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GIRL'S HOCKEY COMING FOR THE 19-20 SEASON
Junior Crusaders Girls Hockey tryout registrations
NOW OPEN 
 

No tryout fees for all girls U8 through U19

 
CLICK HERE to register TODAY!
 
 
Tryout Schedule

U8 – 2011 and younger - Click here to Register

March 13th 5:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

March 20th 5:30pm at the Horgan Arena in Auburn


U10 – 2009 and 2010 – Click here to Register

March 13th 7:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

March 18th 6:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester


U12 – 2007 and 2008 – Click here to Register

March 13th 8:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

March 18th 7:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester


U14 – 2005 and 2006 – Click here to Register

March 18th 8:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

March 25th 7:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester


U16 – 2003 and 2004 – Click here to Register

March 25th 8:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

April 10th 8:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester


U19 – 2000, 2001 and 2002 – Click here to Register

March 25th 8:00pm at the Buffone Arena in Worcester

 

 

Are you ready for this??? Cause we are!!!! The Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey Association is proud to announce our new GIRLS HOCKEY PROGRAM for the 2019-2020 season!!! Our Girls Program will be just like our co-ed division only cooler....way cooler, don’t tell the boys!

 

As you know, the Junior Crusaders have tons of girls currently playing in our co-ed divisions. The girls are welcome to participate on any of our co-ed teams, for as long as they wish, or they will now have the opportunity to play on one of our new all girls teams!

 

Spread the word!!! Call all your family and friends!!! Tell your neighbors!!!

 

The Junior Crusaders Girls Hockey Program will provide a safe and healthy environment for all, with an opportunity for all new players who wish to play hockey, as well as those players who wish to advance in a more competitive environment to do so. Each player will be given fair and equal opportunity to participate in our sport at a reasonable cost.

 

For the 2019-2020 season, our Girls Program will consist of:

U8 - Born 2011, 2012, 2013

U10 - Born 2009, 2010

U12 - Born 2007, 2008

U14 - Born 2005, 2006

U16 - Born 2003, 2004

U19 - Born 2000, 2001, 2002

 

During a typical week each team will get:

  • 2-3 practices
  • 1-2 games
  • 4 total hours on ice
  • 1 off ice strength & conditioning session
  • Practices and Home Games at local rinks
    • Worcester (Buffone Arena – Worcester Ice Center)
    • Auburn (Horgan Arena)

 

Our Girls Hockey program will experience the EXACT SAME opportunities that our co-ed divisions currently experience. Though this program will be part of The Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey Organization, they will have their own website plus a twist on their logo and uniforms!  We have set up an all-girl Skills Clinic, for Saturday February 9th at 3pm at the Horgan Arena in Auburn.  You can Register Here.  We will be inviting you to bring your fierce female player to this Welcome Skills Clinic/Meet and Greet which will be open to all girls and their parents who would like to check out what the Junior Crusaders Girls Program will look like.  Parents are asked to join our Girls Hockey Program representatives for Q&A and refreshments while the girls are on the ice.  This will be a great opportunity for the girls to get on the ice together while parents can find out more information about this AWESOME new Program.

 

Join the Junior Crusaders in bringing new meaning to

“PLAY LIKE A GIRL”

High Performance Workshop - Girl's/Women's Coaching Symp


by posted 02/04/2019
GIRL'S HOCKEY - PRACTICES vs. GAMES

PRACTICES VS GAMES

Many hockey players and parents have questioned whether hockey games or practices help a player develop more? Take a look at the stats below and you will know which is better.

One of the biggest issues surrounding the development of hockey players is the number of practices they have compared to the number of games they play. An ideal, realistic ratio is 3 practices for every 1 game played for ages 7 – 13.  While some associations have no problem in meeting the recommended ratio, others have great difficulty in finding enough ice time meet this practice to game ratio.  Are games really necessary, or all they are cracked up to be?  Not when you look at the stats below, especially if you are trying to develop skills.

Keep in mind that children can practice hockey almost anywhere.  You do not have to wait until a planned practice to practice your hockey skills.  Encourage children to practice at home and with friends.  Look for outdoor rinks in the winter and places to practice shooting and stick handling in the summer.

A PRACTICE BY THE NUMBERS

The following facts and figures relate to a 60-minute practice session:

  • 1 efficient practice will give a player more skill development than 11 games collectively.
  • Each player should have a puck on his or her stick for 8 – 12 minutes.
  • Each player should have a minimum of 30 shots on goal.
  • Players will miss the net over 30% of the time in a minor hockey practice.
  • Coaches should try to run 4 – 5 different drills / games / activities each practice.  More is not better; execution of what you do is development.
  • No more than 5 minutes should be spent in front of a teaching board each practice.
  • If you have 10 players on the ice, strive to keep 4 – 5 players moving at all times.
  • If you have 15 players on the ice, strive to keep 9 – 10 players moving at all times.
  • If you have 20 players on the ice, strive to keep 14 – 15 players moving at all times.

A HOCKEY GAME BY THE NUMBERS :

The following statistics were recorded during a 60-minute Peewee level hockey game:

  • Players will have the puck on their stick for an average of 8 seconds per game.
  • Players will take an average of 1 – 2 shots per game.
  • 99% of the feedback coaches give players is when they have the puck.  Ironically players only have the puck on their stick for 0.2% of the game.
  • 1 efficient practice will give a player more skill development than 11 games collectively.

If you look at these stats, how can we expect kids to develop when they are playing more games than practicing?  Studies show that the better kids are at something, the more they will enjoy it, and the longer they will play.  Many kids quit hockey because they get to the level where they can’t compete due to lack of skill – therefore it is no longer fun.  At the ages of 5 – 6 or 5 – 7, the practice to game ratio should be even higher (6: 1) and realistically there is no need for formal games.


by posted 12/31/2018
PLAY LIKE A GIRL


by posted 12/23/2018
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