The SPFHA hopes the information contained below is useful to our both parents and players.
A child's first exposure to hockey is a critical event. If the beginner has fun, develops basic skills and builds self-confidence, often that player will go on to enjoy hockey for many years. However, if a beginner has an unhappy, unrewarding experience, chances are that she will quit at an early age and never discovers the real joy of Canada's great game.
Take time to explore your child's interests and preferences and keep these motives in mind when discussing your child's involvement in hockey. Remember that hockey should be about meeting the child's needs, not the parents.
You've probably heard the expression "You are what you eat". In terms of Hockey it translates to "You Play like you eat". Listed below are some helpful tips on nutrition and hydration as it related to hockey, or sports in general.
There is a simple formula to becoming a better musician, scientist, writter, or athete. The more you practice the better you will become at what ever dicipline you choose to develope. More information on hockey Skills Developement is available on our web site.
Sidney Crosby for example liked to practice his shot in the basement of his parents home. As you can tell from the photo on the right Sidney liked to practice on the family dryer. Sidney was only 7 years old when he gave his first newspaper interview. At the age of 14 he gave his first newspaper interview. He became very good by practicing A LOT. Kids, check with your parents before you start taking aim at the family dryer!!!!
If you want a better wrist shot, shoot a 100 or so pucks a night. After a couple of month you to will have a better shot.
The Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association (SPFHA) is a volunteer run organization and without your help we could not exist. We collectively rely on our volunteers to enable the ways and means to have our girls enjoy the game of hockey. SPFHA policy is that we will take every possible and reasonable measure to ensure that our volunteers are of the proper character, express the same ideals and goals as the Association, and are trained to interact with our players in a safe and responsible manner.
While everyone is encouraged to become involved, and most of our volunteers are connected to the association through our players, we do not restrict or discriminate on whom might act as a volunteer within SPFHA. Additionally, parents of our players should also be aware that your volunteer status is in no way connected to positions on particular teams or making our competitive program – this is based on your daughter’s skill as a hockey player alone.
Within our context, you can volunteer to help in many areas including, but not limited to:
A position on the Executive Board
Represent SPFHA at higher Association boards
Association support staff to help organize and conduct activities at tournaments, association fundraising and functions, and community activities
Becoming a head or assistant coach, if qualified or willing to be trained
Filling a team staff position such as manager, trainer or equipment
Participating as a team volunteer: Parent Liason, Team Manager, Time Keeper, etc.
Youth Hockey is an intense game on the ice, and sometimes it can be just as intense ( and tense) off the ice. There we see parents jawing at each other, at players, at coaches and at game officials. The temperature is a little too high in the building, and some of us parents can be a little too tightly wound.
While we all say it's about "Fun", watching out own child play can bring out the worst instincts that we have. We all want out daughters to play, to play hard, and to play well, and to have "Fun". We want them to be well-coached, play on a team that is competitive in their category, and benefit in a host of ways from being involved in competitive athletics. Yet we, as parents, sometimes undercut how much fun our kids really have, and how much they will actually benefit. This happens by and through our often toxic behaviour, especially during games.
Unfortunately, many of us do not recognize our own negative behaviour. We only see it in others.
Here are some thing to keep in mind to make the hockey season a more pleasant evironment for all concerned.... most importantly, for the players.