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SAVE THE DATE--- SALE-A-THON WEEKEND
06/29/2017
UPDATE: 2017-18 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION
06/06/2017
Below are links to each of our 2017-18 programs.  Updated information...
2017 CHARITY MANIA FUNDRAISER - SWORDS & SPARTAN FAMILIES
06/02/2017
Want to play hockey for free?  Just looking to reduce your fees? ...
COACHING REQUIREMENTS
05/09/2017
If you plan on coaching either as a head coach, an assistant coach,...
2017 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM
05/02/2017
2017 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM Our SUMMER ELITE TRAINING...
2017 MITE/ADM FUN & FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM
05/02/2017
2017 MITE FUN & FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM   This year we...
USA HOCKEY OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION CLINICS
04/14/2017
  USA Hockey Officiating Seminar (This is a rule change year) Sunday...
CHO YOUTH HOCKEY EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
09/28/2015
    ARE YOU A KID AGE 10 AND UNDER WHO PLAYS...
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
04/07/2015
 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program...
 
SAVE THE DATE--- SALE-A-THON WEEKEND


by posted 06/29/2017
UPDATE: 2017-18 SWORDS PROGRAM INFORMATION

Below are links to each of our 2017-18 programs.  Updated information has been included for our High School, MYHL and Mite/ADM programs.

 

2017-18 INDEPENDENT/BTHL TRAVEL TEAM (SQ, PW & BT) PROGRAM - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2017-18 MYHL PROGRAM (SQUIRT, PEEWEE AND BANTAM) - CLICK HERE   PDF VERSION

2017-18 MIDGET/HIGH SCHOOL - CLICK HERE    PDF VERSION 

2017-18 ADM/MITE PROGRAM - CLICK HERE  PDF VERSION


by posted 06/06/2017
2017 CHARITY MANIA FUNDRAISER - SWORDS & SPARTAN FAMILIES

Want to play hockey for free?  Just looking to reduce your fees?  You should consider CharityMania’s Football Mania Sweepstakes.  Last year, Swords & Spartan families reduced their fees by almost $13,000 participating in this program and we were able to award almost $4,375 in winnings to our supporting families.  So how does it work? 

CharityMania/FootballMania Sweepstakes – You sell Football Mania tickets for $20 and keep $14 of this fee or 70%.  This is not illegal gambling.  What are you selling?  You’re selling an access code to digital music and giving away a football sweepstake.  What are you giving away?  You are giving away a Football Sweepstakes which gives the owner of the ticket the opportunity to win weekly prizes based on the NFL game results.  Ticket owners can win weekly $400, $200, $100, $50 or $25.  Also there is a grand prize of $1,000 and $275 at the end of the season. 

How does the ticket work?  The ticket has all 17 weeks of the NFL season on it and each week the ticket holder gets three randomly generated NFL teams.  Basically for your three teams you add up the total points the teams score for the week.  If it’s the highest combine score for the week, the ticket holder wins $400; second highest $200, third highest $100; next 5 highest score $25.  If the ticket holder scores the lowest combine total you win $50; next 2 lowest scores $25.  So each week 11 prize winners are selected.  There is also an end-of-season grand prize of $1,000 for the highest valued card of the season and $275 prize for the lowest valued card of the season.  There is also a way for your team to still count even if it’s their bye week and there are tie-break rules in place as well.

What are my costs?  THERE ARE NO UPFRONT COSTS TO YOU!  CharityMania keeps $6 per ticket registered but you do not pay that amount until you SELL the ticket and it’s registered on their website.   We will get sponsors to purchase tickets to cover the printing and shipping/handling charges.  We would like all families to sell 90% of their order as unsold tickets result in reduced winnings.

How do I participate?  Email Melanie Luft at by Friday, June 9 with the number of tickets you would like to order.  We will place one order for all our tickets to reduce the shipping/handling portion.  We should have the tickets in hand and ready for pick up at Sports Plus one week later.  You then sell the tickets and collect $20 per ticket (cash or checks payable to Cincinnati Swords) and the completed ticket stub which includes the purchasers name, address, phone and email.  You can sell tickets until Friday, September 1.  At that time, you will need to turn in your monies and ticket stubs.  We will register all the sold ticket stubs with CharityMania, pay CharityMania their $6 per ticket and credit your account for $14 per ticket.

Okay I ordered by tickets, I’ve sold my tickets and you’ve registered them.  What happens after that?  CharityMania handles it from that point on.  They calculate the winners and will notify us of any winners in our group.  They transfer the winnings to us so we can pay our winners and send thank you notes.  We will then pay the winners directly and announce them on our website. 

Linked here are the CharityMania fact sheet and a copy of a sample card.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.  I can be reached at .  We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to help with your hockey costs.  The more tickets we sell the more opportunities we will have for winners.  This past year we had $25, $50, $100, $200, $400 winners plus the grand prize winner!

Important Dates To Remember:

Friday, June 9 – place ticket order via email ( )

TBD - pick up tickets from office at Sports Plus (anticipated date between June 18-22)

Friday, September 1 - return tickets and money to office for registration with CharityMania


by posted 06/02/2017
COACHING REQUIREMENTS

If you plan on coaching either as a head coach, an assistant coach, or an on ice helper for the 17-18 season please take time to read the information below from MidAm Hockey......

The following is some coaching information to help you prepare for the 2017-18 season.

Level 4 Clinics

  • We will have three Level 4 clinics this year.
    • April 29 & 30 in Pittsburgh, PA
    • September 23 & 24 in Columbus, OH
    • December 30 & 31 in Cleveland
  • The Pittsburgh clinic is posted to the USA Hockey website atwww.usahockey.com/coachingclinics
  • The rest of the Level 4 clinics will be posted online in the summer.


Goaltending Symposium:

  • On August 12 & 13 we will be having a Dave Peterson Goaltending Symposium.
  • A coach who attends this clinic will advance one level in the Coaching Program and this will fulfill the requirement for the 2017-18 season.
  • The Cost is $100 and includes meals and one night stay on the campus of Kent State.
  • The Symposium will be posted on the USA Hockey web site as a High Performance Coaching Clinic at www.usahockey.com


Level 1, 2 and 3 Clinics:

  • USA Hockey is changing to a new online coaching registration system. Because of this, no clinics will be posted on the USA Hockey web site until after July 1st. When they are posted, they will be at www.usahockey.com
  • The following are clinic dates you can mark down on your calendar for planning purposes.
    • August 19th Oxford, OH Level 1, 2 and 3
    • August 19 & 20th Pittsburgh, PA Level 1, 2, 3
    • September 16th Cleveland, OH Level 1, 2, 3
    • September 24th Columbus, OH level 1, 2, 3
  • There will be many more clinics posted as we set them up in the summer.
  • The clinic season starts in late August and goes until late December.
  • Coaches have until December 31st to attend a clinic.
  • Note: Coaches ARE allowed on the ice before taking a clinic since they have until December 31st to attend one.


Coaching Checklist:

The following are the five steps that a coach needs to do to be eligible to coach:

  1. Register as a coach with USA Hockey for the 2017-18 season. A coach only has to register once. If a coach is registered as an Adult hockey player, he/she does not have to register a second time. Registration is done at www.usahockey.com
  2. Do the appropriate background screening. This is good for two years and this can be done at www.midamhockey.com
  3. Register and attend a coaching clinic (If it is required). Level 3 is good for two seasons and Level 4 is good for life.
  4. Complete the Online Module (If it is required). Online modules are already up and running online.
  5. Take the Safesport training. All coaches have to take Safesport training which is done online. There is no charge but your USA Hockey membership number is needed to register and is also your ID for having completed the course. Registration is at www.usahockey.com
    1. Safesport is good for two years

by posted 05/09/2017
2017 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

2017 SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

Our SUMMER ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM will offer high level instruction twice a week over the course of four weeks.  It's a great way to get your skating legs going after the summer break. Don Biggs will work with our BT & MG/HS levels and AJ Crouch and Danny McDonald will jointly work with our SQ & PW levels.  The targeted goal of the program is to have skaters raise their level of hockey skills and game knowledge.  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. This is a fantastic, affordable way to get back on the ice before the start of the fall/winter season AND work on individual skills.
 

GROUPS COMBINED AND UPDATED 6/5/2017

SQUIRT  AND PEEWEE DETAIL:    
DATES:   Tuesdays & Thursdays                  August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
TIMES:     6-7:30pm
LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA
COST:    $175 if registered & paid by 5/31/17; $200 thereafter
     
     
     
BANTAM AND MIDGET DETAIL:    
DATES:  

Tuesdays & Thursdays                  August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

TIMES:     6:30-8pm
LOCATION:     Sports Plus CAN
COST:    $175 if registered & paid by 5/31/17; $200 thereafter
     
     

 

NOTE:  We reserve the right to consolidate sessions if necessary. 

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


by posted 05/02/2017
2017 MITE/ADM FUN & FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM

2017 MITE FUN & FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM

 

This year we will have a special fun & fundamentals program for our Mites.  Our Mite/ADM program will be led by Jeff Evans and the mite coaching staff.  These sessions will help our youngest skaters who have been off the ice for a while get back in the groove!  We have scheduled so it wraps up just prior to the Mite/ADM evaluations on Sunday, August 27. 

 

Sessions are Monday/Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm at Sports Plus.  The dates are:
 

Week 1                7/31 & 8/2

Week 2                8/7 & 8/9

Week 3                8/14 & 8/16

Week 4                8/21 & 8/23

 

Evaluations:        Sunday, August 27 (9am-12noon) @ Sports Plus

 

To Register go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. 

 

Registration Now Open!


by posted 05/02/2017
USA HOCKEY OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION CLINICS

 

USA Hockey Officiating Seminar (This is a rule change year)

Sunday August 13th  2017 Returning Level 1 and New Officials

Registration and sign in 8:45A Main Lobby of Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio

Classroom begins at 9:15am Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Ice session starts at 3:15p Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio

Any Questions contact Ken Handley 513-205-4999 or or

 

USA Hockey Officiating Seminar (This is a rule change year)

Saturday September 23rd 2017 Level 2 and Level 3 Officials

Ice time 9:10A Goggin Arena Miami University Oxford Ohio (Mandatory for Level 2 and recommended but optional for Level 3)

Classroom from 11:00a – 3:15 Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Tests at 3:30 Location to be determined Miami University Oxford Ohio

Any Questions contact Ken Handley 513-205-4999 or or


by posted 04/14/2017
CHO YOUTH HOCKEY EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

 

ARE YOU A KID AGE 10 AND UNDER WHO PLAYS OR WANTS TO LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY?

ARE YOU CURRENTLY REGISTERED FOR A SWORDS HOCKEY PROGRAM?

DO YOU NEED A STARTER SET OF YOUTH HOCKEY EQUIPMENT?

OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT CINCINNATI HOCKEY ORGANIZATION HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE NOW OFFERING AN INTRODUCTORY YOUTH HOCKEY EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM!

CINCINNATI HOCKEY ORGANIZATION (“CHO”), IS A LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO PROMOTE YOUTH AMATEUR HOCKEY IN THE CINCINNATI AREA.  CHO IS OFFERING A FREE BAUER LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY STARTER EQUIPMENT PACKAGE TO ELIGIBLE LOCAL HOCKEY PLAYERS.

BAUER LEARN TO PLAY STARTER PACKAGE INCLUDES (ALL YOUTH SIZES)

HELMET

SHOULDER & ELBOW PADS

GLOVES

PANTS        

KNEE & SHIN GUARDS

BAG

VISIT WWW.CINCINNATIHOCKEY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM AND/OR SEE PROGRAM FLYER EMAILED TO ALL SWORDS FAMILIES.


by posted 09/28/2015
SWORDS KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

 The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2016-17 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 2015-16 account.

If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2016-17 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
 
The Cincinnati Swords 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 families will participate to help offset their hockey costs.  If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at or call 513-407-0222.  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
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