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CINCINNATI SWORDS 2015-16 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT
04/08/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce the...
TRYOUT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
04/08/2015
We have opened the registration programs for the 2015-16 Independent...
CHARITYMANIA HOOPS MANIA WINNERS
04/07/2015
With the conclusion of the NCAA basketball national championship,...
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 MIDGET TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS SCHEDULE NOW POSTED
03/09/2015
The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce tryouts for travel...
2015-16 SWORDS TRYOUT SCHEDULE
03/09/2015
  2015-16 Swords...
2015-16 SWORDS SEASON KICKS OFF
03/08/2015
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is please to kick off our...
2015-16 TRYOUT CLINICS
03/08/2015
  NEW FOR THE 2015-16 TRYOUT SEASON!   COACH...
2015-16 SPRING POD SCHEDULE
03/05/2015
2015 SPRING POD SCHEDULES                      # POD  Coaches Birth...
SWORDS & SABRES SPRING SKILLS AND DRILLS PROGRAM
03/05/2015
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TNT DYNAMITE MITE SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM
02/13/2015
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CINCINNATI SWORDS 2015-16 COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT

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

U15 (birth year 2000)

To Be Announced
 

U16 (birth year 1999)

Scott Davis
 

U18 (birth year 1998 and 1997)

Lee Lansdowne


by posted 04/08/2015
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 @cinci.rr.com.
 
     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
CHARITYMANIA HOOPS MANIA WINNERS

With the conclusion of the NCAA basketball national championship, we are pleased to announce the following CharityMania winners:

 

Grand Prize $1,000 Winner – J. Winterbottom (sponsoring the Winterbottom family)

$200 Winner – K. Armour (sponsoring the Cincinnati Swords)

$20 Winner – M. Luft (sponsoring the Cincinnati Swords)

$20 Winner – G. Straub (sponsoring the Lanier family)

$20 Winner – T. Edwards (sponsoring the Reuss family)

$20 Winner – S. Stasen (sponsoring the Ausec family)

$20 Winner – C. Palmer (sponsoring the Hoffnagle family)

$20 Winner – C. Palmer second ticket (sponsoring the Hoffnagle family)

$20 Winner – M. Etchison (sponsoring the Ausec family)

$20 Winner – R. Gaspar (sponsoring the Dorner family)

 

Keep on the lookout; as our Football Mania will begin shortly!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

 

 

 


by posted 04/07/2015
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 MIDGET TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS SCHEDULE NOW POSTED

The Cincinnati Swords are pleased to announce tryouts for travel teams at the U18, U16 and U15 levels.  The number of teams and the level of play will be determined based on registration numbers and player skill assessment.

We anticipate the U18 team will be a Tier I (AAA) team playing in the National Junior Prospects Hockey League (NJPHL).  This league was created and designed by coaches in order to develop and promote hockey players who are committed to enhancing their skills in preparation for the next level of hockey.  The league showcases players on their member teams at five showcase events across the United States in front of all levels including prep schools, Junior A and NCAA collegiate hockey programs.  In addition this team will also participate on an invitation basis in some Tier 1 Elite showcases as well as top regional tournaments and independent series with other high level teams.

We are exploring Tier II (AA, A) league opportunities for both U16 and U15 teams.  We have received information that U15 may be recognized as a separate division from U16 on a trial basis but are awaiting confirmation.  As soon as we have any information about a possible division between the 1999 and 2000 birth years, we will forward that information.  We are exploring league opportunities in the NJPHL as well as the United Prospects Hockey League (UPHL) plus regional tournaments and independent series with other high level teams.

Additional details about the tryouts are posted on the website under the title “2015-16 SWORDS SEASON KICKS OFF”.  All tryout information posted for SQ, PW and BT levels pertains to our Midget level tryouts as well.  If you have any questions, please contact the travel commissioner, Doug Burgdorf at or Chris Knecht at .

The tryout schedule for midgets is posted on the website and is:

         
  Wednesday 5/13 6-7pm 1999 birth year all call
  Wednesday 5/13 7-8:15pm 2000 birth year all call
  Thursday 5/14 6-7:30pm 1998/1997 birth years all call
  Wednesday 5/20 6-9pm Invite Only - U15, U16 & U18
        (breakout TBD based on numbers)

 

 


by posted 03/09/2015
2015-16 SWORDS TRYOUT SCHEDULE

 

2015-16 Swords Travel Team Tryout Schedule
schedule may be modified based on registration numbers
             
Monday, 5/11 - Sports Plus (USA) GOALIE ONLY EVALUATION   ALL LEVELS 7-8:30pm  
             
Wednesday, 5/13 - Sports Plus (USA)          
             
U16 (1999) 6-7pm All Call        
U15 (2000) 7-8:15pm All Call        
             
Thursday, 5/14 - Sports Plus (USA)          
             
U18 (1998/1997) 6-7:30pm All Call        
             
Wednesday, 5/20 - Sports Plus (USA)          
             
U15, U16, U18 6-9pm Invite Only        
    (time breakout TBD)        
             
Saturday, 5/16 - Sports Plus (USA)     Saturday, 5/16 - Sports Plus (CAN)
             
2002-BT 8-9:15am All Call Last Name A-L   2006-SQ 7:45-8:45am All Call
2002-BT 9:15-10:30am All Call Last Name M-Z   2005 SQ 8:45-10am All Call
  ICE CUT/BREAK   ICE CUT/BREAK
2001-BT 10:45-11:45am All Call Last Name A-L   2004-PW 10:15-11:15am All Call
2001-BT 11:45am-12:45pm All Call Last Name M-Z   2003-PW 11:15-12:45pm All Call
             
1-3pm Lunch & Coaches Meetings        
             
3pm-5pm Team Scrimmage Schedule and Players Posted on Website & Rinks  
             
2002-BT 4-5:15pm Team 1 vs Team 2   2006-SQ 4:15-5:15pm Team 1 vs Team 2
2002-BT 5:15-6:30pm Team 3 vs Team 4   2005 SQ 5:15-6:15pm Team 3 vs Team 4
  ICE CUT/BREAK   ICE CUT/BREAK
2001-BT 6:45-8pm Team 1 vs Team 2   2004-PW 6:30-7:30pm Team 1 vs Team 2
2001-BT 8-9:15pm Team 3 vs Team 4   2003-PW 7:30-9pm Team 3 vs Team 4
             
             
Sunday, 5/17 - Sports Plus (USA)     Sunday, 5/17 - Sports Plus (CAN)
             
8-10am Breakfast & Coaches Meetings        
             
10am-11am Top Team Selections Posted/Updated; Team Scrimmage Schedule Posted on Website & Rinks
             
2002-BT 12:15-1:30pm Team A vs Team B   2005/06-SQ 12noon-1pm Team A vs Team B
2002-BT 1:30-2:45pm Team C vs Team D   2005/06-SQ 1-2pm Team C vs Team D
ICE CUT/BREAK     ICE CUT/BREAK
2001-BT 3-4:15pm Team A vs Team B   2004-PW 2:15-3:30pm Team A vs Team B
2001-BT 4:15-5:30pm Team C vs Team D   2003-PW 3:30-4:45pm Team C vs Team D
             
6-9pm Dinner & Coaches Meetings        
             
Monday, 5/18            
             
5:00pm Teams Posted on Website w/Alternates**      
             
** Midget team selection will not be completed until after final skate on 5/20.  

by posted 03/09/2015
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 TRYOUT CLINICS

 

NEW FOR THE 2015-16 TRYOUT SEASON!

SWORDS PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS

 

COACH DON BIGGS WILL LEAD PLAYERS THROUGH TRYOUT DRILLS AT EACH 1.5HR CLINIC

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR 2015-16 TRAVEL TRYOUTS

Sunday, May 3rd

BANTAM 3-4:30 P.M. & MIDGET 4:30-6 P.M.

Saturday, May 9th 

SQUIRT: 3-4:30 P.M. & PEEWEE 4:30-6 P.M.

COST $25 PER SKATER

ALL CLINICS HELD AT SPORTS PLUS (USA RINK)

REGISTER TODAY 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
SWORDS & SABRES SPRING SKILLS AND DRILLS PROGRAM
                                           

SWORDS & SABRES 2015 SPRING PROGRAM
 

We are excited to announce that with the help of Sports Plus and Northland, we are able to offer our 2015 spring program at a reduced fee of $30 per skater over last year.

Registration for the 2015 spring programs is now open!  Again this year, we will have pods but the emphasis will be on skater development rather than just playing uncontrolled scrimmages.  All pods will meet twice a week for 60 minutes on ice (one time during the week and one time on Saturday morning) beginning the week of March 30 and concluding the weekend of May 16-17.  We are also attempting to run separate pods for travel and MYHL skaters based on registrations.  A pod consists of 24-32 players with the emphasis on fun, friendship, and development. 

For Squirts and Peewees, pods will be divided in half with the first 30 minutes being skills and drills and the second half being game concepts and coach-controlled scrimmages.  For Bantams and Midgets/High School, the week day session will be skills, drills and game concepts and the Saturday mornings will be officiated scrimmages.

Checking Basics & Technique Clinic
A checking clinic will be offered to all age-appropriate spring participants and is mandatory for first time Bantam players and any player older than the 2002 birth year who is a first time hockey player.  Goalies must attend if they plan to skate out.  The clinic, coupled with the pod format of Spring Hockey, provides an excellent environment for the players to transition into this important skill.  It will be held at Northland on Wednesday, March from 5:30-8pm.  You must register for spring by March 20th in order to attend this clinic.

Age Levels
USA Hockey age levels for Winter Hockey 2015/2016 will be used in the Swords/Sabres Spring Program.  They are: Mite (07-10), Squirt (05-06), Pee Wee (03-04), Bantam (01-02), Midget (96-00).

Parents/Skaters
When registering online, parents/skaters must select their preference of pods.  Swords/Sabres will form pods after the enrollment period (3/20/15) that is based on these requests.  Players may play in two different pods (at the same level) if there is sufficient room.  Pods may be balanced by Swords/Sabres as needed.  Every attempt will be made to place all skaters.  If you miss the cutoff date, your skater will be placed where openings exist not necessarily according to preference.

Swords/Sabres Spring League Schedule is as follows:
February 27th- End of early registration discount
March 20th- Registration cutoff
March 24th-26th - Players notified of pod
March 25th- Checking Clinic
March 31th- Season begins

Spring Fees Based on Full Registration AND Payment ON or BEFORE:   

 Early Registration by 2/27/15                        
         
Squirt/Pee Wee              $170 (REDUCED FROM $200)
Bantam & Midget           $220 (REDUCED FROM $250)

 

After, DATE, the fees will be:

Squirt/Pee Wee               $250
Bantam & Midget            $300


            
 Click Here to see dates/times of Pods

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY AVAILABLE AT:
www.swordshockey.com click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side of the home page.  

 


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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