The RUT Hockey team will be headed to Lake Placid, NY April 17-20. There is no Tournament quite like the Lake Placid CAN/AM Challenge Cup! Whatever your team’s level, The RUT will enjoy a weekend of competitive hockey at the awesome 1980 Olympic Arena. Add to that the best hotels, great meals, a rousing tournament party (with a complimentary bar, of course), and the convenience of having a great time. There’s no way to beat the fun on and off the ice! CAN/AM have made Lake Placid even more attractive with inexpensive, guaranteed greens fees at the Lake Placid Club Resort or Craig Wood Golf Course.....where you can hit the links before, between and after your games. 45 teams are coming, and we are in the competitive division. All games will be played at the Olympic Complex with three arenas under one roof, all within walking distance to the Tournament Hotels. Lake Placid is truly a great Hockey Holiday weekend for over 1,000 players, friends and fans each year! The RUT looks forward to a great experience with hockey friends and family!
THE Pabst Blue Ribbon Hockey Tournament is right around the corner on Feb. 14-16, 2014 and it was VOTED THE BEST DAMN POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IN THE USA!
There is absolutely nothing like the sound of hockey sticks clashing against each other, pucks hitting the wooden boards, skates carving through the ice, and the smell of woodsmoke in the cold mountain air. If you grew up playing hockey outdoors, those senses likely bring back some great memories. We miss those memories, that is why a bunch of hockey players bring you the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament. Hockey in its root form. Its in our hearts...
They keep the tournament limited in size for one reason. They want to keep it the best tournament in North America! There goal is for each player to have the best possible experience at a non-crowded, energetic, and benefit filled event. A tournament where you can hopefully get to know others, rekindle old friendships, and play in a stress free atmosphere with great customer service. Please be sure to find RUT Hockey at the tournament, say hi, and stay in touch into the future!
(SKI COUNTRY USA)
The stage of the Pabst CPHT takes place on a secluded pond in the heart of Ski Country USA - Summit County, Colorado. Silverthorne is centrally located near world famous ski areas such as Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Vail, and the best - Copper Mountain Resort. The tournament takes place only an hours drive west of Denver! Easy access and plenty of great accomodation options make this an easy, fun, and affordable tournament.
In today’s world of ultra-competitive sports, more and more parents are turning to private coaches to help their child excel. From an outsider’s perspective this might seem like a decision based purely on athletics, but what many people fail to realize is that when you find a great private coach, he or she will not only help your child on the field, but off the field as well. Finding a great private coach at an early age can establish a powerful relationship that enables the coach to help your child in multiple capacities.
One of the biggest benefits of a private coach, outside of athletic improvement, is his or her ability to help increase your child’s confidence. Most children lack confidence because they feel there is nothing particularly special about them; becoming a standout in their sport can change that and it will quickly become a point of pride for them. This feeling of pride and accomplishment can quickly crossover into all aspects of their life that may help cause a chain reaction that shifts their whole attitude for the better. This positive change of attitude can often lead to a better classroom work ethic as they now have experienced first hand that extra-work can lead to success and a feeling of accomplishment.
Parents often think (or would like to think) that their children will come to them with all of their problems, but the unfortunate reality is they won’t. Having an additional confidant can be a hugely helpful resource for your child. In addition, having them regularly interacting with someone who they aspire to be will help create motivation for them to work toward their goals. Unfortunately, children often ignore their parents’ advice. But if their coach, who they trust and respect, tells them that they need to concentrate on school as much as their sport to be a collegiate athlete, they’re more likely to listen.
This is not to say that all private coaches will have a profound positive affect on a child; like with anything not all private coaches are created equal and a bad one can even be detrimental. It is important that you are consistently communicating with your child to be sure that they’re not only improving from their session but also enjoying them. Good team coaches don’t necessarily make good private coaches, just like good players don’t always make good coaches.
A great private coach needs to be able to connect with their athletes and build strong rapport, as it is a very personal relationship and requires a deeper level of trust than a traditional athlete-coach relationship. If your child begins working with a private coach that doesn’t seem like a good fit, don’t waste time hoping things will improve; you need to move on quickly and begin looking for a new coach. Once you find that “perfect” private coach, you’ll quickly realize that the extra effort to find him or her was well worth it.
Next time you hear about someone you know hiring a private coach for their child, don’t jump to the conclusion that the decision was purely about athletics. If possible, talk with them about their experience and ask if the coach has had an impact on their child’s life in areas outside of sports. You may be surprised at their answer!
Rut Hockey announces agreement with a Race Car Stock team in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to sponsor a Race Car in the 2011 Golden Sands Speedway Mods & Stocks division. Team driver Dan Broton is excited to be representing Rut Hockey and our goal of growing Hockey in South Texas. The Race Car will be going into the paint shop to begin the Rut Hockey logos on the hood and side panels of the car. The Rut Hockey team has decided to gain the marketing to help grow Youth and Adult Hockey in South Texas. We are honored to be part of sharing this experience and growing hockey in South Texas. Stay tuned for upcoming Race events coming up.
Rut Hockey would like to thank CAN/AM for the fantastic 2011 pond hockey tournament and all the hospitality that CAN/AM has given to make this pond hockey experience a life long memory. Thanks again CAN/AM and we will be back next year ready to win some more games!