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DCYH Parents Guide

Welcome to the DCYH Parents Page!!

Please read through the items below. These are important roles we need our DCYH parents to be a part of.

USA Hockey - 24 Tips for Raising Young Hockey Player


Volunteer requirements can be completed by:

  • Working in the DCYH Concession Stand.

  • Coaching one our youth teams (pending assignment by the DCYH Hockey Oversight Committee).

  • Team Manager (pending assignment of the team head coach and approval of the DCYH Hockey Oversight Committee).

  • Other volunteer opportunities as set forth by the DCYH Board of Directors.

DCYH Concession Stand Page

Visit the DCYH Concession Stand Page for information.


2021-2022 Fundraising Requirements

Fundraising is a vital function of the DCYH program.  The proceeds generated  are crucial in keeping costs affordable.  All skaters are required to participate in a youth hockey fundraiser or pay a buy-out fee determined by DCYH.

Fundraiser Requirements/Options

Each skater must complete one of the following options by December 1st, 2021 and there is no pro-rating, which means you can't sell half of the pizza requirement and then pay half of the cash buyout requirement to meet a full requirement for one skater.*

  1. Pizza Sales (More Information): Sell $400.00 in merchandise starting November 1st (pizza's, cookies, etc.)
  2. Cash Buyout: $200.00 (checks will be deposited on December 1st)
  3. Kwik Trip Ultimate Car Wash Cards (More Information): Sell $468.00 (13 total cards (5 washes per card))
  4. Kwik Trip Gift Cards (More Information)Sell/Buy $4000 in cards 

*For families with multiple skaters, each skater over 2 will receive a 50% discount on their buyout unless all children are doing one of the above fundraisers then it's 50% of the required amounts above.  See example below:

Example: Smith family has three children participating in DCYH.

  • Child #1: Bantam, Family sells $400 in pizza.
  • Child #2: 12U, Family sells $468 in Kwik Trip Ultimate Car Wash Cards
  • Child #3: Termite, Family does buyout for $100 (50% of buyout option on child #3)

Dodge County Youth Hockey Discipline, Grievance, and Codes of Conduct Policies

2021-22 DCYH Incident/Grievance Form

This link will take you to our online form.


Filing Grievance, Conduct issues or Video Challenges

PLEASE NOTE:

Only ONE person from DCYH can send in a grievance, conduct issue or video challenge to District 9.  If you send on your own it will not be opened and deleted.  

 If Grievance form is NOT signed it will be deleted. 

Please follow the guidelines with your concerns. 

First step is Level Coordinator.  


Level Coordinators 2021

Bantam: Nick Davidson 

PeeWee: Rory Haney/Nate Burgess

U10/U12: Joel Olson

Squirt: Nick Davidson

Mite: Rory Haney

Junior Gold:

Goalie: Aaron Forgaard

Referee: Ryan Knudson 

Director of Hockey: Ken Wilcox

Board Member: Travis Bebee

Discipline Committee Members 2021

DCYH President: Travis Bebee

DCYH Vice President: Rory Haney

Board Members:

Joel Olson

Rob Holtermann

Kristi Swanson

Nate Burgess

Chad Apel

Should Parents Help from the Sidelines?

Parents are comfortable giving instructions to their child and this comfort naturally spills over into athletic competitions. However, when it comes to game time instruction, coaches, league staff, officials and sports psychologists all have one word of advice – DON’T!

Although it seems like a good idea to yell "pass" or "hustle" from the sidelines, studies show that these instructions cause more distraction than help. These instructions interfere with coach-to-player and player-to-player communications and, more importantly, interfere with children’s ability to learn to think for themselves.
Kids are going to make mistakes while playing sports. But professional athletes do too. Michael Jordan missed three times as many game winning shots as he made and Joe Montana completed only about half of his pass attempts. Kids still learning their sport aren’t going to perform any better and there are many more games ahead in which to improve.
 

So what can parents do along the sidelines? The answer is cheering and not much else. Parents must let their kids play the game for themselves and develop their own experiences working with peers and coaches. If children make mistakes, learning to deal with those mistakes with their teammates and coaches is just part of the process of growing into a better adult.

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Sports Esteem for this article.

USA Hockey Links for On Ice Officials

all links updated (May 2021)