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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Jr Checkers Tryouts for 2019 - 2020 Season

Jr Checker Tryouts will be in Charlotte at the

Extreme Ice Center, 4705 Indian Trail Fairview Rd, Indian Trail NC, 28079

April 27Th

$80 FEE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

TEAMS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON

11U, 12U, 13U

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration,

you will see a charge on your account from www.jrcheckers.com.

REGISTER HERE

Schedule:

 

ICE SESSION 1

 

Training Rink

2008

12:30-1:30pm

2007

1:40-2:40pm

2006

2:50-3:50pm

   

PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS

2007/2008

4:30-5:00pm

2006

6:45-7:15pm

   

ICE SESSION 2

 

Training Rink

2008

5:20-6:20pm

2007

6:30-7:30pm

2006

7:40-8:40pm

 

Tryout information for 14U and 15U teams will be published at a later date.

   For Further Information contact:

2006 Head Coach         2007 Head Coach         2008 Head Coach

Dan Predhomme            Zac Houle                           MarkTagg

EMAIL                                   EMAIL                                 EMAIL

256.312.9827                704.770.7313                   586.212.2801

WHY JR. CHECKERS

THE JR. CHECKERS DIFFERENCE

 

Weekend Practice Model

 

AAA hockey is a significant commitment. But we also recognize the obligations our players have outside of the game to school, family and much more. That is why we have adopted a Weekend Practice Model. The location for the practice varies, but has traditionally alternated between Charlotte, Greensboro, Hillsborough and Raleigh, North Carolina as well as Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina.

 

During weekend practices, our players experience:

  •  3 - 4.5 hours of full ice practice
  • Off ice training
  • Nutrition
  • Video sessions
  • Team building
  • Much more

 

In addition, we conduct a single weekday skill development practice in multiple markets. Players have the option to choose a location that is most convenient for them. 

 

Why the weekend model? The answer is two-fold:

 

  1. It allows us to draw top level talent from a broader geographic area.
  2. Our players get to focus during the week on school work, tests and other obligations. They can then spend the weekend completely focused on hockey and team bonding and cohesiveness.

 

Tournament Locations

 

Tournament locations are at times age specific, Jr. Checkers scheduler works to fit the teams in the best developmental environment and experience for that team. The association does its best to schedule all age groups to the same tournament for family convenience. Here are some of the projected destinations for the upcoming season.

 

  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Nashville
  • Notre Dame
  • Pittsburgh 

 

Whole Player Approach

 

In order to develop better hockey players, the Jr. Checkers recognize that we must also understand our players are humans. And we want them to be good ones.

 

The organization’s core values of Respect, Discipline, and Team are consistently reinforced both on and off the ice. Players must adhere to strict guidelines related to team attire, schedules, curfews and behavioral expectations. Players also understand that issues outside of hockey, such as performance at school or discipline problems, will have an impact on their ability to participate on the team.

 

Beyond that, coaches are expected to be in regular contact with their players to ensure they are having a meaningful Jr. Checkers experience. Coaches will also provide parents with updates on their player’s development and things they can do to support their continued growth.

 

Jr. Checkers Announce Minor Bantam Head Coach for 19-20 Tier 1 Season

The Jr. Checkers are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Predhomme as Head Coach of the 2006 Minor Bantam Tier 1 team.

Executive Director and President Derek Wilkinson, “ We are ecstatic to have Dan join our Jr. Checkers coaching staff. His years of experience, dedication, passion and teaching ability defines his character to develop young players to be elite players and good citizens”

Please check back with jrcheckers.com and gocheckers.com for upcoming announcements regarding future Tier 1 coaches, tryout dates and times, and for exciting new program details including mites and other age levels for the 19-20 season.

Jr. Checkers Announce Pee Wee Coaches for 19-20 Tier 1 Season

Jr. Checkers Announce Pee Wee Coaches for 19-20 Tier 1 Season

The Jr. Checkers are pleased to announce the appointment of Zac Houle as Head Coach of the 2007 Pee Wee Tier 1 team. Zac will also act as the Associate Coach of the 2008 Pee Wee Tier 1 team.

In addition, the Jr. Checkers are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Tagg as Head Coach of the 2008 Pee Wee Tier 1 team. Mark will also act as the Associate Coach of the 2007 Pee Wee Tier 1 team.

Executive Director Steve McKirdy, “ We are excited to bring both Zac and Mark into the Jr. Checkers program. Their passion, energy and shared commitment to developing our future players stood out from the other candidates. Collectively they bring over 20 years of coaching experience at both Tier I and Tier II levels, they will be a terrific asset to our program.”

Please check back with jrcheckers.com and gocheckers.com for upcoming announcements regarding future Tier 1 coaches and exciting new programs for the 19-20 season including mites and other age levels.

Interested In coaching

Jr. Checker 2019-2020 Coaching Applications Now Open

The Jr. Checkers are accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2019-2020 season.

Please click on the link below to access the application template

APPLY HERE

Applicants, if you are to be considered for a coaching position and are currently coaching, the Jr. Checkers must receive written permission from your current association to have any further communication with you.

Team Carolina Re-brands as Jr. Checkers; Remains Tier 1 AAA Organization

Partnership with Charlotte Checkers to Broaden Reach of Youth Hockey

 

Team Carolina today announced it is re-branding the organization as the Jr. Checkers, a Tier 1 AAA youth hockey organization. The Jr. Checkers will field a 14U team for the 2018-2019 season that was formerly under the Team Carolina banner.  Stephen McKirdy will serve as head coach.

“This is a logical step for our organization because it shows our commitment to the continued the growth and popularity of hockey in the region.  It also demonstrates a unified approach to player development in the Carolinas and creates a stronger linkage and partnership between the Hurricanes and the Checkers, particularly as it relates to our Tier 1 AAA youth organizations,” said Derek Wilkinson, Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Checkers and President of the new Jr. Checkers Board of Directors. 

Adds McKirdy, who will also serve as an Executive Director of the Jr. Checkers Board, “This is great news for our players, for the Checkers, and for youth hockey in general in the Southeast.  We are excited that we will be able to continue to offer the highest level of amateur hockey in the area with the backing and support of a professional organization that shares our commitment to the development of our youth, not only as athletes, but as young men and women.”

The Jr. Checkers are in the process of launching their website and social media presence.  In the interim, for more information about the Jr. Checkers program, please contact:

Derek Wilkinson

derek@jrcheckers.com

or

Stephen McKirdy

steve@jrcheckers.com

You can also access some Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

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