Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce several upcoming conditioning programs for players...and a special program for DYHA Parents!
All programs will be provided by PRVN Sports Performance, a division of EVRPRVN CrossFit, at their facility on 50 Crosby Road in Dover. Head Coach Matt Carney and his team of certified coaches have developed several strength and conditioning programs designed to develop DYHA players as complete athletes. Conditioning training focuses on hockey specific movements and development, along with general physical fitness.
More information about upcoming programs can be found by clicking here, or by visiting to the Conditioning Program page listed under "Resources" on the DYHA home page.
Dover Youth Hockey Association is preparing for two major events in the next month. We are seeking volunteers to help make both of these events a big success!
The 2017 Don Heyliger Memorial Tournament is scheduled from Friday, Feb 17th to Sunday Feb 19th. Nearly 50 teams from around New England are expected to participate. We are looking for volunteers to help with hockey pin and 50/50 raffle sales, as well as Greeters who will help to direct teams and families to locker rooms and rinks, answer questions and help with information about local restaurants and amenities. We also need volunteers to work at the scorer's table, managing the clock and score sheets.
The Heyliger is DYHA's signature event and is also a fundraiser for the organization that helps to offset player tuition costs. Please use the following links to sign up as a volunteer for the Heyliger Tournament:
Greeters or Pin & Raffle Sales (click here)
DYHA is also looking for volunteers to help at the registration table during our upcoming travel team tryouts. Tryouts will be held during the weeks of March 6th and March 13th. Volunteers will help with registration forms, tryout fee collection and distributing player pinnies.
The DYHA Board of Directors would like to thank in advance everyone who volunteers to help make these events a success!
Dover Youth Hockey Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with Puckstoppers Goaltending to train DYHA goalies starting in the fall of 2017.
Puckstoppers Goaltending is owned and run by Rob Day, who has over 25 years of experience training and coaching goaltenders. Rob is the only goaltending instructor in New England to have coached at all levels of NCAA hockey (Division I, II and III) and he has developed many of the top goalies in New England, including 13 Division I college commits in just the last 3 years alone.
Starting with the 2017-18 season, DYHA goaltenders will train on a bi-weekly basis at the Puckstoppers state-of-the-art facility, located at 16 Kingston Road in Exeter, NH just outside of downtown Exeter. The Puckstoppers facility offers the only "ICE Light" training system in New England. ICE Light is capable of projecting both moving and static images on the synthetic ice surface to duplicate a wide array of game situations. It can also provide angle markers and other visual cues to help goaltenders improve positioning. The projected images are combined with live shooting for a complete training experience that is unlike anything found in the region.
DYHA selected Puckstoppers for many reasons, including experience, training facility and their approach to training both the physical and mental aspects of the game. The ability of a goalie to manage the mental challenges of overcoming a tough loss or allowing a critical goal is often equally important to his or her physical skill. Rob and his staff are dedicated to helping goalies maximize their physical potential, while also making them capable of handing the adversity of the game that is so unique to goaltending.
More information about Puckstoppers is available at www.thegoalieguy.com.
Dover Youth Hockey Association invites all players born between 1999 and 2011 to tryouts for our 2017-2018 Granite State Wild and Dover Stars teams. Players evaluations for all full-season, split season and Mite development teams will be held during the weeks of March 6th, 2017, and March 13th, 2017.
A complete schedule of tryouts by team/age can be found by clicking here, or by visiting the 2017-2018 DYHA Tryout information page found under the "Travel Team" tab on the DYHA website (www.doverhockey.org)
The 2017-2018 DYHA Program detailing team offerings and player tuition and a listing of head coaches for next season are also found there.