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2018-19 AYHA Programs and Fees Announced

With the 2018-19 youth hockey season just weeks away, AYHA is pleased to offer an overview of the anticipated program offerings.  Registrations will open no later than Saturday, August 25.  Stay tuned!

WHERE DO I FIT INTO AYHA FOR 2018-19?

 

Below is a description of each program that AYHA anticipates offering for the Fall/Winter season.

 

JR. BULLDOGS “Learn-to-Play” Hockey

Half-Season Fee:  $100 (limited equipment rentals available for a $50 refundable deposit)

Ages: 4 through 8 (birth years 2010-2014)

Skating Experience:  None.

This is a beginner’s program that will feature two separate “half-seasons” of 8 weeks of instruction.  Dates will be announced with the first session likely beginning in mid-October and the second session beginning in mid-January.  All players will receive a free jersey for the program.

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:20 PM, and Saturdays, 7:15 – 8:50 AM

 

JR. BULLDOGS 8U+/8U/6U - Mites

Season and AYHA Registration Fees:  $425 (payable in six installments beginning with registration)

Ages: 4 through 8 (birth years 2010-2014)

Skating Experience:  Limited to Advanced.

This is a program that follows the American Development Model (ADM) through USA Hockey.  The players go through station-based practices to enhance skill development and will participate in exchanges or jamborees with other associations in southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio.  Games and practices will be divided by age (8U/6U).  This group meets 2-3 times weekly and will likely have 8-10 total exchanges or jamborees from October through March.

NEW for 2018-19!  AYHA is offering an 8U+ team, drafted upon completion of required try-outs, that will compete in the Little Caesar’s Amateur Hockey League Mite Division.  All members of this group MUST also be registered as an AYHA 8U roster.  The team will play a league schedule of 12-14 games in addition to the 8-10 exchanges scheduled for all 8U/6U events.  An additional player fee will be added to the Season Fee to cover costs of League fees and any additional team-specific requirements.

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:20 PM, and Saturdays, 7:15 – 8:50 AM (unless games scheduled)

 

JR. BULLDOGS 10U - Squirts

Season and AYHA Registration Fees:  $780 (payable in six installments beginning with registration)

Ages: 9-10 (birth years 2008-2009)

Skating Experience:  Limited to Advanced.

This is a team that competes in the Little Caesar’s Amateur Hockey League Squirts House B division (blended birth years), playing roughly 22-25 games per season.  All home games and practices are at Arrington Ice Arena.  LCAHL away games are generally played throughout southeast Michigan.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:50 PM, and Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00 AM (unless games scheduled)

 

JR. BULLDOGS 12U – Pee Wees

Season and AYHA Registration Fees:  $780 (payable in six installments beginning with registration)

Ages:  11-12 (birth years 2006-2007)

Skating Experience:  Limited to Advanced.

This is a team that competes in the Little Caesar’s Amateur Hockey League Pee Wee House B division (blended birth years), playing roughly 24-28 games per season.  All home games and practices are at Arrington Ice Arena.  LCAHL away games are generally played throughout southeast Michigan.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:50 PM, alternating Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:20 PM, and Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (unless games scheduled)

 

JR. BULLDOGS 14U - Bantams

Season and AYHA Registration Fees:  $780 (payable in six installments beginning with registration)

Ages:  13-14 (birth years 2004-2005)

Skating Experience:  Limited to Advanced.

This is a team that competes in the Little Caesar’s Amateur Hockey League Bantam House B division (blended birth years), playing roughly 22-25 games per season.  All home games and practices are at Arrington Ice Arena.  LCAHL away games are generally played throughout southeast Michigan.

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:50 PM, alternating Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:20 PM, and Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM (unless games scheduled)

 

JR. BULLDOGS 16U - Midgets

Season and AYHA Registration Fees:  $780 (payable in six installments beginning with registration)

Ages:  15-16 (birth years 2002-2003)

Skating Experience:  Limited to Advanced.

This is a team that competes in the Little Caesar’s Amateur Hockey League Midget House B division (blended birth years), playing roughly 18-20 games per season.  All home games and practices are at Arrington Ice Arena.  LCAHL away games are generally played throughout southeast Michigan.

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:50 PM, alternating Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:20 PM, and Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM (unless games scheduled)

 

2018-19 8U Try-Outs

AYHA is looking for the Mightiest of the Mites! Are you interested in being part of an advanced group of 8U (birth years 2010, 2011) skaters this season?

Open Tryouts at Arrington Ice Arena will be held during the following times:

Sunday, July 29 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM

For more information, please contact Coach Brian Kinnick at brian.kinnick@dteenergy.com or (734) 358-1529.

Full 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season information will be released by Friday, July 27.

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Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse Partners with Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County

JR. BULLDOGS LACROSSE, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LENAWEE COUNTY FORM ALLIANCE

Strategic Partnership Develops Lacrosse Program for Members

(Adrian, MI) – The Adrian Youth Hockey Association and Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse today announces a strategic partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County.

Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse will be presenting a “Discover Lacrosse” event for Club Members on Wednesday, May 2 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM that includes a brief narrative on the sport’s origins, history, and its regional relevance, followed by a hands-on lacrosse skill session for those interested members.

The program will then extend into a three-week “Juice Box Lacrosse” series with Club Members able to participate in an hour-long, weekly on-field practice session.  Those events are scheduled for Saturdays in May (5th, 12th, 19th) at Michener Elementary School from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County,” says Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse President Gregg DeVitto.  “This program will help put lacrosse sticks into the hands of hundreds of children who might never have had the opportunity to experience the sport.  Studies from US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, suggest that while youth participation levels are increasing across the country, there remains a significant lack of diversity and local initiatives to remove barriers that prevent children from playing.  We are passionate about breaking that pattern in Lenawee County and we couldn’t ask for a better partner than the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County, based in Adrian, serves over 180 students daily.

For more information, please contact Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse at jrbulldogslax@gmail.com or through www.AdrianHockey.com.  For those on Facebook, you can also “like” the Adrian Youth Lacrosse Jr. Bulldogs page for updates.

 

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"Try Lacrosse for Free"

Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse is opening our Tuesday/Thursday practices for the rest of April to any boy or girl, ages K-8th Grade who would simply like to join in the fun and see what lacrosse is all about!

Please RSVP in advance so that we can be prepared with equipment.  Send an email to jrbulldogslax@gmail.com with the player's name and current grade.

No cost, no further obligation.  If you've driven past Michener Elementary over the past week and saw those funny looking nets with a bunch of kids with sticks in their hands running after a small ball and thought "Hey, maybe my children would like to try that?," then please come join us.

"Try Lacrosse for Free," with the Adrian Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse program, every Tuesday/Thursday in April either 5:30 - 6:30 or 6:30 - 7:30 PM. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADRIAN YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ADDS LACROSSE TO PROGRAMMING

Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse Seeks to Grow Youth Participation in Lenawee County

 

(Adrian, MI) – The Adrian Youth Hockey Association today announces the addition of youth lacrosse to the organization’s program offerings.

 

Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse will include introductory programs and recreational teams for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The teams will compete in the Sylvania Recreation League, which is recognized by US Lacrosse as a “Gold Stick Standard of Excellence” league.  Other members include Sylvania, Perrysburg, and Anthony Wayne.

 

“Lacrosse is widely recognized as one of the fastest growing participation sports in the United States,” says AYHA President Gregg DeVitto.  “Locally, there’s never been a better opportunity to expand the sport through an organized and structured grass roots effort.  Many of our youth hockey players have taken an interest in the sport and we look forward to creating opportunities to play throughout Lenawee County.”

 

Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse will host a Parent/Informational Meeting on Thursday, March 15 at Adrian’s Prairie Elementary School from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. 

 

The youth lacrosse spring season will run from Tuesday, April 10 through Sunday, June 16.  The organization will utilize the fields behind Adrian’s Michener Elementary School as their home fields for practices and games.

 

“We’ve received a lot of support and input from the lacrosse community locally and throughout the region,” DeVitto adds.  “US Lacrosse has been moving towards a model that replicates USA Hockey’s developmental platform which will translate into a seamless transition from how AYHA operates on the ice to what Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse will do on the fields.”

 

For more information, please contact Jr. Bulldogs Lacrosse at jrbulldogslax@gmail.com or through www.AdrianHockey.com.  For those on Facebook, you can also “like” the Adrian Youth Lacrosse Jr. Bulldogs page for updates.

 

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Pink the Rink

February 9 & 10, 2018

Adrian College Men’s & Women’s NCAA hockey teams

All proceeds from Pink the Rink WILL remain in Lenawee Co. and donated to the Hickman Cancer Center for patients who could otherwise not afford or mammograms and other services needed services.

 

There are different levels of sponsorship available. Both individual and corporate sponsorships are welcome. A sponsorship at any level would be greatly appreciated. 

************** RAFFLE ITEMS  **************

We are also looking for items for the raffle and silent auction. Donated items for the raffle and silent auction are appreciated. They might include jewelry, rounds of golf, sports memorabilia, etc. We could also use, gift cards, gift certificates, etc.

 

We appreciate any support you can give for Pink The Rink

 

PINK THE RINK events at Adrian College are coordinated and organized by the family of our AYHA registrar and 10U team manager, Jana Schutte. Our #onebulldogfamily is a proud group and we wanted to pass along information for this year’s event and to provide an opportunity for anyone that would like to donated to this cause.

Any questions can be directed towards Mike Berthold email: MikeB49221@aol.com

Or Jana Schutte via Facebook or email: schutte.210@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

AYHA Announces Partnership with 3DPT

The Adrian Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce a partnership with 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy (3DPT) for the launch of an off-ice work-out program designed for all Jr. Bulldogs hockey players.

3DPT has four locations in Lenawee County and with their professional staff of trainers will conduct a series of 22 off-ice trainings throughout the 2017-18 hockey season.  The weekly events will take place at The Centre, 1800 W. US 223, in Adrian from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

The program has been written and designed by fitness and health professionals to include a focus on increasing on-ice performance, injury prevention, whole body wellness, and mental encouragement.  Gary Gray, Director of Program Development at 3DPT, has approved the hockey program.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our players of all ages to receive professional services that will provide a foundation for long-term athlete development,” said AYHA President Gregg DeVitto.  “Beyond sports, our players and their families will have access to world-class facilities and trainers to help create a healthy lifestyle environment for all.”

The sessions will be divided into age groups and those are now visible through the official AYHA website at www.AdrianHockey.com.

Individual players may also work directly with 3DPT for a one-on-one functional biomechanical assessment with an assigned strength and flexibility plan.  3DPT’s expert staff is well educated in Applied Functional Science and will use the assessments to identify any deficits in strength, coordination, or mobility that impede athletic performance.  The individualized plan includes a video assessment provided to the athlete for discussion and reference with the assigned trainer.  Through the collaboration between AYHA and 3DPT, this individual assessment is available for only $45.

“Athletes at all levels, even in youth sports, are constantly looking for ways to improve performance,” DeVitto said.  “The hockey-specific trainings developed by 3DPT for AYHA help create an environment to gain that edge.  But, again, transcending what this ultimately looks like on the ice, this is a platform that can be life-changing for our players and their families.”

AYHA 2017-18 Season

Thank you for registering for the 2017-18 Fall/Winter Season!  At this time, all AYHA teams have CLOSED registrations.  If you have been placed on a Waiting List for the 12U or 10U House B teams, you will be notified upon any change in your registration status.

If AYHA is unable to place your child on an existing team by September 14, you will be provided a refund of your AYHA Registration fee.

Thank you for being a part of our #OneBulldogFamily!