From: Steve Nelson-Executive Director
Re: August checklist
Happy summer to everyone in the association. I realize we have more summer however the season is just around the corner. I just want to start a checklist for you to think about.
1. If you know a qualified coach, please have them get their application in as soon as possible. The development committee is looking to fill these positions real soon. Moreover, get USA hockey registered and start working on Safe-sport and modules. The earlier you complete the better.
2. UWS Coaching staff is doing a fall camp to get everyone started out correctly. Due to time conflicts they are helping coach Kalin from the High School as he is preparing for a new position. I hope our association will take advantage of this opportunity.
3. Get your gift cards sold and turned into the office as the deadline is tomorrow. I am hearing good things about the fundraiser.
4. LEARN TO SKATE BEGINS NEXT WEEK. Please volunteer to assist this program. All ice time is listed on the ice schedule.
Stay Tuned more to come……
Superior Ice Arena
To All Participants,
If you can find the time please look over this post on Linkdin I happened on. Believe me, in all my years in athletics this is a must for any young athlete. Playing multiple sports teaches you relative skills in all areas. Further, year round training is positive if kept in good balance. Seasonal sport first. Any great athlete will tell you the same thing. Play lacrosse, baseball or golf. Enjoy being a kid! Structure is not always the best thing. Let kids PLAY and discover for themselves. I recommend this highly.
Please look over these statistics from the NCAA. Having done a lot of work for the NCAA this data is very complete. We should all strive to reach our goals of competing at the levels children choose. Striving for this is positive but we should also be realistic. The most important thing for young athletes is having fun. You can strive for positive improvement and still have fun. Keep a good competitive balance and allow your athlete to experience the fun in playing the game.