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    DYHA Moving Communication, Schedules to Sport Ngin

    07/22/2016, 12:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Sign up TODAY for Sport Ngin!


    Effective August 1st, Dover Youth Hockey will officially shift to using Sport Ngin for all schedule management and email communication to parents and players.  The Sport Ngin tool is designed to provide parents with one source of information for everything about your DYHA player(s) and team(s) through the web or via the Sports Ngin mobile app on your phone.

    It is essential that ALL families are set up with at least one active Sport Ngin account by August 1st.  An email was sent earlier today (Friday, July 22nd) providing all parents with instructions for setting up an account and/or confirming that your account is set up properly and associated with your player(s).  That information is also available on the Administration Page of the DYHA website.

    If you do not currently have a Sports Ngin account that is linked to your player(s): please email dyhapresident@doverhockey.org to provide your player's name, their 2016-17 team (ie, Wild Squirt Majors) and the email address you want to set up.  An invite will then be emailed to you through Sports Ngin that will enable you to create an account that will automatically be linked to your player.

    If you do currently have a Sports Ngin account: please log in and make sure that your account is linked to your player(s) and also confirm that you are set up to receive notifications either via email or text.  You must have one of these options turned on to be alerted to new messages, schedule changes, etc.  You can follow the instructions for "Sports Ngin: How to Set Up an Account" if you are unsure how to confirm that your account is set up properly which are found at the Administration Page of the DYHA website.

    If you have questions or problems setting up your account, please email dyhapresident@doverhockey.org.

    Again, please make sure you set up your account immediately.  We will begin to use the system fully on August 1st and it will only be successful if all parents have registered an account.

    DYHA Golf Outing- Save the Date!

    07/10/2016, 12:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Save the Date!

    The 2016 Dover Youth Hockey Association Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 16th at The Links at Outlook Golf Course.  Registration starts at 12:00 with a shotgun start at 1:00.  

    Please save the date!  More info to follow!

    Two DYHA Coaches Chosen to Lead Local High School Programs

    07/07/2016, 3:30pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Young, Negm hired by local HS programs

    DYHA would like to congratulate two members of our organization, Mike Young and Geoff Negm, who were recently hired as head coaches of two area high school hockey programs.  

    Mike Young, our Director of Hockey Operations, has been selected as the new head coach at Dover High School. Mike started playing hockey at age 6, played for Dover High and has served as an assistant coach at Dover for the past 8 years.  During that time the program made eight consecutive playoff appearances, three trips to the Division II championship and two titles.  

    Geoff Negm, the head coach of our Granite State Wild PeeWee Major team, has been tabbed as the new head coach at Noble High School in North Berwick, ME.  Geoff played youth hockey for Somersworth/Berwick and the NH Jr Wildcats, played a year at Spaulding High School and then played junior hockey in the IJHL for the West River Wolves and Salem Ice Dogs.  

    Mike and Geoff will both continue in their current positions with DYHA.

    As DYHA strives to provide our young athletes with the best possible player development, we are very happy to count Mike and Geoff as two more members of our staff who have been chosen as head coaches at the high school level.  They join Peter Harwood, assistant coach of the GS Wild Squirt Majors who is also the head coach of St Thomas Aquinas, and Ray Terrell, head coach of the GS Wild Mite Majors who formerly served as head coach at Dover High School.

    Support DYHA with AmazonSmile

    07/07/2016, 3:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Support DYHA with AmazonSmile

    Supporting your favorite youth hockey organization just got a little easier!  DYHA is pleased to announce that we are now registered with AmazonSmile.  

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop using the AmazonSmile site you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Dover Youth Hockey Association!

    To register your Amazon account and start supporting DYHA, please click on the AmazonSmile link found on the right side of the DYHA website.  You can also visit smile.amazon.com and follow the prompts to select Dover Youth Hockey Association.

    Once you've registered, please don't forget to bookmark smile.amazon.com.  All purchases must be made from that site to qualify.  

     

    'Check In' from the Board

    06/27/2016, 9:30am EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Monthly Update on DYHA Happenings

     

    Who doesn’t love summer?  

    The morning routine changes, as the sight of kids reluctantly dragging their backpacks out the door is replaced by the sound of them racing out the door to camp.  

    The ice has been melted at Dover Arena for its annual makeover…which this year includes brand new locker rooms for the Foster Rink!  

    And, for some families, those hockey bags have even made their way into the back of the garage for a few short weeks, giving our overworked car air fresheners a much needed break.    

    Summer is also a chance for the DYHA Board to reflect on the high points of last season and look at ways to improve for next season.

    Our Granite State Wild teams were very competitive in their first season playing in the Mass Premier League with several teams making the playoffs, including a finals appearance for the Squirt Minors and a championship victory for the Peewee Majors!   And our Dover Stars teams continued to be very competitive in the NHAHA.  Thanks to the efforts of our great staff of volunteer coaches, and a strong turnout at this year’s tryouts, we expected that next season will bring even more success!

    On the improvements front, the Board has been actively identifying ways to make next season even better for our players, families and fans.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you just a few of our initiatives…

     

    Communication.  When we do it?  Why we do it?  How we do it?

    The answers to the first two are simple:  More often.  And whenever it matters.  

    Whether it is to provide important DYHA information, to celebrate the success of one of our teams or players, or our new monthly newsletter,  the goal of the Board this season is to improve on communication and ensure that members of the organization are well informed. 

    Which brings us to “how we do it.” 

    DYHA has invested in Sport Ngin, a web-based software platform that is specifically designed to help sports organizations connect with parents.   This system was used for schedule management last season and we plan to expand on the use of this technology and utilize it for ALL communication to members of the organization.  For this reason, it will be critical that all parents have an active Sport Ngin account that is connected to their preferred email address(es).

    In the coming weeks you will be receiving an email from your team manager regarding your Sports Ngin account.  You will be asked to confirm that your account is associated with the correct email address(es).  This email will also provide instructions on setting up an account if you do not already have one.  And it will include links to tutorials on how to add multiple email accounts to a player’s profile and how to link multiple Sports Ngin accounts to a particular player profile.  

    We ask that you please act promptly upon receiving this email.  This will help tremendously in our efforts to communicate with you more effectively!  

    Fundraising

    DYHA relies on a number of fundraising activities each year to help keep player fees as low as possible.  Bingo and our annual fundraising dance have been strong contributors to our fundraising efforts for many years.  The Board is now working on additional ways of supplementing the cost of running the organization and providing our players with the best opportunities.

    This fall DYHA will hold a golf outing at The Links at Outlook Golf Course in South Berwick.  The Board would like to thank Ray Terrell for offering to help with this event.  Ray has successfully run fundraising golf outings in the past and his experience will help us to make this a great event for players and a good money maker for the organization.  More information about this event will be sent out in the coming weeks!

    The Board is also looking for sponsors for our House League teams, as well as title sponsors for the X-League and Heyliger Tournament.  If you know of a business that would be interested in these opportunities, please contact our Fundraising Director, Mike Aceto, at fundraisingdirector@doverhockey.org.

    Volunteers.  We need help!!!

    As a non-profit organization, DYHA relies heavily on contributions of time.  Not every parent is able to invest the time required to be a coach or to sit on the Board of Directors.  But there are a number of ways that you as a parent can help us by giving just a few hours of your time…and have a positive impact on your players’ DYHA experience in the process!

    Here are a some areas where we could use YOUR help:

    Fundraising events

    We are seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming golf outing and parent dance.  This includes helping with preparations (event planning, seeking out donations and sponsors, etc.) as well as people to help work at these events.    

    Committees

    DYHA has openings on several committees, including:

    • By-law Review
    • Finance & Audit
    • House League
    • X-League
    • Heyliger Tournament
    • Fundraising/Scholarship 

    Please email me at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org if you are interested in volunteering.  We would greatly appreciate your help!  You are also encouraged to contact me directly with any general questions or ideas that you have.  

    On behalf of the Board, I want to wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

    Jeremy Forest (DYHA President)

    DYHA Moving Communication, Schedules to Sport Ngin

    07/22/2016, 12:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Sign up TODAY for Sport Ngin!


    Effective August 1st, Dover Youth Hockey will officially shift to using Sport Ngin for all schedule management and email communication to parents and players.  The Sport Ngin tool is designed to provide parents with one source of information for everything about your DYHA player(s) and team(s) through the web or via the Sports Ngin mobile app on your phone.

    It is essential that ALL families are set up with at least one active Sport Ngin account by August 1st.  An email was sent earlier today (Friday, July 22nd) providing all parents with instructions for setting up an account and/or confirming that your account is set up properly and associated with your player(s).  That information is also available on the Administration Page of the DYHA website.

    If you do not currently have a Sports Ngin account that is linked to your player(s): please email dyhapresident@doverhockey.org to provide your player's name, their 2016-17 team (ie, Wild Squirt Majors) and the email address you want to set up.  An invite will then be emailed to you through Sports Ngin that will enable you to create an account that will automatically be linked to your player.

    If you do currently have a Sports Ngin account: please log in and make sure that your account is linked to your player(s) and also confirm that you are set up to receive notifications either via email or text.  You must have one of these options turned on to be alerted to new messages, schedule changes, etc.  You can follow the instructions for "Sports Ngin: How to Set Up an Account" if you are unsure how to confirm that your account is set up properly which are found at the Administration Page of the DYHA website.

    If you have questions or problems setting up your account, please email dyhapresident@doverhockey.org.

    Again, please make sure you set up your account immediately.  We will begin to use the system fully on August 1st and it will only be successful if all parents have registered an account.

    DYHA Golf Outing- Save the Date!

    07/10/2016, 12:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Save the Date!

    The 2016 Dover Youth Hockey Association Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 16th at The Links at Outlook Golf Course.  Registration starts at 12:00 with a shotgun start at 1:00.  

    Please save the date!  More info to follow!

    Two DYHA Coaches Chosen to Lead Local High School Programs

    07/07/2016, 3:30pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Young, Negm hired by local HS programs

    DYHA would like to congratulate two members of our organization, Mike Young and Geoff Negm, who were recently hired as head coaches of two area high school hockey programs.  

    Mike Young, our Director of Hockey Operations, has been selected as the new head coach at Dover High School. Mike started playing hockey at age 6, played for Dover High and has served as an assistant coach at Dover for the past 8 years.  During that time the program made eight consecutive playoff appearances, three trips to the Division II championship and two titles.  

    Geoff Negm, the head coach of our Granite State Wild PeeWee Major team, has been tabbed as the new head coach at Noble High School in North Berwick, ME.  Geoff played youth hockey for Somersworth/Berwick and the NH Jr Wildcats, played a year at Spaulding High School and then played junior hockey in the IJHL for the West River Wolves and Salem Ice Dogs.  

    Mike and Geoff will both continue in their current positions with DYHA.

    As DYHA strives to provide our young athletes with the best possible player development, we are very happy to count Mike and Geoff as two more members of our staff who have been chosen as head coaches at the high school level.  They join Peter Harwood, assistant coach of the GS Wild Squirt Majors who is also the head coach of St Thomas Aquinas, and Ray Terrell, head coach of the GS Wild Mite Majors who formerly served as head coach at Dover High School.

    Support DYHA with AmazonSmile

    07/07/2016, 3:00pm EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Support DYHA with AmazonSmile

    Supporting your favorite youth hockey organization just got a little easier!  DYHA is pleased to announce that we are now registered with AmazonSmile.  

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop using the AmazonSmile site you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Dover Youth Hockey Association!

    To register your Amazon account and start supporting DYHA, please click on the AmazonSmile link found on the right side of the DYHA website.  You can also visit smile.amazon.com and follow the prompts to select Dover Youth Hockey Association.

    Once you've registered, please don't forget to bookmark smile.amazon.com.  All purchases must be made from that site to qualify.  

     

    'Check In' from the Board

    06/27/2016, 9:30am EDT
    By Jeremy Forest

    Monthly Update on DYHA Happenings

     

    Who doesn’t love summer?  

    The morning routine changes, as the sight of kids reluctantly dragging their backpacks out the door is replaced by the sound of them racing out the door to camp.  

    The ice has been melted at Dover Arena for its annual makeover…which this year includes brand new locker rooms for the Foster Rink!  

    And, for some families, those hockey bags have even made their way into the back of the garage for a few short weeks, giving our overworked car air fresheners a much needed break.    

    Summer is also a chance for the DYHA Board to reflect on the high points of last season and look at ways to improve for next season.

    Our Granite State Wild teams were very competitive in their first season playing in the Mass Premier League with several teams making the playoffs, including a finals appearance for the Squirt Minors and a championship victory for the Peewee Majors!   And our Dover Stars teams continued to be very competitive in the NHAHA.  Thanks to the efforts of our great staff of volunteer coaches, and a strong turnout at this year’s tryouts, we expected that next season will bring even more success!

    On the improvements front, the Board has been actively identifying ways to make next season even better for our players, families and fans.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you just a few of our initiatives…

     

    Communication.  When we do it?  Why we do it?  How we do it?

    The answers to the first two are simple:  More often.  And whenever it matters.  

    Whether it is to provide important DYHA information, to celebrate the success of one of our teams or players, or our new monthly newsletter,  the goal of the Board this season is to improve on communication and ensure that members of the organization are well informed. 

    Which brings us to “how we do it.” 

    DYHA has invested in Sport Ngin, a web-based software platform that is specifically designed to help sports organizations connect with parents.   This system was used for schedule management last season and we plan to expand on the use of this technology and utilize it for ALL communication to members of the organization.  For this reason, it will be critical that all parents have an active Sport Ngin account that is connected to their preferred email address(es).

    In the coming weeks you will be receiving an email from your team manager regarding your Sports Ngin account.  You will be asked to confirm that your account is associated with the correct email address(es).  This email will also provide instructions on setting up an account if you do not already have one.  And it will include links to tutorials on how to add multiple email accounts to a player’s profile and how to link multiple Sports Ngin accounts to a particular player profile.  

    We ask that you please act promptly upon receiving this email.  This will help tremendously in our efforts to communicate with you more effectively!  

    Fundraising

    DYHA relies on a number of fundraising activities each year to help keep player fees as low as possible.  Bingo and our annual fundraising dance have been strong contributors to our fundraising efforts for many years.  The Board is now working on additional ways of supplementing the cost of running the organization and providing our players with the best opportunities.

    This fall DYHA will hold a golf outing at The Links at Outlook Golf Course in South Berwick.  The Board would like to thank Ray Terrell for offering to help with this event.  Ray has successfully run fundraising golf outings in the past and his experience will help us to make this a great event for players and a good money maker for the organization.  More information about this event will be sent out in the coming weeks!

    The Board is also looking for sponsors for our House League teams, as well as title sponsors for the X-League and Heyliger Tournament.  If you know of a business that would be interested in these opportunities, please contact our Fundraising Director, Mike Aceto, at fundraisingdirector@doverhockey.org.

    Volunteers.  We need help!!!

    As a non-profit organization, DYHA relies heavily on contributions of time.  Not every parent is able to invest the time required to be a coach or to sit on the Board of Directors.  But there are a number of ways that you as a parent can help us by giving just a few hours of your time…and have a positive impact on your players’ DYHA experience in the process!

    Here are a some areas where we could use YOUR help:

    Fundraising events

    We are seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming golf outing and parent dance.  This includes helping with preparations (event planning, seeking out donations and sponsors, etc.) as well as people to help work at these events.    

    Committees

    DYHA has openings on several committees, including:

    • By-law Review
    • Finance & Audit
    • House League
    • X-League
    • Heyliger Tournament
    • Fundraising/Scholarship 

    Please email me at dyhapresident@doverhockey.org if you are interested in volunteering.  We would greatly appreciate your help!  You are also encouraged to contact me directly with any general questions or ideas that you have.  

    On behalf of the Board, I want to wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

    Jeremy Forest (DYHA President)

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