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White Bear Lake Area Hockey Association Girls Hockey 2011-2012 2011-2012 Summer Planning Sessions Planning Session Agenda Purpose of summer planning sessions Participants What went well in 2010-2011 Areas to improve/re-tool Hot topics Head Coaches Player retention/recruitment Player development Goalies Planning Session Agenda Cont. 3 v 3 night during season for U10-U14 Fall Camp Coaches committee Tryouts Team format Any Others? Purpose of Summer Planning Sessions The purpose of the summer planning sessions is to discuss in length the “state” of the girls hockey program and what we can improve upon in the 2011- 2012 season. The ultimate goal is to become one of the premier girls programs in the state of MN. Summer Planning Group Participants U14 U10 John King Ron Anderson Derek Cooper Paul Delarosa Pat Watson Sean Shearen U12 U8 John Seibel Todd Jagoe Cheldon Frank Steve Rudie Jason Healy Jim Jablonski What went well in 2010-2011 All girls teams did well in D2, tournaments and end of year playoffs. U12A pre-game varsity skate All Girls Hockey group photo Skate with the Bears Association kids take part in varsity pre-game activities U10A and U12A participated in Hockey Day MN U8 fall warm up camp Girls Hockey float in community parade Goalie development w/ Pro-Hybrid Girls Hockey Marketing committee Monthly Girls hockey newsletter What went well in 2010-2011 cont. U10A/U10B Moose Goheen Tourney added HS girls participation in association practices(needs to improve next year) Added “A” camp scrimmage at U10 and U12 Areas for Improvement Player retention/recruitment Player Development Coaching - Need consistent coaches curriculum from U14 on down Continue to strengthen Association/HS relationship Hot Topics Coaches Non-Parent coaches vs. Parent coaches Consistency – Curriculum from U8 on up Coaches training – Need to invest in coaches development as we do player development. Female coaches - Assistants or Head coaches Monthly coaches roundtable meetings Hot Topics Cont. Player retention/recruitment Keep it fun! (retention) Continual documented development from U8 on up (retention) Conduct beginning and end of season assessments Better marketing of Girls program (recruitment) Good quality coaches (retention/recruitment) More involvement in Girls program from players (retention) Attending other association games Mentoring - U14’s mentor U8’s Student coaching – U14’s asst. for U8 team promoting female coaching Hot Topics Cont. Player Development Continual documented development from U8 on up Conduct beginning and end of season assessments Parent ROI Enable team coaches to provided continued player development following curriculum from Player Development Director. Enhance Girls Player development? OS Hockey Resources - Skating Scott Bjugstad – Shooting Ensure coaches are teaching/coaching kids the proper skills at each level Hot Topics Cont. Goalies Pro-Hybrid clinics need to be required for ALL goalies in the girls program. Need to develop goalies at U8/U10 levels Possible incentives for goalies @ U10B level? Reduced registration fees? Reduced team fees? Provide goalie training for all Girls coaches Hot Topics Cont. 3 v 3 Night for U10-14(open hockey) Similar to Mite night, small area games 2 times a month (Nov- Feb) U10’s/U12B on one end and U12A/U14A other end Players will be matched up by skill level Another opportunity for development Paid for by association (girls budget) Not yet approved, concept at this time Hot Topics Cont. Fall Camp Bring in high profile, highly skilled female coaches from OS Hockey to run fall camp for U10- U14 Association coaches would provide on ice support at fall camp. Use this for true development for ALL kids and not just the upper end players. High tempo camp truly preparing the kids for tryouts. Not yet approved but I will be pushing to get this approved. Hot Topics Cont. Coaches Advisory Committee I am planning to put together a Girls Coaches Advisory Committee. The intent of this committee will be but not limited to: Developing a curriculum for the girls hockey program. Mentoring new/inexperienced coaches May be part of the coaches interviewing panel Recommending training opportunities for the association coaches. Acting as a resource for other coaches in the girls program Recruiting\recommending new coaches Hot Topics Cont. Tryouts I am planning on changing tryouts a bit this year. Here’s how the U10 and U12 tryouts will be run (U14 may follow this as well depending on numbers) Tryouts Day 1 2-3 independent evaluators will pick the top 20 skaters The “A” head coach, Girls Director (w/ exception of U12) will also grade BUT the independent evaluators top 20 will be what we work off of unless there are major discrepancies. A team “locks” will be identified on day 1. Must have consensus by tryout graders. Top 2-3 goalies will be identified (numbers dependent) Hot Topics Cont. Tryouts Tryouts Day 2 Re-evaluate ALL players that are not locks for the A team. By the end of Day 2 the “A” Camp Team will be picked. Must be a minimum of 18 skaters but no more than 20 skaters. 2-3 Goalies will be selected for the A Camp Team Tryouts Day 3 “A” Camp Team will scrimmage against another association “A” team will be picked after the scrimmage Players that don’t make the respective “A” teams will be moved to the “B” pool. Hot Topics Cont. Tryouts “B” Pool Grading This year after the “A” teams are picked we will have a “B” grading session. The intent of this grading session will be to grade out the B players to ensure we are creating 2 equally skilled teams as possible. As always, this is dependent on the total number of kids we have in the program. If there are only enough for 1 B team, this grading session will not be needed. Hot Topics Cont. Team Format This year I will be limiting the numbers for the “A” teams at each level. Here’s the breakdown: (everything is dependent on total numbers) The “A” teams will be limited to 13 skaters and 1 or 2 goalies. Unless skaters 14 and 15 are true “A” players, this must be approved by the tryout committee. The plan at the “B” levels are to have leaner teams. Plan as of today is to have 2 “B” teams per level consisting of 11 skaters and a goalie for a total of 12 players. (everything is dependent on total numbers) Hot Topics Cont. Other items?
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