INSPIRE FITNESS - OPEN HOUSE FOR CT RIVERHAWK PARENTS!!!!
Inspire Fitness (located at The Rinks) is open for business and would like to take the opportunity to let our parents know about their off-ice training programs designed for hockey players.
John Sabo, former BU hockey player and professional sports trainer, has invited our CT RiverHawk parents to attend a series of open houses that coincide with this weekend’s skating clinics. Please see the schedule below and take a few minutes to hear about Inspire Fitness and the programs available for teams and individuals specifically designed for all ages of hockey players.
In addition to the open house sessions, Inspire will be offering a FREE WEEK of training sessions for our teams, starting on September 15th. Coaches will be coordinating these sessions for their teams.
The following is a schedule for the parent information sessions and tours of the facility on Saturday, September 13th:
Mite Parents = 7:15 am
Squirt Parents = 8:30 am
PW A Parents = 9:45 am
PW A1 Parents = 9:45 am
PW B = 12:15 pm
Bantam B = 12:15 pm
Bantam A = 1:30 pm
Bantam A1 = 1:30 pm
Please feel free to attend any of these sessions as your schedule allows. Parents are not restricted to only those times that coincide with their players level. In addition, John and his staff are available to answer any particular questions you might have and welcome you to stop in any time you are at The Rinks!
Please see the attached brochure to learn more about Inspire Fitness!!!
To those that ordered travel RiverHawks travel jerseys earlier this spring, the jerseys are now available for pickup at Top Shelf Hockey Store located at the Rink. Jerseys that were ordered after the initial timeframe are still in process, and should be available shortly.
Note: A few people have already paid via cash or check, however those who have not paid for the jerseys as of yet, please note that your online payment account has been charged for the jersey. Please pay the outstanding amount as soon as possible.
The following list of players are for those whose jerseys are in stock and can be picked up:
We all know that mouth guards play a big role in protecting our children. But there are two additional factors to keep in mind.
First, if its not comfortable or if they can't breath correctly, they DON'T keep it in place (just look for chew marks on it). If its not in - it cant work.
Second, an article from "General Dentistry" shows that athletes using mouth guards and sustaining an impact were 50% less likely to have a brain injury when using a professionally made custom fit mouth guard.
Its the cheapest piece of equipment you'll buy your child, but it can prove to be the most cost effective.
We are fortunate to have a partner, Dr Karayiannis of My Smile Orthodontics, her practices is less than a 1/2 a mile from our home rink at 865 River Rd, Shelton and to help kick off our season in a safe way, she is fitting custom mouth guards for Riverhawk families us for only $40.
HeadZone Concussion Care (www.head-zone.com) is teaming up with the CT RiverHawks to offer discount ImPACT (ages 10 and up) and King Devick Baselines (under 10). Please read below to learn more about each test.
A baseline ImPACT test (www.impacttest.com) is done while a child is healthy and the goal is to get an accurate measure of how they would normally perform on the test. The test is then repeated should a child suffer a head injury to see how their memory and reaction time are being effected. This comparison is very helpful during the post-concussion evaluation.
Click on the YouTube video link below to learn more about the ImPACT test.
An ImPACT test takes roughly 25 minutes to complete and is done on a computer. All tests need to be supervised by a trained ImPACT technician. The test will measure memory and reaction time, while basically giving the brain a "thinking workout". HeadZone Concussion Care has a physician review every baseline and if it is possible an athlete may show a better reflection of their norm if retested, then we offer one free repeat of the test. All parents are given a copy of the ImPACT baseline to keep on file. For athletes ages 10 to 12 the baseline is good for one year, and for those 13 and older the results are valid for two years.