The Coastal Stars Board of Directors is excited to announce registration for the 2014-2015 season. There are multiple registrations open at www.coastalstars.com, please read carefully, and register for the program that is appropriate for your child. Although our price is increasing this year we are still one of the most cost effective programs on the South Shore. We offer weekly skills, set practices and dedicated coaches. Our program is second to none in the amount of ice each player gets for the cost of the program. 1) Registration for 2014-15 Full Season Mite through Bantam Players: · All Mite through Bantam players will receive a game, practice and weekly skill session as part of their program next year. We anticipate approximately 30 skills sessions during the course of the season. · Skills sessions will be run by Joe Norris Hockey. Joe Norris and his coaches currently run skills for a prominent EHF program as well as the Coastal Stars. We are very excited to have Joe and his great staff returning for a third season · Total cost for the season will be $1295, which is inclusive of a game, practice and weekly skill session. · Full Time Goalie tuition (with own equipment) will be $645 for the 2014-15 season. Tuition for goalie using Stars equipment will be $775. · Third child (full season only) discounted tuition will be $645. · A $50 late fee will be charged for any registrations after March 28th, 2014. · A $200 tryout fee will be required for all players trying out for the coastal stars ($100 of which is refundable if you decide not to play Stars for the 2014-2015 season) · All past due balances must be paid in full before ANY player will be allowed to tryout. Payment Plans Payment plans will be offered as follows: $200 due at time of signups $365 due by June 15th $365 due by July 15th $365 due by August 15th This will have your balance paid in full by August 15th. We will not be allowing players to start practicing unless they are paid in full this year. Details of the 2014-15 Mite Program – VERY IMPORTANT!!! · All Mites/U8 (2006 and 2007 birthdays) will play a portion of the 2014-15 season on age-appropriate (cross ice or half ice) surfaces, as mandated by USA Hockey and Mass Hockey. o Mite A and Mite B players in the South Shore Conference will play 16 half ice games in a 4 on 4 (plus goalie) format, starting in September. These teams will also play 8 full ice games starting approximately the 2nd week of January. Full ice playoffs will follow the end of the regular season in March. o Mite C players in the Yankee Conference will play 8 cross ice games starting in September, followed by 8 half ice games (all in a 4 on 4 plus goalie format) followed by 10 full ice games, and full ice playoffs.
Tryouts will begin in the first 2 weeks of April. IMPORTANT TRYOUT INFORMATION Placing players on the appropriate teams is very difficult. In an effort for full transparency here is a how each child will be evaluated. Each returning stars player will have a coaches evaluation that will make up 60% (for players staying at the same level) or 40% (for players moving up a level) of their final placement position. The final percentage will come from the on ice tryouts. The complete placement process will be done as follows:
· Coaches Evaluation: Each child will have been evaluated by their previous coaches. Each Coach, Head Coach and Assistant Coaches will submit separate evaluations for each player. For a player staying at the same level (Mite staying a Mite, Squirt staying a Squirt, etc) the Coach Evaluation will account for 60% of the child’s leveling with the following 40% based upon the following (for players moving up a level a breakdown of 40% for coaches evaluation and 60% for the below will be used).
· Tryout: Your child will have a tryout that will consist of a few drills and a lot of scrimmaging (2 hours total of ice). Your child will be evaluated by at least 4 evaluators. The evaluations will be averaged out and they will be used to help place the player. The tryout will make up the final 40% of the evaluation (or 60% for players new to a level). The evaluation process outlined above will give us great insight in helping to place each player at the proper level. The final tally of points based on the formulas above will give each player a number that will be ranked. For example, if we have 45 bantam’s trying out the players will be ranked 1-45 based upon the coaches evaluation and tryout evaluations. The top 15 will be Bantam A’s, the next 15 Bantam B’s and the final 15 Bantam B2’s. NO PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE FOR TRYOUTS WITHOUT PAYING THE REGISTRATION FEE.
Should the player decide to withdraw from the Coastal Stars for the upcoming season after tryouts, the family will be refunded the registration fee, less $100. All refund requests must be made before April 28th, 2014 as a result of the organization's need to secure practice ice and to meet league deadlines for the upcoming season with the South Shore Conference and Yankee Conference. No refunds will be considered after April 28, 2014.
Check List for registration: 1) Credit/Debit Card 2) Shirt Size for next year. (Required to register) 3) Review and vote on the list of candidates running for the Coastal Stars Board of Directors. 4) Verify all information for parents and children are accurate, under your account. We use this information to contact you via telephone, email and US Mail.
In addition to registering with the Coastal Stars, all participants and coaches will need to register with USA Hockey/Mass Hockey AFTER May 1, 2014. You are responsible for the USA Hockey/Mass Hockey registration fee and will not be able to participate in Coastal Stars activities until confirmation of registration is complete on the Coastal Stars website.
The member towns and coach of each team are responsible for the behavior of the spectators from their town. If the spectators get unruly or abusive during a game, it is up to the discretion of the referee to stop the game and determine who is at fault. If it can be determined whom or what town is a fault, they shall forfeit the game. If it cannot be determined who is at fault or it is unsafe to continue the game, it will be stopped and the Disciplinary Committee will make a decision.
Hello Coastal Stars families! With the hockey season fast approaching I wanted to send out information about some significant changes that are being made within the Coastal Stars organization. The Coastal Stars organization is always looking for ways in which to better our program. Our hockey program has received a ton of great feedback from parents, players and coaches. The feedback has made clear what people feel needs to be improved upon in order to help move the Coastal Stars in a positive direction. The majority of the feedback we have received is about ice time. People want consistency, set ice time and 3 sheets of ice per week. As we move towards the 2012 – 2013 hockey season the Coastal Stars are pleased to announce that we will be giving each team within the Coastal Stars a set practice hour for the year. This move allows parents, coaches and players to set their schedule well ahead of time instead of constantly moving things around in order to get to hockey. We, as an organization, have worked hard to make this happen and feel that this step is a huge part of our commitment to better the program moving forward.
Another addition to the program is set hourly skills sessions will be offered to each player. This year we will be offering skills on Monday nights (5:30 and 6:40 at Hobomock) throughout the season. The price will be very affordable and well below the industry norm. You will get top notch instruction from coaches outside the Stars organization. By offering skills to every player in our organization we are moving towards a more competitive 3 sheets of ice per week.
In addition to these changes we will be also focusing a lot of time and resources on better training our coaching staff. We will bring in top coaches and representatives from USA Hockey to help mentor and train our coaches throughout the season.
We feel that each player in our program deserves the very best ice time and coaching. That is why we as a board will continue to work as hard as possible to ensure we are offering the best possible program for your child. Hockey is a great sport and the Coastal Stars is a great youth hockey program. We are an organization that offers your child the ability to play with his or her friends in town, at a very affordable price, when compared to competing programs. We focus on the improvement of each child. Our duty is to ensure that your child not only improves but has fun. We will ensure that your child looks forward to coming to the rink each day. It is with your support that we can continue to make this organization great. We, as a Board, and myself as the President, welcome any and all feedback.
Thank You for entrusting us with your child. It is a truly great honor.
Any child who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the practice or competition and must not return to practice or competition that day. Upon diagnosis of a concussion, the child shall not return to play games or practice until cleared in writing to the Coastal Stars' Athletic Director by an appropriate health-care professional.