We will be implementing a mandatory volunteer program this season. As a parent you will be called upon to participate in the operation of the Association.
The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey and TOYIHA Hockey. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of TOYIHA Hockey’s programs. The USA Hockey SafeSport Program is intended to protect all participants, not just players, from any type of misconduct or abuse.
At a parents meeting to be held during the 1st week of practices, TOYIHA requests parents complete a volunteer agreement contract. This contract outlines the amount of volunteer points you/your family is asked to contribute to TOYIHA. ALL parent/parents will be required to attend a meeting that week. Please watch your email for dates and times of meetings.
From Coach Stephen Nemeth,
These tryouts will tax you physically and mentally. To ensure that all coaches are seeing you
at your best, I would recommend that you start conditioning before we take the ice.
I will film the tryouts because I cannot see all of you perform all the time. If you have a jersey
with your name and a number it will make it easier for us to identify you. I hope these tryouts
will allow each player to showcase their skills at skating, passing, shooting, puck control, hockey
sense, strength on skates, and battling for the puck.
Goalies will have the opportunity to showcase their angles, movement, depth control,
recoveries, rebound control, and protecting their crease while being screened.
Remember to warm up prior to taking the ice. Stretch well before and after each ice
time. Some suggestions before August 19, 2017, start with some moderate intensity
conditioning. the evening before, carbohydrate load. Night before get a good nights
sleep. During tryouts hydrate early and often.
I look forward to seeing you all and putting together an amazing team for this year.
The Tri-City Optimists Youth Hockey Association will provide an atmosphere of fair play and fun that promotes progressive skills development, encourages continued participation and teaches the game of hockey to players, coaches and parents.