We hope you are having a great summer. There are a few important updates and announcements we wish to share with you below. Please also note that we have temporarily moved away from TeamSnap for communications. Most messaging now needs to be directed to our current database of families that are registered for the 2016/17 season. TeamSnap will be up and running again once teams are formed but between now and then you will see emails outside of the TeamSnap platform. The one downside is that if you have multiple players you may receive an email twice, something that TeamSnap can avoid. If it is a problem, let me know and I can do my best to remove the duplicate email.
Announcement – A1 Coaches
This season we are very pleased to announce the following LMHA Coaches:
ATOM A1 – Mike Grant
PEEWEE A1 – Danny Franco
BANTAM A1 – Jordan Emmerson
MIDGET A1 – Scott Sparkman
Announcement – Director of Player and Coach Development
The LMHA executive is pleased to announce that Jordan Emmerson has accepted the position of Director of Player and Coach Development. Welcome Jordan!!
Please find below some information from Jordan:
I grew up in Abbotsford, BC playing minor hockey at a high level. Following minor hockey, I developed into a high end player in the BCHL, where I was awarded a scholarship by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA Division 1). Since graduation, I have been developing hockey players throughout the lower mainland. I have worked with numerous players in the NHL, AHL, NCAA, WHL, and CJHL. Most recently, I have been involved in coaching minor hockey and was the Associate Head Coach of the Langley Rivermen in the BCHL.
While coaching Junior ‘A’ (BCHL), I worked collaboratively with the coaching team to recruit players who were good people and not just good hockey players. I firmly believe for any program to be successful, we need players who provide more than just on-ice performance. Integrity, respect, accountability, work ethic, team work, and confidence are all qualities I look for when recruiting. A key component of my coaching style is to encourage these qualities in players, and I hope that the players I work with take these qualities with them as they move forward in their lives.
I believe that a hockey coach plays an integral role in a young person’s life. A coach has the ability to motivate, teach, learn from, and develop players to be successful at their given sport but more importantly provide life skills that each player will carry with them forever. By promoting work ethic, commitment, team work and accountability throughout the development process, the players will build a foundation from which they can excel in all areas of their life. I assist players to build these skills throughout practices, games, and skill development sessions.
My coaching approach will translate into individual success for the player and success for LMHA. Success, as I define it, is not limited to winning more hockey games or getting drafted into the WHL, although these are certainly important goals. Success extends to how a player does in school because they learned the value of hard work. It extends to how a player interacts with his or her friends because they have learned the importance of team work. By teaching player’s accountability and commitment, we provide the foundation for them to make the right decision when faced with a choice that could negatively impact their life as they grow up. My goal is for these young players to become ambassadors of excellence for LMHA, on and off the ice.
Helping athletes reach their on-ice goals while instilling the qualities that provide them with the foundation to be exemplarily role models for those around them is the reason that I coach. I understand what a privilege it is to be a source of positive influence in the life of a young person and I take that role very seriously.
Jordan starts August 1st and can be reached via email – firstname.lastname@example.org