Junior Marauders Sports is happy to announce the start of the Junior Marauders Middle School Boys Team - Open to boys in grades 6,7 & 8
All questions should be directed to Pete Noone and forms are attached to this email. Forms and deposits need to be returned by September 1st.
Junior Marauders Boys Middle School Team
This program is specifically designed to provide Belmont middle school male athletes with the experience of playing on their own school team and to serve as a feeder program for Belmont High School.
Description of the Program:
The program will provide, at an affordable cost, professional skating instruction, supplemental ice time, on and off ice skill development, and games to prepare Belmont Middle School hockey players for future Belmont High School Boys hockey.
We will have on ice practices on Sundays at 12 noon or 1pm at the Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville. Exact times will be announced after we determine the number of interested players.
We will also have once per week off ice-strength and conditioning program throughout the season on either Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
Additional ice times will be provided on a random basis based on ice availability. Games will be held at various times and locations against other local middle school teams.
The intent of the program is to supplement and to not conflict with BYHA events. Our goal is to provide the opportunities, coaching, and ice time that middle school and select programs offer at a fraction of the cost.
Although this program is not run by BYHA or the town of Belmont, it is specifically designed to promote youth hockey for the betterment of Belmont Public School student athletes.
Our lead instructor throughout the year will be Tom Ford from Dynamic skating. Tom is one of the leading skating instructors and coaches in the country.
Fred Allard, Belmont High School’s Varsity hockey coach, will also volunteer his time during the fall season to coach the players and develop this program. Coach Allard played college hockey at the University of Lowell and has coached at the college, high school, and youth hockey level for years.
In addition, several other coaches with vast experience playing and coaching hockey have volunteered to assist with the program. Our goal is to provide a low student to coach ratio to provide the greatest opportunity for players to improve and develop.
This program is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys attending Belmont's Chenery Middle School. Our mission is to enhance the Belmont Middle School experience and to encourage hockey families to stay in Belmont Public Schools for middle school and High School. All players of varying ability are welcome to play. No Chenery Middle School student will be excluded.
Junior Marauder Sports is a non-profit endeavor. The cost to participate will be $750, which will solely cover the cost of on and off ice instructors, insurance, referees and ice time. The fee will provide the following opportunities:
-1 skating sessions per week from September to March with professional instructors;(25 sessions)
-1 off-ice workout per week with a professional trainer; (25 sessions)
-Additional practices throughout the year; (TBD)
-Games against area middle school teams. We will not be participating in a formal league, but we will play games. (TBD)
Similar programs would easily cost five times as much. We are keeping costs low so that it is affordable for all.
Our First skate is on September 11, 2016.
Registration: In order to reserve a spot in this program, please complete the registration form below and send a check before September 1, 2016 for $250 made out to Junior Marauders Sports, at 3 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478. We will then ask everyone to pay $100 per month (beginning October 1 and ending February 1) until each individual's balance is paid in full. We are trying to make this affordable and manageable for everyone and we know people pay a lot of money for kids’ activities. Obviously, if you want to pay all at once, we would accept full payment and credit your account in full.
Junior Marauders Sports is happy to announce the continuation of the Junior Marauders Development Program - Open to girls and boys in grades 4 & 5
All questions should be directed to Pete Noone and forms are attached. Forms and deposits need to be returned by September 1st.
Junior Marauders Development Program
The Junior Marauder Development program is set to begin again in early September. The program was formed last year and was, by all accounts, a tremendous success and a perfect supplement to Belmont’s Youth Hockey program for Belmont boys and girls in the fourth or fifth Grade. This year again, we will offer fourth and fifth grade players the opportunities afforded by select programs without requiring players to miss their town practices and games.
Once again, we are very fortunate to have Tom Ford as our lead instructor. He will call on several other volunteers to assist on the ice. Tom has already won the hearts of many kids and families in Belmont Hockey. Tom runs Dynamic Skating, which is arguably the best skating and hockey skills instruction program in the country. We are incredibly fortunate that Tom is graciously willing to help the next generation of Belmont players.
OUR CORE BELIEFS:
The Junior Marauder Program will hold as its fundamental belief that Sports are supposed to be fun.
This program came to fruition because we acknowledge that every kid develops at his own pace, and through hard work and passion for the game, all kids have potential to be great.
This program is designed to give every player the ice time and instruction that select programs offer.
In order to continue to develop at hockey, kids need to spend time focusing on improving the key skill to the game, skating.
GOALS OF PROGRAM:
To provide every boy or girl, regardless of current skill level, with the ice time and teaching/instruction required to improve to full potential;
Together with the Belmont Youth program, we will provide appropriate ice time, coaching and professional instruction that will rival any select program;
To provide an outstanding program at an affordable cost
FOCUS OF PROGRAM:
Skating is, by far, the most important skill of the game that kids must master in order to be good hockey players.
We will also teach and focus on skills including stick handling, shooting, and passing, all while skating.
The above skills will also be taught in the context of game play. Through small area games, we will teach and reinforce the various skills of the game;
REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAM:
Boys and Girls from Belmont in the Fourth or Fifth Grade who love hockey;
Kids who are registered for Belmont Youth Hockey and with USA hockey;
Kids who do not play in a select program;
Commitment to BYHA’s team as first hockey program. The Junior Marauder’s programs supplements and does not replace BYHA program;
$900 per player to cover costs of ice, insurance, and our on ice instructor. Similar programs would easily cost three to five times as much. We will have two on ice practices per week. Our on ice sessions will take place on Saturday mornings at 9am in Woburn at the Holland Arena and Sunday afternoons at the Somerville Rink with the precise times still to be determined. The times will be either 12:00;1:00; or 2:00. Our season will run from mid-September to mid-March and we will provide a minimum of 50 on ice sessions. Our First skate is on September 10, 2015. Depending on the level of interest, we will supplement the program with off ice workouts, at no additional cost.
Similar programs cost three to five times as much as we are charging. We are keeping costs low so that it is affordable for all. Additionally, no one will be denied access to the program for financial reasons. If anyone needs assistance, please contact Pete Noone
In order to reserve a spot in this program, please email me right away and please send a check before September 1, 2016 for $200 made out to Junior Marauders Sports, at 3 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478. We will then ask everyone to pay $100 per month (beginning October 1 and ending April 1) until each individual's balance is paid in full. We are trying to make this affordable and manageable for everyone and we know people pay a lot of money for kids’ activities. Obviously, if you want to pay all at once, we would accept full payment and credit your account in full.
Belmont Youth Hockey is happy to announce placement sessions for the 2016-2017 mite A & B teams
Tuesday, 9/6: 5:00-5:50pm
Thursday, 9/8: 5:00-5:50pm
WHERE: Ryan Rink, 1 Paramount Place, Watertown, MA
BYHA encourages players to attend both placement sessions. Prior to attending tryouts, please register your child online on the BYHA website under the 2016-2017 Mites Placement Registration. A valid 2016-2017 USA hockey membership is required. Skaters must have full hockey gear at placements.
COST: $1325 total for the season. The placement fee is $100 and will be applied towards the total tuition. First games will be the weekend of September 9th.
PROGRAM: Mite A & B is a travel hockey program for children born in 2008 and 2009. The Mite schedule includes 2 practices a week, 1 skills session a week and 1 game either on Saturday or Sunday at rinks around the Boston area. First part of the season focuses on cross ice games with full ice games starting in late December. The Mite program in Belmont is open to boys and girls. For parents looking for the same program but without the traveling for games, BYHA offers the Mite C program through our Mini Marauders program. The Mite C program starts in November and does not require placements. Skaters who attend placements for the Mite A & B teams might be placed on the Mite C team.
Belmont Youth Hockey Association, Inc. is a tax- exempt private foundation pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501( c)(3), run by volunteers and dedicated to the development of the youth of Belmont, Massachusetts since 1975.