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*Practices will be run with heavy body contact as would be appropriate for 12U+, Body checking may be included by the coach if appropriate based on the participants
Practice sessions will be led by Mike Nelson ("Coach Grizz"). Coach has an extensive background in the hockey community dating back to his playing days as a AA youth player in Kentucky through his most recent experiences as a coach of the 14U Midstate Mustangs and the 16U Keystone Wild. In addition, he has contributed to the growth of the game as a high-level official for 15 years. Coach Grizz is excited to bring his passion and enthusiasm for the game to the next generation. He believes that skill development happens at different speeds for all players and age levels, and that it's necessary to identify the small details required to help players improve and eventually master a skill. When coaching, above all else, his goal is to maintain a fun environment while instilling a level of challenge that results in improvement and growth. Coach Grizz believes that confident skating is the most important individual skill a player can master and will utilize drills to encourage players to reach outside their comfort zone and maximize the growth of skating skills. Building on individual skills, chemistry and cohesion among teammates will be cultivated as they are paramount characteristics to advanced team concepts. Coach Grizz will demand that players arrive at practice ready to be coached with a willingness to attempt whatever is asked of them without worry or fear of the outcome. He believes that failure is necessary to succeed. You'll hear him remind players that "we've all missed, and will again, don't let it ruin your day!"
SCYIHA would like to welcome our six returning/newly elected board members for 2022-2023:
Executive board voting occurred at the SCYIHA board meeting on Monday, May 23rd. The voting results are as follows:
President – Pete Brumberg
Vice President – Derek Fairman
Secretary – Cheryl Murphy
Treasurer – Jason Winfield
We would also like to thank our outgoing board members and everyone else who helped to keep things running through this year. A special thanks to Doug Wenger for serving as Treasurer for the past two years, and to Brian Jacobs for serving on the SCYIHA board for 6+ years.
Please see the graphic below for a breakdown of voting results.
STATE COLLEGE YOUTH ICE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (SCYIHA)
HOCKEY PROGRESSION CHART
This chart is designed to help families new to SCYIHA understand a typical player’s progression through the sport of hockey and what options are available within the organization.
With a goal of fostering a love of the sport and promoting player development, there is a place for all players in our system. If you have questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on pricing and programs, please go to https://www.scyiha.org/season-info-docs
PLEASE FOLLOW THE DOCUMENT LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCYIHA 2022-2023 SEASON
THESE DOCUMENTS ADDRESS REGISTRATION, TRYOUTS, AND SEASON FEE PAYMENTS FOR BOTH ICERS AND KEYSTONE WILD
40th Annual Hockey Valley Invitational Tournament
March 25 - 27, 2022
Hosted by State College Youth Ice Hockey Association
Pegula Ice Arena on PSU Main Campus
University Park PA, 16802
10U A/B • 12U A/B/Girls • 14U A/B/Girls • 18U AA
To Apply: Email us at email@example.com
Include- team/club name, league & division
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine Announce Open Enrollment for Heads UP Baseline Concussion Testing
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine are once again teaming up to offer the Heads UP Pittsburgh program, an innovative concussion awareness and baseline testing initiative for young athletes throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Please see the document below for more information.
P.O. Box 10168
State College, Pennsylvania 16805
This season, SCYIHA is proudly partnering with Geisinger for the care of our home and visiting youth hockey players. Geisinger's certified, experienced athletic trainers will provide top-notch sports medicine diagnostics and treatment during all Icers home games at Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena. And thanks to Geisinger's generous contribution to our Association, our players have been outfitted with two practice jerseys each.
Geisinger – supporting our players’ big league dreams
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support SCYIHA and sponsorship opportunities for our 2021-2022 season, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a time to discuss options that would be the best fit; thank you for your interest and support!