Congratulations ladies! Coach Greg
Dear Southtowns Stars Families,
After a tough and bumpy 20-21 hockey season I am pleased to say that we are progressing with great success through the 21-22 season. I know that the early part of this year we encountered some bumps with a few isolated discipline concerns that caused us to be placed under the microscope with New York State. I am pleased to say that our infraction reporting relating to USAH rule 601, abuse of an official has continued to decline by almost 96% in the past two months since our 601 policy was put into place. I want to personally thank all of our coaches, players, families and board members for working together to ensure our continued ability to play and remain in good standing in New York State. As I have stated many times in my emails, personal conversations and communications with my own team, I am proud to lead such a positive and family friendly organization through another successful season.
As we move through January we will begin the process of reviewing coaching applications and selecting our coaches for the 22-23 season, planning and organizing our try out process and working to balance our budget and keep costs affordable and reasonable for our players and their families. Some of our long time Southtowns Stars board members will be "retiring" from their long time positions and we will be looking to our current members to fill these important leadership roles. The success of this organization is only as strong as our members and your thoughts, ideas and leadership are what will continue to help us grow and continue to be successful in the coming seasons. Please look for these postings on our website or contact current board members to express your interest or inquire about open positions.
Most importantly I want to wish all of you a happy, healthy and joyous 2022 filled with much success both on and off the ice. Thank you for choosing Southtowns Stars for your hockey home and for allowing me the privilege to lead this wonderful youth hockey organization.
Rich Vittoria, President & Chief Operations Officer
Southtowns Star Amateur Hockey Association
The Southtowns Stars is currently in the process of seeking coaches for the 22-23 hockey season. If you are a current head coach with Southtowns and are planning to return, please complete the quick response Returning Head Coaching application at the link below.
If you are interested in becoming a Head Coach for the 22-23 season please complete the online NEW head coaching application at the link below. A member of the selection committee will contact you for an interview and conversation. All applications are due
22-23 Director of Team Apparel
The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates for the voting board member position of Director of Team Apparel. This person would be responsible for the following tasks:
22-23 Coordinator of Family & Community Engagement
22-23 Director of Travel Hockey
All interested individuals please submit a completed online application. These selection of individuals and positions is contingent upon meeting and conversation with the President/COO and/or designated BOD Member and subject to board review and approval.
* We know that this involves time and commitment, but without the support and help of our member families STS could not function successfully. To compensate for some of that time discounts and incentives are provided for active BOD members.
The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors works to ensure our organization continues to be a family friendly, youth hockey experience where healthy competition, learning and community involvement are a part of every teams experience. Below are our our league goals for the upcoming season. We thank you for choosing Southtowns Stars for your youth hockey experience.
The Southtowns Stars Board of Directors is excited to begin our brand new Rising Stars Beginner Program for 6U (Mini Mite) and 8U (Mite) early hockey development program in a just a few short weeks. Click the link to visit our Rising Stars Mite information page.
Our new goalie & skating clinics are being offered bi-weekly to all Southtowns players from Squirt-Midget. Tom Iafallo will be leading theses Skating Clinics and Bob Janosz will be leading the Goalie Clinics. There is a maximum of 30 registrants/skaters per session.
SKATING CLINICS ONLY: The cost of the skating clinics will be $10 and must be paid following registration via VENMO to @beverly-kirkpatrick-2. A Southtowns Stars Logo will appear above her name on Venmo. At this time the only form of payment accepted will be VENMO. In order to be on the ice you must register using the form below and submit payment of $10. Click the date below to register your child. There is NO cost for Goalie Clinics.
REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES
Goalie Clinic - 1/19 @ 7pm - Register Here
Send Us Your Photos!
If you have current photos from STS events, tournaments, games and other celebrations, please text them to Jessica Kline, Coordinator of Social Media Relations @ 716-239-7801. Include the date/s, coach's name, level and what the photo is showing. Look for them on our website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Help us celebrate you! You can also send your photos and descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org
When returning bottles and cans to Consumers Beverages you can request the proceeds be applied to the G14U account. This is applicable at all 18 WNY stores. Thank you for supporting girl's hockey!
Jim Bowen, Director of Girls Hockey
THE PARENT'S CORNER
Do you have questions about registration, upcoming important dates, documents you will need for the upcoming 2021-2022 hockey season? The Parent's Corner is your one stop shop providing you with all the information you need to be ready for the new season.
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