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Submitted By Craig Marriott on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Tavistock Minor Hockey by teams
Initiation (3) First Shift (1) Second Shift (1) Novice (2) Atom (2) Peewee (3) Bantam (1) Midget (3) Juvenile (1)

Registration Fees
Initiation ($450) First Shift (199 includes equipment and 6 sessions) (60 six more sessions in January) Second Shift (Saturdays 9:00 am) ($200) Balance of Players ($650)   – Be thankful for the efforts of the Minor Hockey Parents. Rep Fees for players on Rep and AE teams ($100) 

Minor Hockey Ice Time 2019/20
(Bulk of ice time Saturdays)

Monday 4:30 – 630 (Skills and Power Skating) – New program that Minor Hockey implemented this year and covers the cost of the program - 6:30 – 9:30 games

Tuesday 6:15 – 10:00 games – 10:00 – 11:00 practice

Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 Initiation Program and one of the Novice teams practice 6:00 – 8:30 games with possible practice times if no games

Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 PM practice

Friday 4:30 – 6:00 practice – Overlap practice where 1 team has 4:30 till 5 by themselves 5 – 5:20 shared with another team – 5:20 till 5:50 second team by themselves – I have used this practice idea for the past 25 years –  Coaches need to work together for the practice to be successful - 6:00 – 7:00 practice 

Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 practice – 8:00 – 9:00 (6 weeks of the First Shift Program 45 players in this group) 9:00 – 10:00 (Second Shift Program with 40 plus skaters – trying to entice players to join the mainstream program – 10:00 – 11:00 (Initiation program) 2:00 – 7:00 PM games and some practices during this time

Sunday 7:00 – 8:00 am practice 12:30 – 3:00 pm – games and practices – 10:00 – 11:00 PM practice


So as you can see we really don't have a lot of options. We cancelled Sundays @ 6:00 am this year (Parents did not want). In the past we use to have both Saturday and Sunday @ 6:00 am

My goal as Ice Scheduler is to have our players on the ice as many times throughout the season as possible. I try to accomplish this by Full Ice Practices, Overlap Practices, and Shared Practices. The ideal of shared practices is not to save money. Never has and never will be.

Shared Ice Practices are aimed at Skill Development, and not to diminish the importance of any of our members. 

Hockey Canada is stressing Half Ice Games for Novice and preach Small Area Games. The end result will produce more players who have Fun, Learn Skills, Develop Long Term Friendships, Life Lessons, Team Concept, and continue to play hockey well into their Adult lives.

This season Minor Hockey implemented Power Skating and Skills on Mondays. The rationale to improve the overall Skill Level of our players. In my experience when players can skate and handle the puck better, they feel better about themselves and enjoy the game more. The more you enjoy the game the longer you may play.
Our coaches have been encouraged to attend and perhaps learn new drills that they could use with their teams.

Let’s pull together – Not apart – Treat all our teammates, coaching staffs and parents with respect – As I like to say check your ego at the door, and have some “FUN”

Dave McLaren

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