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U16 TEAM SELECTION
05/27/2015
Congratulations to the following skaters for their selection to the...
U15 TEAM SELECTION
05/27/2015
Congratulations to the following skaters for their selection to the...
U15, U16 AND U18 UPDATE
05/27/2015
The following skaters are invited to our high school evaluations...
U18 ADDITIONAL TRYOUT
05/27/2015
There will be an additional U18 tryout on Saturday, June 6 from 12noon-1:30pm...
U15, U16 AND U18 INVITE ONLY UPDATE
05/18/2015
All registered U15, U16 and U18 skaters are invited back to this...
UPDATED SWORDS 2015-16 COACHING INFORMATION
05/10/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce the...
NEW SPIRIT WEAR OFFERINGS FOR 2015-16 SEASON
05/07/2015
  NEW SWORDS SPIRIT WEAR FOR 2015-16 SEASON!   We...
NEW FITNESS CENTER
05/07/2015
    CINCINNATI SWORDS WORKOUT CENTER UPDATE   Our...
2015-16 MYHL AND HIGH SCHOOL KICK OFF
04/29/2015
  Back in March we announced the merger of The Cincinnati...
TRYOUT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
04/08/2015
We have opened the registration programs for the 2015-16 Independent...
UPDATE: SWORDS and SABRES KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
NEW 2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM
03/26/2015
2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM We are excited to offer a new...
2015-16 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION GUIDE
03/24/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS: ALL FOR ONE
03/14/2015
ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURE: SWORDS AND SABRES MERGER
03/12/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce an...
2015-16 SWORDS SEASON KICKS OFF
03/08/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is please to kick off our...
2015-16 SPRING POD SCHEDULE
03/05/2015
2015 SPRING POD SCHEDULES                      # POD  Coaches Birth...
TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
02/13/2015
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08/27/2014
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U16 TEAM SELECTION

Congratulations to the following skaters for their selection to the 2015-16 U16 Davis Team:

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by posted 05/27/2015
U15 TEAM SELECTION

Congratulations to the following skaters for their selection to the 2015-16 U15 Team:

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by posted 05/27/2015
U15, U16 AND U18 UPDATE

The following skaters are invited to our high school evaluations in August:

 

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by posted 05/27/2015
U18 ADDITIONAL TRYOUT

There will be an additional U18 tryout on Saturday, June 6 from 12noon-1:30pm at Sports Plus - USA Rink.  The following skaters are invited to this session:

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by posted 05/27/2015
U15, U16 AND U18 INVITE ONLY UPDATE

All registered U15, U16 and U18 skaters are invited back to this Wednesday's Independent Travel Team Call Backs.  U15's and U16's will scrimmage from 6-8pm and U18's will scrimmage from 7-8pm.


by posted 05/18/2015
UPDATED SWORDS 2015-16 COACHING INFORMATION

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce the coaching staff for our Independent and BTHL teams. These coaches bring the desire and expertise to help our hockey players continue their hockey development.  Similar to past years, we will offer a top team selection by birth year plus mixed birth year teams if the registration numbers and skills evaluation dictate that we have enough interest and ability to do so.

SPECIAL NOTE:

The list of coaches will change/be updated based on coaching preferences.Some coaches ask that we not list them until after their skater’s initial evaluation and some are okay having their names listed with the understanding that if their skater is selected to participant on a higher level team they may have to withdraw as a coach. We respect each unique situation.

Our MYHL teams will have their tryouts (top tier team)/evaluations (all other skaters) in the late summer/early fall. Skaters interested in our MYHL program do not have to register for the Independent/BTHL tryouts. Announcements regarding our 2015-16 MYHL program will be posted in early June.

Click on highlighted name to access coaching prospectus. 

 

Squirt Level (birth year 2006 and 2005)

2006:  To Be Announced
2005:  Rob Ganz
Mixed:  To Be Announced
 

Peewee Level (birth year 2004 and 2003)

2003:  Andy Heldt
Mixed:  Brian DeGroft
 

Bantam Level (birth year 2002 and 2001)

2002:  John Clisham
2001:  Todd Rumpke
2001 (Mixed):  Mike Logue
 

U15 (birth year 2000)

Associate Head Coaches - TBD and Don Biggs
Team Overview - UPDATED
 

U16 (birth year 1999)

 

U18 (birth year 1998 and 1997)

Lee Lansdowne


by posted 05/10/2015
NEW SPIRIT WEAR OFFERINGS FOR 2015-16 SEASON

 

NEW SWORDS SPIRIT WEAR FOR 2015-16 SEASON!

 

We are pleased to announce that we have once again teamed up with Customize It Cincy to provide Swords spirit wear for the 2015-16 hockey season!  Customize It Cincy is owned by Amy and Jeff Sattler.  They are offering a wide variety of items including t-shirts, hoodies, quarter zips, special designs just for women and an assortment of accessory items.  There are LOTS of new spirit wear items this year-- a new Swords distressed logo collection, travel mug, basketball shorts, dri-fit player jersey tees (with name and number on back), canvas  totes and sweater style ladies jackets.  Prices range from $10 to $55.  There is something for everyone!  

 

Pictures of some of the new items are already on display on our bulletin boards at Sports Plus and Northland.  Check them out next time you are at the rink! Starting May 11th, you can also view all items at www.customizeitcincy.com.  To log in click on Shop Login in the upper right hand corner.  Our user name is Swords and our password is Hockey.   

 

Samples and sizers will be available at the upcoming Swords BTHL/Ind. tryouts and again late summer at the MHYL evaluations.  Our new Swords winter beanies, baseball hats and travel mugs will be available for immediate sale at tryouts. These pay and carry items will be sold on a first-come basis and quantities will be limited.  However anyone can custom order any item.  

 

Customize It Cincy online sale will open on Monday, May 11th and close Friday, June 12th.  Web orders can also be placed at tryouts.   All orders will be processed together AFTER the June 12th sale close date.  Items will be shipped directly to your home 2-3 weeks after the sale close date (not the date you place your order).  We will open the website for additional orders again just prior to the MYHL evaluations in August and for the holidays. Spirit wear will be available at all three sales.   

 

We are thrilled to be able to offer such high quality, affordable items to all our Swords families.  Happy Shopping – get ready to show your Swords spirit this season!

 

Cincinnati Swords-Great Things are Happening Here!

 


by posted 05/07/2015
NEW FITNESS CENTER

 

 

CINCINNATI SWORDS WORKOUT CENTER UPDATE

 

Our new Workout Center is under construction!

 

Swords teams will have access to a state-of-the art training center starting with the 2015-16 season!

 

Special thanks to Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Exercise & Leisure, Koorsen Fire & Security & other generous donors who have made this possible for our Swords players free of charge!

 

GRAND OPENING

(mark your calendars)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

WELCOME BACK TO HOCKEY WEEKEND 2015

 

Click HERE to see our Concept Plan

 

CINCINNATI SWORDS-GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE!


by posted 05/07/2015
2015-16 MYHL AND HIGH SCHOOL KICK OFF

 

Back in March we announced the merger of The Cincinnati Swords and Sabres.  We are now pleased to kick off the first ever MYHL Swords program for the 2015-16 season and the continuation of our High School Program with new and exciting changes as well.  Registration will open June 1 for our MYHL and high school programs

Please note that to encourage all families to register early so we can order uniforms and secure enough ice, the fees posted here are for those individuals that register and pay their deposit of $250 on or before July 31.  After July 31 all fees will increase by $50.00.  After your deposit has been paid, the remaining fee payments will be spread over three months with payment dates of September 15, October 15 and November 15.   Evaluations are scheduled for August 16-23.  Mark your calendar as the DRAFT schedule is:

Sunday, August 16             5:30-7pm            Top Tier SQ Team

Sunday, August 16             7-8:30pm            Top Tier PW Team

Monday, August 17             6-8:30pm             Mite Evaluations (will divide by age)

Monday, August 17             8:30-9:30pm        BT Evaluations

Wednesday, August 19    6-7:30pm             SQ Parity Teams

Wednesday, August 19    7:30-9pm             PW Parity Teams

Sunday, August 23              5:30-9:30pm       JV/High School Evaluations

 

Here’s a brief description of each program:
 
Mites –The program will include over 75 hours of ice throughout the season broken up into ADM sessions, practices and cross-ice games.  This program incorporates skill development and hockey knowledge while being sure that all the kids have fun.  The fee for the upcoming season remains $700.
 
Squirt – Our squirt teams will again participate in the MYHL.  For the upcoming season, we anticipate a top tier team but the final determination will be based on whether or not the league supports a top tier division.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost as this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
Evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater
 
Peewee - Our peewee teams will again participate in the MYHL.  We anticipate selecting a top tier team but again the final determination will be made by the league.  If for any reason the league does not go forward with a top tier division, all players will be redistributed into our parity teams.  At the evaluations, the independent evaluators will select a team to participate in the upper division.  Participation on this team is optional and there is an additional cost because this team will practice two times a week on a full sheet of ice.  All other teams will be drafted on a parity basis.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $775 for the parity teams and $925 for the upper division team.  Included in your fees are:
 
15 practices full ice / Upper Division team would get 30 full sheet practices
15 practices 1/2 ice for parity teams only
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

Bantam – Our bantam teams will again participate in the MYHL.  Historically the league has not had a top tier division and based on that information we will draft on a parity basis.  If we are advised there will be two divisions, independent evaluators will evaluate all skaters with the potential of placing a team in the upper division.  This year’s fee will remain the same at $900.  Included in your fees are:

30 full ice practices
1 evaluation
8 home games/8 away games
League fee
Jersey/Sock
Referee fees
Referee overhead fee
Admin fee of $75/skater

High School – Our high schools will once again compete in the CHSHL which includes our teams plus two or three teams from the area.  Earl Dalton is the new high school commissioner and can be reached at .  We are redesigning our program and details will be sent out as soon as we finalize the plans.  The fee structure will be revised to allow coaches the flexibility to adjust based on the number of participants selected to their teams.  We project the fees will be between $1,100 and $1,300 per team based on numbers and new program design.  We are also looking at ways to incorporate more double-rostering opportunities for all our midget-aged participants.

We are still in the early planning stages.  Please look for continued announcements and information in the coming weeks.  If you have any general questions, please contact us at and for financial questions, please contact us at .

 

Great Things Are Happening Here!

Cincinnati Swords

 


by posted 04/29/2015
TRYOUT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
We have opened the registration programs for the 2015-16 Independent and BTHL team tryouts.  A couple of reminders:
 
     You will need to obtain a 2015-16 USA Hockey number to register for the tryouts.To obtain this number, please go to www.usahockey.com and click on “Membership” in the upper right hand corner.
 
     If you are unable to attend the tryouts, email the travel commissioner, Doug Burgdorf at
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     If you would like to be evaluated for a team outside your current birth year, email the travel commissioner, Doug Burgdorf at . Note:All U16 and U15 players will be evaluated by both coaching staffs so there is no need to request a play up unless you are a U16/U15 skater that would like to be considered for the U18 team.
 
     Our MYHL travel teams will have a separate registration and tryout/evaluation in late summer/early fall.

by posted 04/08/2015
UPDATE: SWORDS and SABRES KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2015-16 year.  ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS must re-enroll to continue earning community rewards.  To re-enroll log into your Kroger account and on the Account Summary page under "Community Rewards" at the bottom you have the option to re-enroll.  Please be sure your organization is listed as Queen City Hockey Association and the NPO number is 81074 as there are several Queen City Hockey Association listings.  Your re-enrollment period will begin May 1 even if you re-enroll now.  This re-enrollment does not have an impact on your 2014-15 account.

If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2015-16 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
 
The Cincinnati Swords & Sabres  have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program for the upcoming year and are pleased to offer ALL members the opportunity to participate.  You must register your Kroger Plus Card Number online and select Queen City Hockey Association (NPO Number 81074) as your participating organization (see detailed instructions below).  Once you are registered, you only need to use your Kroger Plus card and you will accumulate rewards.  Quarterly, Kroger will distribute $1,000,000 to all participating organizations based on their percentage of spending.  Our allocation of the Kroger funds is outlined below.
 
We hope that all Swords & Sabres families will participate to help offset their hockey costs.  If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at or call 513-979-4590.  You must register by May 1 to maximize your benefits.  You must register with the NPO number 81074; old CAHA or Queen City team participation numbers are void.
 
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
 
The Kroger Co. will distribute funds on a quarterly basis with statements and donations being sent on or before September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15. 
 
Families will need to provide an email copy of Kroger funds earned each quarter and funds will be applied directly to a skater's program.  Funds can be used for any Swords or Sabres online registration.  Your friends and family may also sign up on your behalf but will need to provide the necessary information to us each quarter for you to receive credit.

 If a skater’s family decides to no longer participate with Queen City Hockey Association  and has outstanding funds, all funds will be allocated to the general fund as we are not allowed to distribution funds to individuals and all funds must be used for our organization’s purpose which is youth hockey.  Funds can be held for up to four cycles.  After that, any unused funds will be transferred to the general fund.
 
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Already a Kroger Community Rewards Participant?
 
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com

Click on “Sign In” and log into your account

Under Community Rewards click Re-enroll and enter Queen City Hockey Association in the Search bar

Be sure to select Queen City Hockey Association 81074 and click Enroll at the bottom
 
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and have a Kroger Plus Card?
 
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click “Create An Account”
Enter your email address and create a password
Enter your Store Preference (be sure to do this)
Enter your Kroger Plus Number or Alternate ID

Click Enter – this creates a general account and then you need to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards outlined above.
 
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and do NOT have a Kroger Plus Card?
 
You must obtain a Kroger Plus Card at your local Kroger Store and then complete the steps above.
 

 


by posted 04/07/2015
NEW 2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

2015 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

We are excited to offer a new summer program for the Cincinnati Swords.  In the past our summer program has been an extension of our spring pod program; an opportunity for skaters to stay on the ice in an unstructured program.  We also know that many of our families participate in summer camps where the skater is on the ice for 3-5 days in a row but then has a month or more before they go back on the ice.  Our newly designed summer program addresses both these issues.

 

Our SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM will offer high level instruction over the course of 6 weeks.  Don Biggs (Bantam and Midget) and Derek Crouch (Squirt and Peewee) will head the programs with the targeted goal of having skaters raise their level of hockey skills and game knowledge.  We have split the program so attendees will have 3 sessions in the month of June, take a break in July and then have 3 more sessions in August just prior to the start of the season.  The sessions are open to all skaters who are willing to work hard and want to see their hockey skills improve significantly.  Our instructors’ years of training experience make them the right people to work across skill levels and pull the most out of each skater regardless of their starting point. 

         
  SQUIRT DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 11, 18 & 25; August 6, 13 & 20  
  TIMES:     6-7:30pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  PEEWEE DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 11, 18 & 25; August 6, 13 & 20  
  TIMES:     7:30-9pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  BANTAM DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 10, 17 & 24; August 5, 12 & 19  
  TIMES:     6:30-8pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         
  MIDGET DETAIL:      
         
  DATES:   June 10, 17 & 24; August 5, 12 & 19  
  TIMES:     8-9:30pm  
  LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA  
  COST:    $175 if registered and paid by 5/4/15; $200 thereafter  
         

 

To register for the SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side.

NOTE:  We are opening the registration today so any skater that would like to use a 2014-15 USA Hockey number can register and pay prior to the April 1 USA Hockey registration switch to the 2015-16 USA Hockey number. 


by posted 03/26/2015
2015-16 USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION GUIDE


by posted 03/24/2015
CINCINNATI SWORDS: ALL FOR ONE


by posted 03/14/2015
ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURE: SWORDS AND SABRES MERGER

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce an organizational restructure for the 2015-16 season and beyond.  When Queen City Hockey Association and the Cincinnati Amateur Hockey Association merged, the two independent associations were in the process of moving their traditional house programs into the Midwest Youth Hockey League (“MYHL”).  After two years of participation, we are now comfortable that the MYHL is a good fit for our traditional house programs. 

However, the MYHL is a regional travel program since the competition is between associations and not a house program.  As such our participating teams are indeed regional travel teams.  Going forward all Queen City Hockey teams will now be Swords travel teams. 

The hierarchy for designation will be:

Swords Independent Travel Teams – top picked teams playing an independent schedule or a league outside the area

Swords Buckeye Travel Teams – teams registered in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League

Swords MYHL Travel Teams – teams registered in the Midwest Youth Hockey League

What does this mean for the MYHL process?  How will it change/stay the same?

First we need an MYHL commissioner to head this critical division.  Earl Dalton, last year’s commissioner, will be moving to our high school program and heading that program for the 2015-16 season.  We are looking to fill the critical role of MYHL commissioner and would like any interested individuals to contact Chris Knecht at .

Second MYHL team selection will remain similar to past years.  We will place all registered skaters on teams with an open evaluation in late summer/early fall.  We will develop top tier teams if the league supports a top tier division and our talent pool is appropriate to compete at this level.  All other teams besides the top tier team will be developed on a parity-basis.  Player jerseys will be similar to jerseys they have received in the past but with the Swords logo. 

We are confident that bringing all our teams together is another step in building the strongest youth hockey organization in the Midwest. 

The Cincinnati Swords Board of Directors

 

 

 


by posted 03/12/2015
2015-16 SWORDS SEASON KICKS OFF

The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is please to kick off our 2015-16 travel season with our Swords team tryouts.   Critical information for all skaters and their families is outlined below.

Tryout Schedule:  We are moving to a new format for the 2015-16 season.  All Squirt, Peewee and Bantam tryouts will take place the weekend of May 16 and 17.  The board of directors is in the process of reassessing our midget level programs (travel, high school and junior varsity).  A separate announcement will be made regarding these programs. 

The tryout schedule for SQ, PW and BT has been posted on the website at www.swordshockey.com.  As with prior years, the first evaluation is an all-call by birth year.  This first all-call is the skills assessment portion of our tryouts and attendance is mandatory.  Please note that the tryout schedule is subject to change based on registration numbers and team formations (single birth year vs multiple birth year teams).  We will update the website as quickly as possible.

Goalie Evaluation:  Again this year we will have a goalie-only evaluation on Monday, May 11 from 7-8:30pm at Sports Plus-USA.  This evaluation is open to all goalies registered for the upcoming 2015-16 tryouts.  The intention is to dedicate this time to looking at specific skills that relate only to goalies.  The information gathered at this evaluation will help the coaching committee with their recommendations to the specific coaches.  However, goalie selections will not be based solely on this evaluation.  All goalies will also attend their age appropriate tryout as set out in the tryout schedule.

Tryout ClinicsNEW this year is the opportunity for players to participate in clinics prior to the tryouts.  We recognize that tryouts can be a stressful time for players and their families and we have been asked by families to give their skaters an opportunity to have a run through of what a tryout is like prior to the actual tryout.  To help with this, Don Biggs will be running clinics for all age groups to acclimate skaters to the skills and drills portion of the tryouts.  Skaters will actually go through the drills that will be used at tryouts.  There is a separate registration and fee for the tryout clinics.  Registration is now open at www.swordshockey.com; click on “Register Online”.  Skaters can use their 2014-15 USA Hockey membership number.  Please be sure if you are interested in attending you complete this separate registration.  The clinic schedule is:

Squirt:      May 9   3-4:30pm             Sports Plus USA

Peewee:    May 9   4:30-6pm             Sports Plus USA

Bantam:    May 3   3-4:30pm             Sports Plus-USA

Midget:     May 3   4:30-6pm             Sports Plus-USA

NOTE:   If we do not meet the minimum number of skaters, we will combine the two groups.  If we have a larger than anticipated turnout, we will look to add additional time/dates.

Coaches:  Our 2015-16 coaches will be announced on Tuesday, March 31.  Coaching prospectuses which detail the coach’s background and team plans will be posted online prior to the tryouts.

Registration:  All travel team registrations will open on April 1, 2015.  This is the date that USA Hockey will open the 2015-16 registration.  You must have a 2015-16 USA Hockey number to register on our website.   The registration fee will be $75 if paid by Monday, May 11.  NEW this year each skater will receive a reversible pinney that is his or hers to keep.  After May 11, the registration fee increases to $100. 

Excused Absence:   It is expected that all players trying out for any travel team attend the tryouts.  However, if a skater is injured or unable to attend a tryout, the skater must contact the travel commissioner, Doug Burgdorf, at .   The commissioner will work with the coaching committee and coaching staff to provide as fair an opportunity as possible.

Move Up:  If a skater would like to be considered for a team one birth year older, they must (1) register and pay for the tryout in their current age bracket, (2) send an email to and to let us know the skater’s name, date of birth and team they would like to be evaluated for and (3) if applicable obtain and complete a Player Movement Waiver from the Swords office.  The waiver must be completed before the skater can take the ice with the older age group.  Please note, for a skater to be offered a position on a team one birth year old, the coaching committee must rate the skater as either a top 3 forward, a top 2 defender or the number 1 goalie. 

Jersey/Equipment Order:  We are currently working with Bauer and other vendors to review our jersey selection and process.  We will make an announcement as soon as possible so families have amble opportunity to plan their purchases.  All purchases will be made through an online store on the website similar to last year.  Again we will be working with a narrow time frame as custom jersey production takes a minimum of 90 days.

Spirit Wear:  We will work with Customize It again this year for our spirit wear.  The spirit wear will be ordered online and the families will have until June 15 to place their initial order.  Additional ordering opportunities will be available in late summer and again just prior to Christmas.

Team Financial Information:  Any player accepting a spot will be expected to pay an initial team deposit of $300 within forty-eight hours.  With all teams being announced in the same timeframe, it is critical that players do not delay confirming their intentions so we can make any appropriate roster adjustments.  No refunds (or transfers) will be given for the initial team payment which signifies a skater’s acceptance of a spot on the team.  Additionally all Swords teams will have a monthly payment due on or before the first of each month (July through November).  Any additional payments made will be refunded only in the case where a skater relocates outside the greater Cincinnati area (more than 100 miles) or is unable to participate due to injury substantiated by a doctor.  In the case of relocation or injury, refunds will be prorated based on a calculation of the % of total ice time the team has utilized at the time a decision to not play is communicated to the affected head coach and the organization’s treasurer (less the tryout/registration fee and the initial team payment as outlined above).  Note that the Refund Policy is included in your initial registration and is also posted on the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com.

 

 

 


by posted 03/08/2015
2015-16 SPRING POD SCHEDULE
2015 SPRING POD SCHEDULES
                   
 # POD  Coaches Birth Years Day of Week Weekly Time RINK Weekend Time RINK
                   
1 Squirt K. Palmquist     M. Geggie      S. Mercalde  2005/2006 Tues. 7:40-8:40 PM CAN Sat 9:00-10:00 AM NL
2 PeeWee Travel B. Degroft 2003/2004 Wed. 7:20-8:20 PM NL Sat 10:30-11:35 AM CAN
3 PeeWee MYHL E. Dalton      M. Fraley       M. Holland 2003/2004 Wed. 6:10-7:10 PM NL Sat 9:15-10:20 AM CAN
4 Bantam Travel A. Heldt         A. Pokupec 2001/2002 Thurs. 7:20-8:20 PM NL Sat 10:15-11:20 AM USA
5 Bantam MYHL M. Ashworth E. Dalton  2001/2002 Thurs. 6:10-7:10 PM NL Sat 9:00-10:05 AM USA
6 Midget  U16/U18 C. Hahn 1997-2000 Wed. 8:30-9:30 PM NL Sat 11:30-12:35 PM USA
7 Midget U16/U18 R. Luongo 1997-2000 Thurs. 8:30-9:30PM NL Sat 12:45-1:45PM

USA

 

 

Weekday Schedule:

    Weekend Schedule:      
  Session 1 3/31-4/2     Easter OFF      
  Session 2 4/7-4/9     Session 1 4/11      
  Session 3 4/14-4/16     Session 2 4/18      
  Session 4 4/21-4/23     Session 3 4/25      
  Session 5 4/28-4/30     Session 4 5/2      
  Session 6 5/5-5/7     Session 5 5/9      
  Session 7 5/12-5/14              

by posted 03/05/2015
TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
 
                                                                                                            
 TNT DynaMite          
Hockey Skills Program
Individual Skills-Based Training

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 
 Who:          Any & all Mite players 2007- 2010 birth years

                       Coaches:      The Mite Coaching Staff                            
                     


What:          Individual Skills Based Training includes:

                       Advanced Skating
                       Passing & Receiving
                       Puck Control
                       Shooting
                       Attacking skills
                       Defending skills
 
                      Format:

                      Station Teaching: players will rotate stations & each station will have one to two coaches
                      Scrimmaging will be used to reward players that work hard during practice
                      Adapted to individual skills level & age
                      Coaches will incorporate small games & fun activities to keep players engaged & having fun
                      High coach to player ratio
 
When:        Tuesday nights March 24th to June 30th & July 28th to Aug. 25th 6:00- 7:30pm
                       (total of 30 hours of ice)           
 
Where:        SPORTS PLUS- CAN               
 
Cost:            $325 (early bird discount of $25.00 if you register and pay on or before February 27)
 

Exploding to the Next Level!
For more information or questions, please contact Scott Mercalde at 513-313-6087.

by posted 02/13/2015
ImPACT Concussion Test Online

Instructions to complete ImPACT Concussion Test Online

 

  • Put away/turn off all distractions: Cell phone, TV, Music, etc…
  • Go to https://www.impacttestonline.com/sportstest/index.cfm?id=6111
  • Click on “launch baseline test”
  • Authorization code: GSG2UCK35A
    • Make sure pop up blocker is turned off
    • If it is not, you will be prompted to do so: “allow all popups from this site”
    • You will then need to reenter code
  • You will then start the test
    • Pick language
    • Under “school/organization” select “Beacon Orthopaedics”
    • Fill out remaining demographic information and follow directions of test
  • On final page of Test, it will ask for an email confirmation, enter the following address:
  • Exit test

If there are any questions or concerns, Email Bobby Bair, ATC at or 330.612.8488 and he will follow up with you.


by posted 08/27/2014
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