Cyclones Picture Day Monday October 5th / CSHL Night at the Monsters Dec 4th
Welcome to Kent Cyclone youth hockey club!
Kent Youth Hockey Association (“KYHA”) is committed to providing high-quality ice hockey programs for the young people of Northeast Ohio in an environment that is open to youths at all levels of interest, ability and economic standing.
Kent Youth Hockey assists all participants in reaching their athletic potential by teaching skills that enhance the performance and enjoyment of ice hockey, while also developing lifetime skills of goal setting, commitment, self-discipline, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Friday 12/4/2015 is CSHL Night at the Monsters. This is a awesome event and a great organizational and team bonding experience. All programs within CSHL will be participating and of course, we want to have the biggest presence and flood Quicken Loans Arena with a sea of Kent Cyclone Red!!!! We are making this a contest, read below!
The price of the tickets are $15 each – normally $30 seats. Buy as many as you would like. They will be distributed to your team manager in November. The tickets will be charged directly to your account when you register for them through the link that was sent to you directly.
Kent Cyclone Picture day is scheduled for 10/5/15. Please see your teams scheduled time for pictures. Please note that your kids and coaches need to be dressed – in full gear (minus their helmet) with envelope in hand at the times that are highlighted. The kids are to wear their RED jersey. The players should line up by team in the lobby going up the ramp toward the concession stand.
It's your first day at practice. There's excitement about meeting new teammates and coaches. Young players want to make a good impression, and the natural thought is to score a flashy goal or make a big save to get everyone's attention.
Sure, coaches and teammates want to see standout talents on their teams. However, there's no quality more important for a coach to see than a player who wants to learn. Being a coachable hockey player is the fastest route to becoming a better hockey player.
Providence College women's hockey head coach Bob Deraney knows a coachable player when he sees one. According to him, players who want to be on the ice, learn from mistakes and approach every practice and game as a chance to improve are the players most likely to succeed. There's no formula for success that universally applies to every player. Each is different with varying strengths and weaknesses, and being coachable helps players identify those shortcomings and improve them.
One of the biggest hallmarks of a coachable player is someone who clearly invests time before the game or practice getting ready.
"(A coachable player is) someone who shows up prepared, practice or game," Deraney said. "They are ready to get better and be the best they can be. They're smiling and energetic, and they look in the eye when they speak with them. They're the kind that wants to be the first one there and last to leave, and always wants to do one more. Their No. 1 priority is being a good teammate, encouraging and challenging their teammates to be the best they can be."
Winning Attitude and Resilience
One important aspect of youth hockey is the relationship between players and coaches and how that helps young players get better. It’s not all about winning games at the youth levels, but having a winning attitude is paramount in development.
Having a winning attitude and mindset enhances development, fuels passion for the game and makes your teammates better. That all starts in practice, and coaches love to see players with that demeanor.
"When you make a mistake and you’re upset with yourself, don't let people know by banging your stick or shaking your head," Deraney said. "The best thing to do is own it and come back harder on the next play or shift."
Be a Good Teammate
The same is true when teammates make mistakes or struggle to pick up a new concept. Coachable players understand that not everyone is going to get it right the first time – and the support from teammates means a lot. When teammates work hard for each other, they have more success. Coaches need to see players that understand the learning process, commit to getting better in all areas of the game and strive to become a cohesive team.
The attitude that separates good hockey players from great hockey players all ties back to the idea of being coachable and striving to improve every day.
"The difference between a good player and a great player is that a good player thinks he or she is good and a great player always believes they can be better," Deraney said. “A great player is an athlete who is never satisfied.”