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Dear Sno-King 12U Players

The 2015-2016 season is fast approaching! We hope you have been enjoying the fantastic summer weather. 

 

Planned teams for this season:

 

  • Select A1 will compete in the PCAHA. Selection skates mid-August. Click Here  
  • Select A2 will compete in PNAHA (A division)
  • Select A3 will compete in PNAHA (TBD)
  • Recreation / C level will play in the NPSHL (4 to 5 teams)


Our aim is to create an environment where the kids can have fun, develop fundamentals and learn the life skills that only sports can teach us! Hockey is the best Team Sport on Earth!

12U will continue to operate similar to previous seasons and within the ADM Model association guidelines. Shared, station based practices will be utilized in all practice scenarios. These practices  improve development through small area games and skill building drills. Rosters will be set at 12-14 players plus 2 goalies. 12U is considered prime skill development years, and studies have shown that athletes must put in tremendous hours of repetitive movements in order to master the skills needed to play in todays fast paced game. For more on the sports science recommended for a 12U player click here.

Our coaches are committed to being a positive impact in the lives of our kids by following the Positive Coaching Alliance principles, as well as learning all the latest player development techniques directly from USA hockey as part of our ADM model association status. Coaches and volunteers will be expected to take the new USA hockey SafeSport online class as part of our ongoing player safety education.  Parents are encouraged to take this free course also. 

If you have any questions about the upcoming season do not hesitate to contact us or check out our website at www.snokinghockey.com for more information.
 

Information on the 12U A2 & A3 select team tryouts

We encourage all our PeeWee players to attend these sessions, even if you don’t intend or hope to have them play travel hockey this year. It’s a good opportunity to see how your player stacks up to the others in their division.  And an extra skate is always a good thing!
The A2 team will be participating in the PNAHA Tier II league and the A3 may play in the B league (TBD), PNAHA is the Washington state league, which means playing teams around the Puget Sound in addition to occasionally playing against Wenatchee, Tri-Cities and Spokane.
The teams practice twice a week and usually have games on the weekend.
The head coach of the 12U A2 team is Derek Pizzey. He is a proven hockey coach and will follow USA hockey’s developmental guidelines in order to create a fun, competitive environment. The head coach of the A3 team is Jarett Goodkin, a long time Sno-King coach. 

Team expenses above and beyond the player fees will include
· Personal travel and accommodations
· Team tournement expenses
· Team warm-ups, nameplates. Socks and jerseys are now part of fees.  
· Other misc expenses that the team may decide to undertake

*Please be aware that the selection process may take longer than the 4 initial ice sessions in order to pick the A2 and A3 team.

*Regular season practice schedule will be released in soon.

*PNAHA games will begin the first weekend of October.

Information on the 12U Recreation/ C teams
Our Recreation / “C” teams participate in the NPSHL league which consists of teams in the Puget Sound area.
The teams practice twice a week and usually have one game per weekend excluding holiday weekends.
Team expenses above and beyond the player fees will include

· Tournament fees and any personal travel/accommodation expenses

*Regular season practice schedule will be released in mid to late September

*NPSHL league play will begin Sat October 10th, the schedule will be released late September.

Let me know if you have any questions                  

Date

Rink

Start

L

Team

Event

Notes

Sat, Aug 29

Kirkland

4:00 PM

90

All 12U

Scrimmage

(Optional)

Sun, Aug 30

Kirkland

11:50 AM

90

All 12U

Scrimmage

(Optional)

Tue, Sep 01

Kirkland

6:25 PM

75

A2/A3

Tryout 1

Parent Meeting 6:00 PM

Wed, Sep 02

Renton

6:35 PM

70

A2/A3

Tryout 2

 

Wed, Sep 02

Kirkland

5:00 PM

75

A1

Practice

 

Thur, Sep 03

Kirkland

6:25 PM

75

A2/A3

Tryout 3

A2 & A3 Teams Assigned

Fri, Sep 04

Renton

6:30 PM

90

A2/A3

Tryout 4

A2 & A3 Teams Assigned

Sat, Sep 05

Kirkland

4:00 PM

90

All 12U

Scrimmage

(Optional)

Sun, Sep 06

Kirkland

12:50 PM

90

All 12U

Scrimmage

(Optional)

Tue, Sep 08

Renton Small

5:00 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

A-M Renton Players

Tue, Sep 08

Renton Small

6:10 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

N-Z Renton Players

Tue, Sep 08

Renton Small

7:20 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

Kirkland Players

Wed, Sep 09

Renton

6:50 PM

75

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Wed, Sep 09

Renton Small

5:00 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

Kirkland Players A-M

Wed, Sep 09

Renton Small

6:10 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

Kirkland Players N-Z

Thur, Sep 10

Renton Small

5:00 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

A-M Renton Players

Thur, Sep 10

Renton Small

6:10 PM

60

Rec 12U

C Eval

N-Z Renton Players

Thu, Sep 10

Kirkland

5:00 PM

75

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Fri, Sep 11

Kirkland

7:10 PM

75

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Sat, Sep 12

Kirkland

6:05 PM

75

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Sun, Sep 13

Kirkland

9:25 AM

75

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Sun, Sep 13

Kirkland

12:30  PM

90

Rec 12U

C Eval

A-M Final Draft

Sun, Sep 13

Kirkland

2:10 PM

75

Rec 12U

C Eval

N-Z Final Draft

Tue, Sep 15

Kirkland

7:20 PM

60

12U

ADM/USA

 

Tue, Sep 15

Kirkland

8:30 PM

60

A1/A2/A3

ADM/USA

 

Thu, Sep 17

Renton

6:50 PM

90

A1/A2/A3

Practice

 

Fri, Sep 18

Renton Sm

5:00 PM

60

A1

Practice

 

Sat, Sep 19

Kirkland

5:45 PM

75

A2

Game 

 

Sat, Sep 19

Kirkland

7:10 PM

75

A3

Game 

 

Sun, Sep 20

Kirkland

7:50 AM

75

Rec 12U

C Eval Teams 

Team 1 vs 2

Sun, Sep 20

Kirkland

9:15 AM

75

Rec 12U

C Eval Teams 

Team 3 vs 4

Sun, Sep 20

Kirkland

2:35 PM

75

A1

Game 

 

Sun, Sep 20

Kirkland

4:00 PM

75

12U

Team 5 vs 1