Mike Papulkas: - Atom A/E, Mike.Papulkas@shell.com
- "Committed to teaching basic individual
skills to ensure our team develops talents to allow higher level play
going forward." I am committed to ensuring our hockey
players continue to develop their own shooting, passing, and skating
skills for their own satisfaction.
Scott King: - Bantam A/E,
- Midget AE-1 Finished 3rd out of 16 teams in
our division for regular season. We had 16 wins 8
losses and 3 ties. (1 little point away from Newmarket). 108
goals for (2nd highest in our division) 62 against (third lowest) and our
team had the least amount of penalties. We played in the Toronto
Avalanche A tournament were we lost 5-4 in the semi finals against the
team that won the tournament. We were also finalist in the Ajax Christmas
tournament. Currently we are still playing in the OMHA semi finals vs. Newmarket.
Our team has a great reputation around the league and in tournaments as
been a great clean team. We have had many compliments from referees after
many games. Our coaching staff promotes fun clean hockey
- Ted Nedelkopoulos,
defensive specialist and assistant coach. Ted brings three years of
coaching hockey and three years coaching the Scarborough
football. Ted is a defensive specialist and in both hockey and football he
knows how to prevent the apposing team from scoring. Ted loves the game of
hockey and supports our team without having his own kids on the team. Ted
also is our team motivator, with his help our team has managed to stay
calm, overcome trying situations and help come out on top.
- Ric Hyderman, Trainer. Ric brings many years of experience coaching boys and
girls hockey. Ric is a huge supporter of minor
league hockey especially without have a player on the team. He has been a
valuable asset to our team's success over the past three years.
- We do have two slots open on our coaching
staff. We need 1 assistant coach and 1 extra trainer.
- I was the first recipient to attend the OMHA
Finals with the Midget AE Hockey team last season 2004/05.
John Christofilos: - Novice AA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Information: Coaching experience - GTHL AAA and Tier 2
Junior A levels.
experience: NCAA Division 1 Scholarship recipient
- Committed to making sure the players enjoy
coming to the rink and interacting with teammates and coaches. Committed
to team and individual skill development. (Passing, skating, shooting,
puck handling, etc) Committed to having the team love and learn the game
of hockey by achieving their potential as well as the team's potential by working
together and counting on each other.
Making the season an experience to help in their development as young
athletes and great kids.
- Objective is to develop good hockey players and great
Rudy Prosperi: -
Minor Midget A/E, email@example.com
- Main goals are to demonstrate the understanding
of fair play,
equal ice time, and respect for teammates, other team players, coach's,
referee's and fans. Improve individual player skills with good tactical
skill development; improve level of fitness while enjoying the game and
learning never to give up. Have been coaching at this level for the past 5
years and have had the pleasure of seeing many players move up to
Robert Thomas: - Minor
Atom A/E, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Five years experience coaching minor
- Coaching approach based on individual athlete
skill development and team building.
- Goals are to ensure the players experience is
very positive and rewarding. Make sure the players are
well prepared for potential advancement to the next level.
- Fitness enthusiast well versed on current
physical fitness trends and athletic development especially for younger
- Experienced endurance athlete,
currently active age group triathlete and
Ironman tri-athlete. Lake
Placid, NY Ironman Triathlon 2001
Bursey: - Novice A, email@example.com
2004-05 / Coach Markham Tyke Select
and Philosophy: My intentions are to teach the kids to play safe clean
hockey, have fun, make friends, develope the
hockey skills, and last win games...in that priority. While some coaches
may have varying styles and methods to teach the kids, I do know that with
the coaches and assistant coaches I've worked with the one thing we have
in common is that we love kids and we love the game of hockey.
Novice "A" hockey program is going to be for the kids, not for
the parents or the coaches, or for the league. We will want the kids to
enjoy coming to games and practices because they want to be there. I don't
believe in shouting instructions at the kids as they are skating by the
bench 6-feet away. We should try to teach the kids to make their own
on-ice decisions and that it is okay to make mistakes (because thats how they are going to learn) and then to show
them (during practices and on the bench during games) what they could do
differently to get another outcome. (i.e. carry it, pass it or shoot it).
will focus on Skating, Puck Control, Stickhandling,
Shooting techniques, Passing skills, Checking and Positioning. These
skills will result in maximum participation and enjoyment. The element of
fun will be maintained throughout the program to ensure players are focussed and eager to participate in all planned
activities. Coming from Tyke Select, we have seen that the kids at this
age need to pass more (and better), they need to learn to keep their
positions better and they all need to learn to go into the offensive
corner to go get the puck (instead of watching the other team carry it
out), but all this will come with time. These kids are all learning and
developing at different rates of speed. They are little individuals and
they are all not evenly developing. We have to all understand that some
kids are slowly catching up to the others on a team, some are rapidly
passing the pack while and yet others pull back from the pack for a little
for a while and then pull forward fast again.
success of this team will not depend on winning. It will hinge on whether
the kids still enjoy coming to practices and games and whether they are
being treated fairly. We will be fair with the kids' ice time. They will
all experience power-plays, short-handed, first-minute and last-minute
game situations. In general, the next line up will be the next line out in
any situation. There will be no double-shifting. We may look at changing
positions or linemates but nothing unusual. We
would like the kids to go as far as possible because they deserve it, but
we won't be shortening the bench or using a win-at-all-costs tactic to
accomplish this. It will be, as it always has been, up to the kids. You're
all paying and they'll all be playing.
Barry MacDonald: -
Minor Midget A, Barry.MacDonald@rci.rogers.com
Hockey for 47 years including Junior in Northern
Newmarket, Dallas, and Markham
– 11 years.
Coached Ringette 8 years including USA National Team 2002
I am interested in the skill development of young men to enhance their
involvement and appreciation of the Game; to have each player reach their
full potential at whatever level they are playing and; to maximize their
enjoyment of the Game.
Bernie Korte: - Bantam
- A dedicated father and
coach with over 10 years experience of coaching at most levels in both the
GTHL and the OMHA.
- Fully qualified and
certified by the CAHA with a level 2 coach status.
- My teams have won numerous
tournaments over the years.
- Many players have moved to
higher levels from my teams.
- I believe in giving all
players a fair opportunity to play penalty killing, power plays and
critical situations. There is no
over-emphasis on a small group of players.
- As this is an 'A' program,
the time requirements and the budgets recognize that hockey is not all
there is to life. If on the other
hand you believe it is and that your child is destined for greatness in
the NHL, my program will likely not be a good fit for you.
- We promote fun (in a
"family friendly" environment), a love of the game and skills
that they will use the rest of their life, both inside and outside of the
- I believe in "home
town hockey". As such, all
players that come to the try-out will receive due consideration. Unlike other teams in other leagues, the
team has not already been picked.
George Georgiou: -
Novice A/E, firstname.lastname@example.org
team is all about the kids developing as athletes and as quality human
beings. It is about setting the stage for life long friendships on and off
Kestin: - MInor
Atom AA, email@example.com
- Our basic
philosophy will be:
To progress hockey skills and knowledge of the game
To have every child learn the value of friendship & teamwork
To teach a sense of respect for everyone (opponents, team-mates,
coaches, officials, parents… everyone).
- Our ultimate
goal is that your child learns about this great game we all love &
walks away from this season with 16 new best friends and memories to last
- As in the
past, our team will be selected by a panel of affiliated coaches looking
at skills, awareness and game play.
Interisano: - Minor Bantam A/E, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Interisano’s
have been residents of Markham
since 1983 and involved with Markham/Unionville Minor Hockey since 1996. I’m a dedicated father
and coach with 10 years experience coaching minor hockey. My son
Christopher was born 1993 and will play in the 1992 age group this year.
In 2004-05 Chris was the leading scorer on the Waxers Min Peewee ‘A’ team
and in 2003-2004 won the I LIVE with Character Award Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Tournament.
Enthusiasm, Effort, Fair Play, Fun,
Initiative, Respect, Skills Development and Team Play
goal will be to promote fun (in a "family friendly” environment),
a love of the game, and have a positive hockey experience in a safe
environment. To promote sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for
teammates, opposition team players, coaches, referees, and fans.
• Teamwork, what a group
can achieve as a whole is greater than what individuals can achieve will be
promoted. Every effort will be made to give players equal ice time. Equal ice
time policy is based on Code of Conduct Guidelines that players will sign at
the beginning of season.
by all parents will be encouraged in team activities, special events, and off
ice duties. Everyone has something special to offer! A team that works and
plays together will have fun and success.
• Hard work,
determination, the pursuit of excellence will be the theme of all
practices. How a team practices is how they play in games. Practices will
include personal technical and team tactical skills development, team systems
development, and as a reward for hardwork 4 on 4 or
other games. Steve
Coach York University will work with our goalies 2
to 3 hours a month.
• All players attending try-out will receive due consideration.
There are no players signed to this team yet and all are welcome to try-outs.
The try-out selection panel
will not consist of any parents with children trying out for the team.
• This is an 'A/E' program, the time requirements and the budgets
will be based on parent feedback. If on you believe your child is
destined to move up in Rep levels, our program is for you.
Education - 1998 Level One Certificate, 2000 Intermediate Certificate, 2001
Speak Out Clinic, 2003 OMHA Trainers Clinic and Part Time Hockey Skills
Instructor with Hockey Tech international since 2002.
Experience and Highlights - Coach and/or Assistant Coach 10 years.
Waxers, Unionville Select and House League.
2004-05 Waxers Minor Bantam ‘AA’
(Assistant Coach) - Goalies and Technical Development,
2003-04 Waxers Peewee ‘AA’ (Assistant
Ontario Silver Stick
South Florida Invitational Champions
Experience - Port Colborne Minor Hockey Association,
House League to Rep.
College Niagara Knights Varsity 2
years. OCAA Western Division Champs 71-72.
Assistant Coaches - Assistant
Coach Paul Williams is a 10 years coach of the GTHL and OMHA. Paul is eager to
coach again, loves minor hockey and will supports our team without having his
own child on the team.
Assistant Coach Defense, Team Manager and Trainer TBD
Steve Facey: Midget A, email@example.com
· First and for-most the most important thing
is the kid have fun and play hard in this
last year in minor hockey.
I have been coaching hockey at various levels
for the last 10 years H/L to REP and playing for 30 + years (not to age myself)
with many successes and a lot of fun .
One of my main goals are to promote the
understanding of fair play, respect for teammates, other team
players, coach's and referee's so we all can have a great year.
Walker: - Minor Bantam AA, firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Favourite Quote and Motto:
"Speed is disorienting.....
It robs an opponent of coordination and control, stripping away skills,
breaking down systems making even the simplest tasks seem difficult" (Ken
Dryden "The Game")
- 12 years coaching at
various levels (house league through rep) at various centers
- 6 years trainer
- Power Skating
- I believe that playing sports is supposed to be
fun, that’s why they are called games;
- I believe in teamwork above individual effort ;
- I believe that a team can be more than the sum of its parts;
- I don't measure a teams or an individual’s
success in terms of games won or lost, goals fore or against, goals,
assists or plus/minus. Success can only be measured by improvement and
team play, Winning will and always
- I try push my players to push themselves to be
the best they can at everything they do;
- Academic Activities are Number 1;
- I believe that Kids need a life too. Other
activities bring value to a player on ice and off;
- I love tournaments! I think the best part of a
hockey season are the tournaments;
- I try to foster an environment where each player
recognizes they and their teammates each brings something unique and
valuable to the table;
- I am always open to suggestion and think
communication is the best way to head off trouble.
Giusti: Bantam AAA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- AA manager, assistant coach & head coach – 3
time OMHA champion
- OMHA AAA head coach
- Introduce concepts: read & react, team play,
commitment & respect.
- Execute: wide range of team systems at game
- Refine: individual
skills & tactics
- Improve: knowledge of the game and of fitness /
Our goal is to develop the individual skills, implement these
skills within our team concept and let our record take care of itself as we
progress through these strategies.
Mark Inglis and Steve Leslie:
Markham Waxers Atom AAA 2005/06
Philosophy/Development strategy, Coaching background, Playing in the OMHA, Team
Markham Waxers Atom AAA Program for 2005/06 promises to be an excellent
experience for all involved – from players, to parents, to the volunteer
coaches & club management. Our plan is to bring together a great bunch
of kids, develop them aggressively through a focused, progressive program
and above all, to have fun! Our goal is to make the storied “Blue &
White” an honor to play for and a privilege to return to.
team philosophy is to create an overall environment where the players have
fun and look forward to coming to the rinkeach
and every practice & game. The team will play to win, but we will not
employ a “win at all cost” philosophy. Our desire is tohave
every one of our players thrive at the AAA level. Towards this goal, we
have mapped out a practice curriculum & development strategy that
builds at both the individual and team levels. Our guarantee is to
develop each player to the limit of our program.
players will finish in April greatly improved (on all levels - individual,
team, tactical and on a personal level) compared to where they started in
September. Our overall goal is to develop the children not only as
hockey players, but also as young men, with an emphasis on team play,
respect, and above all, where we build on the confidence of each and every
player – not erode it.
will focus on building strong fundamentals, with skating at the core.
We plan on having two lengthy practice sessions/week (either 1˝ hrs. or
2hrs. in duration). Our plan is to ramp up in the pre-season with a fun
off-ice program and team building in early August. Regular pre-season
skates will start in mid August. Development will focus on life long
skills such as leadership, teamwork, and responsibility. The kids will
learn the importance of hard work and how it drives success – hard work in
practice in every drill, hard work in games on every shift. We will
strive for fairness in ice time. In key situations, close games, playoffs,
or must win situations, the best players, playing that game or who have
demonstrated above average skills, will be utilized. We will
recognize and reward hard work. There will be consequences for lack of
effort, habitual lateness, etc. Team Conduct, Rules & Regulations will
be clearly laid out in April and will be followed to the letter when the
puck drops in September. Our goal is to challenge the players to reach new
heights in all aspects of their development.
Waxers Atom AAA club will be “co head coached” by Mark Inglis
and Steve Leslie. This strategy has been adopted by not only the
Markham Waxers, but also by the Toronto Red Wings in the GTHL and is used
primarily at the younger age groups. Both Steve and Mark have strong
hockey backgrounds, both share an equal passion for the game, both greatly
enjoy working with children and both are completely aligned from the
perspective of coaching philosophy and development strategy. Steve grew
up in Halifax Metro, where he played through the ranks, inishing at the AAA level in his Midget year. Steve
played Jr. B for the Sackville Blazers and Jr. A for the Cole Harbor
Scotia Colts. Steve’s coaching experience
includes Assistant coach, 003/04
Waxers AA and in Rochester
in 2002/03. Mark played his minor hockey in the GTHL, at the AAA
level, finishing with the Don Mills Flyers. Mark played Jr. B with Wexford
Raiders and later in the Scarborough Major and North York Senior A Hockey
Leagues. Mark is currently the ssistant Coach/Trainer with the Minor Atom AAA Waxers
team. Mark has also served as the Assistant Coach with the 2000/01 &
2001/02 Markham Islanders AA and with the 1998/99 Hillcrest Summits AA. Adam
Lamarre (Bowling Green, BHL), John Harding (5
yrs. Waxers Jr. A) & Brad Griffin (London Knights/Waxers Jr. A) will also
participate in our curriculum.
OMHA is a fun, community-spirited, “hometown hockey” experience without
the heavy politics, pressure and player movement that comes with the
territory in most other leagues, most notably in the GTA (and particularly
at the AAA level). OMHA participants enjoy aluable
friendships both on and off the ice with their fellow players, most often
living in the same neighborhoods and attending the same schools. There are
just as many great players/teams in the OMHA as here are in any other
league. Success will find your child regardless of the league that
he/she plays in. As far as the travel fallacy goes, throughout the
entire 2004/05 season, the Waxers Minor Atom AAA played once in each of
Peterborough & Lindsay and made two trips to Barrie.
try-outs will be held during the week of April 18th. The selection process
will be thorough, collaborative and objective. Naming of the team staff
will follow tryouts, in keeping with our objective approach. The
successful player/candidate will have a strong mix of the required skills,
positive attitude, competitive edge and a demonstrated capacity to listen
& learn. For more information, please feel free to contact either Mark
@ 416.854.5148 or Steve @ 416.998.3756.
Ryan D. Hood: - Major Bantam AA,
Accomplishments: -1st place finish overall
-Rochester State Showdown Champs
-two (2) -semi-final placing
-Winners of the York-Simcoe Championship
Program (2005-06): -Summer Camp in Wasaga
-On ice skills development (twice a week)
-Home and Away games weekly
-3-5 tournaments...including one
International or Provincial
Chicago or California)
Mission Statement: "To
assemble a team of athletes whereby bringing us all together will produce
something much greater then our individual parts!"
-To have fun!
-To win the Provincial Championships!
Derek Candolini: - Novice AAA, email@example.com
I’ve played minor hockey in Markham
Division 1 NCAA scholarship recipient
9 years coaching experience in the Waxers organization
8 years at AAA level
My hockey "program" is designed around: 1) player skill development
Developing player knowledge
Understanding situational play
Most importantly, this program is for the PLAYERS and
their enjoyment of the great game of hockey!
Calabretta: - Midget AA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our intentions as a
coaching staff is to compile a well rounded group of young adults that
understand the definition of 'team'. T.E.A.M. represents
"Together Everyone Achieves More". We intend to create an
atmosphere where all players understand that the game of hockey can only
be advanced through team work, communication and discipline. Beyond
the theory to a successful team, our staff plans to implement individual
technical skill achievement for each player, along with technical team
skill such as system break outs and power plays. We believe in the
"Respect All, Fear None" philosophy. An idealistic that
goes beyond hockey as these young adults are at time in their life where
post secondary education, peer pressure, and major decisions enter their
life. Our philosophy intends to make these individuals better people
as well as better hockey players. After all, life doesn't end at
hockey... This is only the beginning.
Stephen Spracklin: - Minor Atom 'A', email@example.com
- Through team sports, children
are able to improve upon their physical skills while developing
friendships, an understanding of the importance of teamwork, confidence in
themselves and in others.
- My philosophy to coaching
hockey is simple, for children to get the most out of an opportunity to
play on a competitive hockey team, they must be exposed to an environment
that facilitates learning. To
succeed, player development, teamwork, discipline and commitment are
essential. However, in an
environment where children are not encouraged to enjoy themselves and have
fun, the ability to learn and develop as players and as people is greatly
I believe that children need to have fun to be able to learn and to
be able to succeed and I take this philosophy with me whenever I step
behind the bench or onto the ice.
being said, success will not always be determined by the scoreboard. I believe that in order to be a
winner, you must learn to be a gracious loser, and be able to learn from
your mistakes. In order to learn
from mistakes, you have to be prepared for mistakes to happen and have the
necessary feedback opportunities and open lines of communication so that
everyone involved can benefit.
Simply put, good hockey players make mistakes, great hockey players
learn from them.
hope that my approach to the game not only makes the children better
hockey players, but also helps them become better people.
Jeff McLeod: - Minor
Peewee A, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2004-05 Assistant
Coach with Waxers Atom A
Coaching minor hockey
Coaching minor baseball
year: Instructor at various hockey programs and camps
My goals are to:
1. Promote a fun, safe hockey experience where
develop skills and friendships
Create an environment of respect for the game, officials,
coaches, parents, and teammates
Emphasize individual skill improvement and team play
Encourage and challenge the players to be the best they can be