Volume #1 Issue #14 April 20, 2012
| Sabre Hockey Association|Seeking Qualified Candidates for Business Manager
The Sabre Hockey Association is in search of qualified candidates to take on the responsibilities of the Business Manager. See below for the responsibilities of the Business Manager. This position reports to the Treasurer, as well as the Vice President of Business. Qualified candidates must have an accounting background, be knowledgeable with QuickBooks and be able to dedicate 30 plus hours per week to this role during the hockey season. Familiarity with not for profits is helpful, but not necessary. If you are interested you must submit your resume, inclusive of your qualifications, to Marc Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered your submission must be received by Friday, May 25th.
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|Sabre Hockey Golf Outing Registration Deadline Extended to May 1 Register your foursome today - Don't be like 'this guy'! Click HERE to watch video.
6 Ways to Teach Sportsmanship
Here are six things you can do to show your child (and other parents) what being 'a good sport' means:
1. Cheer for all the players, even those on the other team. What a surprising difference it can make around the edge of the rink and in the stands when parents make an effort to applaud a good effort or a fine play - no matter which child makes it.
2. Talk to parents of the other team - they are not the enemy.
3. Be a parent, not a coach: Resist the urge to critique. Children dread their parent going over their performance in detail, pointing out all their mistakes. Sometimes just being there shows your children what being a good parent is all about. Leave the coaching to the coaches: this includes motivating, psyching your child for practice, after game critiquing, setting goals, requiring additional training, etc.
4. Thank the officials when you are able. Find a few moments to compliment the officials for their hard work after a game (especially if your child's team loses) you will be rewarded with the pleasure of seeing a surprised smile in return.
5. Keep hockey in its proper perspective: Hockey should not be larger than life for you. If your child's performance produces strong emotions in you, suppress them. Remember your relationship will continue with your child long after their youth hockey days are over. Keep your goals and needs separate from your child's experience.
6. Have fun: That is what the children are trying to do!
'One reason kids love video games so much is that they can each pick their own level of challenge'. - Lenny Wiersma, Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sports
Article adapted from US Youth Soccer Positive Parenting Presentation.
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Weekly Parent Tip
"Divided loyalties hinder people. Sharing your disapproval of a coach with your children puts them in a bind. Conversely, when parents support a coach, it is easier for children to put forth maximum effort. If you think your child's coach is mishandling a situation, do not tell your child. Ask for a meeting with the coach."
Weekly Coach Tip
"Practice your self-control routine. Next time you're driving and someone cuts you off, remind yourself to take at least three deep breaths. You can also try it when you're watching your favorite sports team on TV. Once you've practiced your self-control routine, it should come naturally when you need it on the sideline."
|Sabre Hockey~Tommy Nevin's Pub Golf Outing
Register TODAY! Sabre Guys and Gals, you DO NOT want to miss this year's golf outing. Sabre Hockey was invited to participate in Tommy Nevin's prestigious 5 day Charity Golf Event. Grab three of your best buddies and register your foursome today!
Sabre Hockey will donate 20% of all money raised to the Lori Maly Endowment Fund.
$160 per person
$640 per foursome
Golf, Cart, Gift Bag, Contests, Prizes
Lunch and Open Beverage Cart
All you can drink and snacks on the course Steak Dinner, Open Bar and Awards Reception
Following Golf at Tommy Nevins Pub - Naperville
$210.00 per person
$840.00 per foursome
In addition to the above package, each VIP Guest will receive
Tommy Nevin's VIP Gift
Tamarack Golf Club
Thursday, August 23rd
1:00PM Shotgun Start
Four Person Scramble
Over $60,000 in Hole In One Prizes Available
Great Team, Individual and Raffle Prizes
50/50 Raffle, 50" Plasma, Golf, and much more!!
Reception Only $100.00 per person
Includes Steak Dinner and Open Bar
for Golf Outing Brochure
|5 Ways to Get Your Life Back After Hockey Season |
Now that 5, 10, 20 or more hours a week - not to mention national holidays - are no longer occupied by hockey, what do you do with yourself? Remember that person - you? Hockey parents deserve a mental and physical break, and we don't mean filling the time with spring cleaning. Here's how to get your life back on track for whatever amount of time you have off.
- Reconnect with other hockey parents. To prevent withdrawal, ease back into your life by getting together with favorite hockey parents whose player ended up on a different team this year. Review the good and bad of the year, then commit to another topic (maybe, say, the NHL).
- Reintroduce yourself to family and friends. Remember your high school friends? Neighbors, parents, siblings, coworkers? You're going to need those people when your hockey-parent lifestyle wanes, and it will. Host a barbecue for the neighborhood, have your parents over or go out to dinner with another couple. If you can't take the culture shock, invite them to a pro game.
- Remember that gym membership. You worry about your player's training all year while your primary occupation is sitting. Sitting while driving the car. Sitting in the stands. Sitting at the pizza bar after games. This is the perfect time to shape up and return as next year's hot hockey mom or dad.
- Recommit to your family. Go on a weekend getaway with your spouse, take the kids to the park, visit a museum together - if you have to, go ice skating. Just do something together that doesn't involve hockey.
- Revisit your goals. Career advancement, weight loss, fitness, volunteerism, home improvement, reading... Whatever goals may be waylaid by incessant trips to the rink are ripe for renewal.
Sure, you don't have to let hockey drain your existence - you can work out, read and do errands during practice. But you can miss out on one of the most fun aspects of being a hockey parent - hanging out with the other moms, dads and siblings, and chatting about kids, coaches, equipment and more. If you're one of these hockey parent junkies, just be sure to get your life back when the season ends.
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| Joseph Beilke Fundraiser at Rocket Ice Arena|
Fundraiser to benefit Joseph Beilke on Sunday, April 22 from 5-8pm at Rocket Ice Arena in Bolingbrook.
*Food, games, prizes and silent auction
*Special appearance by Chicago Blackhawk Alum Brian Noonan
*Great raffle prizes
*Special Raffle items:
Adults and Children 12 & up - $6
Children 12 & under - $5 * Skate rental - $3
100% of the proceeds will go to Joseph Beilke
Contact Melanie Johnson for more information at 708-253-3894
Great Strides Walk
May 19, 2012
Grand Pavilion ~ Naperville River Walk
Click HERE to visit Macey's Mission Homepage
Run for Reading
Run for Reading
to benefit the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Literacy Fund is looking for sponsors and runners! Run is Sunday, May 20th in the River Woods Subdivision in Naperville. Sponsor deadline April 14th.Click HERE for more information about the fund and/or to sponsor or sign up!