15 Results for author: James Witherite

‘Tune-Up Thursdays’ Scheduled For July And August

Hockey is back! To help players get back in shape, and to give them a safe, healthy environment to do so, First State Ice Hockey is offering a series of summer 'Tune-Up Thursdays' at the Skating Club of Wilmington. Update: July 16 and 23 are sold out! Registration is currently open for July 30. First State hockey ... More

ASAP Registration Open For August

First State Ice Hockey's Accelerated Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) is the perfect way for all youth hockey players to make up for lost time and get in game-ready shape for the 2020-21 season! Registration for the first ASAP term, which will take place from Aug. 2-22 at the University of Delaware's Fred Rust Arena, ... More

What Exactly Is ASAP?

Our Accelerated Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) is a revolutionary approach to youth hockey player development and a perfect fit for the current state of the game. Based on the foundations of intense on-ice training and individualized focus on skill development, ASAP is tailor made to help players “catch up” ... More

Flames Pre-Registration Now Open!

First State Ice Hockey invites interested youth hockey families to register for the First State Flames program via the dedicated Flames pre-registration portal. • There is no fee to pre-register with the Flames, and USA Hockey and Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association rules permit you to pre-register with as many clubs ... More

August Events, Ice Schedule Announced

First State Ice Hockey is pleased to announce a tentative ice schedule for August 2020. Like many of you, we are extremely anxious to get back on the ice and focus on the sport we love. With that in mind, we want to do that safely and in complete compliance of governmental guidelines. Most of our August on-ice ... More

Sidoriak, Others Weigh In On ‘The First State Difference’

First State hockey director Sean Cannon has a long history of developing youth hockey players and preparing them for high levels of competition. A number of Cannon's former players — including a current First State skills coach — were willing to share from their experiences. "Coach Cannon has been there to help me ... More

First State Flames Q&A • Part 2

What are First State Ice Hockey's main concerns for the upcoming 2020-21 season? The current state of uncertainty for youth sports is perhaps the biggest. There are still major concerns surrounding health and safety where large numbers of people gather together. Leagues are exploring alternative start date strategies ... More

Thomas Joins Flames Staff

In a major addition to their on-ice leadership, First State Ice Hockey has secured veteran coach Bob Thomas to join the First State Flames coaching staff for the 2020-21 season. "A good hockey player is tough to play against, but a smart hockey player is lethal," said Thomas, who will join Sean Cannon and Gary Yovano... More

Flames Announce 2020-21 Coaching Staff

The directors of First State Ice Hockey have assembled an accomplished coaching staff that boasts years of high-quality hockey experience to lead players through the 2020-21 First State Flames season. The core Flames coaching staff is comprised of: 16U/18U - Sean Cannon and Gary Yovanovich14U - Drew Brown12U - Blake ... More

First State Flames Q&A

Will this light travel program structure be your model going forward after the 2020-21 season? No. We are uniquely positioned to be flexible enough to serve our customers based on market concerns and desires. Assuming the pandemic environment subsides before the 2021-22 season, our plan will be to field teams at the ... More