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Record 4 State Championships Record 10 State Tournament Appearances Overall Record of
TEAM FIRST – Self second If you were mountain climbing and slipped, and all that was keeping you from plunging to your death was a rope and someone at the top of the mountain to pull you to safety, who could you trust to save your life? Who do you know that would sacrifice themselves for you, let the skin rip away from their hands as the blood dropped from the ends of their fingers? Who would not let go regardless of how fatigued they may be?
Simply put, to “HOLD THE ROPE” means that you have made a commitment to never let your teammates down… EVER. It means you will put the needs of your team before your own. This does not mean you have to play perfect hockey. It means that without fail: You will come prepared to practice and games. You will play with full intensity 100% of the time. You will do the rights things to the best of your ability with the tools and skills that God has given you. You will sacrifice yourself physically to get the job done. You will sacrifice your own personal desire for recognition and glory by putting the goals and the desires of the team first.
When you have decided that you will do the above things without fail, your teammates will know it. Each and every one of them will then have faith in your abilities; they will have faith in you. When push comes to shove, when the going gets tough, they would entrust you with their life. You can feel it if your teammates believe you are the kind of player who will “HOLD THE ROPE”.
Team Identity Believes in each other, will pay the price together Accountability Great Defense Disciplined Enthusiastic and Passionate Hard Skating, driving Aggressive Quick in transition Confident Team Tough
Wins G. F G. A PP% PK%
1. WIN CLASSIC SUBURBAN TITLE 2. SECTION 4A CHAMPIONS. 3. WIN ALL GAMES AT WAKOTA ARENA. 4. CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR GOOD REPUTATION OF GOOD HOCKEY PLAYERS, GOOD CITIZENS, AND QUALITY PROGRAM MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONS
Create a highly competitive environment that stresses work ethic, accountability and discipline to the team first. Build a trust between coaches and players and players amongst players. Create a “Team” that will only accept its best from themselves. Be enthusiastic about hockey and us. Over achieve! You can always do better.
Create a plan and systems that will fit our skills and also give a feeling of creativity. Make our players better. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. Be confident and positive about the team. Get the team to believe in itself and the principles it will take to win: – Work – Team First – Enthusiastic Confidence – Conditioning – Accountability – Character – Discipline – Communication
Take each day as a new day and a chance to teach and learn ourselves. Accept only our best effort. Our success will come from work and execution of team play and using a player’s skills to maximum. Simple skills must be used and done correctly – skating, passing, shooting, and physical play. Help each of our players to be leaders. Give them their role as leaders. Hold them accountable. Expect nothing but their best. Offer support and also expect support in return. Listen to concerns. Give each player a role that they can fill that will fit their skills and will allow that role to challenge them. Hold players and team accountable for their actions. They must be responsible for their actions on and off the ice. Get to know the players as people. Communicate 1-1. Set up goal-setting plan for players and team. Create a fun, learning environment.
GENERAL All players, managers, and coaches will always conduct themselves in a first class manner, be encouraging of each other, and have a healthy, positive attitude. We all represent South St. Paul High School and the South St. Paul community. You respect the South St. Paul Girl’s Hockey Program. This means: Coaches and Staff, Team and Teammates, Community, Locker room All players, managers, and coaches are expected to attend and be on time to all practices, games and team activities. 5 minutes early is 5 minutes late. 3:10 practice means 3:10 not 3:11. No excuses!
All players must be at the arena by 6:00 PM on Game day. Come PREPARED!!!!! There will be an 11:30 PM curfew on all Friday nights so designated by the coaching staff. All players will wear warm-up gear to all team functions. Mouth guards must be worn at all practices and games!! There will be workouts after practices. Yes it will be tiresome but we will do them together. We do everything together. NO WHINING!!
All players will hustle on to the ice for practice. Once you step on to the ice you are expected to be moving and ready to practice. All players, managers, and coaches are expected to use appropriate language in all practices, games and team activities. All players are expected to turn leave cell phones off on game days, team meetings, and team functions. No cell phones around team functions!!
All players will sit as a team at all team functions. We don’t have cliques. All players are to clean the locker room before leaving. Every day!! All players and managers must in school by 3 rd hour to practice or play in game. (Unless excused absence) For example: funeral, doctor’s appointment, etc. All players must be in attendance at the end of the day to play in game that night. You cannot go home after 3 rd hour and sleep and expect to play. **IMPORTANT: A PARENTS NOTE SAYING YOUR ILL IS NOT EXCUSED
The first offense : the athlete or manager will miss part or all of the next varsity game. The player will be in the stands in street clothes and help with statistics. The second offense : the athlete or manager will miss the next varsity game. The player will be on the game bench in street clothes and help with the statistics. In addition, the player or manager will not return to varsity competition until after a conference with the coaching staff and parent or guardian. The third offense : the athlete or manager will be dismissed from the hockey program for the remainder of the season.
Varsity – the coaching staff will attempt to put the best possible team on the ice regardless of a player’s age or grade. We will look for athletic ability, attitude and the ability to be a team player when putting together a competitive team. If a younger player is ready to play at this level, she will play. Junior Varsity – it is our belief that this program is a development program. We believe that every player will and should play to help their development and development of total program. Skill development will be the focal point. We will attempt to put players in positions that they can be most successful and help the team.
It’s a privilege, not a right. Players must accept all responsibilities in order to be on the team. Nobody will be accorded equal or guaranteed ice time.
Choosing the members of this team is the sole responsibility of the coaches. We shall provide the following information to all candidates for the team: Extent of tryout period Criteria used to select the squad Number to be selected. Practice commitment if they make the squad. Other commitments.
Put the teams’ goals, welfare, and success before your own. Attend all practice sessions. Be receptive to coaching. Be responsible for all uniforms and equipment. Represent South St. Paul well and follow the team rules. Report all injuries to the trainer or coach.
Select the team. Determine the style and philosophy of play. Teach at practice sessions. Determine who starts and amount of playing time for each player. Establish team rules. Establish the requirements to earn a letter. Always make safety and the athletes’ welfare first.
Be positive and supportive of your daughter. If you do not have something nice to say, than you are probably not trying hard enough. Please always try to be supportive of our program and if you have a concern let’s talk about it. We want only the best for your daughter. Please trust that this is our top priority. We will do everything that we can to help your daughter achieve her goals.
There is a chain of command that must be followed when addressing concerns: 1 st Step – The player must talk to the coach. 2 nd Step – Meeting between the coach, parent and player. 3 rd Step – Meeting with coaches, the athlete, parents and Activities Director. *All questions and concerns will be dealt with only if these steps are followed and will never take place at the arena. Please schedule your appointment to meet at the high school.
A letter is something that each athlete must earn. There are three different ways to earn a letter:
1. If an athlete plays in at least as many periods as there are games. For example, if there are 25 games in a season a player must play in at least 25 periods to letter. In addition, the athlete or manager must successfully complete the entire season and be on the final section tournament roster. 2. If the varsity team qualifies for the state tournament all the players on the varsity roster will earn a letter regardless of how many periods she played. 3. The coaching staff reserves the right to letter any athletes that no do not meet the above two standards.
Definition: An unapproved absence is an absence or a tardy (more than 20 minutes late) that is not approved by the head coach or that does not result from an illness or an emergency. The first unapproved absence : the athlete or manager will miss the next varsity game. The player will be on the game bench in street clothes and help with the statistics. The second unapproved absence : the athlete or manager will miss the next varsity game. The player will be on the game bench in street clothes and help with the statistics. In addition, the player or manager will not return to varsity competition until after a conference with the coaching staff and a parent or guardian. The third unapproved absence : the athlete or manager will be dismissed from the hockey program for the remainder of the season.
Player - Coach Relationship This is the most important relationship. Parents can affect this relationship by criticizing the coach to their daughter. Parents should always remember that the athlete has to return to practice the next day. Parental coaching a home by impede the athlete’s progress.
Allow the coaches to instruct and guide team. Do not question or confront the coaches immediately after a game. If you want to discuss a problem with the coach, make an appointment and discuss your concern in a calm, courteous, and logical manner. Be positive and supportive without adding undue pressure and unrealistic expectations.
You are expected to be an athlete of the highest level. Drugs and alcohol are banned substances for you by law and the State High School League. Do not make a choice that can cost you in any way. Don’t put yourself or your team in that situation. Failure to comply shows lack of commitment to the team. Please see Student Activities Handbook. Violations of these rules will be followed up with the penalties as they are written. Note: Any infractions of any of these rules or regulations or those of the MSHSL by the captains of the varsity team will result in the loss of title and responsibilities.
*Each year the decision to have individual awards will be made by the coaching staff. Team Captains will be voted on by each returning player, but selection will be at the discretion of the coaching staff. All other awards (MVP, Hardest Worker, Most Improved, and Rookie of the Year) will be voted on by the players. The coaches will select two awards (Coaches Award and Scholar Athlete) All Conference players are chosen by the coaches in the conference. Hobey Baker Award is chosen by the South St. Paul Coaching Staff All-State players are chosen by a committee of coaches from around the state.
It is our goal each year to give back to the community in the way of community service. It will be an expectation to work with our youth teams. Team members will be notified as these opportunities present themselves.