Texas Jr. STARS Travel Program

Report
2014-2015 Season
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IHAA Board Introductions
2014-2015 Goals
Travel Hockey 101
Key Dates
Program Details - Ice Time and Team Benefits
Program Details - Travel Benefits
B Teams
Cost
Coaching Introductions
Wrap Up
Q&A
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President - Tom Hildner
Vice President - Amin Elaguizy
Member at Large - Hugh Byrne
Secretary - Carol Browning
Treasurer - Glenn Stallop
Fundraising Director - Amanda
Robertson
Web Master - Bill Harris
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Chaparral Ice - Angie Vaught /
Jason Maurer
Director of Coaching - Ryan Raya
Director of Goalies - Hugh Byrne
Director of Female Hockey - Dan
Mahoney
Director of Discipline - Jim Wallace
Director of Team Managers - Jenn
Anderson
Director of Apparel - Jason Maurer
Registrar - Laura Morrison
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2 types of programs - Rec / Comp
Competitive kids - Development = Fun
Goal 1 = Highest level of development in TX
Practice and play against kids of similar level = Development
Practice together, Play together = Development
Set the bar high - Be positive, but honest = Development
Practice, practice, practice, but test skills in competitive
environments = Development (~3.5 practices / game)
 ADM skills base + Positional / Team Play = Development
 Great Coaching = Development
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Goal 2 - Make sure the kids have a great time!!
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Association: TX Jr. Stars => DSTHL =>TAHA =>USA Hockey
Team Size
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Travel - Where / How much?
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DSTHL Minimims are 10+1(SQ), 11+1(PW), 14+1(BT), 15+1(Midget) Max=18+2
IHAA Rule of Thumb = 15 skaters + 2 goalies
20-21 regular season games + playoffs + 2 tournaments
~10 weekend (assuming 3 game weekends) over ~6 months
Typ. ~1-2 in Austin / SA
DFW and Houston typ. Other cities possible based on teams in division, scheduling,
etc
Division Selection / Leveling Tournament
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Labor Day Tournament = Leveling Tournament
League places us in appropriate competitive level
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Min 3 hrs. Instructional Ice Time/ Week, Squirts - Bantam
Min 2 hrs. Instructional Ice Time/ Week, Midgets
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HS available also
Professional Off-Ice Athletic Trainer - One 1 hour Session/Week per
Team
Pre-season Training Camp
Specialized Contact & Checking Clinics
Weekly Goalie Clinics
Annual Pond Gym Membership
Pond Hockey Academy Enrollment
Experienced & Knowledgeable Coaching Staff
Personal Player Evaluations
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Competitive Level of Play
Exposure to High Caliber Teams & Players
Participation in DSTHL Leveling Tournament
20+ League Games Per Season
2 Tournaments per Season (Leveling + 1)
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Teams may opt to attend more
Possible tournaments - Thanksgiving, Presidents day,
MLK weekend
Team Bonding / Hockey Family
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Based on interest level / numbers
B team format similar to A team format.
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“Tournament format” vs. full DSTHL schedule
Provides for “Intermediate” level
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All interested must register - even if you will miss tryouts
Tryouts free if registered before July 1st - After July 1 = $20
All Players should plan on attending all 3 try-out dates
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Week 1 tryouts- July 14th-July 17th
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Players attending week 1 try-outs will be notified if they need to attend week 2
Week 2 tryouts- July 29th- July 31st
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Excused absences will be granted for previously planned vacations, etc.
This week of tryouts is for final selection (including players that missed week 1 due
to excused absence)
Final team rosters will be posted on IHAA website after final try-out.
Players missing all 3 tryout dates will be evaluated during first available
team practice
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June 30 - Free Registration ends
Weeks of July 14 and July 28 - Try-outs
Aug 8-10 - Pre-season Training Camp
Week of Aug 11 (tent) - Practice Begins
Aug 16-17 - Body Positioning Clinic
Aug 30-Sept 1 - Leveling Tourney
~Mid / Late Sept - DSTHL Scheduling meeting
~End Sept / Beginning Oct - 1st games (Sept 28,2013)
~Early / Mid Feb Regular Season Games end (Feb 9, 2014)
~Mid / Late Feb - Playoffs begin (Feb 22, 2014)
~Early March - Playoffs End (March 8, 2014)
Possible tournaments - Thanksgiving, Presidents day, MLK weekend
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$3200 - $3600*
*Range based on 17 players/ team, 4-6 teams
total
*Costs above include all practice ice time,
clinics, league fees, 2 tournament entry fees,
coaching stipend, & necessary apparel
Fundraising Opportunities available for
individuals & teams to offset costs
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Objective tryout assessment of players by
combination of coaches and independent
evaluators
Formal coach select interview process
Season plans provided to all families so that they
can follow the developmental path
Specific developmental skill sets for each age
In season coach evaluations and monthly coach
education sessions
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Goalie and skills specific clinics throughout season
End of season skill evaluation and progress report
Standardized off-ice hockey specific training by
dedicated Conditioning Coach
Coaches library for individual skill development
Coaching Directory supervision and accountability to
Season Plan
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Squirt - HC Rob Maffeo
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PeeWee HC Amin Elaquizy
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Neal Duncan
Bantam HC Don Linville
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Omar Hadi
Branden Marshall
Eric Perardi
Ian McDougall
Jeff Bachick
Midget HC David Morrison
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Michael Seaton

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