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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS - FOURTH QTR DISTRIBUTION
05/27/2017
We have received our fourth quarter distribution from Kroger. ...
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...
BINGO FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
05/02/2017
With the 2017-18 season kick off and tryouts/evaluations behind...
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...
 
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS - FOURTH QTR DISTRIBUTION

We have received our fourth quarter distribution from Kroger.  I checked my personal account and it has been updated so I am assuming if you are participating yours has been updated as well.  Please send me your information if you are participating no later than 5pm on 6/15/17.

Below are the directions for determining your Kroger funds.  Please follow them as stated below and if you run into any problems, please contact Kroger directly.  Please try to confirm that the amount has changed from your last submission as they do not date the information posted and it is difficult for me to check everyone's past balance.  These funds can be used for any 2017-18 program.  

PLEASE NOTE:  I WAS UNABLE TO CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY INTO MY EMAIL MESSAGE.  I CUT AND PASTED INTO AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET AND FROM THERE WAS ABLE TO CUT AND PASTE INTO MY EMAIL.  YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PASTE DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EMAIL BUT IF YOU CANNOT YOU WILL SEE A BLACK SCREEN AND NOT BE ABLE TO READ THE INFORMATION.  IF YOU CANNOT READ IT, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT. 

  1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
  2. Log in by clicking on "Sign In" about 2/3 down the page.    DO NOT log in by the “Sign In” at the top.
  3. Enter your email address and password.
  4. The next page that comes up should read View Your Rewards Detail (click on this).
  5. The bottom box of information is labeled “Community Rewards”.
  6. Highlight the information in the entire box and copy it.  You can do this by highlighting and RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting copy or you can do this by highlighting and clicking CTRL C on your keyboard.
  7. Once you copy the information, open your email and where you would type text, paste the Community Rewards information.  Can be done by putting your curser in the text box and either RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting paste or by clicking CTRL V on your keyboard.
  8. In your email subject line, please type Community Reward, YOUR NAME, YOUR SKATER’S NAME and send the email to me at .
  9. I will acknowledge receipt so if you do not get an email from me by 5pm on Wednesday, May 31, please resubmit.

If you are someone who has multiple people helping you out, you may want to contact them and ask them for their log in and password information so you can get the information.  That is clearly up to you.  I can take the information from you or from them.

Here’s some general information Kroger’s passed along with their information email that the check was going to be coming soon.

We cannot enroll or create online accounts for supporters over the phone.  If you have a supporter who is experiencing issues with their online account please have them contact our dedicated online support team at 1-866-221-4141.

If they have forgotten their email address, need to update their Kroger Plus Card information or change their alternate I.D. (the phone number they use at the store) please have them contact our loyalty department at 1-800-576-4377, option 4, then option 3 to update.

If your supporters do not see the Community Rewards message at the bottom of their receipt, please have them contact us at 1-800-294-4438 option #2.  We will contact the appropriate personnel to have the problem corrected.  Supporters may also call us for previous cycle donation amounts or to double check that they are enrolled.


by posted 05/27/2017
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.
 

SQUIRT 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
     
PEEWEE DETAIL:    
DATES:   Tuesdays & Thursdays                  August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
TIMES:     7:30-9pm
LOCATION:     Sports Plus USA
COST:    $175 if registered & paid by 5/31/17; $200 thereafter
     
BANTAM 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
     
MIDGET DETAIL:    
DATES:   Tuesdays & Thursdays                 August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
TIMES:     8-9:30pm
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
BINGO FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

With the 2017-18 season kick off and tryouts/evaluations behind us, if you are looking for a way to offset some or all of your fees, please consider Mad Max BINGO.  We have had families working Bingo for some time and that can be you too!

Here's the general information.

 If you have specific questions, please reach out to Steve Herzog at herzogsa@gmail.com or steve.herzog@dxc.com.

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We are seeking volunteers that are flexible and dependable for a fund raising opportunity.  Volunteers will sell instant tickets or call back BINGO's at Mad Max BINGO hall located on Harrison Road.  This opportunity is available year round so funds can be accumulated through the off-season, as well as during the hockey season.

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Specifics:  Fridays (6-10pm) & Sundays (5:30-9:30pm)

Pay:        $50

BINGO Details:

  • BINGO is pre-scheduled in 1 month increments so you are able to provide availability to work.  There are opportunities to work additional BINGO’s as “call-in” where additional workers may be needed a day or 2 in advance.   
  • BINGO Hall is on Harrison Avenue

Funding Details:

  • Pay occurs every 2 months and will be posted to a QCHA (Cincinnati Swords) account which can be used to fund clinics and hockey fee’s which are paid to QCHA (Cincinnati Swords). 
  • Funds are set aside for your family and not a general account.  Funds are paid at 100% and are considered tax exempt under 503(c)(3) agreement.
  • Funds cannot be transferred to you as cash\check.

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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