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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for girls ages 5 to 18 to learn and enjoy the game of hockey.

Our Philosophy

The CNY Bobcats Hockey Association is dedicated to fostering the social, personal and athletic growth of girls through the game of ice hockey. We strive to provide each player with an age and skill appropriate experience that supports and challenges each player to develop the individual skills, teamwork and discipline needed to achieve success in hockey and in life.

We expect coaches to work with all players who are prepared to commit to maximum participation in practices and games. Coaches should strive to foster the love of the game and the development of all players, regardless of the player’s level of skill.

Above all hockey should be fun. Hockey is a competitive sport, and desiring to win should be inherent in its play. Coaches should strive to use players’ desire to be successful to motivate them and promote development. Team wins should be the result of player and team development, achieved by asking every player to commit to contributing their best effort to the success of the team.

Age, size, personality and natural talent will vary amongst our players. Coaches must be alert to the individual personalities of each player and seek to instruct and challenge all players to be as good as they can be. All players, who come to practice regularly, work to improve, and support their teammates should get significant and substantially equal ice time in games. A coach is successful when all players have fun, improve skill and believe that they have contributed to the success of the team.

CNY Bobcats hockey is designed to be (1) fun; (2) challenging and (3) successful. We believe that competing on an all-girl teams bring out the best in our players. Regardless whether our teams are competing against other girls’ teams, or against mixed teams, we believe the social atmosphere of girls’ hockey is most conducive to the development of our players.