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Bay Area Bears Spring Hockey

BAY AREA BEARS SPRING HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

The 2024 spring program will focus on skill development for both A/BB/B level players and AA/AAA level players through two programs.

Bay Area Bears A/BB/B Players

Focus will be skill development.  Bay Area Bears spring hockey teams will compete in one spring tournament Memorial Day Weekend! 

Tournament Location: TBA

Intense Dynamic Hockey Training (IDHT) AA/AAA or interested AA players

IDHT will encompass intense dynamic training sessions in a highly competitive environment focused on the development and enjoyment of high-level players. Players will be invited to participate in IDHT via selection by the coaching staff following review of Player Profile Form. 

Players interested in participating in 12U or 18U/HS Intense Dynamic Hockey Training (IDHT) sessions must complete the IDHT Player Profile & Interest Form. Profiles will be reviewed by Bears coaches and players will be invited to attend IDHT spring program.

BAY AREA BEARS A/BB/B PROGRAM

Bay Area Bears program for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U athletes includes:

  • 12 practices: 2X week 
  • Off-ice training sessions
  • Goalie Coaching
  • Skating and Skills Development
  • Jersey
  • Memorial Day Tournament 
  • Coaches' Stipend

Travel Expenses for players (travel, accommodations, transportation) are not included.

Bay Area Bears A/BB/B will run from week of Aril 8 - May 27 ending with Memorial Day tournament.

Deadline to register for Evaluation spot is March 31st. Players must register for their 2024-25 USA Hockey birth years.

REGISTER HERE for the Evaluation Skate

TEAMS WILL BE FORMED AT THE FOLLOWING LEVEL:

TEAM BIRTH YEARS
10U 2014 - 2015
12U 2012 - 2013
14U 2010 - 2011
16U 2006-2009

BAY AREA BEARS PLAYER EVALUATION SCHEDULE

DATE TIME RINK AGE GROUP
April 8 5:30 pm NHL 10U
April 8 6:45 pm NHL 12U
April 8 8:00 pm NHL 14U
April 10 5:15 pm OLY 12U
April 10 5:30 pm NHL 10U
April 10 6:30 pm OLY 14U
April 10 7:45 pm OLY 16U
April 11 6:15 pm NHL 16U

BAY AREA BEARS A/BB/B Coaches

Coaching Staff: *subject to change*

10U - ERROL GARCIA

12U - MIKE CEFOLA

14U - CHAN SAEPHAN

16U - TBA!

*Various Bears travel coaching staff plus skill-based coaches for additional skill development

Goalie Coach: Brad Martin

INTENSE DYNAMIC HOCKEY TRAINING (IDHT)

Intense Dynamic Hockey Training Includes:

  • 25 ice sessions: 3X week
  • Off-ice sessions: before or after each skate 
  • Jersey
  • Coaches' stipend

IDHT will run from week of April 8 - June 6

Players will be invited to participate in IDHT. 

Please Fill Out Player Form

24 maximum participants per age group.

Deadline to submit Player Profile is March 31st. Players must register for their 2024-25 USA Hockey birth years.

IDHT Coaching staff

Coaching Staff:

12U: Brad Martin, Eugene Murphy

18U/Varsity: Eugene Murphy, Chris Linden

Goalie coach: Brad Martin

IDHT PLAYER EVALUATION SKATE

DATE TIME RINK AGE GROUP
April 8 TBD TBD 12U (2012 - 2013)
April 9 TBD TBD 18U/HS (2008 - 2006)

What is Intense Dynamic Hockey Training (IDHT)

  • Intense Dynamic Training Sessions in Highly Competitive Environment
  • On-Ice Skills Development: skating, passing, shooting, puck control, competitive play, and advanced game concepts
  • Off-ice training sessions: strength, conditioning, mobility
  • Track sessions: speed and conditioning 
  • Video sessions: skills and game concepts 
  • Realistic goal setting and benchmark testing
  • Nutrition education and guidance
  • Athletes will be required to actively participate in the design of their own specific development plan through planning, goal setting, and 2-way player to coach feedback

IDHT staff may potentially select spring tournament roster for each age group to attend a spring tournament (additional expense if selected)