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    24 Tips for Raising Young Hockey Players

    Editor’s Note: The following was adapted from a list created by David By USA Hockey   Lynch, trainer for 8- and 9-year-old soccer players at Stockholm soccer club AIK.

    Here are 24 tips for parents raising young hockey players:

    1. The kids pack and prepare their own hockey bag.
    2. Always be on time for practice.
    3. Make them put their dirty training undergarments in the wash.
    4. Tell them to give 100 percent at practice and games.
    5. The kids carry their own hockey bag in and out of the ice rink. That’s carry, not wheel.
    6. Teach them how to tighten their own skates.
    7. Play hockey with them, where they want and when they want to.
    8. Make them wear their equipment until it’s been outgrown, then buy new equipment.
    9. Buy them new skates when they need them, not when they want them.
    10. Buy second-hand skates and save yourself a fortune.
    11. Teach them not to hate other teams.
    12. Win or lose, remind them to love the game, and the game will love them back.
    13. They will respect teammates, the opposition, the refs, the other team’s coaches. If you don’t teach them this, the coach will have to do it.
    14. Let them dream they can be a Patrick Kane, but don’t give them any expectations.
    15. Blaming teammates, blaming the ref, blaming anything is out. This goes for the players andparents. Set a good example.
    16. Let them play hockey at home with a tennis ball.
    17. Take them to hockey games and let them watch the pros.
    18. Tell them hockey is for fun. Practice is for fun. If it isn’t fun for them, talk to the coach/club or move to another club.
    19. Encourage them to watch hockey training videos on YouTube and let them try and perfect some of the moves.
    20. Encourage them, support them, but never ever shout out instructions from the bleachers.
    21. Don’t car-coach after practices or games. It sucks the fun out of the game. They know if they played well or poorly.
    22. Encourage them to play other sports.
    23. Don’t try to “train” your kid. Take them out, ask what they want to do and let them do it.
    24. Tell your kids that you love watching them play.

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    IMPORTANT TRYOUT INFORMATION

    *****IF YOUR PLAYER IS TRYING OUT PLEASE MAKE SURE THE JERSEY  and SOCKS THEY ARE WEARING ARE ROSEVILLE COLORS ONLY.  THE JERSEY & SOCKS MUST BE BLACK, WHITE or SILVER/GREY AND NOT NUMBERED ON THE SLEEVES OF THE JERSEY.  EACH PLAYER MUST CHECK IN TO BE GIVEN A NUMBERED PINNIE BEFORE THEY GO ON THE ICE*****

    RAYHA STORE is open!!

    Revolution Sporting Goods in Vadnais Heights 

    Now that hockey has officially started and the weather has gotten chilly, it’s a good time to check out our new store website for sweatshirts, jackets, hats and more!

    All players from the Squirt/U10 level and older will get a coupon code to use toward a purchase.  Your team Manager will provide the code and more details.  Before you place an order, please check with your team to see if you’re all going to order the same item (matching sweatshirts, warm-up jackets, hats, etc)!!  To note: Codes are case sensitive.

    On-line store dates: October 11 - Oct 27.        Estimated delivery: November 17

    The link to the RAYHA store:    https://rayha2018season.itemorder.com/sale

    The link to the Roseville/St. Paul Co-op store:  https://rosevillestpcoop2018.itemorder.com/sale

    And share these links with Grandma, Grandpa or your neighbors! Anyone can order RAYHA gear and there are many, many cool new options!!

    New to hockey??

    You have a young child who wants to try hockey?  Welcome to Roseville Area Youth Hockey - we have a place for you and your skater!  Mite-age players can still register.  Please check out the Mite page under the Programs tab for more information.  And if you'd like to register your Mite player, press HERE to get to the registration page.  

    1st Skate 2018 - A Huge Success!

    The 1st Skate program has five goals: as in introduction to RAYHA and the rink, for new skaters to learn to skate without assistance, for children to learn basic skating techniques, for families to become knowledgeable and comfortable with hockey gear and FUN!  

    It's fair to say that all five goals were met - especially the 5th goal! A very special thank you to the RAYHA staff for their time and dedication to this program, to the volunteers for their invaluable assistance, to all who donated gear and to everyone who participated in the 1st Skate program. 

    Who knows... a future NHL player may just have had his or her start right here on our Roseville ice!!  

     

     

     

     

    Roseville Boys Hockey 29th Annual Pancake Breakfast

    Come support Roseville Hockey

    Saturday November 10 {8am - 12PM} $10.00

    CEDARHOLM GOLF COURSE

    2323 Hamline Ave, Roseville, MN 55113

     

     

     

     

    Helpful Information...

    **As you start to fill your fall and winter calendar, don't forget to look at "Dates and Events" under the Home tab.  All important hockey dates are listed in an easy to view format.

     

     

    Minnesota Whitecaps Single Game Tickets On Sale Now

     

     

    Single Game Tickets On Sale Now

    Don't miss your chance to see the Whitecaps in action at TRIA Rink during their inaugural NWHL season.

    The Whitecaps feature 2018 Team USA Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hanna Brandt and Lee Stecklein, along with reigning NWHL Goaltender of the Year Amanda Leveille and may of the greatest players in the State of Hockey.

    The fun starts on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday October 7 against the defending Isobel Cup champion Riveters. With tickets starting at just $20, you won't want to miss it!

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    2017-2018 A Season to be PROUD!

    During the 2017-2018 season, we had many great teams but 3 teams not only earned District 2 championship titles, but one team went undefeated!  Congratulations to our undefeated 15U  girls, our Bantam A team, our 10UA girl's team, all D2 Champions.  It was also a great season for former RAYHA skater Lee Stecklein who won a gold medal for the USA Women's Hockey Team!   

    To play the game is good,
    To win is better,
    But to love the game is best of all.

    Author Unknown

     

     

    RAYHA Mission Statement

    The purpose of Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association is to provide programs to teach, promote and compete in amateur youth ice hockey in a fun, healthy and educational environment for all participants. Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association strives to develop individual and team skills, teamwork, knowledge of the game, loyalty, responsibility and sportsmanship a positive youth sports culture, which teaches life lessons.