PARKER'S ARMY HOCKEY
Parker's Army Hockey teams are being formed for the 2020 Spring/Summer tournament season. The idea behind Parker's Army Hockey is to get travel ice hockey players together who want to "Play for Parker" and have some fun developing their skills and playing in a few tournaments over the Spring/Summer months.
Progressive Raffle Tickets to benefit Parker’s Army will be distributed and sold by each player to offset uniform costs and give back to Parker’s Army.
PLAYERS MUST PLAY 2020 USA HOCKEY AGE CLASSIFICATIONS
MITE / SQUIRT / PEEWEE / BANTAM / MIDGET:
FIVE On-Ice Skill Development Sessions (approximately two sessions before each tournament)
MITE/SQUIRT/PEEWEE have half ice sessions
BANTAM/MIDGET have 2 full and the rest half ice sessions
TWO Spring/Summer Tournaments
Denis duPlanti Memorial Tournament, Newark, DE/Aston, PA (SQUIRTS, PEEWEES, BANTAMS, MIDGETS)
Mite Meltdown, Newark, DE (MITES Only)
Parker’s Army Hockey Jerseys and Socks w/ Player Name/Number (PLAYER KEEPS UNIFORM)
Parker's Army Hockey T-shirt
NOTE: Teams will only be formed if there is enough interest at each age level.
South Jersey Selects is an independent Spring select tournament hockey program based out of Toms River, NJ which runs from May thru early July. Last season we skated teams from Mite thru Bantam, and we plan to form select hockey teams at the Mite, Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam levels again for the Spring 2019 tournament hockey season, depending on interest at each age level. We provide a light Spring schedule of on-ice practices and tournaments, at a reasonable cost, to keep your player on the ice and having fun for the Spring tournament season. Our practices will primarily focus on skills development to continue to improve a player's skill set over the course of the Spring. We look to finish up by the first weekend in July so you player can enjoy time off for the summer, or go and play for another summer hockey program if you choose to.
To be considered for one of our teams, please submit a player application on our "PLAYER APPLICATION" page of this website.
Include a brief bio on the player including all past playing experience, including current/previous travel team, all parent contact info, and the desired age level requested in the form. You MUST submit an application for your son/daughter to be considered for a team.
All players will be reviewed by South Jersey Selects Coaching Staff before being offered a position to play on a team. Once selected to a team, an offer will be made and payment will be due to secure your spot on the roster. Our teams are "SELECT" teams, and players will be chosen by the coaches based on the needs of each individual team.
South Jersey Selects teams will play competitive tournament hockey and there will be NO guarantee of equal ice time.
NOTE: Each team will have a limited number of roster spots
The 2020 Spring Coaching Staff is as follows:
MITE (2011/2012) - Head Coach: Chris Bennett, Assistant Coach: Steve Green
SQUIRT (2009/2010) - Head Coach: Tim Hayduk, Assistant Coach: Artie Jensen
PEEWEE 1 (2007/2008) - Head Coach: John Costello, Assistant Coach: Billy Venesko & Pete Nork
PEEWEE 2 (2007/2008) - Head Coach: Mike Costello, Assistant Coach: Dave Murphy
BANTAM (2005/2006) - Head Coach: Ken Yasenchock /Andrew Yasenchock, Assistant Coach: Mike Taliercio
MIDGET (2003/2004) - Head Coach: Jason Verdon, Assistant Coach: Tom Dye
DRYLAND COACH: Payton Nork
ADMINISTRATIVE: Sherri Talircio
South Jersey Select teams will use Winding River Skating Center in Toms River and possibly surrounding area rinks (if necessary) for practices.
South Jersey Select teams are independent Spring tournament hockey teams and are not affiliated with any Hockey Club, Rink or Township run organization and is solely run by John Costello and Ken Yasenchock in the USA Hockey non-tournament bound team fashion.
South Jersey Selects teams were formerly known as Team Gearzone (5 years), Mona*Vie Selects (2 years) and South Jersey Selects (5 years), participating in various Spring/Summer Tournaments for the past 12 summers. Teams have previously been skated out of Winding River Skating Center and Flyers SkateZone Atlantic City.
SHOP OUR EXCLUSIVE PARKER'S ARMY HOCKEY ONLINE SHOP!
ALL ITEMS ARE CUSTOMIZABLE FOR OUR PLAYERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
PARKER'S ARMY LACROSSE
Parker's Army Lacrosse was established in 2017 soon after Parker's passing. His coaches and teammates wanted to carry on his legacy and keep him close in their hearts. Parker's Army Lacrosse is a Spring/Summer travel organization with teams ranging from 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders and 6th and 7th graders. This league is for those interested in playing in the offseason, there will be 2-4 tournaments scheduled between June and August.
Parker’s Army Coaches consists of highly skilled lacrosse coaches that all have experience in coaching at the highest level whether it be collegiately or club. Our coaching staff consists of coaches who have multiple years of coaching and playing experience collegiately. We believe this separates Parker’s Army LAX from the rest with such a highly trained staff from top to bottom!
Parker’s Army LAX was EST. 2017 by Mick Committee, Pete Nork, and Rafael Torres with a combined 30+ years of youth coaching experiences.
Rounding out the Parker’s Army Coaching staff are Christopher Cammaratta and Andrew Villiez both having played/coached at the collegiate level.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this league, please contact our Parker's Army Athletic Director and Head Coach, Ralph Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Tournament Schedule for 2019:
June 15-16 - Frederica, DE - NXT Sports Blue Hen Tourney - 6/7/8
June 22-23 - Lawrence Twp, NJ - Trilogy Rider - 6/7/8
June 29 - Brick, NJ - Battle at the Beach LAX 2/3/4 & 6/7/8
August 3-4 Wildwood, NJ - NXT Sports QuickSand 2/3/4 & 6/7/8