AAHA SUSPENDS TRYOUTS INDEFINITELY
TO: AAHA Youth & Girls Member Families, Leagues, Member Clubs and Coaches
FROM: Glenn Hefferan, AAHA President
DATE: March 30, 2020
RE: Indefinite Postponement of Youth and Girls Tryouts
Dear Hershey Jr. Bears Players and Parents, Coaches and Managers,
Sharing concerns relative to coronavirus (COVID-19) and wanted to take a moment to provide an update as it relates to Hershey Bears Youth Hockey activities.
Our top priority, as you know, is the safety of everyone involved with Jr. Bears Hockey. I share this guidance with you recently published by the Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL). It is important that everyone follow the guidelines below and regularly visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information:
Thank you for your diligence in following the guidelines above and continuing to stay engaged with this important issue.
Linda Umberger, President Hershey Jr. Bears
Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to be a significant sponsor of the DVHL!
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TRAVEL EVALUATIONS SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021 SEASON IS OUT!
Hershey Jr Bears Families -- we are pleased to announce the schedule for Travel Program Evaluations for the 2020-2021 season. Please mark your calendars with the below dates and times (see graphic) for your player(s)' specific age level(s):
* March 23rd and 25th -- Pee Wee, Squirt & Mite (3/23 only)
* April 13th and 15th -- Bantam Midget 16U & 18U
* ALL Evaluations will be held at HersheyPark Arena
If your son or daughter is interested in playing Travel Hockey for the Jr Bears next season, it is imperative that they attend both of the Evaluation sessions for their age group (Mite Half Ice program only has one night of evaluations).
Please stay tuned here for more information coming in the near future, including our annual Travel Program Brochure which will include key details such as Costs, Details for each Level, Coaching announcements and more.
We look forward to seeing you on the ice this Spring for 2020-2021 Evaluations and Thank You for being a Jr Bear!!!
Yo Hershey Jr. Bears Fans!
Please get to these restaurants on these dates and times. Present the restaurants' flyer and the HJB's will receive portions of your purchase back as a donation!
Isaac's Hershey on January 13, 2020 from 10a-9p
Panera in Hershey on January 28, 2020 from 4-8p
Chipotle on Union Deposit March 14, 2020 from 4-8p
Print flyer and bring with you to each restaurant.
THE HERSHEY JR BEARS 2020 DISCOUNT CARD FUNDRAISER IS HERE!!!
All HJB Travel & House Players have a chance to win great prizes for themselves and their team, while earning money for the organization!
WHAT IS IT? The Jr Bears have partnered with 16 NATIONAL & LOCAL restaurants and retail stores who are offering money-saving discounts to Jr Bears Card holders. The discounts are good from NOW through the end of 2020. Great places like Primanti Bros, Arooga's, Chocolate Avenue Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Chili's, Fuddruckers and more.
HOW MUCH DOES A CARD COST? -- the discount card costs $20 to the consumer, and funds go to support costs of HJB hockey including ice time, uniforms, training equipment, the annual banquet and more.
HOW'S IT WORK? -- each HJB player is asked to sell as many cards as they can, beginning this week. As special motivation, between NOW and January 5, 2020, there are SPECIAL Incentive PRIZES that each Player AND Team can win:
* The 3 HJB teams that sell the most cards combined will receive a FREE Team Pizza Party, worth up to $250 of food & beverages!
Each individual player can win GIFT CARD prizes for themselves. The more cards they sell, the better their prize and there is no limit on how many Gift Cards they can win:
* 5 cards sold = $20 Gift Card to the store/restaurant/service of their choice
* 15 cards sold = $50 Gift Card to the store/restaurant/service of their choice
* 25 cards sold = $100 Gift Card to the store/restaurant/service of their choice
* As an extra bonus, the top 15 sellers will receive a FREE Hershey Jr Bears T-Shirt!
* SUPERSTAR Bonus = any player that sells 150 or more cards will receive FREE player registration for the 2020-2021 Season!!!
HOW DO WE GET STARTED? -- all teams' managers will receive an email with the Official Order Form for the HJB Discount Card in the next day, and a batch of cards will be delivered to them this week.
Managers need to give very player on each team an order form to find out how many cards they will need and players can begin selling immediately by going door-to-door, selling to family and friends, at places of work (where permitted) and for those interested, we have permission from some restaurants to set up a table in front of their location (DM us here for details on which partners).
Players collect the money, turn it in to their manager, who then turns it into HJB Board of Directors Fundraising Director, Doug Hummer.
The Incentive Program listed runs through 11:59pm EDT January 5, 2020. Team performance is measured at that point and the 3 winning teams announced later that week.
Good luck with your selling and LET'S GO JUNIOR BEARS!!!
Long time Scholarship and Finance Director BOD member John Devaney has passed away on October 24, 2019.
He has served on the HJB Board of Directors for many years and will be missed.
For more information about services CLICK HERE
The form below is for the upcoming 2019-2020 Hershey Jr. Bears season!
We have included a couple different helmets and a couple pairs of gloves for you to choose from. The helmets can be bought either with a cage or without, if your child prefers to use something other than the stock cage.
Also included, are a couple of different apparel items. We have the traditional track suit. Some of the new items are a winter jacket, a hoodie, a hat and different bags. The prices are all below retail.
The skate suit, anorak jacket, winter jacket and the hat will come embroidered with the HJB logo. The bags and hoodie will have the HJB logo screen printed on it.
We are planning on doing a second order near the start of the season.
All orders are due by October 1st.
Please direct all questions to Collin Stough at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch this 3 minute video regarding the AAHA Zero Tolerance Policy.
SafeSport – Attached below are highlights and the memo summarizing SafeSport.
the adult shall as soon as possible report the suspected abuse to both the US Center for SafeSport and to applicable law enforcement authorities.
The Hershey Jr Bears are proud to announce the details of our 2019-2020 Travel Hockey programs. Please click on the image above for details on our Travel Hockey programs for ALL age levels.
Thank You for your support of the HJB program and Let's Go Jr Bears!!!
Congratulations to the HJB's U18 A team for earning second place overall in the DVHL Playoffs!
Pictured is (left to right) Hayden Drake (A), Tyler Shearer (C) and Jacob DelAvecchia (A)
Beginning Hockey skating classes are available!
These lessons are developed in conjunction with USA Hockey and will develop or strengthen the skills needed for beginning and advanced beginning players. A look at the hockey curriculum is available clicking on the link below.
In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.
Necessary equipment: • Hockey skates • HECC Approved Hockey Helmet
Use this LTS registration link, (click) for more information and be sure to select the Hockey Track when asked.
Let's go bears!!!