2Eastview Youth HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Welcome Parents of EVHA Players!
3Welcome to EVHA mite hockey! Mite hockey is for boys and girls 5 – 8 years old born on or after 7/1/05. The mite hockey program is designed to introduce children to the wonderful sport of hockey, develop basic skating/hockey skills, and of course, to make hockey fun for children and their new friends.
4EVHA MISSIONEastview Hockey Association (EVHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for the children residing in the Eastview High School Attendance area or who are eligible to play in the EVHA who wish to play ice hockey.Our curriculum stresses basic skills, encourages team play and sportsmanship, and strives for fair playing time for all players. The individuals who teach this curriculum, in all cases, have completed one or more courses in the USA Hockey Coaches’ Education Program (CEP).EVHA coaches, the Hockey Development Committee and the Board of Directors also are committed to teaching players to respect their opponents and the officials.
5EVHA BOARD Mike Schoonover: President Matt Johnson: Vice President Tom Keating: SecretaryDavid Kisch: Treasurer/Co-Tryout CoordinatorMark Groebner: Hockey Operations/ApparelScott Calvert: CEP (Coach Development/Certification) Summer TrainingDave Leach: Tournament Coordinator/5000 Shots ClubJim Lombardi: Goalie Equipment/Girls Tourney CoordinatorDoug Tritschler: Asst Boys Hockey Operations/Equipment/JR GoldKelly Griffitts: Co-Tryout Coordinator/SafeSport CoordinatorRenee Swenson: Registrar/Asst Girls Hockey OperationsBrent Cameron: Events / Booster ClubMatt Cords: District 8 Representative/RecruitmentHeather Sodomka: Gambling Manager
6OTHER EVHA CONTACTS Brad Defauw – Dir of Player & Coach Development Wade Bergland – Mite CoordinatorScott Wasilowski – Goalie DevelopmentAmy Hutsell – AdministratorJulie Cochran– Volunteer & Concessions CoordinatorJeremy Weestrand – Ice Coordinator
7Survey FEEDBACK Bantams: 33 PWs: 18 Squirts: 32 14U: 2 12U: 4 10U: 13 Goal from last year was 50% participation. We achieved 36% participation players were represented players were registered last year.Bantams: 33PWs: 18Squirts: 3214U: 212U: 410U: 13Mites: 32
8Neither agree nor disagree 2014 EVHA End of Season and Tryout SurveyPlease rate your agreement or disagreement with each of the following items related to your player's experience this season.Answer OptionsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeither agree nor disagreeAgreeStrongly agreeDon't knowRating AverageResponse CountOverall my son/daughter had a positive experience39635794.35132My child enjoyed playing hockey this season.2737834.45My child enjoyed playing for this coach.581127814.30My child plans to play hockey again next year.1944.63My son's/daughter's hockey skills improved121639624.10Coaches were role models of good sportsmanship44.39Practices were well planned and thought out10404.13131Over the course of the season fair ice time was provided for all players1830704.07My child felt practices offered a variety of practice drills over the season to make practices more engaging.44553.98Communication was good with players45664.20Discipline of players was fair17534.06I would recommend the head coach to coach in future seasons23744.09
10HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT MISSION To provide each individual the best possible hockey experience in a fun environment that encourages all players to work hard, improve the physical and mental skills they will need for life advancement, and to build a foundation for success at all levels of the Eastview program.
11HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE New EVHA position hired this year: Brad Defauw, Director of Hockey DevelopmentHockey Development Committee formed and includes: Gary Uecker- played at Richfield HS & Concordia-(Moorhead) College Aaron Dwyer- played at Apple Valley HS & St. Cloud State Univ. Bob Goldstrand -played at Richfield HS & U of M Gophers Curt Bowen –(Canadian born) played major jr. for the Ottawa 67’s, 1st round draft pick w/ Detroit & 12 yr. pro career Pete Desrocher- played at Highland Park HS & St. Mary’s (Winona) College Pat St. Martin- played at Cretin HS & Univ. of St. Thomas Pat Westrum- played at Roosevelt HS & U of M Gophers, 10 year pro career, Montreal NHL scout Brad DeFauw- played at Apple Valley HS & Univ. of North Dakota, 8 year pro career
12ROLE OF Hockey Development COMMITTEE Monitor in season progress with teams, coaches and players for each team at every levelHelp coaches run effective practices and adequate support to develop good practice plans emphasizing improving skating skillsGroup will go to practices and games and observe and give coaches feedback throughout the season.Bringing in “skill” coaches to run skill development sessions throughout practices throughout the season at all levels. (1/2 hour on stick handling, agility, edges, etc)
13COACH SELECTION PROCESS Interested in coaching? Contact Brad Defauw atAll coaches must submit a background screening if they were not cleared in the season, register with USA hockey AND register through the EVHA coaches link.In addition, different levels require different certification and training. Mite coaches must complete Level 1. Certification fees and USA hockey fees for coaches are reimbursed by EVHA.
14Parent Coaches Parent Coaches; Must register with USA hockey Register on the website, click on the Coaches link. (this will take you through the background check and getting the USA hockey registration)Coaches must submit background checks to be on the ice with the kidsCoaching certification required (Level 1)Classes found on MN Hockey websiteCoach meeting prior to the start of the season
17EVHA Parent Responsibilities Be a Positive Role ModelSupport the coach and officialsSupport and assist the program in a positive mannerKeep your opinion(s) to yourselfThe parent is the most important example a child can relate toVolunteer with EVHA!
18What DOES EVHA EXPECT OF PLAYERS? Play for the love of the gameRespect your opponentWork for the good of the teamRespect officials and their judgmentPlay within the rules of the gameBe generous in victory and gracious in defeatAlways conduct yourself with honor and pride
19PARENT VOLUNTEERS Volunteer policy available on the website Each family pays $125 per player or $250 max at registration. This fee is credited to your last ice bill if your volunteer commitment is met.The requirement: 5 hours per child; 10 hours maxCheck the DIBS volunteer system for available hours. Players must be registered to see opportunities. Opportunities exist for clinics, tryouts, girls tourney (early Dec), end of year District tourney, Booster Club, Raffle night, etc. In addition, a head coach and asst coach are given full volunteer credit, as well as the team manager. If you would like more information about any of these volunteer opportunities:Families are responsible for monitoring and managing their own volunteer hours.If you have a business and want to donate an item (valued at $100 or greater) as a raffle prize, that will count for one hour of volunteer time. (this does not include donated items in the auction basket).
20MITE TEAM FORMATION Team Levels (last year as an example) Two Level 3 (Intermediate) TeamsThree Level 2 (Beginner )TeamsTwo Level 1 (Learn-to-skate) TeamsOne All Girls Learn-to-skate TeamOne All Girls Intermediate Level TeamDepends on evaluationsTeam sizes12 – 15 players per team
21Time & Cost CommitmentUSA Hockey registration fee- $50 fee if born before 1/1/ Free if born on or after 1/1/2008.EVHA Registration Fee- $50 for 1st year mites; $145 for returning mitesFree equipment package available for 1st year mites (excludes stick and skates)Volunteer fee ($125) and fundraising requirement (typically $125)Saturday and Sunday Practice (indoor)7:00 am to 7:00 pmMost ice at Hayes Arena and Apple Valley High SchoolSchedule will change throughout the seasonMid-week optional outdoor ice (weather permitting)Season runs first weekend of November until early March
22New Mite Parents Clinic and Evaluation participation Socks and Jerseys Be patient with you childArrive minutes before ice timeGoal is that at the end of this season, your player wants to come back next year!!
23Mite Program FocusMain focus is individual skill development with specific drills/small games and less focus on rules, strategy and full ice gamesEmphasis on skating and stick handlingSmaller teams, more ice time, and puck touches for each kidMaking it FUN so each individual feels comfortable in his or her surroundings and wants to keep participating!!!
24K-2 minor miteS-Each team will get an hr. of ice on both weekend days (2-3 hrs. per day needed depending on #’s) (we want kids per ice session)-Players will be separate into teams by skill level-There may be a possibility of an additional 1-2 hrs. of indoor ice per month during weekday for the 1st – 2nd grade upper teams (not learn to skate)-Outdoor ice available later in the season if requested by team
253rd grade miteS- Most likely 4 teams - Players will be evaluate strictly for the purpose of having even teams -Each team will get an hour of ice on both weekend days (2hrs. per day needed) -Each team will get an hour of ice every Wed. night at The POND (2 teams per 1hr., 2hrs. total + dryland at POND) -Tthere will be 2 additional hrs. per month during weekday for all 4 teams to use at once -Skill specific practices -Outdoor ice available later in the season if requested by team -Maximum 15 full ice games -EVHA hosting 3rd grade indoor Jamboree on Jan 17th & 18th (we will need 4 outside teams, 2 girls & 2 boys that run a similar Mite program as us
27MITE EVALUATIONS11/1 Hayes All Girls 10: :45 Last name A - K 12:00 - 1:15 Last name L - Z 1:30 - 3:00 11/2 Hayes All Girls 11:45 - 1:15 Beginner 1:30 - 2:45 (TBD after 11/1 session) Intermediate 3:00 - 4:30 (TBD after 11/1 session) Practices start early November
28BOOSTER CLUB Each Team will have 1-2 Booster Club Members Organize RaffleCollect Donations/Sponsorship from BusinessesCollect Raffle Money from TeamAuction Basket for TeamAttend 3-5 meetings during yearCovers your Volunteer Hours requirement
29Team Managers What’s a Team Manager’s role on a Mite team? Team Communication- upcoming schedule, etc.Distribute and collect fundraiser tickets and moneyHelp plan for your team the outdoor mite jamboreePlan team partyCoordinate/Distribute team picturesSigning up for this job fulfills your Volunteer Hours commitment (whether one player or two in the association)Fulfills your volunteer requirement
30Events and fundraisers EVHA Raffle SalesAnnual Golf EventWild Ticket Sales:Saturday October 25 vs. Tampa Bay, Tuesday November 4th vs. Pittsburgh Saturday December 27 vs. WinnipegSaturday January 17 vs. Arizona (limited)Thursday March 19 vs. CapitolsPull Tabs & Bingo- Valley Tap, Bogarts/Apple PlaceEastview Girls Tourney in DecemberChili’s in Eagan
31COMMUNICATION & EVHA EVHA Website www.eastviewhockey.net Board contact information is available on the Board linkBoard meeting minutes also available on the Board linkFollow us onEVHA Handbook& Twitter is primary form of communicationDirections available on the website on how to add a 2nd to your account.