Welcome to the Newmarket Renegades U15 "A" evaluations!
I'm Michael Clarke, and I'm very pleased to be Head Coach of this years team. I have coached for 17 NMHA teams over the years. Most recently I was Head Coach of our U14BB Team. I look forward to bringing this team a new energy - taking this team to the next level by fostering a Team 1st culture, that focusses on development of the players skills and how they work together as a team.
To earn a spot on this team, we will be looking for the following core things (in no particular order): Effort/Compete: (Do you give it your all in every drill & scrimmage? Do you quit when you lose a puck battle, or foot race? Do you back check? Do you forecheck?), Hockey IQ: (Do you see the ice ? Are you aware of where your teammates are? Do you read the play and react accordingly? Do you panic under pressure, or excel? Do you know where to be for your position?), Skill/Athleticism: (Fundamentals of Hockey - skating, shooting, passing, checking. With proper training, how much upside potential do you have from the start of the season until the playoffs?), Attitude/Coachability/Commitment: (Do you have a can do attitude? Do you practice until you get it better? Team 1st mentality (No "I" in TEAM), no Quit. Positive attitude. Follows instructions. Great work ethic. Not afraid to go in the corners. Grit, Heart, Are you having FUN?). Goaltenders: We will be looking at all the same above. + can you stop the puck? (who will give us the best chance to win games as a team).
We will have a comprehensive hockey program this season that will include on ice and off ice development for our players.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the rink & wish each player the best of luck throughout the evaluation process.
Go Renegades Go!
Head Coach, Newmarket Renegades U15A