Sno-King Jr Thunderbirds
Hello Sno-King 14U players!
We hope you have been enjoying your summer break, and are ready for the 2017-18 hockey season!
Sno-King has some exciting changes to the 14U hockey program this year (players born 2003-2004), focusing on additional practice time for the REP teams by moving to three practices each week.
As a USA Hockey model association, Sno-King follows ADM Model guidelines. The 14U age group is the prime window for skill development. Young athletes at this age need to put in many hours of repetitive movements to master the skills needed to succeed in today’s fast paced game. The skills sessions are designed to offer this development opportunity to all 14U players.
14U teams will continue with some shared practices and some full ice practices, following all ADM Model recommendations.
- 14U A1 Joint: will compete in PCAHA. Coach: Mueller
- 14U A1: will compete in PCAHA. Coach: Derek Pizzey
- 14U A3: will compete in MHL: Coach Darren Tymshyshyn
- Recreation / C level: two teams, will compete in the MHL. Coaches TBA. Evaluation skates: mid-September
TBA dates will be announced on snokinghockey.com
Sno-King encourages all 14U players to participate in the selection/evaluation skates for A2/A3, even if he or she is not planning on playing REP hockey this season. These early evaluations are a good way to warm up for the upcoming season and to compare your player to other Sno-King athletes.
Please register for the evaluations/tryouts at snokinghockey.com
Our Sno-King coaches are committed to creating a positive impact on the lives of our players. Coaches follow the Positive Coaching Alliance principles, and, as part of our ADM Model association status, are up to date with all the latest player development techniques from USA Hockey. All coaches are certified in USA Hockey’s SafeSport, a key piece of Sno-King's on going player safety education program. Parents are encouraged to take this free course also: http://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining
14U A2: Derek Pizzey. He is a proven hockey coach and will follow USA hockey’s developmental guidelines in order to create a fun, competitive environment.
14U A3: Darren Tymshyshyn is a Level 4 hockey coach with more than 10 years coaching experience at Sno-King and will create a fun and competitive environment.
14U REC: TBA
14U A1/A2/A3: Team expenses in addition to the Sno-King player fees may include:
- Personal travel and accommodations
- Team tournament fees/expenses
- Team warm-ups, shells, dryland wear, bag
- Other miscellaneous expenses that the team may decide to undertake
14U REC: Team expenses in addition to the Sno-King player fees may include tournament fees and any personal travel/accommodation expenses.
14U A1 Tryouts: completed
14U A2 Tryouts
- August 25: 7:30-8:45pm Renton Parent Meeting: TBD
- August 26: 6:30-7:45pm Kirkland
- August 27: 11:15-12:30am Kirkland
14U A3 Tryouts
REC / C team evaluations begin in mid-September. Dates will be posted to snokinghockey.com
For all 14U teams, the regular season practice schedule is available on snokinghockey.com. Regular season practices will begin after the selection/evaluation process is complete for all age groups, generally toward the end of September.
If you have any questions about the upcoming season do not hesitate to contact us or visit www.snokinghockey.com for more information.