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2014-2015 Elite and Select Program

                                                                            Seacoast Spartans

                                                            Elite and Select Teams    2014-2015

Program characteristics of both the Elite and Select teams are similar. The goal for both the Elite and Select teams is to provide a comprehensive skills development program for the serious and committed hockey player that follows as closely as possible USA Hockey’s American Development Model and the research and guidelines for Long-Term Athlete Development.

What sets the Seacoast Spartans apart from other youth hockey organizations? The fact that our on-ice and off-ice practices are run by professional skills instructors.

the program highlights:

Squirt Minor (2005) through Bantam Minor (2001) - Elite and Select Teams

Tuition Cost: $3100.00 (Goalies are at a reduced rate which includes WEEKLY on-ice instruction.  Please see **Goaltender Instruction below for details.)
  • Two 80-minute practice sessions each week.
  •  practices are run by Seacoast Spartans skills instructors and Spartans coaches.
  • 9-10 additional 80-minute Sunday skills sessions developed by Boston University's Pertti Hasanen.
  • Elite Teams play in the highly competitive "Elite/AAA" Elite 9 Hockey League (E9). League schedule is approximately 28-32 games.
  • Select Teams may play in the highly competitive National Division of the “AAA” Hockey League (28-32 league games) if the team is strong enough. If a Select Team is not a competitive match with the BHL, the team will play in the Valley League (35 league games).
  • Fees for E9/BHL/Valley League tournaments plus independent tournaments and/or scrimmages to total approximately 40-50 games.
  • A weekly off-ice training session run by the Strength and Conditioning Specialists at Elite Sports Performance.
  • Home and Away game jerseys and socks to keep with customized names on back.
  • Sweatsuit and Workout T-shirt
  • Practice jersey and practice socks.
  • And a team camp in August is all included in the tuition cost.
Length of the Season: Our regular practice sessions typically start the last weekend in August and go through early March (depends on timing of season-ending league tournament). Occasionally, we will have some ice in August if our teams are playing in an early season tournament. Games will start up the weekend after Labor Day and will end in early to mid March depending on how the individual teams fair in their season ending tournaments.

Practice Days/Times: These teams will practice for one-hour and twenty-minute sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in approximately the 4:50 - 9:30pm time range. The youngest teams practicing earliest. Practice times will be consistent throughout the season. There may be a slight adjustment to times once high school hockey starts, but it will then remain consistent throughout the remainder of the season.

Number of Games: Approximately 40-50 games . The E9 or BHL schedule is 28-32 games. The remainder of the schedule will be tournaments or independent scrimmages both home and away.

Off-Ice Speed, Agility, and Strength Training: Each team receives one off-ice session per week run by Elite Sports Performance. These sessions are held on the same night as their on-ice practice either immediately before or immediately after the ice session. All speed, agility and strength activities are age-appropriate and directed by professionals.

** Goaltender Instruction: The tuition for Spartans Elite and Select goaltenders  for the 2014/2015 season ($2,350).  Included in the goaltender’s tuition is professional goaltending instruction at either the Tuesday or Thursday practice every week for the entire season.  Also included is the same professional goaltending instruction at ALL of the 9-10 additional Sunday skills sessions.  All goaltending instruction is provided by Rob Day’s Puckstoppers Goaltending staff.

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