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Dear hockey families,
 
My name is Michelle Stillings and I have been serving on our youth hockey board since 2011, coached our 2013-2014 ADM Mite team, and filled various other team roles.  In addition to my work with the Youngstown Area Amateur Hockey Association, my husband has been involved in coaching and both of our children have been playing hockey in Youngstown.  During this time, we have gained lifelong friendships and great memories and plan to have many more of both.
 
As we enter the 2014-2015 hockey season, I would like to inform you that I have been appointed by our board to serve as president of YAAHA.  I would like to thank the board for entrusting me with such a large responsibility, and at the same time I would like to thank our former president Bob Gray for all of the hard work and energy that he has put into every past season.  Until you sit on the board, it is very difficult to understand the time, effort, and energy that all the people put into serving and running an organization.  A huge thank you to our existing board and to our coaches for all of your hard work past, present, and future.
 
With that being said, we are quickly approaching the start of our new hockey season and are looking forward to a great one.  I strongly encourage all of you to get involved, even if it is in a small way: YAAHA is always looking for support at the board level, various committee levels, and at the team level.  Our organization runs on volunteers and we need you to help YAAHA run and grow; without all of you and your efforts the jobs cannot get done.  Please join us for a meeting with our board this Thursday, July 17th at the Magic Tree at 6:30 to discuss how you can support our organization.
 
Again, we need YOU and your help to make this an amazing season!
 
Thank again for your time and I look forward in seeing many of you this Thursday, July 17th at 6:30.
 
Michelle Stillings
724-971-9929 cell
Stillingsmichelle1@gmail.com


 

 





 

 

 

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, UPMC Sports Medicine, Community College of Allegheny County and Community College of Beaver County are pleased to announce the Heads Up Pittsburgh Program for the Summer of 2014. 

To those of you who have already registered, we thank you for your participation!  

 

Below are some of this year’s highlights.  Feel free to forward this email or include in any communications to interested groups, organizations or individuals. 

  • Athletes of ANY SPORT ages 10-14 can test for FREE.  Athletes ages 7-9 and 15 or above can test for a minimal fee.
  • The first 2,000 athletes will receive a FREE Flexibility Kit courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
  • Registration website is currently open: (REGISTER HERE)  www.upmc.com/baselinetesting
  • Testing will be available at the CCBC – Monaca Campus this summer
  • The LAST DATE of testing will be August 1st.
  • Athletes wishing to test at any the CCBC or CCAC locations MUST be age 10 or older on the date of testing.
  • Athletes are recommended to have a baseline every year until age 13, then every two years after that.

Thank you, 
UPMC Concussion Outreach Program

Supplemental Tryout Information for 2014-2015

 

Additional and team specific information is available by clicking the team links above

 

Supplemental/Second Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Phantom Youth Teams will be held as follows: 

 

Squirt  2014-2015

Existing Team offers - including Supplemental Tryout offers - can be seen by clicking the Squirt 2014-15 tab above

 

PeeWee A Major  2014-2015

Existing Team offers - including Supplemental Tryout offers - can be seen by clicking the PeeWee 2014-15 tab above

 

PeeWee A Minor 2014-2015

Existing Team offers - including Supplemental Tryout offers - can be seen by clicking the PeeWee 2014-15 tab above

 

Bantam AA  There will be no additional tryouts for the AA team.  For questions or possible player inquiries please contact ytownhockey-information@yahoo.com

 

Bantam A Major  Supplemental/Second Tryouts for the Bantam A Major Team will be held at The Ice Zone

Team offers - including Supplemental Tryout offers - have been emailed to all players.  Accept/Decline by clicking the Bantam 2014-15 tab above.

 

 

U16  Two additional Supplemental Tryouts for the U16 A Major Team will be held at The Ice Zone.  You can choose to attend both or either skate.

Team offers - including Supplemental Tryout offers - have been emailed to all players.  Accept/Decline by clicking the U16 2014-15 tab above.

 

U18 

Organizational Information will be posted for all participants no later than May 7th.

 

Supplemental/Second Tryout Fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable

Commitment Fee is $300.00 and will be deducted from your season fee.  It is non-refundable once an offer is  accepted.  For those being offered a roster spot through the Supplemental Tryout process, this fee will be due before an official roster spot is held.

Supplemental Tryout Fee; A check in the amount of $50.00 will be due prior to your Supplemental Tryout.  Check made payable to YAAHA.  This is NOT applicable if you participated in the April Tryouts and paid the Tryout Fee at that time. 
 
Commitment Fee; A $300.00 Commitment Fee will be due upon acceptance of an offer following the Supplemental Tryout.  That check must be received within 7 days of accepting an offer.  Additional information will be given when the offer is extended.  This fee is non-refundable once an offer is accepted.
 

USHL Phantoms Hockey Summit

 

Thanks to Coach Anthony Noreen and his staff for conducting this great event.  Players from Pittsburgh to Sandusky took advantage of the Hockey Summit to learn what it takes to move to the next level!


Youth Hockey Open House

 

Special Thank You's to the USHL Coaching Staff, The Covelli Centre, and our Phantom Youth Volunteers for making the Open House events a success!

Through the two weekends, we had over 80 players enjoy a great afternoon on the ice and then watch the USHL Phantoms in action!!

We look forward to similar opportunities in the future.


American Hockey Parent Handbook Now Available Online

03/14/2014, 5:15pm EDT
By Jayson Hron - USA Hockey
 

USA Hockey recently created a comprehensive handbook for hockey parents that covers everything from skill development to safety to nutrition and beyond. It’s filled with actionable insights and information that can help you and your child enjoy a great youth hockey experience. Check out the digital version by clicking here .


ADM Hockey

Thanks to those who have made 2013-2014 ADM a success! 

 

Thanks to your great spirit and involvement we are looking forward to keeping the program on the ice through March!

 

Anyone interested in participating in our program, coaching in the program, or helping with the program is asked to contact us at ytownhockey-adm2014@yahoo.com .  The ADM age groups (2006 and younger for the 2014-15 season) are THE MOST IMPORTANT developmental age for our young players.

 

 

Youngstown Phantom ADM Program
 
Registration is ALWAYS open for our ADM program!  
 
 
Click on the ADM Tab above to:
 
1. Learn more about ADM Hockey
 
2. To submit your registration form. 
 

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