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Gear Store Opening Thursday 5/5

Show your spirit!

The Gear Store is open until (EXTENDED) 5/21.  Order quickly!

All players MUST select practice jersey size/team name

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posted 05/03/2021
Tryout Times Assigned

14, 16, 19u Tryout Times assigned

March 13th Tryout Times Assigned

14u 1:30 PM Group 1, 2:40 PM Group 2, 3:40 PM Group 3

16u 4:50 PM Group 1

16u and 19u Goalies 6:00 PM 

19u 6:30 PM Group 1

Spitfires Girls Hockey Registration is Open.  Sign up today.  No walk ins will be accepted.  Groups will be separated and pre assigned.  Sign up early.  Registration Fee Players registering after March 9th is $85.  

8u Evaluation - CLICK HERE

10u - 19 u Tryout Evaluation - CLICK HERE

If you are interested in our program but you are unable to attend any of our tryout dates register and contact:  


posted 03/12/2021
Spitfires Tryouts

Sign Up Early!

Massachusetts Spitfires Tryout Registration is now open.

All players must sign up! No Fee for 8u.  

Players will be assigned tryout sessions.  We may make adjustments or add dates and times pending the amount of players registered and COVID regulations.  Times listed are the range for that age group.   Prior to the start of each session, all registered players will be sent an email with times to attend and other instructions to follow inorder to keep players and families safe.

8u Evaluation - CLICK HERE

10u - 19 u Tryout Evaluation - CLICK HERE

16u and 19u - If you are interested in our program but you are unable to attend any of our tryout dates, please contact:  spitfireshockey2002@gmail.com


posted 03/10/2021
12u Major 2 Strong Finish!

Way to go 12 Major 2

Congratulations 12u Major 2 on a great season!  TEAMwork!


posted 03/09/2021
12 Major 1 Finishing Strong!

Congratulations 12 Major 1!

Celebrating 12 Major 1 for their talent, hard work and sportmanship.  Great Job TEAM!


posted 03/04/2021
Spitfires Coaching Spotlight

Join Us Today!

Spitfires Coaching Spotlight - 5 Exceptional Female Athletes coach and mentor our players!  Thank you Coaches!


posted 03/03/2021
Registration is Open.

Sign Up Today

Spitfires Girls Hockey Registration is Open.  Sign up today.  No walk ins will be accepted.  Groups will be separated and pre assigned.  Sign up early.  Registration Fee Players registering after March 9th is $85.  

8u Evaluation - CLICK HERE

10u - 19 u Tryout Evaluation - CLICK HERE

If you are interested in our program but you are unable to attend any of our tryout dates register and contact:  ,


posted 03/01/2021
Goalie Training Announced 2021-2022

Calling All Goalies

Unmatched Goalie Training Plan for 2021 - 2022 Season Announced!  For all goalies 8u-19u.  Don't miss out!

An All-Star Female Staff!  Join us and see what it is about!

8u SIGN UP CLICK HERE  

10u-19u SIGN UP CLICK HERE

   


posted 02/26/2021
Cammi Granato Grant Here at Home

Congratulations Olivia!

In an effort to encourage young girls in the U.S. to pursue the game of hockey, Olympic gold-medalist and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato has launched the 21 Grants Program.

270 young female players between the ages of 4-12 applied.  21 girls were awarded grants and new equipment packages.

On of the 21 players was Spitfires' own Olivia Rizzitello.  Congratulations Olivia!  Her mother Courtney talks about how hockey and training has helped her daughter tremendously.  What was once an outlet to burn energy, has now become a passion.   

About the Grant, Granato says, “It’s a way to give young girls in hockey who may need extra financial assistance an opportunity to play. I’m truly happy to be able to give back by relieving a little bit of that financial pressure and allow them to be on the ice.  The fact that the NHL, Pure Hockey and the NHLPA have also generously stepped in to donate gear really helped cut the cost."
 

We are so proud of you Olivia!


posted 02/23/2021
Game Day

Spitfires 10s Ready for the Tilt!

Members of the Spitfires 10 Major 2 team are eager for the game!


posted 02/14/2021
Be a Spitfire

Be a Spitfire!

Tryout links posted soon.

8u, 10u and 12u tryouts and evaluations begin the week of March 15, 2021.

14u, 16u and 19u tryouts begin March 13, 2021.


posted 02/13/2021
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State Tournament Starts Tonight!
USCHO News & Features
Video of the Month

Pre- and Post-Game Nutrition Tips

11/22/2013, 9:15am EST
By Joe Meloni

"failing to prepare is preparing to fail."

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was famous for saying "failing to prepare is preparing to fail." In any sport, the work done before a game directly influences the effort during the game. But practicing on-ice skills and improving athleticism aren’t the only things vital to success when it comes to hockey. Nutritional training and eating well to prepare the body for a game or practice is just as important.

Eating the right type of foods and drinking the right fluids can be the difference between a good game or practice and a bad one. However, for young players and parents rushing to and from the rink, proper nutrition is often easy to overlook. Additionally, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Young men and women playing in different age groups will respond differently to certain foods.

"Eating anything is better than eating nothing, but it's important to avoid foods that are difficult to digest," says Nancy Clark, a registered dietician from Newton, Mass., who has experience working with the Boston Bruins. "A lot of times, kids may just avoid eating because they're on the ice so early in the morning. In this case, even a bowl of cereal before bed can help. Blood sugar tends to drop over night, so eating before bedtime is better than not eating at all.”

Clark points out that greasy foods—a favorite among kids—are harder to digest. They can result in a child quickly losing energy during practice or a game. So, she recommends avoiding those foods around competition.

“The kids will learn too,” she says. “They'll see what helped them and learn not to eat certain things before a practice or a game."

The type of food and fluids that helps young people excel in an intensely physical sport like hockey are those that offer a boost of energy without excessive sugar or fat. It’s also important to remember that meals following strenuous exercise are as important as those before it.

"After a game, I suggest eating something packed with protein," says Clark. "Say chocolate milk and peanut butter. These help the body recover and build on the workout they just had in the practice or a game."

As a parent looking to emphasize healthy foods and drinks that will help your child succeed, it's important to think ahead. If your schedule includes early morning or late-night practices, planning ahead and developing a healthy food routine is even more critical. It will help you avoid those last-minute trips to rink vending machines or fast food restaurants, Clark notes.

"My daughter is a hockey player, and she has a lot of early-morning practices and games," explains Clark. "For parents in this situation, getting breakfast ready for the morning so you can just grab it and go will help get on that schedule. Things like fruit, granola bars, and even a bowl of oatmeal are all easy to digest and create the type of energy hockey players need."

In terms of hydration, water is the best bet, Clark says. Some sports drinks can offer a lift, particularly after exercise that last longer than an hour, but most of time, the best way to hydrate the body is to simply drink water.

"Energy drinks are really just stimulant drinks," Clark says. "They don't create energy. They just have stimulants. Hydrating with water or juice beforehand then maybe a sports drink during or after is the best way to stay hydrated."

Still, there is no single right answer for every young hockey player’s tastes. Adopting a nutrition routine that a child will actually accept is the first step. Once they see positive results, it will make it that much easier for them to stick to it. As children grow and advance through different levels of hockey, their nutritional needs don't change too drastically. However, this same type of routine, with some minor modifications, can be used all the way through when they become teenagers and young adults.

The hours spent becoming a better skater or mastering shooting and passing are critical to a hockey player's success during a game. However, just as important are those few moments deciding what to eat or drink before and after you come off the ice.

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