PLEASE NOTE: If you have used hockey equipment you would like to donate to the Fenn sale, there will be a collection bin at the 3 practice sessions at Valley Sports on Thursday, October 30th. Thanks!
Don't miss the 46th Annual Sports Sale at The Fenn School gym in Concord on Sat., Nov. 1.
We'll have a wide selection of gently used sports equipment for boys and girls including hockey, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and other gear available at low prices. Representatives from Hardy's Ski Emporium will be on hand to offer an assortment of brand new skis, boots, and poles at great pre-season prices. Gym doors open at 9 a.m. and close promptly at Noon. Come early for the best selection. The Fenn School is located at 516 Monument Street in Concord.
Donations of gently used sports equipment are welcome! Please drop your items off at The Fenn School on Thurs., Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or Fri., Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-Noon.
For more info or questions please contact Kris Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that CCYH the CCYH Mosquitos and Learn to Skate program start this Saturday, 11/1/2014 at 8:10 am at Middlesex School.
LEARN TO SKATE:
This program focuses on teaching kids to skate with an emphasis on hockey. Skaters are grouped with peers of equivalent skill with a goal of preparing the skaters for organized hockey.
Please check your equipment to be sure that all of the required equipment fits properly. Required equipment for LTS is an approved HECC helmet with cage and skates. Well fitted hockey skates are recommended as they are easiest to learn in. Recommended clothing is lose fitting layers that provide warmth but comfort to move freely.
Our philosophy is for our players is to develop their skating and prepare them for their career of organized hockey. We primarily focus on skating as this is obviously the most important aspect of the game. We also use on ice games that help them get comfortable with sticks and pucks. We break the practice up into stations so that each player has a chance to focus on a specific skills with a coach during every practice. To keep it fun we will occasionally play in-house games by splitting the kids up into teams. If the opportunity does arise we will try to play a game against a neighboring town.
Please check your equipment and make sure that you have all of the required, well fitted hockey gear. If you ordered a jersey I will have them at the rink when you arrive. I will also have CCYH socks for all players. If you did not order a jersey and would still like to order one let me know and I can put you in touch with the registrar. Otherwise any jersey that fits over your players equipment is fine.
Required Equipment for Mosquitos:
HECC Approved helmet with cage
(For the safety of your player it is highly recommended that all equipment fits properly. This is especially true for skates. Although we realize that you are sometimes able to get skates from friends or family, if the skates do not fit properly it becomes very difficult for your player to develop their skating. Used equipment is great. Zwickers Hockey in Bedford usually carries used gear in great condition this time of year.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to getting the season started. See you at the rink!!!!
We still have room for a few coaches. If you are interested in helping out please reach out to me directly at email@example.com or 978.580.1653. We will be holding a coaches meeting on Thursday to prepare for the season.
The rink at Middlesex School will open on November 1, 2014. Specific ice assignments will be forthcoming.
CCYH is very fortunate to have access to the Middlesex rink, and we are eager to be good guests at their facility. As such, please note the following reminders:
1) Middlesex is a residential school, with classes 6 days per week, and a wide range of sports and other activities taking place all week. When you are in the rink, please use the rink and east lobby warm room area only. Siblings, other guests etc. should not use the basketball courts, squash courts or other facilities. If you bring food, coffee, newspapers etc. into the rink, please remove your trash.
2) Parking, especially on Saturday mornings, is very tight in the rink lot. Please park only in designated areas, be respectful of other drivers and be careful of student and (little) CCYH pedestrians.
3) Please make sure that players and visitors DO NOT go past the yellow barriers that block the Zamboni access. The Zamboni is a large and dangerous machine. Only coaches and other designated adults should be in the bench area, and no players should use the team rooms or puck shooting areas on the west side of the rink.
4) Have fun and please send me any issues or questions (I am also the COO at Middlesex!)
Beginning on November 1, CCYH will open another season of Pond Hockey sessions.
These sessions are Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 AM at the Middlesex School rink. Mites, Squirts and Pee Wees are invited to come for pick up hockey in a "mini game" format. Coaches will be on the ice to facilitate play, and players must wear full equipment.
Players signed up in the core program are welcome to come any time, free of charge. There is also a $100 "Pond Hockey only" option for skaters from other programs.
The Learn to Skate and Mosquito (Learn to Play Hockey) Programs are open for registration for the 2014-2015 season.
The Mosquito program is geared for Boys and Girls who were born between 1/1/2007 and 12/31/2010. For the 2014-1015 season, the CCYH Mosquito participants will skate on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:10am – 9:10am at the Middlesex School. Programs will begin the first week of November and will run through the end of February. Our coaches will help kids to improve their skating, and learn the basics of stick-handling, passing and game awareness. Our program follows USA Hockey’s ADM model focusing on small area games and drills that help kids learn the game in a fun, age-appropriate way. To register, please click on the "Register Online" tab at www.CCYH.org.
For more information on both programs, you can contact TJ Umina at
CCYH hopes you and your young athletes have had an enjoyable summer to date.
We wanted to remind everyone that although it is hot outside, the Hot Shot planners are working hard on the details of the upcoming season. We have some exciting new plans in place for the 2014-2015 season.
We will be expanding the program to 6 teams, and we look forward to a total roster of up to 76 players this season. Matt Crozier and Rob Crawford have generously agreed to take control of the Hot Shot program. Tim First will continue to assist in officiating and general coaching tactics. We are all looking forward to a fun hockey experience for players and parents alike.
As in previous years, our season will get started in the first week of November at Middlesex School, and run through the end of February. The ages for Hot Shot registration will remain the same. Boys, and girls aged between 8-14 will be accepted. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept players turning 15 prior to 12/31/14. Please also note that Hot Shots is a recreational league, and should not be used as a "second team" for players already registered in core town or club programs.
Please, please, please register early. Every year my dreaded communications have been to those that try to register too late, and get bumped out. There is nothing worse than telling a family that their son or daughter cannot play. The program WILL fill up, so please register.
As in the past, we will need plenty of help coaching, officiating, time-keeping, and picture taking. Please consider how you can help out.
Matt, Rob, and I look forward to seeing you all come Hot Shots week one. If you have any questions prior to the season kick off, please contact Matt, Rob or Tim