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Evaluation Times!

EVALUATION TIMES!

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Squirts: 7:30am-8:50am

Peewee: 9:00am-10:20am

Bantam/Midget: 10:30am-11:50am

 

*We may need to have a second evaluation on Monday, September 11th to ensure even teams. 

Mondays on-ice times will be emailed out after the evaluations!

Metro League Information!

Welcome to the new and improved Metro League program!

My name is Tyler LaShomb and I am the Youth Hockey Director at the Extreme Ice Center. Our association is beyond excited for this year and what is planned to accomplish with this program.

After listening to all the parents, coaches, and players within the past year, along with the survey from March, we have planned this entire season to make it a season each player will not forget. We are aiming to have this season be a lasting memory for you and your players.

 

Full season- This year we will be running the Metro program as a full length USA hockey season. This means we have coaches who have committed to coach from September-March. This will allow your player to have the same coach and play with the same teammates for the entire season rather than splitting them up every session. We will still have the Fall and Winter options available for your family if you enjoyed that amenity.

 

Payments- The following table shows the price for each session.

Session

Price

Deposit

Monthly

Fall

$675.00

$250.00

$212.50

Winter

$575.00

$250.00

$162.50

Full Season

$1,125.00

$250.00

$175.00

 

The payment plan will be an automatic payment from your bank account each month. The following table shows the dates and amount owed.

Session

Deposit

Oct 1st

Nov 1st

Dec 1st

Jan 1st

Feb 1st

Mar 1st

Fall

$250.00

$212.50

$212.50

-

-

-

-

Winter

$250.00

-

-

-

-

$162.50

$162.50

Full Season

$250.00

$175.00

$175.00

$175.00

$175.00

$175.00

-

 

Schedule- A detailed schedule will be available once teams are set. Ice sessions will be every Monday and Saturday unless it is a blackout date. Schedule is subject to change.

 

Blackout Dates are the following:

Fall Session (September 9 – December 18, 2017)

9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/25, 12/2

Holiday Break December 19th, 2017 – January 5th, 2018

Winter Session (January 6 – March 26, 2018)

1/13, 2/17, 3/17

 

 

Refund Policy- The Extreme Ice Center has a strict No Refund Policy after the 3rd week.

 

Evaluations-  Players will be on ice with two assistant coaches. Assistant coaches will run a quick 5-minute stretch and a 5-minute skate. Players will be broken into two teams. The coaching staff will be upstairs evaluating players. Evaluations will be based on skating abilities, skills , and hockey sense. After the evaluations, the coaching staff will conduct a draft to make teams as even as possible. No Parent or Player will have the option to pick what team they are on without the agreement of a coach’s trade after the evaluation. If any player shall join during the year they will immediately become a free agent and a discussion will happen between the coaches to find out which team the player will be distributed to.

 

Trading Block- Once evaluations are completed and teams have been chosen, The “Trading block” will open after the first game. The trading block is available for the coaches to make trades and even up game play. All trades must be signed by both, Coaches and the Hockey Director. Although some players and parents would prefer not to be traded after the season has begun, we will only make trades that will benefit the league to become more competitive. We hope to rarely ever use the Trading Block.

 

 

Team Names- This season will be a little different than the past because each team will be named after their coach. For example, if Coach LaShomb was your player’s coach, the team name would be ‘Team LaShomb” This will make it easier to find your players team schedule online as well as having better communication with your player’s coach. Teams will be allowed to come up with their own team name which we would use for the Sports engine Page.

 

Equipment- At the beginning of this season, coaches will be looking at each players equipment to ensure that each player is wearing the appropriate gear. Coaches will specifically observe players’ sticks, helmets, skates, shin pads, and elbow pads. Each child will be required to have a mouth guard before they start each game/practice.

 

Commitment- We are asking every player to arrive to the rink at least 30 minutes before practices and games. It is very difficult to teach the sport of hockey within the 2 hours of ice each week. We are asking coaches to start using more classroom settings in the locker room so kids can learn both on and off the ice.

 

Practices- This year, the XIC staff will focus most of their time on the practices we run for the Metro league. All practices will be formatted using the USA Hockey American Development Model, which is proven to give each player more ice time, puck touches, and game like scenarios. My plan is for each coach to have an assistant on the ice to run drills while the Head Coach can talk to individual players to ensure each player can improve accordingly.

 

League Points- All the games during the season will be accounted for in the final standings. Each win will count as 2 points, Tie is 1 point, and a Loss is worth 0 points.

 

Playoffs- Playoffs will be at the end of the season in March. We will be having a Mid-Season House Tournament before Christmas break.

 

 

SportsEngine- All team rosters, schedules, and event information will be available on our Sports Engine page which everyone will need to register with to have contact with your player’s coach. To get live updates on your team download the Sports Engine app and sign-in/Create an account.

 

LiveBarn / Live Scoring – Last season, the Extreme Ice Center purchased a program called LiveBarn which allows live broadcasting during each game. This option is a great opportunity to give your relatives/friends to watch your child when they are not in town. We will also be live scoring so people can watch the game and keep up with the score, penalties, and much more!

 

Picture Day- During the first day of evaluations we will have a photographer taking head shots for our SportsEngine page. I am also encouraging parents to take pictures during games and posting them to our website for all to see! We will also be having team pictures along with individual pictures in the fall. More information will be coming soon!

 

Apparel- This year we have re-branded our name to the “RUSH”. Each player will receive 2 game jerseys this season, 1 red and 1 white. During game day, teams who are listed as “Home” will wear white and teams listed as “Away” will wear red.

Rush apparel is available for sale online at http://www.charlotterushhockey.com/

 

Arena rules-

  1. Please respect the building and others within the building.
  2. Clean up after yourself, whether in the lobby or in the locker room,
  3. No running, horseplay, or stickhandling in the lobby.
  4. Please be aware of others around you when holding your hockey stick.

 

Tournament Teams- This season, each league will be given the opportunity to join a team to participate in a Tournament*. The coaching staff would like to join as many tournaments as players would like to. We are asking everyone to please bring a copy of your players Birth Certificate as soon as possible if you plan on participating in a tournament. Listed below are the tournaments we can possibly go to. The Hockey Director will be sending a survey shortly after the season begins to get an estimate of players interest. If there are enough players wanting to participate we can put 2 teams in a tournament.  There are 5 tournaments here at the Extreme Ice Center and 4 in Charleston, SC. Basic information for the tournament will be the following:

 

Level                     # of players per team                     # of goalies

Squirts:                 12 players                                           2 Goalies

Peewee:              15 Players                                           2 goalies

*Bantam:            15 players                                           2 goalies

*Midget:             15 players                                           2 goalies

 

*The Bantam/Midget league may have less/no tournaments depending on numbers and age ranges in the league.

 

Arena

Location

Dates

Carolina Ice Palace

Charleston, SC

October 6-8, 2017

Extreme Ice Center

Indian Trail, NC

October 20-22, 2017

Carolina Ice Palace

Charleston, SC

November 10-12, 2017

Extreme Ice Center

Indian Trail, NC

December 1-3, 2017

Extreme Ice Center

Indian Trail, NC

January 12-15, 2017

Carolina Ice Palace

Charleston, SC

January 12-15, 2017

Extreme Ice Center

Indian Trail, NC

February 16-19, 2017

Carolina Ice Palace

Charleston, SC

February 16-19, 2017

Extreme Ice Center

Indian Trail, NC

March 16-18, 2017

 

 

Charlotte Metro Hockey Association

The CMHA objective is to provide ice hockey programs focused on helping youth of all ages and skill levels to learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment, self-esteem, discipline and responsibility.