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New "Ladder of Development” & Elite Program for 2019-2020 Season

Navy Youth Hockey is excited to announce two new programmatic changes to enhance the development of our youngest players and provide opportunities for competitive growth in our 14-16 year old girls and boys cohort! 

Navy Youth Hockey’s Ladder of Development will focus on long term player development with weekly skills clinics designed and taught by professional coaches. Every player enrolled at Navy Youth Hockey, irrespective of experience or skill level, will be afforded greater access to opportunities for skill development and training. This program is borne of our renewed commitment to the long-term player development model and our recent acquisition of additional ice time at the newly constructed second sheet at Piney Orchard Ice Arena. We will retain our ice at the Brigade Sports Complex but the new ice at nearby Piney Orchard will significantly increase our available ice slots. 

Equally exciting is the launch of the first-ever Navy Youth Hockey Elite squads! Elite Program players will have the unique opportunity to be rostered on the most highly competitive boys and girls teams in NYH history.  These teams will have an enhanced on and off-ice training program coupled to a higher-level of commitment to programmatic expectations and a high-level professional coaching structure. 

NYH remains absolutely committed to our legacy CBHL, CCHL and Rec league program and players. In no way are we abandoning our community-based mission to support all players interested in learning and playing this great game; we are simply positioned to add new ice time and are leveraging that ice time to offer new and enhanced programmatic offerings this year. 

The information below offers a broad sketch of the new NYH Elite coaching & program structure for the 2019-2020 season.  Complete detail can be found in the document below.

NYH Elite Coaching Staff for 2019-2020 Season:

Hockey Director – Paul Fritz

Girls Hockey Program Director – Ashley Harper

Assistant Girls Hockey Director – Monica Pozuc

Goalie Instructor-DTC Goaltending – Bryan Canter

Strength/Conditioning – Tom Kapp, Athlete Performance Center (“Hockey Fit”)

NYH Elite Program Structure for 2019-2020 Season:

16U Elite ‘Boys’

Coach – Paul Fritz (NYH Hockey Director) 

  • 2004 and 2003 Birth Years
  • Home Rink-McMullen Arena (Navy) and Piney Orchard
  • Summer Program
    • Summer Training Camp
    • Summer Team Practices prior to summer tournament play
    • Summer tournament - Summer Sizzler, Newark DE, July
  • In-season Practice/Training Schedule
    • Late August Pre-season prep-camp
    • Minimum 2x per week on-ice sessions with one full-ice sheet per week
    • Minimum 1x per week off-ice training and conditioning sessions 
    • Practice and training sessions will be team-oriented and players will be expected to participate and engage in all experiences and opportunities.
  • Game Schedule
    • Approximately 45 Games including tournament and showcase games
      • 40%-CBHL Games (approx. 20 games)  
      • 40%-EJEPL Games (20 games includes showcases) 
      • 20%-NL games (10 games - includes tournaments)
    • EJEPL League Schedule.
      • 2 to 3 EJ Showcases-Late August and Fall Showcases.
    • One to Two tournaments.  Potential options includes:
      • Silver Stick
      • Traditional holiday tournaments (we will not limit our choices to holiday weekends only).
  •  “Hockey Fit” off-ice conditioning program
    • 1 x per week, In-season (September through February).
  • Tryout Dates
    • April 27th - 30th 2019 at Navy McMullen Arena
  • Tuition-$3,600
    • Swag Pack-$375
    • Uniform (jersey, socks, shells)-$325
    • Required helmet, facemask, and gloves.
  • Tryout Fee-$150

14U Elite ‘Boys’

Coach – Jake Lynes, Mike Pirrone

  • 2006 and 2005 Birth Years (consideration for minor year players)
  • Home Rink-McMullen Arena (Navy) and Piney Orchard
  • Summer Program
    • Summer Training Camp
    • Summer Team Practices prior to summer tournament play
    • Summer tournament - Summer Sizzler, Newark DE, July
  • In-season Practice/Training Schedule
    • Late August Pre-season prep-camp
    • Minimum 2x per week on-ice sessions with one full-ice sheet per week
    • Minimum 1x per week off-ice training and conditioning sessions 
    • Practice and training sessions will be team-oriented and players will be expected to participate and engage in all experiences and opportunities.
  • Game Schedule
    • Approximately 45 Games including tournament and showcase games
      • 40%-CBHL Games (approx. 20 games)  
      • 40%-EJEPL Games (20 games includes showcases) 
      • 20%-NL games (10 games - includes tournaments)
    • EJEPL League Schedule.
      • 2 to 3 EJ Showcases-Late August and Fall Showcases.
    • One to Two tournaments.  Potential options includes:
      • Silver Stick
      • Traditional holiday tournaments (we will not limit our choices to holiday weekends only).
  •  “Hockey Fit” off-ice conditioning program
    • 1 x per week, In-season (September through February).
  • Tryout Dates
    • April 27th - 30th 2019 at Navy McMullen Arena
  • Tuition-$3,600
    • Swag Pack-$375
    • Uniform (jersey, socks, shells)-$325
    • Required helmet, facemask, and gloves.
  • Tryout Fee-$150

16U Elite Girls

Coach – Kim Lippincott, Monica Pozuc
Girls Hockey Director – Ashley Harper
Assistant Girls Hockey Director – Monica Pozuc

  • 2003 to 2006 Birth Years
  • Home Rink-McMullen Arena (Navy) and Piney Orchard
  • Summer Program
    • Summer Team Practices prior to summer tournament play
    • Summer tournament - TBD
  • In-season Practice/Training Schedule
    • Minimum 2x per week on-ice sessions with one full-ice sheet per week
    • Minimum 1x per week off-ice training and conditioning sessions 
    • Practice and training sessions will be team-oriented and players will be expected to participate and engage in all experiences and opportunities.
  • Game Schedule
    • Approximately 40 Games including tournament and showcase games
      • 60%-CBHL Games (approx. 20 games)  
      • 20%-Non-CBHL Games (10 games) 
      • 20%-Tournament games (10 games - includes possible showcase)
    • Minimum two tournaments
  •  “Hockey Fit” off-ice conditioning program
    • 1 x per week, In-season (September through February).
  • Tryout Dates
    • April 27th - 30th 2019 at Navy McMullen Arena
  • Tuition-$2,900
    • Swag Pack-$375
    • Uniform (jersey, socks, shells)-$325
    • Required helmet, facemask, and gloves.
  • Tryout Fee-$150