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    2017-18 Webster Programs - February & March Updates

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    • Try Hockey for Free  Saturday March 3, 2018  10 AM  Page down for information on how to sign up.
    • 2018-19 Head Coach Application, Coach Selection Process & Tryout Start Dates Info can be found at: www.wyha.com/coachapp   or click on the "Head Coach Application" tab on the left hand side of the Home page. Exact dates for Webster tryouts will be posted as Coaches are selected in February and March.
    • Webster Youth Hockey 2017-18 Season Evaluation - Due by 2/28:
      Parents: Please fill out this survey on your experiences during the 2017-18 season. Fill out the survey for each child you have in the Program. The survey is anonymous.  Link to the survey-> https://goo.gl/forms/mow1GP9MTAR9PRAC2
      If there are any comments about our program which are not covered by the survey questions, please feel free to contact your division VP, an officer or a board member listed on the Contact Us page at www.wyha.com/contactus    Thank you for helping to improve Webster Youth Hockey!
    • Open WYHA Volunteer Positions check out www.wyha.com/volunteers and follow directions to apply by 2/27
    • Registration OPEN for the Beginner Winter 1/2 Session (Feb & March) Cost $100 (1/2 price)   To register your child, please go to: www.wyha.com/registerplayer    Questions? Contact Jeanne Barreca at registrar@wyha.com   Need Info about our Beginner Program? Go to: www.wyha.com/beginner
    • USA Hockey Recommendations for Influenza Prevention - see flyer below and also posted on All Team News Feeds
    • PCX Sports Performance opened at the Cyclones Center Training Facility on Jan. 22, 2018 with a Special Offer for Individual Training. PCX Sports Performance wins Rochester ROCS! with 47% of the vote (Thank you Webster!)
    • Welcome Back Official's Wearhouse as the Webster Youth Hockey Apparel Vendor
    • Canandaigua Civic Center has asked us for our help in a contest to win new lighting for their rink.  Voting is open until March 2nd!

    WYHA Home Page Hi-Lights & 2017-18 Info


    USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge Gold Medal for U8 Participation

    Page down & click on the links for more information on:  (Note: links are underlined!)

    • Registration for the 2017-18 season:
      • Player Registration is OPEN!  For registration & program info, instructions and the link to registration, go to www.wyha.com/registerplayer 
        • Beginner Winter 1/2 Session Registration opens on 2/1.  Cost $100
    • Try Hockey for Free Dates (Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey)  See below to register!
      • Saturday March 3,2018  10 AM     (Co-ed)
    • Volunteers Needed: see tab at left or click on link Volunteers  The Volunteers page includes WYHA Open Board, Officer & Committee member positions.
    • Release Request:  Located at the Bottom of the Contact Us page.  Opens on 2/15 and all players are required to complete all team obligations thru the start of tryouts. No player (even if they have a release) may sign up for a program at another organization until after tryouts begin.
    • Team Achievements: Webster Youth Hockey's 2017-18 Teams are having a great season.  See www.wyha.com/teamachieve for details on our League & Tournament successes.
    • Camp, Clinic & Training Opportunities (See camps and training
      • Strong Hockey is instructing a “Just Breakaways Clinic”, Tuesday, February 20th, in the morning in Webster.  Learning how to score on Breakaways from every angle.  Out-thinking and faking out the Goalie.  Competitions and Prizes too!  Goalies are free.  Go to the Camps and Clinics link above for flyer or go to www.StrongHockey.com
    • WYHA Team Community Service Projects:  go to Community Service
    • Parent Information, FAQ's, General Questions/Contact Info: go to the Parent Info link

    WYHA News & Updates:
    News, updates, and more will be posted here.  Check in often.
    Let us know what you think! 

    Also find us on Facebook…“Official Webster Cyclones” – to get a feel for who we are through the many fun photos posted by our families.

    Try Hockey for Free - March 3 at 10 am


    Try Hockey for Free on 3/3/2018

    Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey & USA Hockey

    All new skaters 3-10 interested in Trying Hockey are Welcome!  Bring a bike or other sport helmet and winter gloves. Long pants and sleeves strongly suggested (it's cold on the ice!).  Free skate rentals (if needed).  Parent must fill out and sign the USA Hockey Waiver online or at the rink in order for child to skate. Save time and register online here
    NO PARENTS ON THE ICE - Webster Youth Hockey will have Coaches and older players on ice to help.
    Information on the Webster Youth Hockey
    Beginner Program will be available at this session!
    Questions? contact registrar@wyha.com or operations@wyha.com

    Canandaigua Civic Center has asked us for our help in a contest to win new lighting for their rink.  Voting is open until March 2nd!
    Canandaigua is one of the 10 rinks across the country in the Semi-Finals and voting has started.  After the next 24 days the 4 rinks with the most votes continue into the finals.  All votes count from 2/7 until March 2!   You can vote every day from multiple devices if possible!
    Below is the link to vote.  Vote early, vote often, vote once every day!

    http://wshe.es/PKM3SYbY

    USA Hockey Recommendations for Influenza Prevention

    USA Hockey Influenza Flyer 2018

    Posted per recommendation from David Braunstein, President of NYSAHA West Section

    NEW (but familar) Apparel Vendor for Webster Youth Hockey

    Please welcome back Susan Fulton and Official's Wearhouse as our official clothing/apparel vendor!
     
     
    Hi All, 
     
    Officials Wearhouse will be your apparel provider for the rest of this season. I will not be carrying a full array of items as we are so late in the season but I do have several items available for purchase. The hoodies, hats, and bags are stocked items and will be available for immediate delivery. That being said we are now located in Sodus and I do not see coming to Webster on a daily basis as a possibility so you will have two options. You can pick shipping and we will send your items which will arrive in one or two business days or you can pick the PICK UP SODUS option and I will call to make arrangements with customers individually. The garment bags, pants, and both jackets available are not pre-made and as they are embroidered items they will have a two week turn around from the date that they are ordered as we used to do when we owned the pro shop. If you have any questions regarding the available items please do not hesitate to contact me at officialswearhouse260@gmail.com
    The items are all in production right now and the first items that are ordered from the ones we are stocking will not be available for delivery until Tuesday, January 22nd. There is currently no image on the website for the bag but it will be exactly the same as the Cyclones Bag we have carried for the last 7 years. My apologies for this but I have not been able to get my computer to download the artwork for the bag.
     
    I look forward to working with all of you again.
     
    Thank You,
    Susan Fulton
    Free Trail - PCX Sports

    Free Trial - PCX Sports

    TO: ALL WYHA Members

    Attached a flyer about an exciting offer in conjunction with the opening next week of PCX at the Webster Rink. Offer allows members to try a free trial semi-private session that isn't with their team.  Contact PCX Sports to take advantage of this offer!

    Thanks and have a great day!
    Jon Matt, MBA, CFSC
    CFO/Trainer
    PCX Sports Performance
    585-545-4456
    www.pcxsports.com
    The PCX Difference

    PCX Training Facillity Announcement OPENING on 1/22/2018

    Good morning Cyclones:

    On behalf of the Officers & Directors of Webster Youth Hockey, we are very pleased to announce a long-term agreement made today between WYHA and the principals of PCX Sports Performance. We are incredibly excited about this partnership and welcome Todd, Jon and the team at PCX to the Cyclone family. We will be working with the group at the newly formed PCX Sports Performance at the Cyclone Center.  I would like to thank all the WYHA volunteers, coaches, officers, directors and committee members who helped make this possible.

    We are planning an initial soft opening of the facility on Friday January 22nd. The center is 2,400 sq. ft. of space located at the Webster Ice Arena and will be dedicated to off-ice training, run by the professional trainers & instructors from PCX Sports Performance. As an organization we felt it was imperative we bring this training to our kids to further enhance their hockey experience. The team at PCX brings a philosophy & mindset that parallels WYHA & USA Hockey’s core values and will apply those to our kids in this new facility. PCX trainers & coaches have worked with young athletes who've gone on to play at the high school, collegiate and professional level and will bring that knowledge and expertise to our kids here at WYHA.

    So, please join us in welcoming Todd, Jon and PCX to the Cyclone family. Here's to many years of fantastic training for our kids.

    Thanks, 
    R. Reed Yancey, President of WYHA

    PCX Sports wins Rochester ROCS Vote!

    Thanks to Webster for the website post and getting the word out! We won the vote for Best Extreme gym. Couldn't have done it without all the support from our community! Here is the link:
     
     
    Jon Matt, MBA, CFSC  CFO/Trainer
    PCX Sports Performance
    585-545-4456

    Saturday March 3, 2018  10 AM  Page down for more info and how to sign up!


    USA Hockey 2 + 2 Challenge Award for 8 & Under Participation

    Webster Youth Hockey is pleased to announce we have achieved USA Hockey GOLD status for our performance on the 2+2 Challenge for the second season in a row (only 5 orgs in NY achieved GOLD level for 2016-17). WYHA has chosen to focus on recruiting NEW players to hockey via our successful Beginner Program and putting development programs in place so we will continue to have competitive teams at the Tier II Travel, Girls and House levels for many years to come.

    The USA Hockey 2+2 Challenge rewards organizations who grow their U8 enrollment, Girls programs and achieve retention goals.  Participation in the USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free program, Beginner incentive efforts, Girls recruitment and our Welcome Back to Hockey retention program early in the season are all part of our successful efforts to grow WYHA along with our new off ice facility (page down for info) opening in the 2017-18 season!

    General Questions / Contact

    Please visit the "CONTACT" link above to connect with any of the key program managers for your skater.  You may also contact us for general questions or to get pointed in the right direction for your information.

    Jeanne Barreca       WYHA Registrar   registrar@wyha.com
    Umbereen Mustafa  WYHA Secretary  secretary@wyha.com
     

    Parent Information - Website/General Info

    Parent Information:

    Click on the Parent Info link to the left. More information added over time.  Currently, a link to a Parent Guide for the Website and also quick instructions on how to update Account Settings (primary email, secondary email & mobile phone), link accounts and enabling receipt of emails & text messages. As questions are received, more content is added.  Contact Jeanne at registrar@wyha.com

     

    Coaches (and Team Staff) - Why do I have to do this Training?

    The following was borrowed from a recent Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) newsletter:
     
    "USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program (CEP) require: USA Hockey Registration, Screening, SafeSport Training, Age Specific Module completion and the appropriate Level CEP clinic to be eligible to coach. Why?
     
    The answer is rather simple; the kids deserve it. What do I mean by that? As parents, you turn your children over to their coaches for several hours a week. After parents and teachers, your kids spend more time with coaches than probably anyone else during the season. USA Hockey and AHAI want that experience to be the best and safest it can be. Only properly educated coaches can help in the development of your skaters both on and off the ice. Coaches have a massive responsibility. Most of us remember our coaches; both the good and the bad. The effect they have on players can be immense and with that comes great responsibility.
    • Coaching Education Program (CEP) Online Age-Specific Requirements (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)
    • USA Hockey Requirements: Register as a member of USA Hockey, complete background screening and complete USAH SafeSport Training (Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)

    This Article was copied to all organizations in Western New York.

    Become an Ice Hockey Official!

    Become an Ice Hockey Official! 
    Minimum age is 14 in New York State. 
    Go to www.rihoa.com for more info - RIHOA is the local referee scheduling organization.
    USA Hockey Requirements to become a Level 1 Officials are described here
    For 2017-18, registration begins August 1.  A mandatory seminar is required so officials should plan on attending one of the following:

    Level 1 & 2 Seminars
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – August 19, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – September 17, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex 
    NY – Rochester – Level 1 & 2 – October 1, 2017 – Bill Grays Iceplex 

    You could win $5,000! Plus, help us win a VIP Theater Takeover for our members. ENTER NOW