Parkland Athletic Club Information Letter

Mar. 23, 2019

Hello PAC Saints Families,
My name is Trevor Dowhaniuk. I was named the new Elite Director for Parkland Athletic Club back in November. We had a parent meeting in November where 23 people (3 were board members of other associations) showed up to see what was going on with Parkland Athletic Club moving forward. Since November, Tom Tremain (Coach Director), Jason Wiwad (Coach Mentor) and I have been hanging around the rinks making ourselves available for parents and players to come and talk with us. During that time I would say we had some good conversations with parents and players which helped us assess where PAC is at today. During these conversations we have found individuals that are wanting to volunteer their time to join us and help change the face of Parkland Athletic Club moving forward. I would like to think that there are some very exciting times ahead for our club.
In our discussions with some parents and players, we have found that families of PAC would like to see
- more outside development coming in on certain teams to help develop skills
- the same vendors (Dryland, Power skating and skills) working with all of our
club teams to show consistency
- the same quality of apparel available to ALL teams, without the upscale cost
- the Spring Camps again
- more accountability from our players
- more community involvement
- coaches hired earlier than Fall Evaluations
There are more ideas that came up in our talks at the rink. Of course we can’t implement them all right away, but today and moving forward we can start to make a change.
Parkland Athletic Club Saints will be moving forward to the 2019/2020 season. The game is changing and so are we. It is time for us to be better for your player. Today’s game has great options out there for families to choose from, we are going to work hard so that your choice is community. Families have become paying customers in the game of hockey, as a non-profit Club we will work hard to create a program with will focus on development on and off the ice.
PAC Saints will be the home to (2) Bantam AA, (1) Bantam AAA, (1) Midget 15AA, (1) Midget 15AAA and (1) Midget AA Club Teams. There will be fall evaluations where kids within our zone have the opportunity to earn a spot within our club. Our Club teams will work together to become a family. We will strive to become a Club that players are

proud to play for and parents are proud to cheer for. We will become more involved in our community. We will promote our players through social media outlets and newspapers. We will provide the opportunity for our players to work with our younger generation of players in a mentor program. We will focus more on development of the athlete.
At this time, we are planning our program which will focus on development for our players on the ice and off the ice which will include:
- Minimum 2 practices per week (Our teams averaged 2.75/week in the 2018/19 season)
- 30 League Games (Midget 15AA), 32 League Games (Bantam AA & Midget AA), 33 League Games (Bantam AAA), 34 League Games (Midget M15AAA), based on last year league schedules.
- (1) Tournament
- Minimum 2 Outside Skill Development Vendor practices per month
- Minimum 2 Outside Goalie Training per month
- Team Apparel - Practice Jersey, Pant Shell, Home & Away Socks, Dryland
Shirt & Shorts, Team Coat and Team Bag This will be more detailed once we have the budgets complete
** We are working on a Store so that our Club Teams and Club Players are able to purchase the same Swag Apparel from approved vendor(s) only.
Our projected Team Budget numbers for our programs are:
Bantam AA - Bantam AAA - Midget 15AA - Midget 15 AAA- Midget AA -
$3,800.00 $4,800.00 $3,200.00 $4,300.00 $3,800.00
** These Projected Team Budgets are subject to change and do not include the SGMHA base divisional registration fee or PAC tryout fees.
Tryout Fees:
$200.00 Early Bird Price July 1st - August 22nd, 2019 - $350.00
June 1st - June 30th, 2019 -
**Tryout Registrations will close August 22, 2019**
A more outlined program and cost will be provided at our Spring Camp or sooner. We are in the process of organizing the spring camps now. Bantam and Midget
Spring Camp will be held on the weekend of June 1st & 2nd. Pricing, Times and Locations will be advertised very soon on the website. We are looking to keep the spring camps within the school year so that it doesn’t interfere with Summer Holidays.

If your player is looking to try out for a PAC team this year, August will be busy for them.
We will be holding our High Performance Camps with Nathan Dempsey between August 22 - August 29th, 2019. Pricing, Times and
Locations will be advertised on the website once the final details are complete.
We will be holding our PAC Checking Clinic August 6th - 8th & August 13th - 15th, 2019. Pricing, Times and Locations will be advertised on the website once the final details are complete.
Tryouts will begin as early as the Sept Long weekend. Evaluation information and schedules once finalized will be posted to the team home page, please refer back to these pages to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding camps, tryouts, coach & PAC notices.
Thank you all for the 2018/2019 Season! We look forward to seeing you at our camps and tryouts for the 2019/2020 season.
Kindest regards,
Trevor Dowhaniuk Parkland Athletic Club


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