ice Coordinator
SURVEY FEEDBACK
• Goal from last year was 50% participation. We achieved 36% participation.
134 players were represented. 371 players were registered last year.
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Bantams: 33
PWs: 18
Squirts: 32
14U: 2
12U: 4
10U: 13
Mites: 32
2014 EVHA End of Season and Tryout Survey
Please rate your agreement or disagreement with each of the following items related to your player's experience this season.
Strongly
disagree
Disagree
Neither agree
nor disagree
Agree
Strongly
agree
Don't know
Rating
Average
Response
Count
Overall my son/daughter had a positive
experience
3
9
6
35
79
0
4.35
132
My child enjoyed playing hockey this season.
2
7
3
37
83
0
4.45
132
My child enjoyed playing for this coach.
5
8
11
27
81
0
4.30
132
My child plans to play hockey again next year.
2
1
5
27
94
3
4.63
132
My son's/daughter's hockey skills improved
Coaches were role models of good
sportsmanship
3
12
16
39
62
0
4.10
132
4
5
7
35
81
0
4.39
132
Practices were well planned and thought out
5
10
11
40
62
3
4.13
131
Over the course of the season fair ice time was
provided for all players
6
18
7
30
70
1
4.07
132
My child felt practices offered a variety of
practice drills over the season to make practices
more engaging.
5
16
10
44
55
2
3.98
132
Communication was good with players
6
6
9
45
66
0
4.20
132
Discipline of players was fair
5
7
17
45
53
5
4.06
132
I would recommend the head coach to coach in
future seasons
11
10
10
23
74
3
4.09
131
Answer Options
2013-14
Statement of Operations
EVHA FINANCIAL UPDATE
Revenue:
Team Fees (Ice Time, Tourneys, Dryland)
Other Fees (Registration, Clinics, Tryouts, Jerseys)
Fundraising (Raffle, girls tourney, golf tourney, wild Tix, etc)
Charitable Gambling
Other (primarily tax refund)
Total Revenue
Expenses:
Ice Time
Tournaments and other Team Expenses
Dryland
Clinics, Tryouts
Hockey Operations (coach certification, stipends, mites, equipment)
SG&A (Payroll, accountants, software, etc)
Fundraising (girls tourney, wild tickets, golf tourney)
Total Expenses
Excess of Revenues over Expenses
$
$
$
294,000
94,000
70,000
73,000
19,000
550,000
$
228,000
125,000
34,000
10,000
79,000
20,000
24,000
520,000
$
30,000
HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT MISSION
To provide each individual the best possible hockey
experience in a fun environment that encourages all
players to work hard, improve the physical and
mental skills they will need for life advancement, and
to build a foundation for success at all levels
of the Eastview program.
HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEE
New EVHA position hired this year: Brad Defauw, Director of Hockey Development
Hockey Development Committee formed and includes:
Gary Uecker- played at Richfield HS & Concordia-(Moorhead) College
Aaron Dwyer- played at Apple Valley HS & St. Cloud State Univ.
Bob Goldstrand -played at Richfield HS & U of M Gophers
Curt Bowen –(Canadian born) played major jr. for the Ottawa 67’s, 1st round draft pick w/
Detroit & 12 yr. pro career
Pete Desrocher- played at Highland Park HS & St. Mary’s (Winona) College
Pat St. Martin- played at Cretin HS & Univ. of St. Thomas
Pat Westrum- played at Roosevelt HS & U of M Gophers, 10 year pro career, Montreal NHL
scout
Brad DeFauw- played at Apple Valley HS & Univ. of North Dakota, 8 year pro career
ROLE OF HOCKEY
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
• Monitor in season progress with teams, coaches and players for each team at every
level
• Help coaches run effective practices and adequate support to develop good
practice plans emphasizing improving skating skills
• Group will go to practices and games and observe and give coaches feedback
throughout the season.
• Bringing in “skill” coaches to run skill development sessions throughout practices
throughout the season at all levels. (1/2 hour on stick handling, agility, edges, etc)
COACH SELECTION PROCESS
• Interested in coaching? Contact Brad Defauw at
[email protected]
• All coaches must submit a background screening if
they were not cleared in the 2013-2014 season,
register with USA hockey AND register through the
EVHA coaches link.
• In addition, different levels require different
certification and training. Mite coaches must
complete Level 1. Certification fees and USA
hockey fees for coaches are reimbursed by EVHA.
PARENT COACHES
• Parent Coaches; Must register with USA hockey
• Register on the www.eastviewhockey.net website, click on
the Coaches link. (this will take you through the background
check and getting the USA hockey registration)
• Coaches must submit background checks to be on the ice
with the kids
• Coaching certification required (Level 1)
• Classes found on MN Hockey website
• Coach meeting prior to the start of the season
LET’S PLAY MITE HOCKEY!
Relax,
it’s just
a
game
.
EVHA PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Be a Positive Role Model
Support the coach and officials
Support and assist the program in a
positive manner
Keep your opinion(s) to yourself
The parent is the most important
example a child can relate to
Volunteer with EVHA!
WHAT DOES EVHA EXPECT OF
PLAYERS?
• Play for the love of the game
• Respect your opponent
• Work for the good of the team
• Respect officials and their judgment
• Play within the rules of the game
• Be generous in victory and gracious in defeat
• Always conduct yourself with honor and pride
PARENT VOLUNTEERS
• Volunteer policy available on the website
• Each family pays $125 per player or $250 max at registration. This fee is credited to your
last ice bill if your volunteer commitment is met.
• The requirement: 5 hours per child; 10 hours max
• Check the DIBS volunteer system for available hours. Players must be registered to see
opportunities. Opportunities exist for clinics, tryouts, girls tourney (early Dec), end of
year District tourney, Booster Club, Raffle night, etc. In addition, a head coach and asst
coach are given full volunteer credit, as well as the team manager. If you would like
more information about any of these volunteer opportunities:
[email protected]
• Families are responsible for monitoring and managing their own volunteer hours.
• If you have a business and want to donate an item (valued at $100 or greater) as a raffle
prize, that will count for one hour of volunteer time. (this does not include donated items in the
auction basket).
MITE TEAM FORMATION
• Team Levels (last year as an example)
• Two Level 3 (Intermediate) Teams
• Three Level 2 (Beginner )Teams
• Two Level 1 (Learn-to-skate) Teams
• One All Girls Learn-to-skate Team
• One All Girls Intermediate Level Team
• Depends on evaluations
• Team sizes
• 12 – 15 players per team
TIME & COST COMMITMENT
• USA Hockey registration fee- $50 fee if born before 1/1/2008. Free if born on or after
1/1/2008.
• EVHA Registration Fee- $50 for 1st year mites; $145 for returning mites
• Free equipment package available for 1st year mites (excludes stick and skates)
• Volunteer fee ($125) and fundraising requirement (typically $125)
• Saturday and Sunday Practice (indoor)
• 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
• Most ice at Hayes Arena and Apple Valley High School
• Schedule will change throughout the season
• Mid-week optional outdoor ice (weather permitting)
• Season runs first weekend of November until early March
NEW MITE PARENTS
• Clinic and Evaluation participation
• Socks and Jerseys
• Be patient with you child
• Arrive 20-30 minutes before ice time
• Goal is that at the end of this season, your player wants to come back
next year!!
MITE PROGRAM FOCUS
•Main focus is individual skill development with specific drills/small games and less
focus on rules, strategy and full ice games
•Emphasis on skating and stick handling
•Smaller teams, more ice time, and puck touches for each kid
•Making it FUN so each individual feels comfortable in his or her surroundings and
wants to keep participating!!!
K-2 MINOR MITES
-Each team will get an hr. of ice on both weekend days (2-3 hrs. per day needed
depending on #’s) (we want 30- 40 kids per ice session)
-Players will be separate into teams by skill level
-There may be a possibility of an additional 1-2 hrs. of indoor ice per month during
weekday for the 1st – 2nd grade upper teams (not learn to skate)
-Outdoor ice available later in the season if requested by team
3RD GRADE MITES
- Most likely 4 teams
- Players will be evaluate strictly for the purpose of having even teams
-Each team will get an hour of ice on both weekend days (2hrs. per day needed)
-Each team will get an hour of ice every Wed. night at The POND
(2 teams per 1hr., 2hrs. total + dryland at POND)
-Tthere will be 2 additional hrs. per month during weekday for all 4 teams to use at once
-Skill specific practices
-Outdoor ice available later in the season if requested by team
-Maximum 15 full ice games
-EVHA hosting 3rd grade indoor Jamboree on Jan 17th & 18th (we will need 4 outside teams,
2 girls & 2 boys that run a similar Mite program as us
MITE CLINICS
Clinic 10/25 Hayes
Girls 10:15 - 11:45
Beginners 12:00 - 1:15
Intermediate 1:30 - 3:00
Clinic 10/26 Hayes
Girls 10:30 - 12:00
Beginners 12:15 - 1:3pm
Intermediate 1:45 - 3:15
MITE EVALUATIONS
11/1 Hayes
All Girls 10:15 - 11:45
Last name A - K 12:00 - 1:15
Last name L - Z 1:30 - 3:00
11/2 Hayes
All Girls 11:45 - 1:15
Beginner 1:30 - 2:45 (TBD after 11/1 session)
Intermediate 3:00 - 4:30 (TBD after 11/1 session)
Practices start early November
BOOSTER CLUB
Each Team will have 1-2 Booster Club Members
Booster Club Members
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Organize Raffle
Collect Donations/Sponsorship from Businesses
Collect Raffle Money from Team
Auction Basket for Team
Attend 3-5 meetings during year
Covers your Volunteer Hours requirement
TEAM MANAGERS
• What’s a Team Manager’s role on a Mite team?
Team Communication- upcoming schedule, etc.
Distribute and collect fundraiser tickets and money
Help plan for your team the outdoor mite jamboree
Plan team party
Coordinate/Distribute team pictures
Signing up for this job fulfills your Volunteer Hours commitment
(whether one player or two in the association)
• Fulfills your volunteer requirement
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EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS
EVHA Raffle Sales
Annual Golf Event
 Pull Tabs & Bingo- Valley
Tap, Bogarts/Apple Place
 Eastview Girls Tourney in
December
Wild Ticket Sales:
Saturday October 25 vs. Tampa Bay,
Tuesday November 4th vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday December 27 vs. Winnipeg
Saturday January 17 vs. Arizona (limited)
Thursday March 19 vs. Capitols
• Chili’s in Eagan
COMMUNICATION & EVHA
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EVHA Website www.eastviewhockey.net
Board contact information is available on the Board link
Board meeting minutes also available on the Board link
Follow us on Twitter: @EVYouthHockey
EVHA Handbook
Email & Twitter is primary form of communication
Directions available on the website on how to add a 2nd email to your
account.
QUESTIONS?

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