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Brahmas Presentation - Brahmaland

  1. 1. Welcome tobrahmaland
  2. 2. The NYTEX Sports CentreThe NYTEX Sports Centre is a state of the art sports facility now quartering 2 NHL sizeice rinks, a 30 thousand square foot sports court which accommodates 5 volleyball courts,basketball, floor hockey and roller derby.The NYTEX Sports Centre boasts the ability to convert to a synthetic turf facility for indoorsoccer and lacrosse in a matter of hours and back again for ice hockey in an equally efficientmanner by a highly skilled and professional facilities management team. The NYTEX SportsCentre has a full time physical therapist experienced in sports related and more specificallyhockey related injuries available to evaluate young athlete’s injuries.Most importantly the NYTEX Sports Centre is a venue unlike any other in the Dallas-FortWorth Metroplex, having been embraced by the surrounding North Richland Hills Community asa destination for family fun, learning and entertainment. 14
  3. 3. The NYTEX Sports CentreOnce called the ‘Blue Line Ice Center’ the facility lay dormant, a victim of vandalism and indisrepair for several years prior to the ‘Vision’ of two savvy brothers.Frank and Salvatore Trazzera.With the support of their family and friends set out to leave their mark on the landscape anddevelopment of hockey in Texas in 2006. Former hockey players with a tireless work ethic andan intense passion for the great game of hockey their persistently positive attitude is palpableat the NYTEX Sports Centre. 15
  4. 4. The NYTEX Sports CentreTheir philosophy is ‘kids come first’ and they imparted upon the NYTEX Sports Centre staffthe policy to ‘drop anything you’re doing to assist a youngster.’ A culture of fun and learningcentered around hockey has grown within its walls and spread to the surrounding communitieswhere many of the young players participate in charitable voluntary endeavors.Excellence and player development while having fun are paramount to the Texas Brahmas YouthHockey Association’s experienced and passionate coaching staff. 16
  5. 5. Texas Brahmas: Youth Development Program 17
  6. 6. USA Hockey Core Values 18
  7. 7. Texas Brahmas: Youth Development Program 19
  8. 8. USA Hockey Core Values 20
  9. 9. Texas Brahmas: Youth Development ProgramTBYHA believes in ’One Team-One Coach’, mandating that head coaches lead onlyone team each season concentrating their singular focus on individual player developmentand total ‘team concept’» Works tirelessly with the youth emphasizing a fun and competitive environment» Increasing skill, physical and mental development» Instill proper attitudes of respect and responsibility necessary to compete at the highest level 21
  10. 10. Texas Brahmas: Youth Development Program (Coaches)The TBYHA Coaching staff sets a high standard and encourages continuing developmentof its coaches through the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP)» All coaches are required to participate in the CEP, stay current with the new 2011 age-related coaching modules and expected to achieve the highest level certification possible» No less than 4 TBYHA Coaches hold USA Hockey’s highest level certification, (Level V certification) 22
  11. 11. Texas Brahmas: NYTEX Sports Centre» Multi-sport and entertainment facility» Quarters 2 NHL size ice rinks» A 30 thousand square foot sports court which accommodates 5 volleyball courts, basketball, floor hockey and roller derby» Able to convert to a synthetic turf facility for indoor soccer and lacrosse 23
  12. 12. Texas Brahmas: NYTEX Sports CentrePrograms Services» Introductory skating » Indoor Soccer» In- house recreational hockey » Volleyball» Sports Camps » Lacrosse» Mentorship Program » ImPact Concussion Management» Tier II Travel Hockey » ZuRoma Sicilian Kitchen» Tier III Jr. ‘A’ Hockey » Pro Shop» Texas Brahmas Professional Team 24
  13. 13. Texas Brahmas: The Atmosphere» Embraced by the surrounding North Richland Hills Community as a destination for family fun, learning and entertainment» Recognized by the City of North Richland Hills and honored with proclamations for community service three out of the last four years» Hosts a full time physical therapist experienced in sports, specifically hockey-related injuries 25
  14. 14. Texas Brahmas: I m Pact» ImPACT is a computerized program that evaluates and documents multiple aspects of neurocognitive functioning, including verbal and visual memory, attention span, brain processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms.  It is a tool used by our medical staff to assist in appropriate return to play timing for our athletes hence protecting them from long term sequella of traumatic brain injury (concussion). 26
  15. 15. Texas Brahmas: IntelliGym™The Hockey IntelliGym™ is a revolutionary, software-based training tool that develops players’hockey sense – the perception and decision-making skills necessaryto stay one step ahead of the puck and the game.  Developed inpartnership with leading scientists in cognitive development andused by USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program this computer based program is anatural addition to our ImPACT Concussion Management Program and integrates seamlesslyinto our off ice dry land training program. Providing free access with an access code for our youth and Jr players to an off ice program with demonstration videos and exercise logs that aredownloadable for the players use. There are three separate age and development relatedspecific programs for Mites/Squirts, Pee Wees/Bantams and Midgets/Jrs. 27
  16. 16. Texas Brahmas: Ownership Team Stuart Frazer – Dr. Salvatore Trazzera – Patrick Luongo Mike Barack – Frank Trazzera 28
  17. 17. Texas Brahmas: CoachesKnUTE AnDErSOn DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY FOR NYTEX SPORTS CENTRE A Master Rated Coach (USA Hockey Level 5), Coach Anderson has been our Jr. Brahmas Director of Coaches since 2008. He has many years of experience coaching and directing youth hockey programs. Last season Coach Anderson coached three Jr. Brahmas teams; SQ AA, PW AA and Midget Minor AA. The SQ AA won the NTXHL Regular Season Championship, and the PW AA and Midget Minor AA each took Bronze at State. Head of Coaches for Keller High School and Head Coach for Keller Varsity. Coach Anderson is the Head Coach for Keller ISD Varsity Hockey Team. Last year was a(2) Most Goals (195) Highest PK % (96%) Longest Winning Streak (23) and they won the City Championshipand State Championship (1st time that has ever been done in High School Hockey).Coach Anderson can be found on the ice Sundays with his son Mason doing the Jr. Bruiser Mini-Mite hockey forthe NYTEX Skate Academy. 29
  18. 18. Texas Brahmas: CoachesrOn VOgEL VICE PRESIDENT, TEXAS BRAHMAS YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Ron Vogel has 18 years of coaching experience. Began coaching strictly goaltenders in 1993 at Future Pro Goalie School as an instructor and later was made the Schools Director. Summers between hockey seasons were spent coaching at various hockey schools located around North America. During his professional playing career he volunteered his time with the cities youth programs in Windsor, Rockford and Basingstoke coaching all areas and positions of the game. His first season as a professional coach in 2008, he helped lead the Texas Brahmas to the franchise’s first CHL Championship. He is still actively involved with the Texas Brahmas professional team while making thetransition to Vice President of the Texas Brahmas Youth Hockey Association and head coach of the U14 BantamA team summer of 2011.Played 8 seasons of professional hockey split between the CHL, ECHL, UHL, Europe and the IHL...attended theDetroit Red Wings (NHL) training camp as a rookie...Played first 3 seasons as a professional in the ECHL, 2with the New Orleans Brass and 1 with Pee Dee Pride...Led all goaltenders his first season with a .933 savepercentage...Spent 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons in Rockford in the UHL...Played one year in England for theBasingstoke Bison in the Elite League...Started 2007-08 season with Port Huron in the IHL...finished the yearin Kalamazoo...Prior to going pro spent 3 seasons playing Juniors in Canada in the OHL...spent one season withthe Texas Tornado of the NAHL 30
  19. 19. Texas Brahmas: CoachesSALVATOrE TrAzzErA M.D. Dr. Trazzera received his medical degrees from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico and The University of the State of New York. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York and the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York. He completed Fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology at North Shore University, Cornell University Medical College and New York University School of Medicine, respectively. He maintains a rigorous continuous medical education program participating in national and international meetings, seminars and medical conferences which have earned himthe American Medical Associations Physician’s Recognition Award each year from 1997‐2011.Dr. Trazzera, has extensive experience in Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) Management. He is consideredan expert in Neurocognitive and Neurophysical (Balance) testing and a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC),trained at the prestigious University of Pittsburg Concussion management program under the mentorshipof Dr. Mark Lovell, the Founder and Developer of ImPACT.He presents community education for coaches, parents and players on concussion and sports-related injuriesand lectures for USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program (CEP). Dr. Trazzera holds USA Hockey Level VCoaching Certification. He currently serves as a consulting team physician for Stony Brook University andSuffolk PAL JRs and Youth Hockey.Dr. Trazzera loves to spend his free time with his beautiful wife Liza Jane and son Gianluca. 31
  20. 20. Texas Brahmas: CoachesFrAnK TrAzzErA Currently in his fifth year leading the organization and has served as a coach, owner, President and C.O.O of NYTEX Sports, TBYHA and the Texas Brahmas following a successful & rewarding 23 year career in the hospitality industry. Frank takes pride in building a team with distinct intensity & personality both on & off of the ice. Prior to the birth of NYTEX Sports in 2007 he spent 10 years with Compass Group North America, As well as, 4 years of leadership over the hospitality services for Aramark Corporation at the University of Houston. Frank began coaching ice hockey on Long Island in 1983 and was awarded a Master Level 5 coaching certification from USA Hockey in 2005. His local coaching tenure covers minimite through high school, including Keller High School and Birdville I.S.D., where he developed the programas organizations President and Head Coach. Trazzera has resided in Texas since graduating from FloridaInternational University in 1990 and is also a proud graduate from the world renowned Culinary Institute ofAmerica in 1986.Currently resides in Keller with his incredible wife Karen of 15 years and their three wonderful children, FrankJr. 13, Joseph 11 and 8 year old daughter Torre. 32
  21. 21. Texas Brahmas: CoachesAL SECOrD Former NHL star, Al Secord, is continuing to lead one of the Jr. Brahmas Squirt teams this season. Secord, no stranger to Brahma-land, has spent the past 5 years coaching his sons, Alec and Luke, as members of the NYTEX Black Hawks in the NYTEX House league as well as their Jr Brahmas travel teams. The Sudbury, Ontario, native was drafted 16th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1978 National Hockey League (NHL) Amateur Draft. He made the Bruins roster as a 20-year-old and was later dealt to the Chicago Black Hawks where he spent the majority of his NHL career. In 1990 he retired from the NHL following 12 seasons as a player with the Bruins, Flyers, Maple Leafs and Black Hawks.It was in Chicago where the feisty Secord enjoyed the best years of his NHL career. In 1981–82, he burst forthwith 44 goals in 80 games. He was also assessed 303 minutes in penalties, making him the only player in NHLhistory to record 40 goals and 300 penalty minutes in a single season. He reached the 40 goal mark threetimes during his NHL career. As well as joining the 50-goal club in 1982–83, posting 54 goals / 32 assistsfor a career-high 86 points while being selected to play in the NHL All-Star game for the second consecutiveseason.Secord retired from professional hockey in 1994, when he returned to play two seasons with the InternationalHockey League (now American Hockey League) Chicago Wolves. He also played a season of roller hockey withthe Chicago Cheetahs in 1994.Secord played 766 career NHL games, scoring 273 goals and 222 assists for 495 points and registered 2093career penalty minutes.The Secord family currently resides in Southlake, Texas. He has three sons, Ryan, Alec and Luke. He is also stillvery involved with the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association 33
  22. 22. Texas Brahmas: CoachesED gALiAni Education BA in Physical Education, New England College, Henniker, NH (1982) Professional Experience Fire Department New York (1994 (1990‐1994) to present) Patrol Officer in Greenpoint , Brooklyn 2007: Promoted to Lieutenant Coaching Awards 2008: Children’s Sports Connection, Present: Tactical Training Charity Group Coach of the Year Instructor, Randall’s Island, NY 2008 and 2010 Atlantic Junior Hockey League, Coach New York Police Department of the YearCoaching Experience and Achievements33 Years Coaching Experience – New York Bobcats Junior Hockey Teams – Peewee 2000 / BantamHockey Schools : Can‐Am hockey (2007‐present) 2004group 1980‐1983, N.Y.I slanders Director of Hockey, Long Island Gulls Four Time National Appearancessummer Hockey Schools 1984‐1987, (1997 – present) as Coach Pee wee 2000, BantamBrian Trottier Skating Academy 4 time Coach NY State Empire 2004, Juniors 2009/200101987‐1990, IceWorks Summer State Games Team Long Island Currently Instructional Speaker atCamps 1990‐1994 Named Atlantic Junior Hockey South USA Coaches Seminar, New York,Iceland Summer camps, 1995‐ Division All Star Coach, 4 Years Levels 1‐42002 (2007 ‐ 2011) Section committee Long IslandHold USA Coaching Masters Level 5 USA Select Festival Coach National players for State Festivals 14’/15’scard camp, St. Cloud, M Minnesota 17’s / Selection Committee N.Y StateCoached Mite ‐ Juniors (1997‐ Rochester N.Y. 14’s Festival for National campspresent) Coach of Bantam Silver Sticks 14’/15’/16’/17’sLong Island Gulls Youth Hockey International Champion 2002 USA National camp evaluator/Coach(1997‐present) Coached 2 NY State Championship at National Festival camps 34
  23. 23. Texas Brahmas: CoachesJErEMY LAW Jeremy began skating and playing hockey at age two in Moose Jaw SK, later moving to Penticton, BC where he played two years of Midget AAA hockey. His junior career covered four years in Alaska, BC, Florida, and New Mexico before heading off to Concordia College in Minnesota. As the first player signed by the UHL expansion team The Motor City Mechanics, he played alongside Chelios, Hatcher, Draper, Avery, and Smolinski due to NHL lock-out. On that team was former Brahmas defensemen and current Jr. Brahmas coach Tim Laurila as well. His playing career concluded as a member of the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL in 2005. As a coach with The Fort Worth Texans of the WSHL, his squad won the Thorne CupChampionship and finished 4th in the Silver Cup Nationals. 19 of 23 players were promoted Jr. A or NCAAcolleges the following season. In 2006-07 he led the Tucson Tilt also in the WSHL to a record of 19-1, ranked#1 nationally. He has served as head instructor at Okanagan Hockey Academy for the past 9 summers. Jeremyand wife Chanel currently reside in Burleson with Daughters, Storey (4) and Mayzie (2).EDUCATiOnCommunications Degree, Marketing/PR Degree, Exercise Science, Minor Degree. Concordia College, Moorhead, MNUSA Hockey - Advanced 4 Level Certification. Hockey Canada - Advanced 2 Level CertificationCOACHing ACHiEVEMEnTSFort Worth Texans (WSHL Expansion Team). Record 47-4-1. Nationally Ranked #1. Won WSHL League Title. Bidto the Silver Cup Nationals, Philadelphia, PA. WSHL Coach of the Year. Head All- Star Coach, Chicago, IL. SetNational record for promoting 17 players to College and 2 to Jr A. 35
  24. 24. Texas Brahmas: CoachesKEn LAW On the heels of a KIJHL Championship and Cyclone Taylor Cup Bronze Medal performance, Osoyoos Coyotes Head Coach/Assistant General Manager Ken Law realizes the daunting task ahead in attempting to equal his club’s incredible first season success. Law’s winning tradition also includes coaching teams to three Provincial Championships, including last year when he guided his Penticton Vees Tier II Midget Team to a Provincial Title. Law was an Assistant Coach with the Penticton Vees Jr. “A” Hockey Club from 2004-2007, including the 2006/2007 BCHL Interior Division Pennant winning club. In 2003/2004, he was named KIJHL “Coach of the Year” as Head Coach of the Summerland Sting. Ken Law resides in Penticton with his wife, Brenda, of 33 years. He retired from Canada Post in March of 2010 following 32 years of service.CLiFFOrD SWEn AnDErSOnLevel 5 Master Rated Coach. Coached 17 Years at Squirt, PW, Bantam, Junior High and Varsity High School inMassachusetts, Colorado, Wyoming and Minnesota. Coached Select Teams at SQ, PW, Bantam. Coached theOne Hockey Texas Brahmas 16U. AAA in Philly. Sauk Rapids, MN High School Hockey Coach. President of theSauk Rapids High School Hockey Blue-line Club. AD from the College of the Air Force, BS Degree in Sociologyfrom Colorado State, Masters in Sociology Mankato State. Retired Senior Master Sgt from the United StatesAir Force. 36
  25. 25. Texas Brahmas: Teams and Camps CHL Texas Brahmas NCAA - USHL - NAHL College Recruiting Tier I and Tier II MJHL - Jr. Brahmas Junior A WSHL Jr. Brahmas Squirt through Midget Major Mini Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam House Mini Mite - Hockey Skills Skate School - NYTEX skate academy Summer Sports Camp 37
  26. 26. Texas Brahmas: Summer Sports Camp» Introducing kids to multiple sports including: 1. Flag Football 4. Basketball 7. Lacrosse 2. Soccer and Futsal 5. Hockey 8. Floor ball 3. Volleyball 6. Ultimate Dodge Ball» It is many kids first experience with a hockey rink» Provides their first “on-ice” experience» Ages 6-10 75-25 male/female ratio Kids enrolled in 1850 ( estimated ) Summer Sports Camp 1100 580 289 2009 2010 2011 2012 (8 weeks) (10 weeks) (11 weeks) (11 weeks) 38
  27. 27. Texas Brahmas: NYTEX Skate Academy Flow Chart 39
  28. 28. Texas Brahmas: TeamsMini-Mites1. 5-7 year olds getting ready for Mite Hockey • Cross-ice practices • Scrimmages2. Currently 25 Mini-Mites • 8 week cycle of new kids coming • Kids move up to Mite House League when they are readyCollege - Junior A - Tier i and Tier ii recruiting Services1. Dan Wildfong, Ron Vogel, and Jeremy Law have established relationships with Div. I and Div. III coaches and their programs along with Tier I - USHL and Tier II NAHL programs2. Recruiting resources into getting our players the opportunity to play collegiate hockey and/or Tier I Tier II 40
  29. 29. Texas Brahmas: Teams 41
  30. 30. Texas Brahmas: TeamsTexas Brahmas - CHL (Central Hockey League) Pro Hockey 42