The 2018 Season is one week away and few things need to be in order before we begin.
- Team Stuff App for weekly team communications – ACTIVATED
- NEW OFF-ICE Training and TIME CHANGE for Squirts and Peewees
- Equipment Checklist
- Instruction Videos
Please review each point carefully.
The Club Committee
1- Team Stuff App
An invite to everyone has been sent to your email on record. BUT
It appears that the spam filter is eating a lot of the invites from the system. So below are the direct links to each teams to setup your child’s profile and contacts IF YOU DON”T HAVE THE INVITE IN YOUR SPAM BOX EITHER.
Please Setup your Profile ASAP
Once in, make sure you complete your Player (Child) profile with their full name and add your contacts and mobile number. You also have the option of adding a second parent and an emergency contact.
Team Managers will be expecting availibilty for your child’s availibilty for training and games to lodged through TeamStuff.
Game Schedule is Loaded
We received the first few games of the season schedule and it is loaded into Teamstuff. Shedule is expected to change a little bit, especially for Atoms so keep an eye on your app.
Download the app
TeamStuff is available on PC browsers but download the APP for Android or iOS to receive change notification and reminders.
2- Training TIME Changes
The Coaching Staff has decided to provide Squirts and Peewees some OFF-ICE training prior to going on the ice on Wednesday. Atoms stay the same 6.30 – 7.30pm.
So the new TIMES for Squirts and Peewee are:6 to 6.45 pm – OFF-ice training (In tracksuits/shorts/t-shirt with runners)
7 – 8 pm – ON-ice training.
NOTE: It may be happening every week after this week, we will manage it on TeamStuff. Also, we understand that some parents may strugle to make the time – no need to stress, this is some extra time activities that kids join when they can. Having OFF-ICE exercises will help speed player development and be beneficial for our teams, since we have a lot of newcomers to the sport.
Another Reason: Squirts and Peewee play full ice games so we will be running a full ice practice game from 7.30pm when Atoms get off the ice.
3- Equipment Checklist
This is a requirement to play IHNSW offical games. Players may be sent off for non compliance.
Player Equipment Required. (Goalies are different)
- Approved Helmet with Cage
- Hockey Gloves
- Throat Protector (aka Neck Guard) IMPORTANT
- Elbow Pads
- Shin Pads
- Shoulder Pads
- Mouthguard (recommended but not mandatory)
- Hockey Jock or Jill
- Jersey (practice jersey)
- Hockey Padded Shorts Pants
- Hockey Skates
- Hockey Socks (practice socks)
- Hockey Sticks (Recomend having a spare at games in case of brakage, also
- stick must be tape at both ends.)
Nice to have:
- Hockey Equipment Wheel Bag
- Water Bottle with STRAW so we don’t waste time by needing to pop the cage
- Extra Laces
- Moisture wicking Clothing for under the equipment. (It’s better if the equipment does not touch your skin except for the gloves.)
- Skate Blade Guards
We are expecting our new jerseys and socks to arrive this week… fingers crossed.
4- Instruction Videos
Here is a quick collection of youtube videos demonstrating the rules of the game.
Notes: This video is OK, it’s the best youtube I could find but it need a few corrections. For an offside the faceoff goes to the neutral zone not end-zone like they say. Also, if the puck comes out of the offensive zone all attacking players must come out before the puck can re-enter. A penalty shot is for being fouled from behind while on a breakaway. In out league, we do not have overtime or shootouts unless in the playoffs (finals).
Lot’s of good off-side scenarios