STICK TIME SPORTS is offering Skills & Drills with Bob Miele, Head coach of the Westfield State University hockey team August 11th – 15th.
U12: 6:00-7:00PM on ice
7:00-8:00PM Strength & Conditioning
U14: 6:00-7:00PM Strength & Conditioning
7:00-8:00PM on ice
On ice skills will include:
Skating- forward and
backward- edge work,
balance and agility
Puck Skills- stick handling,
shooting, passing, skating
Shooting- stationary and in
motion including wrist,
backhand, snap and slapshots
Battle Drills- puck
protection, puck attack, 1v1,
Small area games
Offensive and Defensive
Strength & Conditioning to include
4th Annual Kevin J. Major Memorial Hockey Tournament Volunteers
Please, consider volunteering for a great cause to support hockey, youth sports, and heart health. The Kevin J. Major Memorial Hockey Tournament needs volunteers August 8-10, 2014.
See details below:
Last year, the Kevin J. Major Youth Sports Foundation and the KEVS Foundation really appreciated the outpouring of support we received from the Westfield Youth Hockey Association's members and the members' families; this year, we hope to continue the relationship as we once again reach out to our ice hockey community for volunteers. With additional help, we will be able to provide more exciting activities and competitions, new auction tables, and a new snack area. I would love to see some returning as well as some new faces at the tournament this year.
The 4th Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament in honor of 19 year old Kevin J. Major, who passed away tragically from an unknown heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in 2011, is being held August 8-10 at the Amelia Park Ice Arena here in Westfield. Players compete in a series of games throughout the weekend. All around the arena, raffle prizes, silent auction items, tee shirts, competitions, and food are offered for fans' enjoyment, as well as plenty of hockey to watch! CPR and AED training also takes place during this weekend. As a nonprofit organization, all proceeds benefit scholarships for youth sports, free youth heart screenings, free CPR and AED trainings, and donations of Automatic External Defibrillators throughout the community.
We are in need of volunteers to man raffle, auction, competition, tee shirt, or food tables for two-hour blocks Friday Aug. 8 (4pm-11pm), Saturday Aug. 9 (7am-11pm), and Sunday Aug. 10 (7am-10pm). Also, if anyone is up for some light cooking, we need volunteers for grilling from 11am-2pm on Saturday. Community involvement throughout Westfield is key to our Foundation as we want the Tournament to flourish and continue to succeed over the years. With involvement from parents and families of Westfield Youth Hockey, this can help us give back to the community of Westfield and show WYH what we're all about, hopefully having parents get their own children involved in this fun weekend (if they aren't already!). Through your help, I was hoping you could once again spread the word about the Tournament and our need for volunteers. I am hoping we can come up with 8 volunteers/parents, if not more, that would like to participate!
Volunteers will receive confirmation from me about their specific volunteering times; please, feel free to sign up for more than one two-hour shift or more than one day! :) Make sure to secure your time slot ASAP! Attached is our official Community Supporters letter, which includes additional information about our cause and how you can help. Our website can be found at www.kevinmajorfoundation.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions by e-mail:email@example.com or cell phone: (413) 454-8519. I hope to hear back from you soon! Thank you in advance for your consideration.
WYHA is looking for parent volunteers to fill some important open positions in our organization. We are only able to offer these great programs because of our parent volunteers. Most positions don't require a lot time nor expertise. They need a person to organize the activity.
If you are interested in helping our organization in one of the following positions contact Kevin Chrisanthopoulos at
• The Equipment Manager shall report directly to the 2nd Vice-President.
• Responsible for procurement, distribution, collecting and storing of all required gear including: uniforms, first aid kits, pucks, water bottles, goalie equipment and other gear as needed.
• Responsible for keeping an inventory record of equipment. • The position will involve working in conjunction with the Merchandise Coordinator for team uniforms, socks, and associated gear.
Merchandise Coordinator • The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement and distribution of event merchandise including but not limited to pins, trophies and patches. • The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement, sale and distribution of all WYHA Merchandise such as clothing, hats, etc. • The Merchandise Coordinator works closely with the Director of Finance.
• The Merchandise Coordinator shall be responsible for procurement and distribution of safety equipment to teams. • The Safety Coordinator shall be responsible for scheduled safety training with coaches annually. • The Safety Coordinator works closely with the Mass Hockey Safesport Coordinator.
Fundraising Coordinator • The Fundraising Coordinator shall report directly to the Director of Finance. • Present to Executive Board of Directors all proposed association fundraising events for upcoming season. • Give to Director of Finance breakdown of all anticipated costs and associated income related to Executive Board of Directors approved fundraising events for budget preparation • Give to Director of Communication schedule of approved events for internal and external communication. • Liaison between WYHA and outside vendors for fundraising events. • Present to Executive Board of Directors invoices related to fundraisers for payment approval. • Obtaining all proper licenses and association release forms required for fundraising events. • Perform such additional duties as may be required by Executive Board of Directors. • Must approve all individual team fundraisers. Any WYHA merchandise cannot be used as an individual team fundraiser.
• Shall report directly to the Director of Communications.
• Work with Team Rep Coordinator, Team Reps and Webmaster to promote communication.
• Report on the individual team related events and accomplishments.
• Coordinate regular communications. • Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board.
Team Representative Coordinator
• The Team Rep Coordinator shall report directly to the Director of Communication.
• Create Team Rep job descriptions to hand out to all team members at the beginning of the season.
• Compile a list of all team reps from the association and coordinate an information meeting in September to explain their responsibilities.
• Each team rep should receive a copy of the WYHA Bylaws and any other forms deemed necessary to complete their job.
• The Team Rep Coordinator shall be the main point of contact for all team representatives.
Each year there are a number of camps for skaters to attend. We try to provide you information on ones being held at Amelia Park. As in many past years, Louis Chabot will be bringing his camp back to Amelia Park. Coach Chabot has been a partner of WYHA for many years providing additional skating clinics for our organization.
Chabot's Specialized Hockey Programs
Defensemen & Forwards Program Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 Strong emphasis on specific training for the defensemen & forward
Coach-Student Ratio is 1:8
Become a better Defensive and Offensive player!
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINING - Power Skating · Edge Work · Balance · Quickness & Speed · Explosive Starts & Stops , Passing & Receiving · Turns · Playing the One-On-One, Two-On-One · Gap Control Each Student Receives Individual Video Analysis · Each Student Receives a School Jersey and written evaluation.
Goaltending Program Boys & Girls Ages 7-16 HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINING Crease Work · Explosive Mobility · Stance · Angles & Positioning Stick Use · Glove · Butterfly · Explosive T-Glides & Shuffles Rebound Control · Poke-Checks · Lateral Slides · Recoveries How to Play Breakaways · Intense and Challenging Shooting Stations All Game Situations Covered · Each Goalie Receives Individual Video Analysis · Goalie Jersey · Written Evaluation http://www.louischabot.com/summer-goaltending.html
Locations, Dates, Times, Cost:
Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield August 4 to August 8, 2014 Times 9:30am-1:00pm
Fitzpatrick Ice Arena, Holyoke July 7 to July 11, 2014 Times 9:30:am-1:00pm
Cost: Defensemen & Forwards Program $340 Goaltending Program $360
Westfield players receive a $20 discount when registering!
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