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2014 Pre-Season Clinics and Tryouts

August is upon us at New Trier Girls Hockey and we approach a new season.  The last open summer skate is Tuesday, August 5th from 7:50 – 8:50 PM at the Wilmette Centennial Ice Rinks, 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.

Tryout packages for the 2014-2015 season have been mailed.  If anyone that is interested in playing did not receive a package, please contact Ned Forsberg at 847-254-1130, or by email at e.forsberg@att.net , and we will mail a package to you promptly.

Our pre-season conditioning clinics start on Sunday, August 10th at American Heartland Ice Arena, 7384 Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712.   There is a flyer/registration form with details included in the tryout package or click HERE for a copy.

Tryouts will be held at American Heartland Ice Arena as follows:

           Sunday 8/24               7:00-8:30 PM Heartland (Main)

           Wednesday 8/27         7:20-8:50 PM Heartland (Main)

           Thursday 8/28             9:00-10:00 PM Heartland (Main)

There will be a brief meeting for players and parents at 6:40 PM immediately preceding the first tryout to go over our procedures, provide last minute information, and answer questions.  In accordance with our policies, tryouts are closed to all except the players and the coaches.  The only exceptions will be those few individuals who are directly involved in the administrative functions surrounding tryouts, and then only when required. 

The website calendar page has been updated to include all events currently scheduled. Please remember to update the “tags” on the calendar page to the current year’s teams. You can create an iCal feed to automatically update your personal calendar via a link on the calendar page.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ned Forsberg, President NTGH at 847-254-1130 or e.forsberg@att.net .

August Calendar

Click on the link below for a preliminary August event calendar. The website calendar page has been updated.

More information on conditioning clinics and tryouts will be available soon.

August Calendar

AHAI Participation Form

All players must complete the AHAI Participation form PRIOR TO TRYOUTS. Click on the link below for more information. The form can be accessed via the AHAI/USA Hockey tab at left.

2014-15 AHAI Participation Form Flyer

Base Line Concussion Testing

The safety and well being of each student athlete is the number one concern of New Trier Girls Hockey.  In keeping with that philosophy, and because of the increase in recent years of concussions connected to ice hockey, mandatory baseline concussion testing is required for each NTGH player.  This test is required to be taken prior to the commencement of a player’s first season with NTGH and every second season thereafter.  It is our preference that this test be performed prior to tryouts, but at a minimum it must be completed prior to October 1, 2014.   Baseline cognitive testing provides information on a child’s brain function prior to an injury.  If an athlete were to receive a concussion, the baseline test can then be compared to a post-injury test.  This provides objective data to better assess recovery from a concussion. For the fourth consecutive year the Chicago Blackhawks, NorthShore University HealthSystem, AHAI, and Athletico Physical Therapy have teamed up to offer FREE baseline concussion testing through the "A Step aHead" program. Click on the links below for more information and to register for testing.

NTGH Concussion Baseline Testing Info

Summer Training Manual

Coach Carla Pentimone has created a “Summer Training Manual” for New Trier Girls Hockey.  The manual was designed not only to prepare everyone for the upcoming season, but also to establish a foundation for development of each player’s continuing strength, fitness, endurance, and general health and wellness.  The manual includes 2 body weight circuits, 2 core circuits, and 4 dumbbell complexes, along with a schedule for the summer months.  Lastly, it includes on-ice and off-ice testing.  Each player is required to supply her own pair of either 5 or 10 pound dumbbells.   

At the second of the summer skates held each Tuesday from 7:50-8:50 PM at Centennial Ice Rinks in Wilmette, we completed a baseline test for the on-ice portion.  We will be completing the off-ice portion before the Tuesday night skate on July 7th beginning at 7 PM at Wilmette.  We will complete the on-ice and off- ice testing again later in the summer for comparison to the baseline test results.  Do not worry too much about the testing; this is more for your personal knowledge to see how far you’ve come after all the healthy effort you put in over the summer!  A bound copy of the manual was handed out at the second summer skates, and they will be available at the remaining summer skates while supplies last.  For those who cannot make the summer skates, you can download a copy of the training manual using the link below.

Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Carla with any questions or concerns.

Summer Training Manual

2014/2015 Coaches

We are pleased to announce our coaches for the 2014/2015 season. Thank you to our coaches selection committee for helping us assemble this fine lineup of coaches for our program. Select the Coaches 2014/2015 tab at left for detailed information on the coaches and e-mail links.

Summer Hockey Program-Starts June 17

Join in some summer fun! Scrimmage with your NTGH teammates past, present and future. Sessions are open to incoming freshmen, current players and alumni. This is a fun way to see friends and stay hockey ready for next season.

The fee is $10/session, pay as you go. All participants must wear full equipment and be registered with USA Hockey.

Click on the link below for more information.

Summer Hockey Program Flyer

NTGH Fan Poll

Click on the logo above for a message from NTGH President,     Ned Forsberg.

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