A Home Team Advantage fundraiser has been set up at Buffalo Wild Wings in Monticello. All you need to do is bring in the ‘Home Team Advantage Card’ (see below) OR just tell your server that you are with the STMA Youth Hockey Association/NWC Riverhawks and 10% of your bill will be donated back to the association. The fundraiser starts now and goes until 5/31/15. This deal can be used anytime that you are there. So next time you are in Monticello, get some wings and help raise money for the hockey association!
Questions? Ask Tammy Tupper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceleration NW has a Registration/Waiver form for parents to sign. Acceleration will not allow anyone on the hockey treadmill until the waiver is complete and handed in.
The registration form and waiver form is on the home page of the website. There will also be copies available at the Dryland Facility. Parents you need to fill this out and turn into Acceleration's staff. Questions? Contact:
Kurt, Acceleration NW - email@example.com
Tony, STMA Dryland Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cities of St. Michael and Albertville are accepting applications for: Ice Rink Attendants
The Cities of St. Michael and Albertville maintain outdoor hockey rinks, public skating rinks and warming houses. The rinks and warming houses are scheduled to open approximately early December through early March.
NATURE OF WORK:
This is a temporary/seasonal position that oversees patron activities at the City's outdoor skating rinks and warming houses to ensure that facilities are clean, orderly, properly maintained and safe. This position must be able to interact with the public in a professional, courteous, and helpful manner. Work shifts may include, afternoons, evenings and weekends as needed.
This position will be scheduled varied hours, as needed, including weekends, from December through early March.
St. Michael: http://www.ci.st-michael.mn.us/vertical/sites/%7BB38B49FF-2E8E-4C5F-AB24-D151A5DAB43E%7D/uploads/Job_Application.pdf
Please direct any questions to Nicole at 763.496.6820
We want to share your tournament successes right here! Send a photo and a brief article to the website coordinator and your team success will be shared here!!
Go Knights!! Go River Hawks!!
From MN Hockey
One of the most important aspects of youth sports is having the young ones prepared with proper rest and nutrition. To make sure your child is ready to have fun and compete to the best of his or her ability, follow some of the following tips.
Before starting a game or practice, kids need to have their bodies ready with fuel and adequate rest. Unfortunately, trying to fix these issues just before game time won’t work. Food takes time to digest before it can be used as fuel.
With too little rest or poor nutrition, a child’s performance can vary considerably from past efforts. During a game, a player needs lots of energy. To produce this energy, the body needs the right kinds of food.
Foods high in complex carbohydrates contain energy that is easier for the body to use. Foods containing protein are essential for proper growth and development but are harder for the body to quickly convert to energy. Foods high in complex carbohydrates include:
Although these foods are all good for producing energy, too much of a good thing can cause a player to feel sluggish during a game. Players should avoid eating big meals too close to game time. To be effective and to allow time for digestion, larger meals should be eaten at least three to five hours before a game. Within two hours of a game, players should have just a light snack that is high in energy (carbohydrates) and easy to digest.
After a game, players should eat a snack to restore lost energy and wait approximately one hour before eating a full meal. Excessive fatigue after a game may be a sign of improper nutrition before a game.
Water and Sports Drinks
Water is an important part of the energy process. Players should drink as much water as they can before, during, and after a game without causing stomach discomfort.
Sports drinks have a limited amount of value when players are not sweating a large amount. However, if players are sweating enough to lose body weight, then a sports drink may provide some benefit.
The use of caffeine, nutrition bars, and other items that promise quick energy usually indicate insufficient attention to other areas such as rest, nutrition, and exercise. A rested player in good physical condition should not require these energy shortcuts. Other supplements that promise muscle development or extra strength typically have side effects and should be used only after consulting a doctor.
Like so many other things about sports, there are no shortcuts when it comes to nutrition. A consistent diet of good foods in balanced meals, combined with exercise, is the best way to have sufficient energy during a game or practice.
Proper nutrition and rest need to be monitored prior to a sports event. The following timelines can help plan eating and resting before any heavy physical activity.
Afternoon or Evening Event