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Orientation Invitation and Agenda From President Dave Shepard

By Dave Shepard , 10/04/18, 11:00AM EDT


Dear Junior Everblades Family,
The 2018-19 Season is off and running and we all hope your players are enjoying their experience and training. In an effort to provide general information on the organization, our training philosophy, and create an open dialog with our membership we would like to host an Orientation Night at the Hertz Arena for our parents. The meeting will be held in the Old Florida Room.  We will offer two dates/times (October 16th and 18th 6:30 PM). Players on U8 and U10 teams will be on the 16th and U12, U14, U16 and USPHL on the 18th. However, if your schedule only allows you to attend the other date this will be fine. There may be some topics that will be age specific but not many.  A brief agenda of topics is listed below we look forward to seeing you all there. If there are any topics not listed that you would like to see discussed, please forward to Cz DiRosario via the contacts page on the Jr. Everblades Website.
Best Regards,
David Shepard. MBA, CTBS
President, Junior Everblades Hockey Association


Brief Agenda

·       Association Overview and Board Introduction  (David Shepard, President, Junior Everblades)

o   General overview of mission and vision of the association

o   Affiliation with Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades

o   Introduction of the board members and their roles

o   Board participation, the need to volunteer, open communication

o   Association Financials (General review of the budget)

o   Importance of the fundraising component (Fundraising opportunities, team and association)

o   The real cost of hockey

·       Coaching and Player Development (Tony Lessel, Hockey Director, Junior Everblades)

o   General philosophy

o   Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 and A vs. AA

o   Goals for this season

o   Athletic Republic

o   ADM overview

o   The next step…preparing to Juniors/College/Prep

o   Florida Hockey Make-up              

·       Goaltending Overview  (Josh Robinson, Goaltending Coach, Junior Everblades)

o   Importance of the position

o   Training philosophy

o   How to work with goalies as a teammate

o   How to be a goalie parent