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    Welcome to MWHA

    The Mound Westonka Hockey Association seeks to provide a community and volunteer supported program to promote the growth and development of our players. Our Association works to promote a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes participation and improves players' skills while developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence.


    Travel Team Pictures are November 18th!

    Team pictures for all boys travel teams are Monday, November 18th in the MWHA Cafeteria.

    Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your team's scheduled picture time.  Also, ordering online prior to picture day is a great way to save time and money. 

    Volunteers are needed to assist, so please check DIBS for a change to fill your association volunteer requirements.

    The link to pre-order pictures:  https://www.sportslinephotography.com/photo-day-pre-pay/mwha_photo_day-nov_18th/#splash

    MWHA Photo Day - Travel Teams - 11/18/19

    Team Time
    Squirt C 5:50pm
    Squirt B2 6:10pm
    Squirt B1 6:30pm
    PeeWee C 6:50pm
    PeeWee B2 7:10pm
    PeeWee A 7:30pm
    Bantam B2 7:50pm
    Bantam A 8:00pm

    MWHA Mite Team Pictures will be December 7th.  More info coming soon.


    The 2019 MWHA Apparel Store is OPEN

    Need some new White Hawks Hockey swag? 
    The 2019 MWHA Apparel Store is open! 

    All orders should be placed online and picked up at Letterman Sports-Plymouth after the pick-up dates listed below.

    There are 3 order windows opportunities:

    Ordering Opportunity #1: October 18th – October 27th
    Orders will be available for individual pick-up after November 18th.

    Ordering Opportunity #2: November 1st  – November 10th  
    Orders will be available for individual pick-up after December 9th.

    Ordering Opportunity #3: November 15th – November 24th 
    Orders will be available for individual pick-up after December 23rd.

    Link to the online store:  https://lettermensp.tuosystems.com/stores/westonkayh1920


    Try Hockey For Free Event

    MWHA will host the USA Hockey TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE event on November 9, 2019.

    Pre-register here: https://tryhockeyforfree.com/register.php?e=10075


    Tryout Announcement for MWHA Boys Travel Teams

    Player rosters and coach announcements to be made at 6:30pm CT on Tuesday October 15, 2019.

    -MWHA BOD


    2019-20 Parent Meeting Presentation

    Thank you to the Board, Hockey Operations Committee, Coaches, Parents and Players of our association. I am looking forward to a successful season on and off the ice. 

    Please find the presentation from the Parent Meeting on October 2, 2019. Please reach out to me or another member of the Board with any questions.

    Best,

    Ryan Flom

    MWHA President


    Link to Mite/Mini-Mite Information and Registration


    2019-2020 Registration Information

    Registration for 2019-2020 season
     

    MWHA player and goalie registration began on August 15, 2019 and travel registration closed on August 26, 2019 (Please note this includes Boys (WhiteHawks) and Girls (Warriors) traveling hockey (Squirt/10U/PeeWee/12U/Bantam).

    Any travel player or goalie to register after the 8/26/19 deadline is  subject to a $100 late fee. 

    Mite and U6/U8 levels registration will remain open and registration for these levels will not incur the $100 late fee.

    Register -> Player -> Online Registration and follow the steps from there.

    Mailing Address:

    Mound Westonka Hockey Association
    P.O. Box 266
    Mound, MN  55364

    E-mail: president@westonkahockey.org
    Follow on Twitter: @WestonkaHockey
    Like us on Facebook: @moundwestonkahockey


    Association News

    2019-20 MWHA Boys Traveling Tryout Information

    By CR Childers 10/10/2019, 12:30pm CDT

    Parents, 

    The day is finally here and hockey tryouts kick off this evening!  We know this can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for both players and parents and so we wanted to provide you with some information to help you be better informed.  

    IMPORTANT: Please help your player to come to the arena prepared.  These are the days that determine the team you play for this season and being focused is critical to the player's success.  We want the kids on the ice working hard to ensure their scores reflect their ability.

    The Process: 
    Players will be evaluated over three days.  They will receive a black / white or red pinney with a number that they will keep for the duration of the tryouts.  That number is all our evaluators will see, no names.  None of the evaluators were involved in assigning the numbers to the players.  Note - To help keep the scoring true please do not send your player with a jersey that has a nameplate or other identifying information.  

    After checking their player in, parents will be asked to leave the arena for the duration of tryouts.  MWHA HOC and BOD members will be in attendance to ensure there is no loitering.  No HOC or BOD member will be present if they have a player at the level trying out to keep consistency.  

    The first day consists of different skill drills (see attached for the drills being scored this year).  Goalies will be evaluated the first night at Stauber's Goalcrease.   The second and third days will consist of small area games, intra-squad and external scrimmages to see how a player performs in a game.   There will be three evaluators each day and their aggregate rankings are what determines final placement.  

    We know how important the player evaluation process is in ensuring your son or daughter has as much fun as possible while developing their skills each year. This year, we invested in a tool called TeamGenius to help improve the process in a number of ways.

    TeamGenius allows our coaches to enter their evaluation ratings and notes through a mobile app rather than on paper. The information is immediately compiled with other evaluators on the TeamGenius admin site, which is only accessible by our club administrators. This dramatically reduces the chances for error as we will not need to collect sheets of paper and transfer handwritten scores and comments from paper to spreadsheet. Additionally, the high quality data and analytics within TeamGenius will help us to confidently place your son or daughter on the appropriate team, and to notify you of their team placement much sooner after tryouts.

    Teams will be announced and posted on westonkahockey.org the evening of Tuesday 10/15 and players will receive communications from coaches on next steps from there.  The team calendars will be updated on westonkahockey.org as well.  

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.  

    CR Childers
    Interim Hockey Operations Director
    vice_president@westonkahockey.org

     

    2019-20 Tryout Plan

     

    MWHA Equipment Swap Returns

    By MWHA BOD 08/27/2019, 1:00pm CDT

    Got gear? Need gear? Come to the swap!

    DONATE - SHOP - SWAP
    September 21 & 22, 2019
    10am - 1pm in the Thaler Meeting Room

    Need Hockey Gear? Have Old Gear to Donate?

    COME TO THE MWHA ANNUAL EQUIPMENT SWAP!!

    The goal of the MWHA Equipment Swap is to:
    1 - offer hockey players in our community the opportunity to donate their old gear, so someone in the program can use it.
    2 - offer hockey gear to players in our community - at NO COST.

    If you have gear your kids have outgrown or simply no longer need, please consider donating it to our swap, so someone can use your hand-me-downs.

    If you need gear, stop up at the swap to see if we have some items for your use for the upcoming season.

    No cost to participate.

    MWHA seeking an ACE Director/Hockey Operations Director

    By MWHA BOD 08/07/2019, 2:15pm CDT

    The Mound Westonka Hockey Association (MWHA) is seeking an ACE Director/Hockey Operations Director.  The ideal candidate is an experienced individual with a strong coaching background who serves as the administrative link to USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and its Coaching Education Program (CEP). In this role, ACE Director/Hockey Operations Director assist the lead the association’s coaching staff development and training, promote parent education and provide clear goals and objectives for player skill development.

    The MWHA ACE Director/Hockey Operations Director is an individual who has a strong coaching background, hockey knowledge and commitment to the sport. This person must be able to communicate a long-term vision of these goals and objectives and be able “to sell” them to the association membership. As part of the communication skills needed, the ACE Director/Hockey Operations Director must be comfortable educating coaches, players, parents and association board members. Effective administrative skills are essential to ensure that the association coaches meet the CEP certification requirements. This person must have a strong inclination toward skill development of players in the association and exhibit a “love of the game.” Stipend Negotiable. Interested individuals please submit your hockey resume to vice_president@westonkahockey.org.



    Orono - Westonka Warriors - Girls Programs

    For the 2015-2016 season and beyond, Mound Westonka has strengthened its partnership with the Orono Girls program by extending the cooperative agreement to cover U6 - U12 programs.   The MWHA has also partnered with Orono and maintains a separate Orono-Westonka Girls website to help with calendars, information and team communications for all of the girls programs.  Registration will be through each player’s home association.
    Click on the link to the left to be re-directed to the Orono-Wetonka site.

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