Message from Michael Goehring, Director of Recreational
Welcome to all returning and new Thunderbirds’ recreational players and parents. Each new season presents our recreational players and parents with the opportunity to develop and improve our hockey skills and create a rewarding and fun hockey experience, on and off the ice.
To kick off the coming 2017/18 season, we will be implementing a new balancing process to ensure teams are more aligned and competitive across the age groups of each division. Based on direction from Hockey Canada, and feedback from previous seasons, the aim of the new balancing process is to improve the overall hockey experience of our players.
We are also working to revise our recreational skills program to provide our players with the opportunity to better develop their “fundamentals” to become better players and athletes. More information on rec. skills will be provided before the season begins.
Lastly, a special welcome goes out to the players and parents moving up from Initiation. Having personally experienced the shift from Initiation to Atom, I’m aware that it can be confusing for some. We will be providing parents and players coming in to Atom with a welcome letter later in the summer that will provide you with the information you need to make the transition into Atom as smooth as possible.
After a successful first campaign in his new role, Mike Todd will be back as the Director of Player and Coach Development – Recreational. He restructured a number of programs this season and has already begun work on other areas of improvement that will have a positive impact on the largest component of our membership.…Read More