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5th 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 5-9, 2015.
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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 5th 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 5-9 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. 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!).
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:firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone: (413) 454-8519. I hope to hear back from you soon! Thank you in advance for your consideration.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Become a better offensive and defensive player ! Strong emphasis on specific trainning for the defensemen and forward. All players enroll will benefit from the forwards and defensemen skill development. Each session will be divided based on age and level.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINNING: Power skating and edge control, quickness and over speed, explosive starts and stops, power turns, puck control, shooting, passing and receiving, puck protection.
Forwards skills development: Deking, quick hands, touch passing, attacking net and scoring drills, rebound drills, drop passing, screening and tips, backchecking, cycling.
Defensemen skills development: Backward skating, backward crossovers, transition skating, pivots, defending the one-on-one, two-on-one, front net coverage, gap contro and angling.
Each player enrolled in the defensemen and forwards program will receive shooting and scoring development. our professional coaching staff will provide you with the teaching to allow each player to develop quickness, accuracy and speed on their shot.
Video analysis: Each student will receive personal video analysis on their skating and shooting technique by a Professional coach.
Steve Strunk, VP of Planet Hockey called me yesterday to let me know the summer camp is filling up fast There are only a few spots remaining. So if you are waiting don't otherwise you could miss out. He did mention the older group (2003 and older) has a few more openings. Grab a buddy and make a great week of hockey at the end of the summer before the season starts.
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DON’T MISS OUT…ONLY 7 OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
Dear Westfield Youth Hockey players and families,
We invite you to join WYH, Amelia Park Arena and Planet Hockey in the upcoming 2015 Planet Hockey Super Skills Summer Camp, returning to Westfield, MA. We are now accepting registrations.
Westfield, MA | Amelia Park Arena | August 17-21, 2015
WESTFIELD YOUTH HOCKEY & FRIENDS DISCOUNT
CAMP DISCOUNT - Thank you to WHA and the Amelia Park Arena for hosting this 2015 Planet Hockey Summer Camp. We invite you to join us this summer for a world-class hockey skills training camp…and receive a $30 discount.
WYH Discounted Camp Fee: only $439. Save $30| Regular Camp Tuition: $469
Join our International skills training staff August 17-21, 2015, IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD, for an innovative Planet Hockey Summer Camp…all at a discounted tuition!
Westfield, MA FILLING FAST! (Space is limited)
Planet Hockey TOTAL Player Development SuperCamp Camp Focus/Features: Power Skating – Quickness, Mobility, Speed & Efficiency | Stickhandling | Scoring | Small Games | Team Play | Body Contact, Battles & Puck Protection | Professional/Certified International Staff | Dryland Training | Video Lectures & Focus Sessions | Personalized Player Evaluation & Video | Free Camp Jersey | STP Program | Pre-Camp Preparation Workbook | Final Day Game & much more!
SPECIAL CAMP FEATURES 3 ELITE Camps in 1 | TOTAL Player Development
· SUPER Skills Camps provide Planet Hockey students with the most COMPLETE hockey skills training & innovative training methods available: Power Skating, Stickhandling, Scoring, Small Games, Body Contact, Puck Protection and Team Play. Plus, each player will receive our exclusive pre-camp preparation workbook, post camp player evaluation, video & video training tips and a free camp jersey. View camp features
· Supplemental Training Program (STP) offered at this camp! Receive 1 additional hour of on ice skills training the first 4 days of camp (4 day program). This optional 'add on' program will conveniently extend your day by 1 hour. Players LOVE this program. Limited to 32 total players. Learn more
· All New ELITE SuperCamp format - All 2015 Summer programs are ELITE workshops specifically designed for players who are serious about improving their hockey skills. These ELITE camps follow the same format and methods we use when training NHL and European professional players.
We expect this camp to fill quickly, so register before it’s too late. Planet Hockey limits group sizes, so REGISTER NOW to ensure your spot and discount in the upcoming 2015 Westfield, MA Planet Hockey SUPER Skills Camp.