Indian Hill Winter Club Rangers Youth Hockey
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  • 2018-19 Rangers Youth Game Schedule
    • Indian Hill Winter Club Rangers Youth Hockey
      Game Scheduling Request: CLICK HERE


       
  • Getting Ready for the 2019-20 Season!
    • Welcome to the 2019-20 Season:

      IHWC Hockey Tryout time is here for the 2019-20 season! This overview is to provide information on the IHWC youth hockey team composition for the upcoming season and explain the evaluation/tryout process. Our program is always working to improve the youth hockey experience and this overview includes changes being introduced for the 2019‐20 season. The goal of any youth evaluation or tryout is to find the best team for each player to develop, and more importantly, have fun.

      IHWC Rangers Division Names, Team Formation & Tryout Evaluations:

      IHWC Team & Division Nomenclature:

      Every Rangers youth age group will have at least one Recreational (Rec) hockey team – previously called House.  Rec teams will be referenced by a “B” after the team name. Non‐ recreational teams will be referenced by an “A” after the team name. The “A” and/or “B“ included in the team name follow the USA Hockey guidance denoting the level of competition for the team. The 8U/Mite will continue to be called Indian Hill Mite League (IHML).

      • Recreational (Rec) or B Teams‐ (previously House)
        • Participate in the Midwest Youth Hockey League (MYHL) or other leagues offering parity of play
        • Includes players of any skill or experience
        • Focus on local games and competition, with less time and commitment relative to A teams
        • Each IHWC age division will have at least one Recreational team each season
        • Season is Mid‐October 2019 to early March 2020
        • 20‐25 games, End of Season League Tournament, 2 weekly practices and 1 ADM weekly session (optional)
      • Non‐Recreational or A Teams –( previously Travel)
        • Participate in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League, Ohio Scholastic Hockey League or any competitive League for parity of
        • Includes teams at AA and/or A levels as well as high school
        • Will require a greater level of travel, monetary and time commitment
        • Will place a greater emphasis on competition with additional games
        • Season is early September 2019 to early March 2020
        • 40‐50 games, End of Season League tournament, 2‐3 add’l tournaments, 2‐3 weekly practices and 1 ADM weekly session (optional)
      • IHWC Team Formation:
        • All Rangers youth teams will be formed in the Spring following IHWC Evaluations/tryouts.
        • Tryout evaluations are for players wanting to play on a Non‐rec A level
        • April 2019 Tryouts include all players in the 10U/Squirt, 12U/Peewee, 14U/Bantam & High School Levels. 
        • Each age division may have 1‐2 A level teams, dependent on registered player numbers. Team formation is determined by skill
        • Each age division will be reviewed for number of rostered players, goalies and to ensure each age division will have a Recreational B team and parity of play
        • Each age group has factors that vary ‐ different number of players registered, different skill set and desire for competition level. Age groups will be reviewed independently based on the variables mentioned above

      Team Formation Example: 12U/PW Age Division – illustrating new team names and formation for 2018‐19 season. Example only.

      • 12U/PW A1 – Plays in Buckeye A Gold
      • 12U/PW A2 – Plays in Buckeye A Silver
      • 12U/PW B – Plays in MYHL

      Why do we form all teams in the Spring season for the IHWC Rangers youth hockey program?

      • All skaters are provided fairness and evaluated at the same
      • Team placement is early. Players know their coach and roster in advance of the season starting. We no longer have travel tryouts in the Spring and House team divisions formed in the Fall.  
      • All skaters will be placed on a team with parity of selection based on skill within their age
      • Rec players register in the Spring 2019 to ensure Rec teams have players and goalie for a team
      • RANGERS youth uniform and gear ordering is ordered in the Spring so we have complete for the start of the 2019-20 season.  
      • Ice scheduling. Knowing teams will allow us to appropriately schedule practice and game ice for 2019‐20

      IHWC RANGERS ONE STOP SHOP: Tryout & Hockey Registration:

      1. Register for A Team Tryouts
      2. Register for 2019‐20 Season – by May 20, 2019 (This is every player in the IHWC Rangers Program).
      3. Purchase Rangers Uniform – by May 20, 2019

      Tryout & Evaluation Overview:

      Objectives of IHWC Spring Tryout Evaluations:

      Non‐Rec teams are available for a higher level of play and commitment (and include varying levels of additional regional travel, tournaments and games). Evaluation Objectives are:

      • Provide a fair and impartial assessment of a player's total hockey skills during skating, small area games and scrimmage sessions
      • Place players on the most appropriate team based on their level of skill, measured against their peer group, during on‐ice evaluations, while also factoring in feedback from previous coaches and certain hockey “intangibles” (e.g. work ethic, coachability, attitude, )
      • Provide uniformity, consistency and transparency in the tryout process such that player and parent expectations are consistent from year to year as players move through the various levels of the IHWC's age groups (8U/Mites, 10U/Squirts, 12U/PeeWee, 14U/Bantam, & High School)
      • Form teams that are competitive at each level and provide the best opportunity for all players to further develop their skills and to HAVE FUN playing hockey
      • Provide feedback in order to enhance the development of each hockey player within IHWC
      • Players desiring to play in the Recreational division for the 2019‐20 season, will register in the Spring of 2019.  

      2018 IHWC Tryout Dates & Times

      Please plan on being at the rink 1 hour prior to your scheduled ice‐time. A level team is formerly Travel/Select and Rec is formerly House.

      • Members of Indian Hill Winter Club will pay a $20 fee to tryout.  
      • A $100 Tryout Fee must be paid if you are not a member of If that player makes a team that amount will be deducted from your initiation fees.
      • If a non‐member is offered a roster position and it is accepted, the player will be charged a $250 non‐refundable acceptance deposit and the IHWC membership application has to be submitted within one week to reserve the roster spot.
      • First youth hockey fee installment will be charged within 30 days of acceptance.

      Player Tryout Evaluation FAQ’s

      The following are Frequently Asked Questions that hopefully will help build greater understanding and transparency of how the process works:

      1.       When should we arrive for the tryouts?

      Your player should arrive 1 hour before their scheduled tryout. This allows time to go through registration and be ready 10 minutes before the ice time begins for a meeting with IHWC Youth Hockey. At that time the Director will explain the format for that evening’s tryout session.

      2.         How many tryout sessions will there be?

      There will be 2 total sessions. The first session will be an overall evaluation of all players. Session 2 will consist of a scrimmage amongst the players called back. 10U/Squirt, 12U/PW and 14U/Bantam tryouts will be 1 hour and 20 minutes with High School being up to 1 hour and 50 minutes.

      3.         Why do we have tryouts?

      IHWC conducts tryout sessions to provide player assessments each season and to place players on teams of parity of skill. The players at each age level are divided according to ability to maximize the potential for each player and each team to improve and have a successful season. The goal of IHWC is to provide the best opportunity for all players to further develop their hockey skills and have FUN!

      4.         Should my son/daughter try out for an “A” level team?

      This question can be answered by referring to your player’s success and growth over the past season in parallel with the feedback provided by your current head coach. Any player of the appropriate age is eligible to try out for the “A” level teams however; it is important parents are realistic in your expectations.

      5.         Are tryouts mandatory for all youth hockey players at IHWC?

      No. The tryout evaluation is only required if your player wants to tryout to play on an “A” level team. The tryouts provide your player to be evaluated against his/her peer group and placed on the appropriate level team. Players that wish to continue with IHWC’s Rec. program ARE NOT required to attend any tryout sessions, but ARE required to register your player for team composition. 

       

      6.         If my son/daughter was on a "A1/A2" team last season, will that mean they automatically make one of the A level teams in the coming season?

      No one is guaranteed placement on any team except the Recreational teams. The tryout format is to compare and assess all players and their abilities to be competitive at the “A” level.

      7.         What if my player cannot make it to the evaluations/tryouts?

      Each player desiring to make an A level team must participate in the evaluation process, absent an injury. If your skater is unable to attend because of injury, you must contact both contacts in advance:

      Kevin Lord, Director of Ice Operations klord@ihwinterclub.com

      No player is guaranteed a spot. If a player has a documented injury and is unable to participate in the tryout process, their team placement will be at the discretion of the Evaluation Committee.

      8.         Who will do the evaluations?

      There are 3 key groups involved in the evaluations:

      • On‐ice coaches to take players through the
      • Off‐ice independent evaluators who will be responsible to evaluate every player on the ice during the time allotted. There may be on‐ice evaluators depending on the particular situation. Our goal is to have independent evaluators that are members of the IHWC and Cincinnati area hockey community who do not have children in the youth hockey program. The evaluators are the best available most experienced coaches and hockey players that will give us the best evaluations These evaluators will be located around the rink evaluating the players.
      • Off‐ice administrators who will be responsible forcollecting

      9.         What should my son/daughter wear to the tryout?

      Full equipment is always mandatory. This includes a protective cup, shin pads, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, skates, hockey gloves, hockey stick and a USA Hockey approved helmet and full shield and a mouthguard. Also, we will provide a black OR white game/practice jersey that has number.

      10.     Will the player be evaluated in a skill and game environment?

      In order to give each and every player a fair opportunity to exhibit the range of skills that they possess they will be evaluated within skill stations, small area games, and full ice environments. At the younger age levels a greater emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of skills; as the players get older the small area game and scrimmage sessions will have a greater overall impact on the player’s placement.

      11.     Will the prior season evaluation information be used?

      The tryout process will include prior season assessments and feedback from their prior year coaches. Players will be selected not only on individual skills but also several intangible traits. These traits are as follows:

      • Attendance & Commitment
      • Player’s commitment, as specified by his or her previous seasons’ coaches, will be used as a critical factor in final player A player’s commitment to the program and more specifically, their team, will not be over‐looked or taken for granted
      • Attitude & Behavior
      • Determination, drive, intensity, work ethic
      • Discipline
      • Positive team attitude & player
      • Coachability
      • Hockey is a team sport and individuals with stronger skills but who are selfish can often be counterproductive to achieving team goals and upset team Hockey is a long season and the right team chemistry (on and off the ice) is crucial to a successful program. IHWC will keep this in mind when making team selections.

      12.     What happens after the evaluation sessions? How are the players notified of their team placement?

      Parents/players will be notified of their team placement by logging in to the IHWC member site.

      IHWC Member Log‐in Hockey Youth Hockey 2019‐20 A Rosters

      Rosters will be posted within 48 hours of each final age division tryout session (see chart below). Parents will login and identify the player’s “unique tryout number”. The unique tryout number will not be the player jersey number. 

      If an age division offers two A level teams, the rosters will be identified as such. Example:             
      Bantam A1 Roster or Bantam A2 Roster

      13.      When does the player have to accept the spot on the team?

      Players will have one week from posted results to accept a roster spot on the team (acceptance dates referenced in table above). If a non‐member player accepts a roster position on any youth or high school team, a $250 deposit and membership application has to be submitted to reserve the roster spot.

      14.      What if my player is offered a roster spot on a team, but wishes to play on the next team? Example: Player is offered a spot on Squirt A1 and wants to play on Squirt A2?

      A request in writing from the parent/guardian can be submitted to the Youth Hockey Director and Youth Hockey Committee for review. Teams are selected for parity of skill and competition and the request will be reviewed and consider all parties involved.

      Teams & Team Composition

      The estimated numbers at each level are as follows and follow the USA Hockey ADM recommendations.

      10U/Squirts

      10‐12 Skaters and 1‐2 Goalies

      12U/Peewees:

      12‐14 Skaters and 1‐2 Goalies

      14U/Bantams

      14‐16 Skaters and 1‐2 Goalies

      High School

      16‐18 Skaters and 1‐2 Goalies

      Player Selection Criteria

      The following is a general overview of skills that may be evaluated in the tryout evaluations. We ask that all players planning on trying out please watch the tryout video. 

      Skating ‐ Acceleration, speed, mobility, agility, balance, stride, crossovers, pivots/transitions, acceleration out of turns, quick feet, controlled skating, change of pace.

      • Can the players perform the basic forward and backward stride?
      • Are the players knees well bent with the back slightly forward and the head up, or is the player hunched over, bending at the waist with little knee bend?
      • Good skaters will use long strides with a complete recovery of the stride leg before striding with the other leg. Their strides will look very smooth and appear not to require much effort to move around the
      • Does the player look smooth when they skate, or do they appear off balance?
      • Can the player turn in both directions with little trouble or do they struggle to turn in one or both directions?
      • Can the player stop in both directions? Younger players will often have trouble stopping in one
      • Can the player keep up with the play or do they struggle to stay with the other players on the ice?

      Passing ‐ Passing, receiving, passing choices, on backhand, unselfish with the puck, presents a good target, receives and retains with control, touch passing.

      • Does the player have the basic skills to execute a forehandpass?
      • When the player passes, the puck do they slap at it or is the motion smooth with the player following through to the intended target?
      • Can the player pass the puck to its intended target with minimal effort?
      • Can the player make an accurate pass to a moving target?
      • Can the player receive a pass on their backhand or do they tend to shift their body to receive the pass on the forehand?
      • Can the player pass the puck off of the backhand with some speed and accuracy?
      • Does the player call for the puck banging their stick on the ice or saying nothing at all?
      • Does the player passing the puck make eye contact with the intended receiver or do they just pass the puck blindly?
      • Can the player execute a saucer pass over sticks and other obstacles?
      • Can the player pass the puck off of the boards to anotherplayer?

      Puck Control ‐ Head ups, smooth and quiet, good hands, protection, in small spaces and in traffic.

      • Is the player foundationally ready to handle/carry the puck using a hockey stance with hands away from the body?
      • Does the player appear to be comfortable handling the puck while skating or do they appear to fight the puck and have trouble skating with some speed while handling it?
      • Can the player keep his/her head up while carrying the puck?
      • Can they execute dekes and fakes with the puck?
      • Can they stop quickly or change direction while handling the puck?
      • Can the player continue to handle the puck while in traffic and under pressure?
      • Does the player get pushed or checked off the puck easily?

      Shooting ‐ Power, accuracy, quick release, can shoot in motion, goal scorer, rebound control, variety of shots wrist shot, snapshot, backhand, slap shot.

      • Does the player exhibit balance within the shooting motion?
      • Can the player execute the technique of a wrist shot and backhand?
      • Does the player follow through to the target on all shots?
      • Can the player raise the puck?
      • Is the puck shot with some velocity?
      • Does the puck sit flat in the air or does it wobble?
      • Can the player execute a one‐time shot?
      • Is the player accurate when shooting?

      Positional Play ‐ Ability to see the play developing both offensively and defensively and moves to support, judgment, anticipation, understands systems, disciplined.

      • Does the player seem to understand where he/she are to play on the ice?
      • Do they support the puck in defensive and offensive situations?
      • Does the player show patience, or do they tend to panic when pressured?
      • Do they protect the mid lane and force opposing players inside out?
      • Can the player angle another player off of the puck?
      • Does the player force the play, or do they wait too long?

      Checking Concepts ‐ Angling, good body position with balance and control, defensive side position, aggressive checker, strength, taking checks.

      • Can the player execute basic stick and body checks?
      • Does the player understand angling and how to effectively angle an opposing player?
      • Does the player check properly with their hands down or do they get their arms up to give a check?
      • Can the player receive a check properly, not turning their back and staying close to the boards?
      • Can the player check an opposing player and pin them on the boards?
      • Does the player shy away from other players?

      Goaltending – Balance, mobility, quickness, low shots, rebound control, cutting off angles, post play, stick control, reaction, butterfly, posture, flexibility and concentration


      Parent Participation and Rules

      Since your player will be busy working on the ice during this time, we ask you to follow these simple rules during tryouts.  Rules for parents during tryouts:

      • Be positive with your child at all
      • Stay away from the glass during tryouts. Parents and bystanders should not stand along the glass. Please sit in the club room during the tryouts or
      • The balcony will be closed, as it is reserved for the Independent Evaluation Team and Winter Club Administration.
      • Sideline coaching by the parents during the tryouts or outward yelling will not be Your player needs to remain focused and attentive to the instructors at all times.
      • Focus on the big picture and trust that our goal is to put every child into the best opportunity for them to succeed.
      • Refrain from talking about other players or comparing your child to other
      • Support the program and help your child have a great year!

      IHWC Play up Policy:

      IHWC Rangers play up policy places a priority on safety, age‐appropriate player development, and IHWC teams that could be impacted. Each player will be assigned to an appropriate team based on: (first) age group according to birth year and USA Youth Hockey Age Classifications; and (second) ability as determined by a neutral panel. The IHWC Rangers Play up Policy is located in the IHWC Youth Hockey Documents library.

      (IHWC member website Hockey Youth Hockey IHWC Youth Documents)


      Closing Remarks:

      The purpose of this overview is to improve transparency and provide assurance regarding fairness and consistency in the team selection process. If you have any further tryout or team placement questions, please do not hesitate to contact IHWC Club Management.

      We look forward to a fun and successful hockey season!

      IHWC Youth Hockey Committee

  • 2019-20 Rangers Youth Hockey Registration (All Events)
    • 2019 SPRING HOCKEY
      2019-20 SeaSon Tryouts & Tryout Clinics
      2019-20 RANGERS SEASON Registration
       CLICK HERE 





  • Spring 2019 Hockey
    • 2019 IHWC Rangers Spring Hockey

      The IHWC Rangers Spring hockey will kick-off the week of March 11. Please register your player for the age group they will be playing in the 2019-20 season.
      SPRING HOCKEY REGISTRATION LINK:  CLICK HERE

      Focus of Spring Hockey:
      Power Skating, Small Area Battle Drills, Body Contact (Checking for the 14U/Bantam age group).  Individual Skill development drills practiced during weekday sessions and reinforced in the Team Play Scrimmages on Saturday morning.  The Spring Hockey sessions will focus on individual skill development, team play, as well Tryout Preparation.  Drills used in the tryout/evaluations will be incorporated in Spring sessions. 

      Format:
      Spring Hockey will focus on four weekday skill sessions and two Saturday sessions of game play.  Each Session will be maxed at 25 skaters.

      8U/Mites:  2011-2013:
      Lead Instructor:  Pat Macleod
      Friday 6-7pm March 15, 22, 29 April 5
      Saturday 8-9am March 23 & April 6 (1/2 ice Scrimmages)
      Cost $100

      10U/Squirts:  2009-2010:
      Lead Instructor:  Pat Macleod
      Monday 6-7pm March 11, 18, 25 April 1
      Saturday 8-9am March 16 & March 30 (Scrimmages/Game Play) 
      Cost $100

      12U/Peewees:  2007-2008:
      Lead Instructor:  Zac Barngrover
      Thursday 6-7pm March 14, 21, 28 April 4
      Saturday    March 23  11-12pm & April 6 12-1pm (Scrimmages/Game Play) 
      Cost $100

      14U/Bantams:  2005-2006:
      Lead Instructor:  TBD
      Tuesday 6-7pm March 12, 19, 26 April 2
      Saturday 12-1pm    March 16 and 30 (Scrimmages/Game Play)
      Cost $100

      High School 2001-2004: TRYOUT SKATES
      Lead Instructor:  Matt Dunne
      Thursday 7:10 to 8:40pm March 21 & April 8
      Cost $40

      GOALIE Clinics:  All Ages 

      Lead Instructor: Shane Clifford
      Friday March 22 Parent and Player Meeting with Shane Clifford
      Saturday March 23 On Ice Clinic Noon to 3pm
      Cost $90
      GOALIE CLINIC Registration:  CLICK HERE

      Registration:  IHWC Rangers Youth Hockey Events
      CLICK HERE


  • 2019-20 Tryout Schedule, Tryout Clinics & Registration
    • IHWC Rangers 2019-20 A1/A2 Team Tryout & Tryout Clinic Overview 
      IHWC Rangers youth organization will host tryout clinics and tryout/evaluations for A1/A2 teams on the following dates for the 2019-20 Season.  The IHWC Rangers A1 and A2 youth teams intend to compete in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League for the 2019-20 season.  Level of team will be determined at seeding tournament in September 2019. 
           Members: Tryouts/Evaluations are $20 a player and the Tryout/Evaluations Clinic is $20 a player.
           Non-members:  Tryouts/Evaluations are $100 a player and the Tryout/Evaluations Clinic is $20 a player.
      Registration:  CLICK HERE

      Age Group

      Birth Years

      Tryout Clinic Dates:

      Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

      10U/Squirt

      2009 & 2010

      Monday, April 8 6pm

      Monday, April 15 6pm

      Monday, April 22 6pm

      12U/Peewee

      2008 & 2007

      Tuesday, April 9, 6pm

      Tuesday, April 16 6pm

      Tuesday, April 23 6pm

      14U/Bantams

      2005 & 2006

      Thursday, April 12 6pm

      Thursday, April 18 6pm

      Thursday, April 25 6pm

      High School Varsity/Swing

      2001 -2004

      n/a

      Thursday, March 21 7:40-8:10pm Monday, April 8 7:40-8:10pm

      Thursday, April 18 4:00-6:00pm

      Thursday, April 25 7:40-8:10pm


      Please register your player for the age group he/she will be playing for the 2019-2020 season.
      Questions? Contact Rangers@IHWinterClub.com

  • Private Lessons/Instruction
    • IHWC Individual Skating & Hockey Instruction

      Private Instruction is offered during "open" ice times approved and designated by Indian Hill Winter Club Management
      Lessons are scheduled and priced with each instructor individually.
      Lessons charges are billed to IHWC member accounts (no payment to instructors directly).
      Private Instruction is offered to current and in good standing IHWC members.

      Open Instruction Times:
      TBD

      Instructors:

      MaryAnn Huffman  

      Skating Technique and Power Skating
      All levels welcome - Beginners to College Players
      Sportsmom82@hotmail.com
      513-304-9455  

      Dorothi Cassini
      Skating Technique and Power Skating
      All levels welcome 
      DCassini@IHWinterClub.com
      513-668-1063
       
      Pat MacLeod
      All levels Individual and group
      patmacleod2@gmail.com
      text or call 513-290-3702  

      Andy Pokupec
      All skills & levels.
      All positions including goalie. Individual and group lessons
      Apokupec@moeller.org
      513-324-0065  

      Danny Wood

      Hockey lessons, clinics and off-ice training
      dannywood19@hotmail.com
      507-384-1086
       

  • IHWC Ice Schedule - 2018-19 Season
  • 2018-19 Rangers Communications
    • IHWC Rangers 2018-19 Season
      Overview & Past Communications


      November 15: Newsletter
      CLICK HERE
      October 9:  Rangers Winter Session Starts 10/15

      CLICK HERE
      August 31:  Rangers One Week Away Kick Off Message
      CLICK HERE
      August 18: Rangers Kick-Off Youth Hockey Message:
      CLICK HERE

      June 28: 
      Rangers Summer Youth Hockey Message:
      CLICK HERE
      May 31: Rangers End of Season Youth Hockey Message:

      CLICK HERE 
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

      Winter Message:
      The Winter Session of the 2018-19 IHWC Rangers starts Monday, October 15!  

      We started the Fall season with the A teams taking the ice the week of September 10 and we also formed two full high school rosters following Fall tryouts.  The 10U, 12U and 14U A1 and A2 teams have concluded BTHL seeding and League games started last week.  The Friday night ADM sessions and Sunday morning Goalie clinics have been well attended to kick off the ’18-19 season.  And we rostered a Mite All-star team that will play in the MYHL league.  As we move forward to the Winter Ice Session and schedule, we welcome our recreational (B) and Mite teams to the ice.  Please find the following important Winter dates and Rangers youth hockey updates. 

      YH Rangers Winter 2018 Key Dates:
      Dec. 21 to Jan. 4         Happy Holidays!  No youth team practices.
      Dec. 27, 28, 29            Youth & Adult Holiday Hockey Clinics
      Jan 7                             Welcome Back!  Practices Start 
      Winter Ice Schedule: Starts Monday, October 15:
      The Winter Ice Schedule starts Monday, October 15.  Please check your TeamSnap calendar for your team’s Winter Ice practice times.  
      Winter ADM: First ADM, Sunday, October 21st at 5pm:
      Our Winter ADM sessions will be held on Sunday evenings from 5-6:10pm.  The first Winter ADM session is Sunday, October 21 at 5pm.  All 10U/Squirts  - 14U/Bantams are invited to participate.  8U/Mites are on a rotation schedule and is noted on the IHML TeamSnap calendar.

      ADM is USA Hockey’s American Development Model.  ADM places an emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, and encourages station-based practices, small-area games and cross-ice competition to deliver more repetitions, more puck touches and more skill development per hour of ice time. For More Info: ADM Overview  

      Lady Rangers:
      Do you have a daughter who loves the game?   We are excited to announce the Lady Rangers clinics for the IHWC 2018-19 season.  Instructor Kate Augustine, Miami University two time All-American and player on the 2015 and 2017 U.S. Women’s National University team will be the lead instructor for the Lady Rangers clinics.  Katie will work in partnership with charter member Karen Falter to bring this training program to our female hockey players.   The clinics are a series of 8 ice sessions dedicated to the development of our female players.  For more information click here. Lady Rangers Info.  

      2018 Holiday Hockey Clinics: 
      We are excited to have Pat MacLeod, former NHL player, (click here for bio) lead the November and December IWHC Holiday Hockey Clinics.  Pat will also be leading one ADM session a month this season.  Instructor for the Jan clinic TBD. Holiday Clinic details (Time, Age, etc.) are included on the IHWC Registration page. 
      *November 23 and 24 Youth & Adult clinics:           $55 per session or $100 for both clinics.
      *December 27, 28, 29 Youth & Adult clinics:            $55 per session or $150 for all three clinics.
      *Jan 3 and 4 Youth & Adult clinics:                             $55 per session or $100 for both clinics

      Goalie Clinics: 
      Calling All Goalies! Goalie clinics are 1/2 Ice clinics led by Goalie coach, Lee Lansdowne.   The 60 minute goalie training sessions are as follows:
      October 21                   8:15 – 9:05am
      November 4 & 18       8:00 – 9:00am
      December 2 & 16       8:00 – 9:00am
      January 13 & 27         8:00 – 9:00am
      February 10               8:00 – 9:00am
      If you have a player that plays goalie and is not on the distribution list or would like to participate in goalie training, please emails Rangers@IHWinterClub.com.
       
      IHWC Rangers Company Store – Online Store will re-open November 15:
      If you forgot to order an item, we can take individual orders by emailing Rangers@IHWinterClub.com.  Also, if there is an item you would like added to the Rangers store? Send us the item/idea and we will work on the possibility of adding to the store in November.

      IHWC Rangers YH Policies and Procedures:
      Did you know?  Documents regarding program policies and procedures for youth hockey are saved in the following link under “IHWC Rangers Documents”. 

      TeamSnap Invitations: If you have not received your invitation or need a parent added to the roster/calendar, click here to request.  

      Questions? Please email klord@IHWinterClub.com or Rangers@IHWinterclub.com. We are looking forward to an awesome Rangers Season!  

  • Youth Hockey Program Description & Age Classifications
    • ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO JOIN THE IHWC:

      Meet New friends and involve your children IN OUR DYNAMIC YOUTH HOCKEY PROGRAM.  Ihwc Rangers YOUTH HOCKEY PROGRAM HAS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGE and skill LEVELS.  Our program includes learn to Skate, learn to play, and youth teams that offer recreational hockey.  We also roster Competitive youth teams that play at A and AA levels. 
      Learn to Skate & Learn to Play: Never skated or played hockey?  Come try it out.  We believe it is one of the best sports a child or adult can play.  but we may be partial!
      Indian Hill Mite League: Our youngest Skaters (8 years and under) enjoying twice weekly practices and in house league games every Saturday morning.
      Recreational Teams: WE ENCOURAGE ANY youth player TO JOIN at THIS LEVEL WHICH IS GEARED TO any player at any age and skill level.  Have A FUN HOCKEY EXPERIENCE IN A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT.  
      A Level Teams: PLAYERS LOOKING FOR A MORE COMPETITIVE and skilled LEVEL OF PLAY.  TRYOUTS FOR “A” level competitive TEAMs HAPPEN IN LATE APRIL FOR THE NEXT SEASON.


      USA hockey AGe classifications:

      Mites 8 and under
      Squirts 10 and under
      Pee Wee 12 and under
      Bantam 14 and under
      Midgets 18 and under 
      To see what age classification your child fits in, please 
      click here

  • IHWC Mite League Hockey Program (8U)

    • IHML 2018-19 Mite Overview

      IHWC MITE 2018-19 Season Registration is Open.  REGISTER HERE

      The IHWC Mite Program is the result of a commitment to our youngest group of hockey players.  It is an alignment between the "Mite Experience" and the IHWC's Mission, Vision and Values.  Our goal is to have IHWC offer the best Mite Hockey experience in the Region, a program promoting well-rounded skill development and fun for our 8U hockey players.  The IHWC Mite teams comprise the Indian Hill Mite League (IHML). We are excited to announce former NHL player Pat MacLeod (click here for bio) will be leading IHML instruction as our ADM Coordinator for the 2018-19 season.  

      VISION:  To be the premier Mite Hockey experience in the Mid-West by promoting well-rounded skill development and fun for youth hockey players and their families.

      CORE VALUES:   Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Coachability, Accountability, Determination, Courage, Humility, Sportsmanship, Transparency & High Character

      Mite IHML Season:

      The Mite season will start with taking the ice for a first practice on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and conclude on March 1, 2019 with the hoisting of the O’Brien Cup by the IHML champions.

      IHML Season:
      FALL ADM Sessions:  Mite Skaters are invited to participate in the Fall Ice Schedule (9/6 to 10/14) Friday evening ADM sessions 6-7:20pm.
      Practices:  Mite season will start with taking the ice for a first practice on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and conclude on March 1, 2019 with the hoisting of the O’Brien Cup by the IHML champions.
      IHML Games:  Games will begin Saturday, October 20, 2018 and be held on Saturday’s at 9:15am and occasionally on Friday evenings.

      Practice Overview:  

      The IHML will host 30-32 Mite ADM formatted practices for 70-80 minutes per practice. First practice to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Practice times will remain at 5:10pm on Tuesday and 6:00pm on Friday.

      What Is a Typical Mite Practice?

      The first fifteen (15) minutes is spent on power skating followed by 50 minutes of skill development at rotating six stations. The players will be segmented by ability to create a competitive environment. Furthermore, the coaches will customize their station drills based on the skill level rotating to the station. 

      The goal of the ADM practices is to improve the player’s respective skating and hockey skills in small groups to maximize player engagement. And have FUN with friends!

      IHML season overview:

      The IHML will host 52-60 IHML games on Saturday mornings and occasionally on Friday evenings at 6:00pm. Games will begin Saturday, October 20, 2018 and be held on Saturday’s at 9:15am.


      Team Composition Overview:

      The IHML will consist of 5-6 Mite teams with no more than 10 players.  Each team will play four-five games against other IHML teams.  The season concludes with multiple rounds of IHML playoffs and a chance to hoist the O’Brien Cup.

      2018 O’Brien Cup Champs – The Redhawks

      The goal of the IHML is to have players utilize their hockey skills within a half ice game, be part of a team, and learn how to compete while having fun with teammates.

      Cost for 2018-19 Season:

      The Mite program cost is estimated to be in line with the 2018-19 season at $1,000.00. This programming also includes an IHML game jersey, practice jersey and game socks.

      IHWC MITE 2018-19 Season Registration is Open.  REGISTER HERE

      IHML All-Stars:

      The Mite All-Stars is a team comprised of 8 positional players and a goalie along with a select number of alternates. This team is formed through a tryout and will consist of players who have demonstrated above average hockey skills, along with leadership skills by attending ADM practices and IHML games. 

      IHWC Mite All-Stars Team 2017-18 Season

      Mite All-Stars Tryout

      Tryouts were held in September 2018.  10-12 players and a goalie will be selected. Alternate players may be selected for the All Star Roster.  Independent evaluators will be utilized in the team selection process.

      Mite All-Star Practices:

      The All-Star players will practice twice a week in the 70 minute ADM sessions. These ADM practices will be complemented with 5+ dedicated team practices.  

      Games & Tournaments:

      The All-Star team will participate in the MYHL League.  The schedule will consist of approximately 12+ games. Most games will be played on Sunday with home game on Saturday mornings. Two to three tournaments will be added to the schedule that will provide the Mite players an opportunity to compete against the competitive Mite programs in the Midwest. 

      Mite Coaches:

      The Mite coaching staff will be selected once the team is formed after tryouts. The Mite commissioner and Youth Hockey will oversee this selection process.   

      Cost:

      There will be an additional cost for a player on the Mite All-Star team. This cost has yet to be determined for the 2018-19 season.

      IHWC MITE 2018-2019 Season Registration is Open.  REGISTER HERE

      Looking forward to seeing your player on the ice!

      Mike Coburn

      Mite IHML Commissioner 

      Indian Hill WinterClub

      513-304-4050 or mcoburn3@gmail.com

  • IHWC Rangers Youth Program (10U/12U/14U)
    • Rangers Team Formation Info:
       This overview is to provide information on the IHWC youth hockey team composition for the upcoming season and explain the evaluation/tryout process.  Our program is always working to improve the youth hockey experience and this overview includes changes being introduced for the 2018-19 season.  The goal of any youth evaluation or tryout is to find the best team for each player to develop, and more importantly, have fun!  CLICK HERE 
      *2008-2009 Birth years 10U/Squirt INFO Sheet
      *2006-2007 Birth years 12U/Peewee INFO Sheet
      *2004-2005 Birth years 14U/Bantam INFO Sheet
      *Varsity/JV  High School INFO Sheet  


  • IHWC Rangers Document Library
  • GoalTending
    • 2018-19 Goalie Clinics:  
      Calling All Goalies! Goalie clinics are 1/2 Ice clinics led by Goalie coach, Lee Lansdowne.   The 60 minute goalie training sessions are as follows: 

      December 16              8:00 – 9:00am 
      January 13 & 27          8:00 – 9:00am 
      February 10                 8:00 – 9:00am 

      If you have a player that plays goalie and is not on the distribution list or would like to participate in goalie training, please email Rangers@IHWinterClub.com.

      2018-19 Goalie Private or Semi-Private Lessons:
      If you have a player that would like to sign up for private or semi-private goalie instruction, please email Rangers@IHWinterClub.com.

      Shane Clifford Goalie Clinic @ IHWC:
      March 23 12:00 to 3:00pm
  • Rangers Coaches Corner
    • Past Coach Correspondence:
      October 9 Coach & Manager Memo CLICK HERE
      August 31 Coach & Manager Memo CLICK HERE
      JUNE 5 Head Coach Memo CLICK HERE

      IHWC Rangers - COACH Requirements

      IHWC requires all coaches to be certified and screened in accordance with USA Hockey, Mid-American District, State, and local rules and regulations. All coach requirements need to be completed by September 10, 2018.  **Please submit all certificate requirements to Kevin Lord, IHWC Rangers Registrar.**


      Required Training for Coaches:  10U/Squirt to High School:

      1.
      Register with USA Hockey by August 1. Annual registration process. Once complete, the confirmation number must be submitted to Kevin Lord, Registrar (klord@ihwinterclub.com).
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION


      2.
        Mid-Am Background Screening. Once complete, the approval letter must be submitted to the Registrar. Background screens must be completed every two seasons. You must have a current season USA Hockey confirmation number to apply for a background screen. Note: Background checks take 2-3 weeks to complete and must be completed before the coach can be added to the USA Hockey roster.
      CLICK HERE
      MID-AM BACKGROUND SCREENING


      3.
        Coaching Education Program (CEP) registration. These are USA Hockey Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 clinics youth coaches have to attend.
      CLICK HERE:    
      CEP TRAINING


      4.
        USA Hockey Online Age Specific Module(s). Once an age specific module has been completed, it does not have to be repeated. If you will be coaching a different (or multiple) age level, an age specific module will need to be completed for each of the age divisions. Most online Modules take 8 hours so please plan accordingly.
      CLICK HERE:
      USA HOCKEY AGE SPECIFIC MODULES


      5.
        NFHS Concussion Course and submit the completion certificate to Kevin Lord, Registrar. The Concussion Course must be completed every three years.
      CLICK HERE
      NFHS CONCUSSION COURSE


      6.
        USA Hockey Safe Sport Program.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for two (2) seasons.  Thus, if you took the training during the 2017-18 season, it is valid for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.  Safe Sport must be renewed every two seasons by either re-taking the entire Safe Sport Program or by participating in a 30 minute, online renewal course.  Login for the 2018 season and confirm if your SafeSport is current, if it is not, please complete.  No certificate needed to be sent as the Registrar can view online.  **As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new three-course SafeSport training, which features updated content.**
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY SAFE SPORT TRAINING


      7. 
      Lindsay's Law training completion.  This is an annual training requiring a signed certificate for each athlete each school year. 
      CLICK HERE:   PARENT'S
      LINDSAY'S LAW
      CLICK HERE:   COACH VIDEO
      CLICK HERE:   COACH Disclosure


      USA HOCKEY TRAINING GUIDES:

      Download the USA Hockey Mobile Coaches app for practices plans, drills and more. 
      https://www.usahockey.com/mobilecoach
      USA Hockey Coaches Manuals & Guides

      https://www.usahockey.com/manualsandguides


      If you have any additional questions on coaching requirements,
      please contact IHWC Registrar, Kevin Lord (klord@ihwinterclub.com).

      Thank you for volunteering to be an IHWC coach and looking forward to an awesome Rangers season!

  • IHML (Mite) Coaches Corner

    • IHWC Rangers - COACH Requirements

      IHWC requires all coaches to be certified and screened in accordance with USA Hockey, Mid-American District, State, and local rules and regulations. All coach requirements need to be completed by October 10, 2018.  **Please submit all certificate requirements to Kevin Lord, IHWC Rangers Registrar.**


      Required Training for Coaches:  8U/Mite:

      1.
      Register with USA Hockey by October 1. Annual registration process. Once complete, the confirmation number must be submitted to Kevin Lord, Registrar (klord@ihwinterclub.com).
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION


      2.
        Mid-Am Background Screening. Once complete, the approval letter must be submitted to the Registrar. Background screens must be completed every two seasons. You must have a current season USA Hockey confirmation number to apply for a background screen. Note: Background checks take 2-3 weeks to complete and must be completed before the coach can be added to the USA Hockey roster.
      CLICK HERE
      MID-AM BACKGROUND SCREENING


      3.
        Coaching Education Program (CEP) registration. These are USA Hockey Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 clinics youth coaches have to attend.
      CLICK HERE:    
      CEP TRAINING


      4.
        USA Hockey Online 8U Age Specific Module(s). Once an age specific module has been completed, it does not have to be repeated. If you will be coaching a different (or multiple) age level, an age specific module will need to be completed for each of the age divisions. Most online Modules take 8 hours so please plan accordingly.
      CLICK HERE:
      USA HOCKEY AGE SPECIFIC MODULES


      5.
        NFHS Concussion Course and submit the completion certificate to Kevin Lord, Registrar. The Concussion Course must be completed every three years.
      CLICK HERE
      NFHS CONCUSSION COURSE


      6.
        USA Hockey Safe Sport Program.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for two (2) seasons.  Thus, if you took the training during the 2017-18 season, it is valid for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.  Safe Sport must be renewed every two seasons by either re-taking the entire Safe Sport Program or by participating in a 30 minute, online renewal course.  Login for the 2018 season and confirm if your SafeSport is current, if it is not, please complete.  No certificate needed to be sent as the Registrar can view online.  **As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new three-course SafeSport training, which features updated content.**
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY SAFE SPORT TRAINING


      7. 
      Lindsay's Law training completion.  This is an annual training requiring a signed certificate for each athlete each school year. 
      CLICK HERE:   PARENT'S
      LINDSAY'S LAW
      CLICK HERE:   COACH VIDEO
      CLICK HERE:   COACH Disclosure


      USA HOCKEY TRAINING GUIDES:

      Download the USA Hockey Mobile Coaches app for practices plans, drills and more. 
      https://www.usahockey.com/mobilecoach
      USA Hockey Coaches Manuals & Guides

      https://www.usahockey.com/manualsandguides


      If you have any additional questions on coaching requirements,
      please contact IHWC Registrar, Kevin Lord (klord@ihwinterclub.com).

      Thank you for volunteering to be an IHML coach and looking forward to an great season!

  • Team Managers
    • IHWC Rangers - TEAM MANAGER Requirements

      IHWC requires all Team Managers to be certified and screened in accordance with USA Hockey, Mid-American District, State, and local rules and regulations. All team manager/volunteers requirements need to be completed by September 10, 2018.  **Please submit all certificate requirements to Kevin Lord, IHWC Rangers Registrar.**
      For season games:  please submit all score sheets for games to IHWC Youth Hockey @ Rangers@IHWinterclub.com and include the following in the subject line: IHWC Team, Date & Competition.

      Required Training for Team Managers:  10U/Squirt to High School:

      1.
      Register with USA Hockey by September 1 as a VOLUNTEER. Annual registration process. Once complete, the confirmation number must be submitted to Kevin Lord, Registrar (klord@ihwinterclub.com).
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION


      2.
        Mid-Am Background Screening. Once complete, the approval letter must be submitted to the Registrar. Background screens must be completed every two seasons. You must have a current season USA Hockey confirmation number to apply for a background screen. Note: Background checks take 2-3 weeks to complete and must be completed before the coach can be added to the USA Hockey roster.
      CLICK HERE
      MID-AM BACKGROUND SCREENING


      3.
        NFHS Concussion Course and submit the completion certificate to Kevin Lord, Registrar. The Concussion Course must be completed every three years.
      CLICK HERE
      NFHS CONCUSSION COURSE


      4.
        USA Hockey Safe Sport Program.  The SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are each valid for two (2) seasons.  Thus, if you took the training during the 2017-18 season, it is valid for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.  Safe Sport must be renewed every two seasons by either re-taking the entire Safe Sport Program or by participating in a 30 minute, online renewal course.  Login for the 2018 season and confirm if your SafeSport is current, if it is not, please complete.  No certificate needed to be sent as the Registrar can view online.  **As of January 1, 2018, all relevant individuals who need to be SafeSport certified or are seeking recertification will need to complete the new three-course SafeSport training, which features updated content.**
      CLICK HERE: 
      USA HOCKEY SAFE SPORT TRAINING


      5. 
      Lindsay's Law training completion.  This is an annual training requiring a signed certificate for each athlete each school year. 
      CLICK HERE:  
      LINDSAY'S LAW


      What is a Team Manager role?
      Team managers are important for a successful season and to support the team.  Team Managers provide a support role for the coaching team and while specific duties may be different based on the coaches, the following is a list of general responsibilities: 
      *Maintain your team summary (with the Head Coach direction)
      *Official team roster and any supplemental rosters
      *Team schedule for games and practices
      *Team contact list with mobile phone numbers for all parents and coaches
      *Game score sheets (blank and for the games already played) – submitted to Buckeye following each game
      *Score Sheet Team Stickers (template provided)
      *Team communications:  These emails should serves as reminders for upcoming practices and games for that week. They can include directions to new rinks and details on any other team events for that week.
      *Plan and coordinate social events for the team at tournaments or other times.

      Thank you for supporting your player’s team and the IHWC Rangers youth hockey program.

      If you have any additional questions on team management requirements,
      please contact IHWC Registrar, Kevin Lord (klord@ihwinterclub.com).

  • Rangers Online Store


    • IHWC Rangers Online STORE
      Uniforms, Warm-Ups, Team Apparel, Spiritwear & More!
      ***Store Will re-open in Spring 2019***
      Orders will be shipped to your home or address of choice.

      ENTER STORE 

      Questions?
      Rangers@IHWinterClub.com

      We look forward to an awesome Rangers 2018-19 season!

  • IHWC YHC Committee
    • Youth Hockey Committee Charter
      The Youth Hockey Committee is an advisory committee that serves as an extension of the Board of Trustees of the club and represents the youth hockey membership. 

      Primary objective of the committee is to build a youth hockey program that develops a life long love of the game for our players and families through the following goals:          
      *Offer the most enjoyable and competitive hockey experience for all age groups and skill levels      
      *Build clear and effective two-way communication between the Club and youth hockey membership       
      *Provide an objective channel for membership feedback and ideas
      *Ensure the youth hockey program supports the founding principles and core values of the Club    
      *Promote USA Hockey and the American Development Model (ADM)     
      *Represent the priorities and needs of the youth hockey program within the context of all Club programs

      The Youth Hockey Committee is responsible for extending the Board's general governance function to provide oversight of and recommendations for the Youth Hockey program.

      Responsibilities:
      1.  Development of policy relative to all youth hockey programs at the club and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for their adoption.
      2.  Provide oversight of all youth hockey operations at the club and make periodic reports to the Board of Trustees regarding the implementation of all youth hockey related policies.
      3.  Assist club management with implementation of policies related to youth hockey operations. This could include, but is not limited to:
      a.  Developing and communicating to members a comprehensive program for youth hockey opportunities.
      b.  Ensure that play is conducted under the rules established by USA Hockey, including the establishment and maintenance of an approved player conduct policy.
      c.  Assist and recommend policies in other areas of the program such as tryouts, ice schedule, special events, etc.
      d.  Promotion and operations of Club events such as tournaments and promotional events.

      Required Youth Hockey Committee Composition:
      Committee members (with one Board member) who are active in the Youth Hockey Program.  Including, the Director of Ice Programming and General Manager.

      Youth Hockey Committee Members*:
      Sean Fraser, BOT liason
      Shannon Compton
      Matt Dunne
      Tim Hampton
      Stephanie Kennebeck
      Brad Kranson
      Larry Lutz
      Jay Valento
      Frank Baverso, IHWC GM
      Kevin Lord, Director of Ice Programning

      Questions can be directed to the Youth Hockey Committee at YHC@IHWinterclub.com. 
      * as of 8/31/2018

  • Contact IHWC Youth Hockey

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