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Lizard Head Hockey Club 2018/2019 Practice Schedule


Team Information and Descriptions

Lizard Head Hockey Club Handbook and Safesport Program: The Hockey Club asks that all parents and players read the club handbook before signing. The Hockey Club has implemented a uniform policy for league play; please review in the Hockey Handbook. This year the Telluride Lizard Head Hockey club is continuing to follow the SafeSport program as required by CAHA/USA Hockey. This program is designed to provide clear guidelines and expectations for all players, coaches and organization members on abuse or misconduct prevention strategies, appropriate behavior and effective response to concerns. The Hockey Club maintains a zero tolerance policy to bullying on or off the ice and other forms of improper conduct.  If a player feels he/she is being bullied in any form, they should alert the team head coach to discuss the situation.  The Hockey Board should be contacted if the situation is not resolved.  Violating the Code of Conduct as spelled out in the Hockey Club Hand Book in any form will not be tolerated and participants face the possibility of suspension or expulsion from their team.  We are also requesting that parents remember that all of the Club’s coaches are volunteers.  We ask that mass e-mails NOT be utilized to air grievances and suggest a respectful conversation with coaches and/or board members.

Financial Aid: The Club has resources available for those who might need a little boost to participate in our program.  Whether it is for equipment scholarships or registration fees, we encourage anyone in need of help to apply.  The school lunch program has been the traditional measuring stick; however, the club is committed to addressing all individual financial concerns with the goal of finding creative and /or collaborative solutions to avoid attrition for financial reasons.   All requests will be kept strictly confidential.  Applications can be found on the website and are available upon request at the Parks and Recreation office please have them turned in no later than August 21st.

Parent Education Program: Lizard Head Youth Hockey club member families are required to register with CAHA on-line.  This registration will begin a series of online letters and media related to hockey player parental education.  The registration is easy and done at www.coloradoavalanchecares.com/join/.  All families must be registered by one parent no later than November 1st.  Our registration will be reviewed and families not registered risk the suspension of their player(s) eligibility.

 

Youth Hockey Programs and Descriptions

Mini Mites and Mites (U8 Program Description): The hockey club is excited to announce a change in the structure of the U8 program for this year.  In order to better serve the needs of all children enrolled in the program, we’ll be dividing our U8s into progression levels. While age will be used as a guideline for program placement, skater ability will be the determining factor.  We envision the program to work more fluidly as compared to years past, giving our coaches the ability to move children from one level to another based on their needs.  Levels 1 and 2 will be strictly in-house with no travel expectations.  Level 3 is also considered an in-house program but there will be several optional opportunities to travel throughout the season.  

Mini Mites / Beginning Hockey (Ages 4-8):

- Recommended for our youngest skaters, Learn to Skate

- The focus is on fun and games and getting participants comfortable on skates and building confidence

- Development of skills through small area games

- Session Goal - to give participants a solid base of fundamental skating skills, good forward stride, perform backward c-cuts, stop on command without falling

Mites (Ages 7-8):

- Recommended for skaters who have a couple years of experience under their belts

- Continued emphasis on fun while developing skating skills

- Introduction of team play and positioning

- Preparation for transition into squirts

- Session Goal - proficient skating with powerful forward stride, basic backward stride, crossing over in the forward direction both ways, hockey stop both ways, basic puck control, basic passing skills, and basic knowledge of positions 

 

Squirts - is for players birth year 2009-2010.  This year Telluride will field 1 Squirt A team and 1 Squirt B teams. Both Squirt teams will play in the WCHL League with: Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Summit, Steamboat, West Elk and Telluride for all A & B levels. 

  • Squirt B: 6 home games + 10 away games + playoffs + tournaments +Friendlies TBD
  • Squirt A: 8 home games + 10 away + Playoffs + Tournaments

 A complete schedule will be on club website once game times and schedules are confirmed.  There is the potential of attending one additional tournament during the season.   

Pee Wee: is for players birth years 2007-2008.  This year Telluride will field 1 Peewee A team and 1 Peewee B teams. Both Peewee teams will play in the WCHL League with: Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Summit, Steamboat, West Elk and Telluride for all A & B levels. 

  • PeeWee B: 8 home games + 10 away + Playoffs + Tournaments +Friendlies TBD
  • PeeWee A: 9 home games + 9 away games + Playoffs + Tournaments +Friendlies TBD

 A complete schedule will be on club website once game times and schedules are confirmed.  There is the potential of attending one additional tournament during the season. 

Bantams: is for skaters birth years 2005-2006.  This year Telluride will field 1 Bantam A team and 1 Bantam B teams. Both Bantam teams will play in the WCHL League with: Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Summit, Steamboat, West Elk and Telluride for all A & B levels. 

  • Bantam B: 9 home games + 8 away + Playoffs + Tournaments + Friendlies TBD
  •  Bantam A: 10 home games + 10 away + Playoffs + Tournaments + Friendlies TBD

A complete schedule will be on club website once game times and schedules are confirmed.  There is the potential of attending one additional tournament during the season. 

High School (Varsity & Junior Varsity): This team is for skaters birth years 2001–2004. Our Midget/High School age kids will be playing in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League (NMIIHL) and have the opportunity to practice and travel for games. Telluride High School team will have a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team with full practice schedule in Telluride please reference the practice schedule.  

U12 Girls: is a league travel team for girl’s birth years 2010-2007.  The program is part of the new Colorado Girls Hockey League and will play a full CGHL schedule with a season end tournament and the potential of attending one additional tournament.  A complete schedule will be on club website once game times are confirmed. 

U15 Girls:  is a league travel team for girl’s birth years 2004-2006.  The program is part of the new Colorado Girls Hockey League and will play a full CGHL schedule with a season end tournament and the potential of attending one additional tournament.  A complete schedule will be on club website once game times are confirmed.

Lizard Head Hockey Club/TOT Parks and Recreation Partnership: The Hockey Club and the Parks and Recreation Dept. have enjoyed a long-running and very successful partnership in providing the youth hockey program.  Parks and Recreation provides the management & maintenance of the ice facility, serve as the registrar, schedule ice & competition, and arrange for officiating.  The Hockey Club provides the organizational structure for the promotion of our program, arranges for the training & certification of our coaching staff, organizes & conducts fundraising, provides league affiliation representatives and provides for the strategic direction & planning for the Telluride youth hockey program.