Ringing in a very Starhawks Christmas at the Milford Santa Parade!
The Starhawks had a fantastic showing at the Annual Milford Santa Parade this past Sunday (12/6/14). It was a dry, cool evening with players from Mites to PeeWees representing their teams and the organization with Starhawks Pride. Once again we had our float and a kindly loaned pickup truck carrying players proudly wearing their new personalized jerseys, “handing out” candy to the crowd and spreading holiday cheer.
We also had several parents and coaches helping out and joining in the festivities.
Thank you to all the players who came out for this event. Thanks to all the parents who brought players, teammates, friends and siblings. Thank you to all who donated candy. There was a lot of it and it almost lasted the whole parade.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who walked the parade keeping the kids safe and in line. Without you this event would not be possible.
Special thanks to: RJ & Erin Jerrett, Adam Musgrave, Allyson O'Malley, Erin Mahoney, Nicole Dipersio, Doug Russell, Ed Vorce & Bill Reidt.
We are pleased to offer 3v3 pond hockey sessions to help develop skills on the ice, have some fun and travel back to when hockey was played on the pond. The purpose of these sessions is to simply let the kids play in a fun atmosphere.
The format will be a simple cross ice 3v3 scrimmage with 1 minute shifts. To keep the play to rest ratio down, we are allowing a maximum of 40 players - 4 teams, 10 players per team. Teams will be assigned before the first session. We may need to tweak the teams from week to week to even out competition. The volunteer coaches are there to provide a safe environment and will only offer general encouragement.
The Benefits of 3-on-3 Play On The Small Ice Surface:
· 3-on-3 is a "skills" based game, played in tight spaces at a fast pace. Players quickly improve your "skills" to adapt to this fast pace.
· Less space = less time = quicker decisions!
· 3-on-3 hockey increases puck handling; team play; transition from offense to defense / defense to offense; positioning; time on the ice, plus many, many more benefits.
· Goalies are always in the play, more shots, and more movement which helps conditioning, awareness and positioning.
· Players that are not aggressive get the opportunity to touch the puck more and gain confidence.
· Players used to playing offense get to play and appreciate the defensive side of the game and defensive players get to be more creative on the offensive side of the game.
· A great way to spend some time with your teammates!
But... The single biggest benefit of 3-on-3 play:
"It is the most fun you will have playing hockey while working hard to improve your overall game!"
Reserve your spot, space is limited!
Cost: $80 ($10 per session)
Squirts: Sunday’s 5:30 pm Navin
Dec 14, 21, 28; January 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1
PeeWees: Saturday’s 8:30 am St. Mark’s
PeeWee Dates: Dec 13, 27; January 3, 10, 17, 31; Feb 7, 14
Dec 20th Yowza event-Stay healthy and help the Starhawks
Our newest sponsor Yowza Yogurt Paradise in Northboro will be holding an event on Dec 20th for Starhawks Families where 25% of proceeds from Starhawks purchases will go back to our organization. Coaches and Managers will be encouraging teams, families,siblings to gather at Yowza on the 20th between 11-4 to enjoy a healthy snack to either fuel up before or recover after our practices/games. Just mention you are from Starhawks-stay healthy, have fun and help out our organization. Thank you Yowza!!!! Don't forget to like and follow Yowza at https://www.facebook.com/yowzayogurtparadise
This Program focuses on early-level hockey skills and skating for players between 4 and 12 years old.
No prior hockey experience is required to participate in this no pressure learn to love hockey experience. We do recommend some level of skating proficiency (get up, start, glide, stop and turn). For brand new skaters we recommend participating in one of the Learn to Skate offerings- See the Learn to Skate webpage for more information about these Programs.
House League Details:
When: Saturday mornings (10:50am) from November 15th through April in three 8-week sessions-join one or all
Where: Northstar Ice Sports Center (15 Bridle Lane; Westborough, MA).
Cost: $80 for each 8-week session, your player will receive instruction from Starhawks coaches and High School players who all have hockey experience. If you sign up for the 24 weeks (all three 8-week sessions, Starhawks will have a special prize for you!);
Equipment: Full equipment is required and some will be available to borrow at the rink. For more information on equipment needed and how to dress your player, please visit our Equipment Page.
How: Please visit our On-Line Registration webpage to sign up for the House League in either two options: each 8-week session at a time or one 24-week session. Players who sign up for the 24-session option will be given a special gift!
The House League Program is spilt into three sections: 1) Beginners (skaters with starter skating experience); 2) Intermediate (skaters with at least one year of skating experience); 3) Advanced (skaters evaluated to have higher level skating experience). Our goal is to have the players at the best level for their skating and hockey development, so a player evaluation will be performed on the player's first time on the ice.
We will follow the USA Hockey American Development Model guidelines and have several stations for skills & skating development followed by small games. Fun will be stressed as the players develop their skating and hockey skills. USA Hockey has a great wepage for new hockey families, just click here.