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Lady Blue Devils

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Since the inaugural season three years ago, the Lady Blue Devils (LBD) program has grown remarkably and will continue to do so this year.  This season LBD will be offering 4 teams - 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U.  You will also see an organizational evolvement as there will be higher collaboration and integration with the in-house and other beginner hockey programs at TVMHA and Tri-Valley Ice.  You can expect more games, more competition, and access to additional coaching resources.  We will be focusing on skill, team, and interpersonal development as our journey towards competitive Travel and Tier teams continues.   
 
Our mission is to provide welcoming, educational, and competitive environment while removing barriers that would keep young ladies away from this wonderful team sport. If you think you have a barrier, we will try to help you remove it, including if you need loaner gear or just want to give hockey a try before making longer commitments.
 
We are very excited about the 2016-2017 season and are looking forward to seeing returning and new smiling faces at the rink.
 
For more information, please contact Johanna Asher at johanna.asher@hubersuhner.com 
 

Highlights for the 2016-2017 Lady Blue Devils Programs (subject to change)

  • Season Duration:  9/10/16 – 3/5/17 with breaks for Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays.  8U will be 9/10/16 – 3/12/17.  
  • Practices: Joint practices with house or LBD teams focusing on individual skill and team play development.  Practices expected to be at Dublin Iceland or Tri-Valley Ice (TVI).  See below for detailed schedule
  • Games:  Full TVMHA in-house league schedule and exhibition games against other clubs, especially San Jose Jr. Lady Sharks.
  • Tournaments: Tournament teams will be selected by the coaches based on players’ skill set and availability.  Tournament dues will be paid by participating player.  We are planning to attend:
    • Lady Ducks Fall Classic (11/26 -27/2016) in Lakewood, CA (http://www.lakewoodice.com/lakewoodice.aspx?page=tournaments.aspx)
    • SJ MLK Girl’s Tournament (1/13-16/2017) in San Jose, CA (http://www.sjjrsharks.com/page/show/811242-2017-mlk-girls-women-s-ice-hockey-tournament- )
  • LBD Jerseys:  Approximately $175 for a set of home and away jerseys and associated socks.  Order information coming soon.
  • Season Dues:  Will cover the costs of practices, house and exhibition games, and other expenses.  Tournament fees are separate.  About 80% of the dues are for ice rental.  Moving to 4 smaller teams and need for additional ice (that is in shortage), cost per player are slightly higher than in prior years.
    • 14U, 12U, 10U: $975.
    • 8U: $1,250 (3 NorCal Jamborees at TBD weekends in the Bay Area Rinks are included).

2016-2017 LBD practice and game schedule (subject to change)

14U – Head Coach, John Young

  • Tuesday:  5:45 – 7:00 PM @ TVI – Practice
  • Friday:     7:45 – 9:00 PM @ Dublin – Game Night (Occasionally there will be a game on Saturday night @ Dublin, schedule pending)
  • Sunday:   9:30 – 11:00 AM @ Dublin – Practice

12U – Head Coach, Mike LeBow

  • Thursday: 7:00 – 8:15 PM @ TVI – Practice
  • Saturday: 6:15 – 7:30 PM @ Dublin – Game Night (Occasionally there will be a Saturday morning practice @ TVI, schedule pending)
  • Sunday:   7:45 – 9:15 AM @ Dublin – Practice

10U – Head Coach, Matt Jefferson

  • Thursday: 7:00 – 8:15 PM @ TVI – Practice
  • Saturday: 4:45 – 6:00 PM @ Dublin – Game Night (Occasionally there will be a Saturday morning practice @ TVI, schedule pending)
  • Sunday:   10:30 - 11:45 AM @ TVI - Practice

8U – Head Coach, Alex Kaplenko

  • Wednesday:  6:00 – 7:00 PM @ TVI – Practice (starting 9/28)
  • Thursday:     5:45 – 6:45 PM @ TVI – Practice (starting 9/28)
  • Sunday: Later afternoons (between 3:00 and 6:30 PM) – Game Night (Schedule pending) (starting 9/28) 
  • Evaluation Schedule (9/11 – 9/24):
    • Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:30 PM @ TVI
    • Sunday:       3:00 – 4:00 PM @ TVI  

Johanna Asher

Johanna Asher

Director, Girls Programs

Phone: 408-489-0032

Skill building for girls 8-12

At 6U/8U, players weebled and wobbled around the ice as they learned to skate, gained quickness and honed basic movements. At 10U, players are primed for skill development, such as stickhandling, passing, skating and shooting. For boys, the skill acquisition window opens between the ages of 9 and 12. For girls, it’s between 8 and 11. This article covers some of the basics.

Play Like a Girl from USA Hockey Magazine

We hope this article is of interest to our Lady Blue Devils! The article is all about the opportunities for girls and women in hockey and the growth the league has seen. Congratulations on being a part of it. You rock!

Girls Hockey Goods

Try Tri-Valley items first at Hockey X but if you don't find what you want there take a peak at the Cafe Press girl's hockey items. Show your spirit families for your girl hockey players!


Tri-Valley Travel Head Coaches

All 2016/2017 Season TVMHA Coaches.

We have the Bay Areas best and most dedicated coaches.

Mercury News pictures

Pictures of our Open House event in the Mercury News. 8/2013

Open House

2013 Picture