Hello Team Norum!
Great meeting most of you last week. Hope you are enjoying these colorful fall days. Here is a bit more info and some recap too. Typically correspondence will be short and sweet but in the beginning of the season, there is a lot of info to get out.
First practice will be Tuesday, 8pm at the Big Dipper. Please RSVP using the SportsSignUp App (see below).
Team Communication: HCF has provided an app that appears to be very functional for many teams so we will use this app to start the season off and go from there. Please get the app from the App Store (SportsSignUp Play) or go the the HCF website and sign in, then click on the "New Free Team App” and follow the directions. Please set this up as soon as possible so we can begin using it. **Please reply to Coach Norum’s message after you set it up.** If you need help with this, please let me know.
Jersey Sponsorship: It’s a 4 week turnaround process and we need one more Jersey sponsor ($500) before we can order the team Jersey's. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Cole family (Aurora Animal Clinic), for committing to be our first Jersey sponsor. As soon as we secure both sponsors and receive their donation, we can place our order. Please contact me if you have a sponsor or have questions.
Fundraising: More to come from Brian Robb
907-750-8810. He’ll be reaching out to the team with more information about fundraising opportunities such as chuck-a-puck, 50/50, concessions, team hoodies, raffles, etc. Our team is responsible for at least one mandatory concessions that will cover entry fee’s into Fairbanks Fest Tournament.
Anyone can be a sponsor, make a contribution of any amount or create a fundraiser (with HCF pre-approval). All fundraising and individual contributions go into our team funds and help offset tournament entry fee’s, Dryland, extra ice time, team functions, building team camaraderie, etc. Email Brian if you have any fundraising ideas. Let me know if you need a Sponsorship form.
5% of all Corporate Sponsorship will be designated to the Scholarship Fund to help families in need be able to participate in HCF.
Scholarships: Applications, due October 15, are on the HCF website.
Socks: If your player needs them, please contact me so I can get them to you.
Locker Rooms: Coach will go over team protocol prior to first game.
Parent Duties: You’ll be assigned game duties such as clock, scoresheet, and penalty box. Duties will appear on the team calendar. If you’re unable to fulfill your assignment, it is your responsible to find a replacement and let me know who is filling in for you. There are helpful resources on the HCF website and you can also get familiar with the clock during team practices.
Locker room parents-we need (2-3): This duty is simply having a presence in locker room or being within ear shot of the locker room to help monitor activity and foster appropriate chatter and interactions, primarily when Coach Norum isn’t in the locker room. You’ll need to complete a background check (HCF will reimburse the $30 fee) and the Safesport online training course. Let me know if you are interested asap.
Optional Skills & Skating Sessions: One Hour sessions are available for each division 3 times a month on Sunday through mid February.
HCF SWAG: Available on HCF Website > resources > merchandise. Great way to support your player and your community.
Feel Free to Contact me with questions or send a question through the SportsSignUp Play App.