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      House Coach Selection

      CSYHA is currently looking for House Hockey coaches.  To be considered for Head Coaching positions please submit your coaching registration by 15 July 1200 AM.  A committee will review the coaching applications after this date and release the Head Coach assignments.  The Board/Committee will then work with the coaching on assigning Assistant Coaches for the teams.

      Register now to coach in 2019-20 and please ensure all of your certifications are up-to date for the 2019-20 season, applicants who are missing items for the 2019-20 season have the potential of being passed over.

      Why High-Level Coaches Love Multisport Athletes

      By Reprint from USA Hockey, By Mike Doyle, 09/03/19, 8:15AM MDT 09/12/2019, 2:45pm EDT

      Developing the athlete first, then the hockey player

      Picking a single sport at an early age does not guarantee athletic greatness. In fact, it could potentially be a hindrance.

      A study by the Penn State College of Medicine polled professional, NCAA Division I and Division III hockey players about their athletic upbringing and found only 12 percent of the athletes specialized in the sport before they were 12. 

      Youngsters specializing in a single sport at a young age can be more susceptible to overuse injury and don’t get the developmental athletic benefits of using different movements and muscle groups. 

      “Strength coaches, who are the expert in the field, tell hockey players to do other things so they’re not overusing their skating muscles or if they’re soccer players to do other sports so they’re not always using their running muscles,” said Katie Lachapelle, Holy Cross women’s hockey head coach. “To be a well-rounded [athlete] is only going to help you when you do decide to target in on a sport.”

      It’s not just a recommendation to play multiple sports – it’s best practices. Just look at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft prospect list, and you’ll see most of them have in common: they played multiple sports. 

      Coaches should encourage multiple sport participation for a number of physical, mental and social reasons, all with the long-term goal in mind: developing the athlete first, then the hockey player.

      Finding a Different Role

      While a player might be a first-liner in hockey, he or she might find they’re not as apt at another game. Finding themselves in unfamiliar territory in the team dynamic can help with a youngster’s social development. 

      “You might be really good at one sport and average at another, so to be able to be in different roles on different teams,” Lachapelle said. 

      How a youngster handles not being at the top of the food chain can improve how they handle adversity and team dynamics as they get older. 

      “How can you still compete? Maybe in lacrosse you’re not a starter but in hockey you’re one of the better players. OK, how do you react? How do you deal with it? Does that make you a better leader and understand everybody on the team? If you’re not the kid at the top of the ladder are you pushing yourself to get better?

      “They have to challenge themselves and figure it out if they’re not in the same role.”

      Learning from a Variety of Teachers

      In youth hockey, it’s common for a player or group to have the same team for consecutive years. Whether it is a parent-coach moving along with his or her child, or a staff moving up with a specific team, players can be locked into the same coaching staff and teammates for a significant chunk of their early playing days. 

      Playing other sports will expose kids to new experiences, new teammates and new teachers. 

      “One of the biggest things is that you get to be with a bunch of different friends and athletes, and get different experiences with different coaches,” Lachapelle said. “I think sometimes in certain sports, you have a coach you’ve had since 10 because they keep moving up with your age group. So, you’re not exposed to different coaching or different ways to do things. You get locked into one way you lead or how you’re seen on a team.”

      Highest Level Athletes Play Multiple Sports 

      USA Hockey’s philosophy is to develop the athlete first, then the hockey player.

      Lachapelle is an assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s National Under-22 Team. The ladies at the highest level played multiple sports throughout high school. 

      “I would venture to say at least 85 percent of them played multiple sports growing up,” Lachapelle said. “Maybe more. And they were pretty darn good at those sports, just the way they work at their craft from a hockey standpoint.”

      At Holy Cross, part of the team’s spring training includes an activity besides hockey. 

      The team does speed-training workouts, street hockey, dodgeball and team handball. It wasn’t warm enough to play kickball this year, but it’s on the list of things to add into the mix. Tennis, squash and racquetball have become more popular activities of elite hockey players as well. Swimming is a refreshing and fun way to stay active and engage different muscles during the offseason. Biking is a fun and challenging way to get outside.

      “It’s for fun but when you take a group of student-athletes, it quickly turns competitive,” Lachapelle said. “It’s a lot of fun and the team gets excited to play other things.” 

      She also sees how players on her own squad react in playing different sports. 

      “Someone who maybe doesn’t have a significant ice time role, you see them shine in those competitions,” Lachapelle added. “It’s nice to see, as coaches, the different roles people can take during the year. They don’t realize it’s happening, but when you’re watching as a coach, it’s really nice to see.”

      Squirt Independent Tryouts

      By Webmaster 08/14/2019, 10:15pm EDT

      Tryouts to be held in September

      CSYHA is announcing tryouts for the 2019-20 season for the Squirt level for a Independent team.  It is expected that after fielding this team we will still have a Snowbelt team at CSYHA as well.

      Check the CSYHA calendar for updates but as of this post tryouts will be held September 13, 14, and 15 at 6:00 PM each evening for one hours.

      Tryouts are open for any currently registered CSYHA player.  Players not currently registered will either be required to register for the season or register for the tryouts on the CSYHA registration site.  It is expected that a free registration link will be added by 8:00 AM on 16 August and once added a link will be provided here.

      For any questions please contact the CSYHA President at csyha.president@gmail.com

       

      Coaching Registration Now Open!

      By Webmaster 06/27/2019, 7:45pm EDT

      Register by 15 July 2019 at 1200 AM for Head Coach Consideration

      Coaching applications for CSYHA teams for the 2019-20 season are due by 15 July 2019 at 12:00 AM so they can be considered for Head Coach assignments by the coaching committee.  On-line registration can be done by visiting the Registration page and selecting the "green" register here button in the Coaching Registration area.  

      You can select on the registration page if you are registering for a head coach position.

      CSYHA is currently looking to fill head coach assignments for the following teams

      • - 18U Midget Snowbelt
      • - 14U Bantam Snowbelt
      • - 12U PeeWee Snowbelt
      • - 10U Squirt Snowbelt
      • - 8U MITE 
      •        * The Mites expect 3 teams again this year (Blue, White and Red)

       

      Assistant coaches are normally assigned/selected in coordination with the board and the assigned head coach. This said, we can use all the help we have so if you have an interest in helping out please register, we would love to have the assistance on the ice and on the benches!

      • NOTE: The Registration page has information on gathering necessary coaching certification data on each page to guide you through the process.  To be considered you must have a valid USA Hockey Registration for the current season, have a valid background screening and SafeSport when you register.  All USA Hockey requirements must be completed (excluding any in-class sessions) prior to taking the ice however it is highly recommended you have your age specific module completed prior to registering for consideration.

      My son and his hockey teammates celebrate a goal.
      |

      Why High-Level Coaches Love Multisport Athletes

      By Reprint from USA Hockey, By Mike Doyle, 09/03/19, 8:15AM MDT 09/12/2019, 2:45pm EDT

      Developing the athlete first, then the hockey player

      Picking a single sport at an early age does not guarantee athletic greatness. In fact, it could potentially be a hindrance.

      A study by the Penn State College of Medicine polled professional, NCAA Division I and Division III hockey players about their athletic upbringing and found only 12 percent of the athletes specialized in the sport before they were 12. 

      Youngsters specializing in a single sport at a young age can be more susceptible to overuse injury and don’t get the developmental athletic benefits of using different movements and muscle groups. 

      “Strength coaches, who are the expert in the field, tell hockey players to do other things so they’re not overusing their skating muscles or if they’re soccer players to do other sports so they’re not always using their running muscles,” said Katie Lachapelle, Holy Cross women’s hockey head coach. “To be a well-rounded [athlete] is only going to help you when you do decide to target in on a sport.”

      It’s not just a recommendation to play multiple sports – it’s best practices. Just look at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft prospect list, and you’ll see most of them have in common: they played multiple sports. 

      Coaches should encourage multiple sport participation for a number of physical, mental and social reasons, all with the long-term goal in mind: developing the athlete first, then the hockey player.

      Finding a Different Role

      While a player might be a first-liner in hockey, he or she might find they’re not as apt at another game. Finding themselves in unfamiliar territory in the team dynamic can help with a youngster’s social development. 

      “You might be really good at one sport and average at another, so to be able to be in different roles on different teams,” Lachapelle said. 

      How a youngster handles not being at the top of the food chain can improve how they handle adversity and team dynamics as they get older. 

      “How can you still compete? Maybe in lacrosse you’re not a starter but in hockey you’re one of the better players. OK, how do you react? How do you deal with it? Does that make you a better leader and understand everybody on the team? If you’re not the kid at the top of the ladder are you pushing yourself to get better?

      “They have to challenge themselves and figure it out if they’re not in the same role.”

      Learning from a Variety of Teachers

      In youth hockey, it’s common for a player or group to have the same team for consecutive years. Whether it is a parent-coach moving along with his or her child, or a staff moving up with a specific team, players can be locked into the same coaching staff and teammates for a significant chunk of their early playing days. 

      Playing other sports will expose kids to new experiences, new teammates and new teachers. 

      “One of the biggest things is that you get to be with a bunch of different friends and athletes, and get different experiences with different coaches,” Lachapelle said. “I think sometimes in certain sports, you have a coach you’ve had since 10 because they keep moving up with your age group. So, you’re not exposed to different coaching or different ways to do things. You get locked into one way you lead or how you’re seen on a team.”

      Highest Level Athletes Play Multiple Sports 

      USA Hockey’s philosophy is to develop the athlete first, then the hockey player.

      Lachapelle is an assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s National Under-22 Team. The ladies at the highest level played multiple sports throughout high school. 

      “I would venture to say at least 85 percent of them played multiple sports growing up,” Lachapelle said. “Maybe more. And they were pretty darn good at those sports, just the way they work at their craft from a hockey standpoint.”

      At Holy Cross, part of the team’s spring training includes an activity besides hockey. 

      The team does speed-training workouts, street hockey, dodgeball and team handball. It wasn’t warm enough to play kickball this year, but it’s on the list of things to add into the mix. Tennis, squash and racquetball have become more popular activities of elite hockey players as well. Swimming is a refreshing and fun way to stay active and engage different muscles during the offseason. Biking is a fun and challenging way to get outside.

      “It’s for fun but when you take a group of student-athletes, it quickly turns competitive,” Lachapelle said. “It’s a lot of fun and the team gets excited to play other things.” 

      She also sees how players on her own squad react in playing different sports. 

      “Someone who maybe doesn’t have a significant ice time role, you see them shine in those competitions,” Lachapelle added. “It’s nice to see, as coaches, the different roles people can take during the year. They don’t realize it’s happening, but when you’re watching as a coach, it’s really nice to see.”

      Squirt Independent Tryouts

      By Webmaster 08/14/2019, 10:15pm EDT

      Tryouts to be held in September

      CSYHA is announcing tryouts for the 2019-20 season for the Squirt level for a Independent team.  It is expected that after fielding this team we will still have a Snowbelt team at CSYHA as well.

      Check the CSYHA calendar for updates but as of this post tryouts will be held September 13, 14, and 15 at 6:00 PM each evening for one hours.

      Tryouts are open for any currently registered CSYHA player.  Players not currently registered will either be required to register for the season or register for the tryouts on the CSYHA registration site.  It is expected that a free registration link will be added by 8:00 AM on 16 August and once added a link will be provided here.

      For any questions please contact the CSYHA President at csyha.president@gmail.com

       

      Coaching Registration Now Open!

      By Webmaster 06/27/2019, 7:45pm EDT

      Register by 15 July 2019 at 1200 AM for Head Coach Consideration

      Coaching applications for CSYHA teams for the 2019-20 season are due by 15 July 2019 at 12:00 AM so they can be considered for Head Coach assignments by the coaching committee.  On-line registration can be done by visiting the Registration page and selecting the "green" register here button in the Coaching Registration area.  

      You can select on the registration page if you are registering for a head coach position.

      CSYHA is currently looking to fill head coach assignments for the following teams

      • - 18U Midget Snowbelt
      • - 14U Bantam Snowbelt
      • - 12U PeeWee Snowbelt
      • - 10U Squirt Snowbelt
      • - 8U MITE 
      •        * The Mites expect 3 teams again this year (Blue, White and Red)

       

      Assistant coaches are normally assigned/selected in coordination with the board and the assigned head coach. This said, we can use all the help we have so if you have an interest in helping out please register, we would love to have the assistance on the ice and on the benches!

      • NOTE: The Registration page has information on gathering necessary coaching certification data on each page to guide you through the process.  To be considered you must have a valid USA Hockey Registration for the current season, have a valid background screening and SafeSport when you register.  All USA Hockey requirements must be completed (excluding any in-class sessions) prior to taking the ice however it is highly recommended you have your age specific module completed prior to registering for consideration.

      My son and his hockey teammates celebrate a goal.
      |

      Blue Line Player & Goalie Summer Camp

      July 15-18, 2019

      Registration ends July 5, 2019

      For more information visit the Blue Line Hockey School (handout, schedule, registration form, etc) visit their site:

      http://iceplex.morrisville.edu/blueline

      Summer Freeze Hockey

      A Message to Hockey Coaches & Parents from Don Koharski


      Click the Image above for instructions on setting up a username and password to make your experience on the CSYHA site more enjoyable.