Detailed information on all dates, times, and locations is posted on the calendar on this website. Travel registration link will be posted no later than August 1st. More Detail on the travel program on the tab to the left.
|Aug 15||First Bantam Checking Clinic (NSIA)|
|Aug 16||First Conditioning Travel Clinics (NSIA)|
|Aug 17||First Conditioning Clinic--Girls (NSIA)|
|Sept 3-5||No WHA Events. Happy Labor Day !|
|Sept 6||First Tryout for SQ & PW AA Travel Teams, Girls Teams & All Bantam Teams|
|Sept 11||A Travel teams - Initial Tryout for SQ, PW. Final Tryout for BT|
A Travel teams - Final Tryout for SQ & PW
|Sept 10||First Conditioning Clinics- All House Age Groups|
|Sept 17||First Evaluation- All House Age Groups|
|Spet 18||Final Evaluation- All House Age Groups|
Welcome back cookout will be held at NSIA on August 20th. More details to come.
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The Wilmette Braves Hockey Association has announced that Sean Keane (no relation to Brian Keane) will take over as Head Coach for the Bantam 2 team for the 2016/2017 Fall Season.
Keane, who played his youth hockey for Wilmette, joins the Braves after four seasons coaching at New Trier High School. Keane served as New Trier White Assistant for two seasons, followed by two seasons as co-Head Coach for New Trier Blue. Prior to his time with New Trier, Sean coached various Wilmette Braves teams at the Pee Wee and Bantam level.
"Sean is a complete coach and we are very lucky to have him" says WHA Coaching Director Tom Finks. "He is a terrific skill development coach, great communicator and a terrific bench coach. Most importantly, Sean is a high character leader that will develop his players as both athletes and great young men. He's a great fit for our club."
Sean Keane is excited to return. "As someone who grew up playing their entire career for Wilmette Hockey, it is a very special honor for me to return as a coach and be part of a great hockey community."
More Fall Coaching Announcements Coming Soon
Congrats to the U10 girls who followed their 4th finish in the Blackhawk Cup with 3rd place finish in the Wolves Cup following a 4-0 win over the Maulers.
Congrats to the U10 Girls for their 4th place finish at this year's state tourney.
Congrats to Squirt 1 for their Consolation Game win.
Cross Ice games, small space skill challenges and competition are core instruction platforms for player's participating in the Wilmette Hockey Association. These platforms are used frequently at all levels, house through travel, Squirt through Bantam. Wilmette Tribe has posted a nice piece on cross ice, it's background, and why It's important in the development in youth hockey.
WHA Coach and Team Services Director Frank Pustek presented USA Hockey's Heads Up safety video to every WHA team this month. The video teaches essential techniques to protect your body from serious injury. The video link is provided below for interested parents that want to familiarize themselves with the important information shared with all WHA players.
AHAI Video describing how it help make youth hockey great in Illinois.
AHAI Parent Video link
PW4 kicks off WHA-wide series of outdoor games at Rosemont-January 21st against the Romeoville Huskies
The use of video game replay analysis by WHA coaches continues to be a powerful resource for players. Team Service Director Frank Pustek captures the video for all teams. PW 2 Head Coach leads his team through a session while at a tournament.