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Dear Pro Coach Summer Hockey Camp Registrants,
As you are aware, the original dates for the Pro Coach Summer Hockey Camp were June 22-26, 2020. Today, Lancaster County has been put into the "yellow" re-opening phase. Based on all available information from the state government, we are projecting that the Lancaster Ice Rink will be able to re-open no ealier than June 26th. Given rink programming in July, we do not have a viable scheduling alternative. Regrettably, we have taken the decision to cancel the camp for this year. It is our intention to run the camp next year.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter and look forward to seeing you on the ice soon.
Pro Coach Summer Hockey Camp Directors
The purpose of this article is to address how the LCYAHL plans to refund tuition fees should the possibility of a shortened or canceled hockey season arise. While recognizing that not all scenarios can be foreseen, the aim is to have a refund policy that is fair to our members and simple in nature based on available information. The refund policy is based on the length of the season in weeks as defined in the Lancaster Firebirds Travel Hockey Brochure. Two assumptions were made in developing this policy:
· Players will receive all parts of the team development package each week; and
· Any shortfall in games due to a shortened DVHL schedule would be made up with non-league games.
Tuition Refund Formula (Except 8U)
Tuition is based on a 28-week season and will be refunded at 3.5% for each week canceled up to a total of 98% (3.5 x 28 weeks). The remaining 2% of tuition will be retained to help defray the included cost of three sets of socks which are ordered well in advance of the season. The 2% retained fee for each age level is: 10U-$33.20, 12U-$36.00, 14U-$37.50, 16U-$40.50 and 18U-$35.00.
Tuition Refund Formula – 8U
Tuition is based on a 24-week season and will be refunded at 4% for each week canceled. The remaining 4% ($34) will be retained to help defray the cost of three sets of socks.
The $150 fundraising fee will be retained by the LCYAHL regardless of the duration of the season. The raffle will be held as in past years with each family receiving raffle tickets with the choice of retaining them or selling them to recoup the $150.
Without access to a gym, some of you may be struggling a little with what to do to prepare for evaluations and the season. If you are looking for an excellent all-round conditioning workout, I have attached a video link below. The workout is presented in a follow-along video that takes only about 25 minutes (3 sets of 8 mins) and does not require any equipment and very little space.
My recommendation is to start on the beginner level but do three sets (about 25 minutes total). Do it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-OFF, Friday, Saturday and Sunday-OFF. Do two weeks at the beginner level, two weeks at intermediate and then two weeks at advanced. Don't be fooled by the short duration - this workout will gut you (in a good way)! If three sets are too much to start - back off and start with one and work your way up. You'll find out very quickly how much you can tolerate.
Andy Scott - Excel Hockey Group
Many people are wondering how player evaluations will work for this season and why there is a need to register prior to evaluations taking place. The simple answer is that evaluations will be conducted in the same way as they have been in past years, but because rinks in the Atlantic District span many different jursidictions, it is likely that re-opening dates will vary widely. This is one of the main reasons why the AAHA decided on a single registration date, requiring all Tier II clubs to offer player agreements no earlier than June 11. This will allow all clubs to have an idea of how many teams they will field at each level and will not place clubs whose rinks re-open later than others at a disadvantage.
Regardless of when the Lancaster Ice Rink re-opens, Firebirds travel evaluations will be held as they have in past years. There will be three evaluation sessions for all age levels except 6U/8U which will have one. At the Hockey Director's discretion, further evaluation sessions may be scheduled if deemed necessary. Evaluations will conducted by non-parent evaluators as in the past. Anyone with further questions regarding evaluations can reach out to our Hockey Director - Larry Courville.
Dear Firebirds and Prospective Firebirds Families,
A few days ago you received an email from the AAHA outlining the player registration process for the 2020-21 season. In summary, Tier II player registration can begin immediately. However, no player agreement can be offered/signed and no financial commitment made until June 11.
The Firebirds travel registration link will be active on Tuesday, May 5. Please remember that whether you choose the pay-in-full or installment payment options for your tuition, you incur no financial commitment until June 11.
All Firebirds families will receive an email explaining the registration process in more detail. Those families that registered before the onset of the COVID-19 will receive an additional email with supplementary registration instructions.
Whether you are a returning family or new to the Firebirds, we are looking forward to the start of a new season more than ever! If you have any questions, please reach out to our Hockey Director - Larry Courville at (717) 490-2378.
Stay Safe and Healthy!
This afternoon (March 16), PA Governor Tom Wolf announced a commonwealth-wide shutdown of all non-essential businesses for two weeks. In light of this development, the LCYAHL Board of Directors has decided to close the Lancaster Ice Rink. All programs are postponed until the rink re-opens.
The LCYAHL Board of Directors will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will make a decision to re-open the facility based on government direction. We will communicate updates as needed. In the meantime we hope that our Lancaster Ice Rink patrons stay safe.
LCYAHL Board of Directors
Lancaster Firebirds Families,
It is after many discussions and careful deliberations that the LCYAHL Board has decided to postpone the Lancaster Firebirds Travel Hockey Banquet which was to be held on Wednesday, March 18th at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Our concern for the health and welfare of Firebird players and families, along with our effort to follow the guidelines that have been set forth, have led us to this difficult decision.
A decision regarding our alternative plans will be posted in the near term. Please remember that the LCYAHL and Lancaster Ice Rink are not-for-profit and the contracted banquet cost is non-refundable to the Firebirds. If the alternative date does not work for you, we kindly ask you to consider your pre-purchased registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to LCYAHL. Should you wish to request a refund for your registration fee, please email LCYAHLFundraising@comcast.net. Further instructions with then be communicated.
The Travel Banquet Committee (LCYAHLFundraising@comcast.net) will reply to all emails on behalf of the Board in a timely manner, should you have any questions. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to celebrating our players and their achievements this year with you!
LCYAHL Board of Directors
Our mission is to provide boys and girls a safe and challenging environment in which to play hockey, that promotes skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Lancaster Firebirds Hockey Director
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