RISE TO COMPETE SUMMER CAMP
RISE TO COMPETE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN
AUGUST 7 - 11, 2023
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RISE TO COMPETE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN
AUGUST 7 - 11, 2023
Freeze Pre-Tryout Clinic will prepare your player for club tryouts and develop their skills with a focus on the below skills. Coaches will provide proper instruction, technique, and feedback to players. *Participants will be placed with skaters of similar skill levels to ensure competitive play and player skill progression.
Passing & Shooting
Checking & Battles
**Curriculum will be led by Coach Demers, Coach Soifer, and Coach O’Neil. These coaches have worked with National bound players at both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. Additional Coaches will be either former College or Junior players.
Open to first 50 players.
Another great season for our Freeze teams. Our 2022-2023 season features 18U LA, 16U UA, 14U LA, 14U B and 12U Girls reaching the CBHL playoffs. We're looking forward to an even better 2023-2024 season.
The Freeze is proud to announce that we will again be playing the Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF) to supplement our CBHL season. All Freeze teams (except 8U and 18U) will play in the AHF next year in addition to the CBHL. This tremendous developmental opportunity will include AHF games, and Showcases
2023-2024 Fall tryouts will start on Monday, April 24th. We will not be accepting new registrations at the tryout desk, so please register online before 5:00pm on Sunday, April 23rd. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON. Anyone who cannot attend the scheduled tryout sessions but wishes to play for the Freeze should contact Hockey Director, Tommy Demers, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Associate Director, Mike O'Neil, at email@example.com. Registration will be opening soon.
GIRLS TEAMS TRYOUTS:
12U Girls: Friday, May 5, 5:35PM - 6:55PM
14U Girls: Thursday, May 4, 7:10PM - 8:30PM
COED TEAMS TRYOUTS:
8U: Friday, April 28, 5:35PM - 6:55PM, and Thursday, May 4, 5:35PM - 6:55PM
10U: Monday, April 24, 5:50PM - 7:10PM, and Thursday, April 27, 5:35PM - 6:55PM
12U: Monday, May 1, 5:50PM - 7:10PM, and Thursday, May 4, 6:00PM - 7:20PM
14U: Thursday, April 27, 6:00PM - 7:20PM, and Monday, May 1, 7:25PM - 8:45PM
16U: Monday, April 24, 7:25PM - 8:45PM, and Thursday, April 27, 7:10PM - 8:30PM
18U: Monday, April 24, 8:40PM - 10:00PM, and Thursday, April 27, 8:45PM - 10:05PM
2022-2023 Season Fees
Season fees will be released soon.
The Frederick Freeze is proud to announce that we are expanding our Girls program! Next season we will continue to field our highly competitive U12 team, and we are intending to field a U14 National Bound team!
All Girls tryouts will be held mid-late April. Tryout dates will be announced shortly.
We would like to send a big congrats to our very own, Coach Toby Heusser, for being named the 2022-2023 MVHL Coach of the Year.
Coach Heusser adds this to an already impressive list of accomplishments: MVHL Coach of the Year (twice), MSHL (Maryland State Hockey League) Coach of the Year and WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) Coach of the Year.
On behalf of the Frederick Freeze, congratulations Coach Heusser!
The Frederick Freeze / Frederick Youth Hockey Association (“Freeze”) is a USA Hockey Tier-II youth travel hockey club based out of Frederick, Maryland. The Freeze, a not-for-profit 501-c (3) volunteer-based organization, is seeking a salaried year-round Hockey Director. The position will be filled immediately.
The Hockey Director will oversee all hockey related programming including player and coach recruitment, team assembly, skill development, and more. A complete job description and list of responsibilities is available to qualified candidates.
General Duties and Responsibilities
1. Oversee all aspects of the travel hockey club including (but not limited to) player recruiting and selection, hiring and managing coaches, annual regular season tryouts, parent communication, and spring hockey tournament teams and tryouts.
2. Hire and train all coaches; develop unilateral coaching strategy and program culture.
3. Collaborate with the Freeze Board of Directors to set hockey programming ice schedules.
4. Develop and schedule internal hockey programming such as clinics, tournaments and camps.
5. Serve as designated club representative for any league correspondence and meetings.
6. Support the Freeze at community events and during fundraising opportunities.
7. Strengthen the Freeze and its affiliate hockey programs, including local in-house hockey programs and learn-to-play hockey initiatives.
8. Promote Freeze players to Tier-I and Junior hockey clubs.
9. Other duties to be assigned and created.
The ideal candidate shall possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
1. Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year of experience in ice hockey-related youth sports and hockey activities; or, equivalent education and experience.
2. Successful management experience. Efficient planner with follow-through etiquette.
3. Experience in working within a professional sports team environment. Demonstrated commitment to sport.
4. USA Hockey coaching certification.
5. Strong communication skills and ability to work with a team is a must.
6. Must successfully pass a criminal background check, complete SafeSport training, and other background screenings required by USA Hockey.
7. Played and/or coached at a high-level of youth/minor hockey, junior hockey, NCAA or ACHA hockey, or higher.
The Freeze is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The position will be based out of Frederick, Maryland, and the ideal candidate shall reside in Frederick, Maryland, or the Washington, D.C. / mid-Atlantic area with access to Skate Frederick (Freeze home rink).
The Hockey Director shall work as an independent contractor, and the contractor shall report to the Freeze Board of Directors. The initial term of the independent contractor agreement shall be twelve (12) months.
Salary is commensurate with experience and will be competitive in the area.
In the 2022-2023 season, the Freeze have nearly 200 registered players competing on thirteen (13) teams at the USA Hockey Tier-II levels from mites through midgets and girls. Since 2018, the Freeze have seen a 20% increase in player registration.
The Freeze participate in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL) and Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF). The Freeze practice and play home games at Skate Frederick, 1288 Riverbend Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Tommy George Board Member, At-Large
Frederick Freeze / Frederick Youth Hockey Association
Coach Tommy Demers has been an integral part of the success of the Freeze for nearly ten seasons. During this time Coach Demers has served as the organization’s Hockey Director and coached several teams in various capacities. Dedicating countless hours in support of our organization, its families, and most importantly – our hockey players, the efforts of Coach Demers have contributed to the growth of the Freeze membership by nearly 25%.
Frederick continues to be a growing area and has an exceptional base of hockey players and families. It is important to provide all members of our hockey community the opportunity for growth, skill development, high-level coaching, various levels of competition and more, in a safe and fun environment. With those fundamentals in place, the possibilities for hockey in Frederick are endless.
Using these principles as guidance and working closely with the Frederick Freeze Board of Directors and its Hockey Oversight Committee, Coach Demers has determined that now is the time for a new voice and leadership to serve in the role of Hockey Director. Coach Demers has crafted a letter to our hockey families and community outlining his thankfulness and thoughts, and it is attached to this memo. We are exceptionally grateful for the efforts, energy and expertise of Coach Demers during his tenure.
Coach Demers will remain an active member of our hockey community for the foreseeable future, including during a transition period while the search and recruitment of a new Hockey Director is conducted. The Frederick Freeze Board of Directors will distribute information to its members and the hockey community about the opening of the Hockey Director position no later than February 28, 2023. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Frederick Freeze Board of Directors.
Once again, we are thankful for the efforts and work of Coach Demers. We look forward to growing the game of hockey in Frederick and the State of Maryland.
Frederick Freeze Board of Directors
Frederick Freeze Hockey Club
Free Mite Clinic Registration Open
The Frederick Freeze Free Mite Clinic is for mite age players that would like an introduction to mite hockey or get some extra post season ice time. It is a great way to learn more about travel hockey if you are new to Tier II hockey, and to meet the current players and coaches. All sessions are held at Skate Frederick, 1288 Riverbend Way, Frederick MD 21701.
The clinic is open to 5 - 8 year olds with birth years of 1/01/2015 - 12/31/2018. Please share with any 8U families you think would be interested.
The Freeze 14U LA team won the Penn State Tournament this weekend, going 5 - 0 and coming back in the Championship to win 4 - 2.