Coaching Clinics 08/02/2014 USA HOCKEY COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM
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HOLIDAY ICE SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT REMINDERS
GSC is moving to the holiday ice schedule beginning Monday, December 22nd through Friday January 2nd. In place of practices and games, there will be daily free hockey and general skate as well as figure skating and the Winter Classic Party on January 1st. Please make sure you check the website regularly for the schedule as changes do sometimes need to be made.
We would also like to thank our staff who all work incredibly hard to keep the club in great condition. We would appreciate everyone’s help in keeping the clubhouse and the locker rooms clean. Please remind your children to pick up after themselves and remind their friends to do the same.
We look forward to a great holiday break and wish all of the GSC families a happy holiday season and healthy New Year! Below is some important information regarding Free Hockey.
FREE HOCKEY RULES REMINDER
Free hockey during the holidays is a great time at GSC and there is plenty of it on the schedule this holiday break. We thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of the rules to ensure that it is a positive experience for all involved. Failure to comply will result in loss of free hockey privileges.
Any members, including vacation members and Outdoor Hockey League players are permitted to play, as long as they attend their appropriate age group and abide by the rules.
Players should attend the session for their appropriate age group only and should show resepct to all players on the ice.
All players must wear helmets, gloves, shin pads and elbow pads.
The Hockey Committee may find it necessary to change the schedule based on weather, attendance, etc so please check the website often.
All players should be respectful of the GSC staff and ice monitors at all times. This includes following directions and keeping the clubhouse and locker rooms clean and free of clutter.
Guests are NOT permitted to participate in free hockey.
Please review the rules with your children and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Registration is now open for this years Sniper Camp by Jeff Hamilton and H3Hockey. Dates are December 22-23rd with two sessions a day. Session 1 is for Bantams, Peewee's U14 and U12 (A and B) from 3:45-4:45pm. Session 2 will feature Mites, Squirts and U10 from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Register today through the GSC website.
Morning Hockey Starts Next Week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
GSC Early Morning Shinny.
Shinny starts next week!
Please join us for cross ice 3 on 3 shinny before you head to school. We are pleased to offer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning supervised shinny for our players. Game time is 6:45am to 7:30am. All players will be required to wear skates, helmet, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads.
The games will be played with small nets and street hockey balls. The objective will be to allow all our players a chance to get extra supervised fun ice time. There will be no formal coaching. The hockey committee wants the boys and girls to have fun and be creative....like an old time shinny game.
The ice will be divided into two to three 3x3 areas, divided by ages. And depending upon turnout, we may introduce a schedule by age group by days. Dave Lopresti will be on hand to run the program. Please contact Dave with any questions.
Coaches, please make sure your coaching card and certification is valid for the 2014-15 season. For all coaches who are Level 3 and would like to get there level 4, there is a clinic next weekend in Hartford. It is the only Level 4 certification in New England this season. There will be one in NY in September if you cannot make it to Hartford. To sign up for a clinic or see if you are certified for the season please go to usahockey.com.