PCA, Positive Coaching Alliance, would like to share with you a way to reward your super star coaches. Show your appreciation for a coach or coaches who deserves a big "thank you!" Nominate your coach for a PCA's National Double-Goal Coach® Award.
Each year PCA selects and publicizes 75 finalists. The 25 winners of this prestigious national award receive $250, a trophy, recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns, and the chance to accept the honor in California during PCA's National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction Presented by Deloitte.
The award also recognizes the schools and organizations of the award-winning coaches. If your coach is selected as a finalist, your school/organization will receive national publicity on our website, newsletters, and social media platforms. It also provides you the opportunity to hold the coach up as a great example for your other coaches to emulate, furthering to the success of your Positive Coaching initiative.
Please take a few minutes now to nominate a special coach in your life, and please share this email with others in your community!
On Thursday, January 8 and Wednesday, February 4, 2015 we are helping out and packing food at an organization called Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville for the second year in a row. Spots to volunteer are hard to come by and usually fill up fast. I have secured 268 spots on 1/8 and 247 spots on 2/4 for our organization, including players, their families, and friends. This should include our Eagles’ and Predators’ families and friends. Please invite anyone who is interested in helping out. We will have 2 time slots on each of the days (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM). Let’s do our best to fill every spot.
With the successful growth of or program, it has become impossible to find a date where every team could participate at the same time. With that in mind, an idea was brought up to do two separate days of giving. Not being as easy as it sounds, I was able to secure the only 2 days possible between the beginning of 2015 and the start of the NIHL playoffs. According to the posted schedule on the Maulers website, you should be able to join one if not both dates without a hockey conflict.
It is recommended that the Kindergarten age be the youngest age to participate. In continuing with The Positive Coaching Alliance, I believe that life lessons will be learned by all who partake. Please sign up to volunteer by December 20th. On December 21st, I will release the hold on our spots. It would be great to fill all of these spots with our family and friends to make this an “All Maulers” event.
About Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. Feed My Starving Children provides a world-class volunteer opportunity for students, parents, families, businesses, and churches. During a packing session, you will be engaged in high-energy, tangible service to the neediest children and families on the planet.
The Hard Facts:
Hungry people right now = 1 billion
Children who die EVERY DAY from starvation = 18 Thousand
Cost per meal = 22 cents
Meals Per Box = 216
Cost per box $50
The typical volunteer will pack 216 meals per session
Please see below for the links to the FMSC website and directions on how to sign up for a time slot. Each time slot has a code:
All 2014 / 2015 NIHL players are encouraged to participate in this seasons
“Academic Excellence” Program.
All NIHL rostered 1st through 8th grade players must earn and submit a straight “A” report card, in all subjects ( except for Phys. Ed.), for a minimum of one grading period. Numeric A” Grade Equivalents will also be accepted. All NIHL rostered High School age players must earn a minimum of a “B” honor roll recognition for at least one grading period.
All qualifying report cards must be submitted by mail to:
Chicago Wolves, NIHL Academic Excellence Attn: Rob Newburg 2301 Ravine Way, Glenview, IL. 60025
All qualifying participants will be recognized on the NIHL website and receive two ( 2 ) free tickets to a Chicago Wolves Hockey game. Game dates are Sun., April 12th @ 4 PM, Sat., April 18th @ 7 PM, and Sun., April 19th @ 4 PM. In addition, all High School age qualifying participants will receive a “Making the Grade” plaque.
All submissions for this year’s program shall include:
1. A copy of the Report card.
2. The Participant’s name, NIHL Club name, & Team name.
3. A Completed ticket order
Deadline: All report cards must be received by April 1st, 2015.
Prior to their game vs Northbrook, Peewee Gray took part in the#Sticktap2hope initiative; a social media initiative being started by the Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation to raise awareness of and funding for spinal cord injury treatment.
Big congratulations to Squirt White for their Big Bear tournament championship in St Louis this weekend. The team went 4-0 and defeated the Affton Americans in the final to claim the tournament victory.
USA Hockey unveiled a new Heads Up, Don’t Duck instructional video featuring Olympians Jenny Potter and Ryan Suter.
The Heads Up, Don’t Duck safety initiative dates back to 1996 and is aimed at reducing spinal cord and other debilitating injuries.
“Dr. Ashare, the current chair of our safety and protective committee, helped launch this important program nearly two decades ago,” said Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer of USA Hockey. “The basic premise of the program has not changed, however, we created this updated video piece to ensure that every player and coach understands the importance of keeping your head up.”
“We’ve been out in front on safety issues over the course of our history,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “Heads Up, Don’t Duck has long been one of our signature safety programs and is part of our broad SafeSport program that addresses both on and off-ice safety of our participants.”
AHAI strongly encourages all parents and coaches at all levels of hockey to have their players watch this HEADS UP – DON’T DUCK VIDEO at least twice every season to help reduce the risk of a catastrophic injury.