A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Stamford Twin Rinks. Present board members were Dave Hill, Lisa McCarthy, Todd Halloran, Nick Hathaway, Pete Canelli, Dave Johnson, John Fraser, Jeff Eccleston, John VonStade, Jim Perkins, Kevin Cassidy, Frank Cataudo, Keith Morris, and Michael Bennett.
Positive feedback from all levels. Areas of focus for remainder of season and ‘12/13:
Mite and Squirts-Idea of pooling goalies at each level to strengthen development as well as introducing goalie position at Mighty Mite level.
Continued positive experiences with House select teams playing other towns in Fairfield and Westchester County.
Boys Travel Update
1. Skills Sessions -Positive feedback from players/coaches on skills sessions with Chris Seifert. Skills sessions are focused on enhancing skating and stick work development.
Strategic goals for ‘12/13 for skills sessions:
Enhance goalie development by creating more comprehensive program for development of players at this position.
Possibly have more open ice sessions that would feature professional coaches.
2. Midget- Reviewed options regarding format and team composition of Midget program for ‘12/13. Goal is to create two Minor teams (one declared/ one undeclared).
DYHA will start accepting applicants for waitlist on 1/15/12.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00.