Congratulations to St. Cloud Peewee A Red Team and Bantam B Red Team for advancing to the Minnesota Hockey State Tournament, March 15th -17th.
Other honorable achievements by SCYHA Teams!
Squirt A – D5 champs
Squirt B Red – D5 champs
Squirt B Black – 2nd Place
Squirt C Black – 3rd Place
Squirt C Red – Consolation
U10B – 2nd Place
St. Cloud Parks & Recreation
St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association
Minnesota Wild Hockey Trips
Date: Monday, April 1st vs. St. Louis Blues
Sunday, April 21st vs. Calgary Flames
Departure : April 1 5:00 PM
April 21 3:00 PM
Return Times Dependent on length of game
Departure Site: Whitney Recreation Center, 1529 Northway Drive
Cost: April 1st $27 sections 209 and 210, rows 5-7
April 21st $45 section 202, rows 6, 8 and 9
Registration: -Go to www.ci.stcloud.mn.us to register online.
-Come in person to the Whitney Recreation Center
or Lake George Municipal Complex.
-Call Steve at 320-650-3053 by Credit Card
Contact: Steve at 320-650-3053 or email@example.com
All Wild trips have a registration deadline of 30 days
prior to the game date.
Bus Transportation provided by Voigt’s Bus Companies
As coaches, we try and be the teachers of skills, maybe some life lessons, creativity and of course the love of the game of hockey... But how often do we think about what shift lengths do to the game and the kids? Are we getting the most out of our players and are they getting the most of the game?
I found a couple articles worth a read that supports having kids skate much sorter shifts... Take a look at what the average NHL top notch conditioned player skates..... 45 seconds on average!!!
Shift Length Change since 1997-98
|Time on Ice||Corsi %||Shot % F||Shot % A||Ratio|
So as shifts get longer, not only do shot totals take a wrong turn for tired players, but the quality of the opposing team's chances goes up too. Bottom line: as Tyler said, nothing good is going to happen once you've been on the ice for a minute.
Dear Minnesota Youth Hockey Coaches:
This is a season of tremendous change for the Coaching Education Program across the United States. We in Minnesota will be affected by a number of differences from past years. Those of you who have been coaching for a while, even one season, will recognize the differences when I point them out below. I am hoping that by communicating early and often, we will all get used to these changes quickly and easily. Here is an outline of the new elements of our coaching program - for complete details, visit the web sites referenced below:
1. New national coaching requirements. This is huge, and includes:
a. The old chart which said that for a particular type of team you needed a particular CEP Level is GONE. Forget about it.
b. In place of the chart, new coaches take 1 clinic per season, starting with Level 1 their first year, then Level 2 the second, and Level 3 the third. After that there are renewal options OR the chance to take Level 4. Coaches who are already certified start out at their current level, and then move on according to the above progression.
c. In addition to having a “current” coaching level, all coaches need to take (at least) one of the new “age specific” online training modules. If you are coaching Squirts, you take the 10-and-under online module. These are inexpensive ($10) and very state-of-the-art, they’ll make you a better coach. ALL active coaches need to take these, even those who already have level 4 and 5.
d. The complete text of the new rule is in the “Coaches” section of the Minnesota Hockey website,http://www.minnesotahockey.org
2. No more coaching cards. If you already have a card, you can use it to verify prior season training, but starting this fall, the online (USA Hockey) coaching certification list will be used to verify current training, including your coaching program level and any age-specific training. You can print it at any time from the web site. Instructions for this are attached to this e-mail note.
3. Level 1-3 Clinic prices were standardized at $40 each. Online modules at $10 each.
4. Excellent new manuals on body contact/checking will be passed out at Level 2 clinics.
5. Small Area Games books will be passed out at Level 1 clinics.
6. ADM on-ice reference cards/practice plans will also be passed out at Level 1 clinics.
7. All coaches at clinics will receive a CD with completely new coaching manuals for Level 1-3, with added practice plans, and other reference material.
8. Our coaching clinics will feature totally new presentations, with plenty of video and examples added.
9. Significant changes to the Coaches section of www.usahockey.com to support all these new materials.
I know that there will be questions about all this. Your association’s ACE (Coaching) Director will be trained to help you, and the USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey web sites mentioned above have been updated to answer questions and point you in the right direction. I hope that these new materials, which were prepared with a huge investment of time and money for your benefit, will help you be a better coach for your young players. My instructors and I will be learning about them along with you. Please be patient in this inaugural year, but don’t hesitate to ask questions. Have a great season!
Christian Koelling, Minnesota District Coach in Chief
Christian R. Koelling
Coach in Chief
USA Hockey - Minnesota
May 22nd. 5:30 Shot gun start. Social hour at 4:00. Dinner after.
No upcoming events found.
The Board of Directors for SCYHA has passed a motion to adopt “Jack’s Pledge” effective immediately. Please take the time to read the attached and become familiar with it as soon as possible.