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WYHA Clinics and Training for 2017-18 Season

WYHA Sponsored Clinic Announcement for 2017-18 Season

We received a lot of feedback in the 2016-17 season indicating people would like to see WYHA offer skills/skating clinics for our skaters as we already do for goalies. The following plan for 2017-18 was developed based on the feedback:
  • Travel: The travel teams will receive 1 skill clinic a month included in the fees they paid at registration time.
  • Empire House:
    • Squirt Transition: These will be run by the Squirt Coaches in September. Skills include full ice play, changing on the fly and face-offs.
    • House players (RWB, Squirt & PW/Bantam) will be offered skill clinics in September, December, and late January at a low cost (much lower than the normal clinic costs run by others, $30 for two 1 hour sessions). A registration will be available for players to register and pay for these clinics.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE House SEPTEMBER CLINICS - see ABOVE
    • Bantam/U14 & Midget/U18: Early season checking/body contact clinic for our Bantam and Midget House players to aid in teaching the proper body contact technique to help ensure their safety during the season. The clinic cost is included in the registration fee.
  • Goalie Clinics:
    • Will utilize the same plan as last year.  More details and date/times to come. Each clinic will have more than one instructor so at each clinic, the Goalies will be split by age group. Most Clinics will be on Mondays but some may be on Wednesdays.
We selected Jeff Corriveau to lead the clinics. Jeff and his crew are all former Webster hockey players and Webster high school players who moved on to play in college. Jeff is also the Thomas JV head coach, lives in Webster, will lead our very popular Beginner Program, and also will coach the RWB/U8 team his two children will play on. His bio is below.
The added clinics along with the off-ice skill development center opening this fall show WYHA is committed to the development of their players!
House Clinics:   David Weiss
Travel Clinics:    Mark Hyde

October Clinics

Date Day Start Time End Time Team 1 Team 2 Location Type Sort
2017-10-09 Monday 6 PM 7 PM Goalie ALL Levels Webster Ice Arena Goalie 1
2017-10-09 Monday 7 PM 8 PM Bantam Major Travel Bantam Mixed Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 2
2017-10-11 Wednesday 7 PM 8 PM Bantam House Midget House Webster Ice Arena House Checking 3
2017-10-18 Wednesday 7 PM 8 PM 10U Squirt Major Travel 12U Peewee Major Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 4
2017-10-25 Wednesday 7 PM 8 PM CHECKING CLINIC Open to ALL Bantam House & Travel players - NO COST Webster Ice Arena Travel & House 5
2017-11-01 Wednesday 7 PM 8 PM Goalie ALL Levels Webster Ice Arena Goalie 6

September House Clinic Registration is open!  See Below for Link.  Cost covers BOTH ice sessions.

  • RWB/8U:   Cost   $30 / player
    • Monday 9/25  6-7 PM
    • Monday 10/2  6-7 PM
  • Squirt/10U:     Cost    $30 / player
    • Monday 9/25   7-8 PM
    • Monday 10/2   7-8 PM
  • Peewee/12U & Bantam/14U:    Cost    $30 / player
    • Wednesday 9/27   7-8 PM
    • Wednesday 10/4   7-8 PM

The Registration "WYHA Clinics and Training for 2017-18 Season" is not currently available.

NOTE: Parent MUST login to their SportEngine account to register their child.  If you try to use the Guest account, bizarre effects will occur.

NOTE 2: The House clinics are the ONLY ones with a registration and a separate cost.  Goalie clinics, House Checking clinics, and the Travel Clinics were all factored into Registration costs.

WYHA Skill Development Staff

Head Instructor/Director: Jeffrey Corriveau

Jeff was born and raised in Webster, New York. He graduated from Webster High School, after playing four years of Varsity Ice Hockey, and had the honor of being named captain his senior year. In addition, he played Varsity Soccer, and Lacrosse. After high school, Coach Corriveau went on to graduate from the United States Naval Academy, playing club ice hockey at the collegiate ACHA Division 1 level all four years. Commissioned in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation, he served 9 ½ years on active duty flying F/A-18D Hornet fighter-attack jets on multiple overseas deployments. After discharge from the Marine Corps he spent 6 years teaching middle- and high school mathematics before deciding to stay home to raise four children. He is married to wife Nikki for nine years, and raising children Maggie (7), Teddy (5), Moira (2), and Ben (1). Jeff holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. in Teaching & Curriculum of Adolescence Mathematics from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education.

Coach Corriveau has been an assistant coach for the Webster Thomas Titans Varsity Ice Hockey team for the last 7 seasons, and will be the Thomas Junior Varsity Head Coach starting this season. In addition, Coach Corriveau assisted with the WYHA U16 NTB team last season, and assisted with the WYHA Beginner Program during the fall and winter sessions. Coach Corriveau is a USAH CEP Level 4 certified coach, and a USAH Learn-to-Skate certified skating instructor.

Instructor: Ryan Babineau

Ryan began his youth hockey career playing for the Cyclones beginning at the mite level and progressing through the organization up through the Midget U18 team that competed last season. During his freshman high school season, Ryan split time between the varsity and JV teams. Over the last three seasons, Ryan played goaltender for the Webster Thomas Varsity Ice Hockey team, having a standout year his senior season. With back-to-back appearances in the Section V finals, Ryan was selected as a Tyler Putnam award winner and Josh Opelander Most Outstanding Goalie Award winner for the 2016-17 season. In addition, Ryan competed for Team Rochester at the Bowman Cup in Buffalo, NY.

Ryan is a recent Thomas HS graduate with the Class of 2017 and will be attending the University of Rochester as a member of the Class of 2021. He will study biology in the pre-med track. He intends to play for the U of R Club Hockey competing in the ACHA. Active in the hockey community, Ryan offered a free goaltending clinic last spring to encourage young players to take up the position and instruct refine their skills.

When not on campus, Ryan lives with parents, Ken and Lisa, and sister Nicole.

INstructor: Mike Baitsholts

Mike Baitsholts is a senior at SUNY Brockport with dual majors in Business and Marketing who has been playing sports and skating since he was very young.  Mike has played in Europe as a part of a USA select team and had the opportunity to play against teams from Germany, France, Finland and several other countries.  Mike played most of his youth hockey with the Webster Cyclones travel program from Mite through Midgets. 

Mike graduated from Webster Thomas in 2013 with academic scores to maintain honor roll status all four years of high school.  While at Webster Thomas Mike played both varsity hockey and Track & Field for all four years.  In that time period Mike was a part of winning two Section V ice hockey titles in 2010 and 2011.  Mike also placed in the top three in track and field sectionals his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He came in third in state qualifiers in the 400m with a state qualifying time which broke a 10 year Webster Thomas school record which still stands today.  Mike also continued competing in Track & Field into college running at both SUNY Oneonta and Brockport.  While in college Mike made deans list  numerous semesters.  Mike still enjoys running and getting on the ice when he can.

Mike has earned awards that acknowledge his personal character and sportsmanship.  In 2012 Mike earned the Section V sportsmanship award for Ice Hockey and Mike has also earned the City of Rochester’s Do The Right Thing Award for his involvement with coaching Special Olympics Volleyball.  Additionally, Mike has been a part of helping his family care for more than 20 foster children in Monroe County over the last 15 years which has taught him several life skills for helping and teaching children.

WYHA Skill Development Staff

Instructor: Zack Lamb

Zack is 23 years old, and I currently resides in Webster with his fiancée. He began playing hockey at the Webster Ice Rink at the age of 5 and continued to play for the organization over the next 11 years. Zack played his first two years at the Mite A level, then proceeded to play at the AA level for the next 9 years. Playing on competitive teams and improving every year, his Bantam Major AA team advanced to the state semifinals against the eventual tournament champions. Following one year at the Midget AA level, he played his final two years of youth hockey at the Midget AAA level. During this time, Zack made the Webster Thomas Titans High School Varsity Ice Hockey team as a freshman, and continued to play through his senior year. During his tenure at Webster Thomas, hockey team won four

Section V titles and a NYSPHSAA state championship. At the completion of his senior season Zack was selected to compete for Team Rochester at the Bowman's Cup in Buffalo. While attending St. John Fisher College Zack played club hockey all four years, winning one national title in 2014.

Zack graduated from Webster Thomas High School in 2011 and then went on to graduate from St. John Fisher College with a Bachelors degree in Nursing in 2015. He is a registered nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital on the Orthopedics inpatient unit. He is currently completing the Masters degree program at St. John Fisher College to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Wanting to stay involved in the game, Zack was an assistant coach for the WYHA Midget U16 AA tournament bound team in 2016-2017. He has plans to continue coaching in the future and views this opportunity as a great way to give back to the youth hockey organization that means so much to him.

Instructor: RJ Sciarrone

Raised in Webster, RJ began playing for Webster Youth at an early age (can’t remember when I actually started) where he continued playing house and travel hockey. RJ attended and graduated from Webster Thomas High School where he earned 4 varsity letters high as a member of the Webster Thomas Titans Ice Hockey team winning 4 sectional championships (2008-2011), and 1 state title(2008). Upon graduation RJ attended college part-time at MCC and ECC while playing 4 years of junior hockey and working part-time . He played for Buffalo Jr. Sabres (U18 Tier 1 Elite League) during the 2011-12 season, Buffalo Jr. Sabres Jr. A team (OJHL) the following season, and finally the Thorold Blackhawks (2013-2014) and Port Colborne Pirates (2014-15) both of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. RJ most recently played the last two seasons at the NCAA Division III level for SUNY Brockport. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science at SUNY Brockport. RJ’s parents, Rob and Andrea Sciarrone still reside in Webster, along with sister Lexie (22), and brother Luke (18).

Instructor: Mark Vaccarelli

Mark, or better known in the hockey community as "Vac", had the pleasure of playing hockey in Webster throughout his entire career. He started out his tenure at Webster during its inaugural season in 1999-2000 as a Mite when the Webster Ice Arena opened it's doors. He played a total of 13 seasons through Midgets with Webster Youth Hockey; his teams participated in multiple State Tournaments and advanced to The Silver Stick finals. During his time as Cyclone, Mark earned varsity letters as a member of the Webster Thomas Titans Ice Hockey team starting the 2007-08 through 2010-11 seasons competing in Section V Hockey. Mark was a member of the program’s only State Championship in 2008, and recorded a total of 4 Section V championships during his tenure with Webster Thomas.

Mark studied Business and Marketing in SUNY Geneseo's School of Business, where he played for the school’s collegiate Club Hockey team. Mark was also the head Zamboni Driver and Equipment Manager for the school's NCAA Division III team, the Ice Knights. Mark currently is a Marketing Assistant at Simcona Electronics Corp., and works at the Webster Ice Arena part time as a Zamboni Driver. His life long hobbies are Hockey, the outdoors and Golf. He resides in Webster with his girlfriend. His family still resides in Webster.

September Clinic Schedule

Date Day Start Time End Time Team 1 Team 2 Location Type Sort
09/06/2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM U10 Travel U11 Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 1
09/06/2017 Wednesday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Midget 18U Travel Midget U16 TB Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 2
09/13/2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Bantam Major Travel Bantam Mixed Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 3
09/13/2017 Wednesday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Bantam House Midget House Webster Ice Arena House Checking Clinic 4
09/18/2017 Monday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Goalie ALL Levels Webster Ice Arena Goalie 5
09/18/2017 Monday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Midget 18U Travel Midget U16 TB Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 6
09/25/2017 Monday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM House RWB ALL Pre-Registration Required Webster Ice Arena House 7
09/25/2017 Monday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM House Squirt All Pre-Registration Required Webster Ice Arena House 8
09/27/2017 Wednesday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM U11 Travel U12 Travel Webster Ice Arena Travel 9
09/27/2017 Wednesday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM House Pee Wee & Bantam Pre-Registration Required Webster Ice Arena House 10
10/02/2017 Monday 6:00 PM 7:00 PM House RWB ALL Pre-Registration required Webster Ice Arena House 11
10/02/2017 Monday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM House Squirt ALL Pre-Registration required Webster Ice Arena House 12
10/04/2017 Wednesday 7:00 PM 8:00 PM House Peewee & Bantam Pre-Registration required Webster Ice Arena House 13