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2022 Fall Focus

By Webmaster, 07/12/22, 3:30PM CDT

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FALL 2022-2023 SEASON

Our Fall Focus program starts the week of August 8th.  We are so excited to be getting back on the ice and get the Fall Season rolling!

Please read through the information on this page, which is filled with program details and important information.  Dates and times for the Fall Focus sessions are listed below and listed in the registration section (once active).  Registration links for Fall Focus, Checking Clinics and Tryouts/Assessments will be open and active soon.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

Below is our 2022-23 Fall Focus Camp schedule along with our tryout and placement schedules.  Our pre-season camps are a great way for your player to get back on the ice so that he/she is ready for the upcoming Fall Season.  St. Jude's hockey staff has created an up-tempo and rigorous instruction plan to advance the skills for each of our Knights players.

As a reminder, all players will need new USA Hockey Insurance for the 2022-2023 season before they are able to register for any of our St. Jude programs this season.  The new insurance is valid now (from date of purchase) through August 31, 2023.  When registering for your USA Hockey Insurance,  please be sure to list your players FULL name.  Thank you!

You may register for new USA Hockey Insurance at the following link:
USA HOCKEY ONLINE REGISTRATION

Once you have obtained your 2022-2023 USA Hockey number, you are ready to register for our Fall Focus Program.  

By far and away, the best and most economical option is to sign-up for Fall Focus, as the tryout/placement fee is included.

2022 FALL FOCUS INFORMATION


MITE FOCUS CAMP

To help evaluate players abilities at this age level, the Junior Knights will participate in a comprehensive assessment of their skills and current abilities at a pre-season “All Mites Focus Camp” that will span six sessions throughout August. The assessment camp will be offered by the St. Jude Knights Hockey Club, and all participants must have USA Hockey membership and insurance in order to participate in the camp.

Directors and coaches will use the first session to place players into initial assessment groups and may redistribute players throughout the duration of the camp to ensure that players are appropriately challenged and playing with and against players of similar skill and experience levels. The coaches will assess each player’s core hockey skills such as skating, stops, turns, crossovers, and stickhandling throughout the camp. At the conclusion of the camp, players will be recommended for either our Travel program assessment on Sept. 3rd or House program placement on Sept. 10th based upon performance during the 'All Mites Focus Camp."  

The "All Mites Focus and Assessment Camp" is offered by the St. Jude Knights Hockey Club and can be purchased through its website. The cost of the camp is $225 which includes six sessions and either Travel tryouts or House placements. Players who register before August 1, 2022, will receive an early-bird discount and will be charged only $200.  In addition, St. Jude will waive the tryout fee ($75) for all mite focus camp participants.

Please note that all participants in the Mite Focus & Assessment Camp MUST have USA Hockey Insurance.

MITE FOCUS CAMP

Start Date Start Time End Time Title Location
8/22/2022 5:45 PM 6:45 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
8/23/2022 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
8/24/2022 6:10 PM 7:10 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
8/29/2022 5:45 PM 6:45 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
8/30/2022 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
8/31/2022 6:10 PM 7:10 PM Mite Focus Camp Fall Focus SIA
9/3/2022 9:10 AM 10:20 AM Mite 8U Travel Assessment SIA
9/10/2022 9:10 AM 10:10 AM Mite 8U House Placement SIA

TRAVEL CO-ED (NIHL) FOCUS CAMP

Players who anticipate trying out for travel-level teams that will compete in the Northern Illinois Hockey League at the Squirt through Bantam levels are encouraged to register for the Travel Focus Camp.  The cost of the camp is $425 and included 6 sessions.  In addition, St. Jude will waive the travel tryout fee ($250) for all travel focus camp participants.  If a player is not selected for a NIHL team, the player may also participate in all NWHL placement sessions at no additional charge.

Players who register for the Travel Focus Camp before July 31, 2022, will receive and early-bird discount and will be charged only $400.

All players MUST be registered prior to the session date to be allowed entrance on the ice.  NO walk-ins will be accepted.

Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus

Start Date Start Time End Time Title Location
8/8/2022 5:45 PM 6:45 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/9/2022 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/15/2022 5:45 PM 6:45 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/16/2022 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/23/2022 6:40 PM 7:40 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/30/2022 6:40 PM 7:40 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/8/2022 6:55 PM 7:55 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/10/2022 7:20 PM 8:20 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/15/2022 6:55 PM 7:55 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/22/2022 6:55 PM 7:55 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/24/2022 7:20 PM 8:20 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/29/2022 6:55 PM 7:55 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/8/2022 8:05 PM 9:05 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/10/2022 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/15/2022 8:05 PM 9:05 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/22/2022 8:05 PM 9:05 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/24/2022 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
8/29/2022 8:05 PM 9:05 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Fall Focus SIA
9/2/2022 6:00 PM 7:10 PM 10U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA
9/3/2022 10:30 AM 11:40 AM 10U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA
9/1/2022 5:35 PM 6:35 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA
9/3/2022 11:50 AM 1:00 PM 12U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA
9/1/2022 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA
9/3/2022 1:10 PM 2:20 PM 14U Co-Ed Travel Tryouts SIA

HOUSE CO-ED (NWHL) FOCUS CAMP

Players who anticipate playing on a house-level team that will compete in the Northwest Hockey League (NWHL) are encouraged to register for the House Focus Camp.  The cost of the camp is $425 and includes 6 sessions.  In addition, St. Jude will waive the House placement fee ($150) for all House Focus Camp participants.

Players who register before July 31, 2022, will receive an early-bird discount and will be charged only $400.

All players MUST be registered prior to the session date to be allowed entrance on the ice.  NO walk-ins will be accepted.

HOUSE FALL FOCUS CAMP

Start Date Day of the Week Start Time End Time Title Location
8/11/2022 Thursday 5:35 PM 6:35 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
8/18/2022 Thursday 5:35 PM 6:35 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
8/25/2022 Thursday 5:35 PM 6:35 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
8/31/2022 Wednesday 7:20 PM 8:20 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
9/6/2022 Tuesday 5:30 PM 6:40 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
9/8/2022 Thursday 5:30 PM 6:35 PM House BY 2013-2011 Fall Focus SIA
8/11/2022 Thursday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
8/18/2022 Thursday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
8/25/2022 Thursday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
8/31/2022 Wednesday 8:30 PM 9:30 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
9/6/2022 Tuesday 6:50 PM 8:00 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
9/8/2022 Thursday 6:45 PM 7:45 PM House BY 2010-2008 Fall Focus SIA
9/9/2022 Friday 5:15 PM 6:15 PM 10U House Placements OL
9/10/2022 Saturday 10:20 AM 11:20 AM 10U House Placements SIA
9/9/2022 Friday 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 12U House Placement OL
9/10/2022 Saturday 11:30 AM 12:30 PM 12U House Placement SIA
9/9/2022 Friday 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 14U House Placement OL
9/10/2022 Saturday 12:40 PM 1:40 PM 14U House Placement SIA

GIRLS 12U FOCUS CAMP

Girl players who anticipate trying out for the 12U girls team are encouraged to register for the Girls Focus Camp. The cost of the camp is $425 and includes 6 sessions. In addition, St. Jude will waive the travel tryout fee ($250) for all travel focus camp participants. If a player is not selected for an all-girls team, the player may also participate in all co-ed NIHL or NWHL placement sessions at no additional charge. 

Players who register before July 31, 2022, will receive an early-bird discount and will be charged only $400. 

All players must be registered prior to the session date to be allowed entrance on the ice. No walk-ins will be accepted

GIRLS FALL FOCUS

Start Date Day of the Week Start Time End Time Title Location
8/2/2022 Tuesday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/3/2022 Wednesday 6:10 PM 7:10 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/9/2022 Tuesday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/10/2022 Wednesday 6:10 PM 7:10 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/16/2022 Tuesday 6:40 PM 7:40 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/17/2022 Wednesday 6:10 PM 7:10 PM 12U Girls Fall Focus SIA
8/20/22 Saturday 10:40 AM 11:40 AM 12U Girls Tryouts SIA
8/21/22 Sunday 10:40 AM 11:40 AM 12U Girls Tryouts SIA

CHECKING CLINIC

Full checking is allowed at the Bantam level (Birth Years 2008 & 2009 ) for teams competing in both the NWHL and NIHL.  Be advised, if a player is playing on a co-ed Bantam team in NIHL, they are required to show proof of participation in checking clinics prior to the start of the season.

It is mandatory that players at this level participate in at least two hours of checking clinic (2 of our 4 on ice sessions).  This will ensure that players are prepared to both receive and deliver a check on the ice.

Players who have previously taken a checking clinic at St. Jude may take this clinic again at a reduced cost.  For players who have not previously completed a checking clinic through St. Jude Hockey, the cost to register is $50.  Players who have previously completed a checking clinic through St. Jude Hockey may register at a discounted cost of $25.  Any player who registers for the clinic (whether a first-time participant or repeat participant) may attend any of the sessions at no additional charge.  It is highly encouraged that players attend multiple sessions.

The checking clinic is open to all Bantam (14U) and PeeWee (12U) players.

All players MUST register prior to the session date to be allowed on the ice.  NO walk-ins will be accepted.

Start Date Start Time End Time Title Location Event Type
8/9/2022 7:50 PM 8:50 PM Checking Clinics Checking Clinic @ Southwest Ice Arena SIA Checking Clinic
8/16/2022 7:50 PM 8:50 PM Checking Clinics Checking Clinic @ Southwest Ice Arena SIA Checking Clinic
8/23/2022 7:50 PM 8:50 PM Checking Clinics Checking Clinic @ Southwest Ice Arena SIA Checking Clinic
8/30/2022 7:50 PM 8:50 PM Checking Clinics Checking Clinic @ Southwest Ice Arena SIA Checking Clinic

REGISTRATION AND FEES

All players must be registered on-line at www.stjudehockey.org. If you have any questions about how to register, please contact Shannon Brown - sbrown.stjudehockey@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1: All players must have USA Hockey Insurance for the 2022-2023 season to play hockey at St. Jude. No player will be allowed to play or tryout without proof of this insurance. To register for this insurance, visit www.usahockeyregistration.com 

USA Hockey Membership/Insurance Directions:

Once at the USA Hockey Registration website, click on the “Register Now” Button. Choose Ice Player/Coach and follow the directions on the screen to complete the registration process

Step 2: On the St. Jude website, log in using your username and password. If you have not registered for a St. Jude program in the past, you will need to complete the steps for setting up a St. Jude account. If you do not remember your password, you can click the ‘forgot password’ link and enter your email address.

Step 3: Click on the registration link for the 2022-2023 Fall Focus Camp.    

2022-2023 Player Fees

Level Skater Goalie
8U House $2,330 $1,515
10U House $2,440 $1,586
12U House $2,600 $1,690
14U House $2,650 $1,725
8U Travel $3,525 $2,290
10U Travel $3,880 $2,525
12U Travel $4,200 $2,730
14U Travel $4,415 $2,870
12U Girls $4,200 $2,730
14U Girls $4,415 $2,870
16/19U Girls $4,525 $2,940

Fee Increase

Due to the increase in ice contract costs at all 3 of our rinks, and the inclusion of tournament entrance fees for house and travel teams,  fees have slightly increased for this upcoming season.

We have worked very hard over the last few years to keep fees the same, but at this time, an increase was impossible to avoid.

Thank you for your understanding!

*Please note that prices above do not include the Fall Focus Camp, tryouts/placements, raffle tickets,  and outfitting needs.

Please be advised any player with outstanding fees from any prior season will not be allowed to participate in the Fall Focus Camps and Tryouts until the balance is settled. In addition, the outstanding debt will be forwarded to AHAI, jeopardizing that player’s eligibility with any hockey club in Illinois.

The 2022-23 season player fees must be paid in full prior to the playoffs. Any player not paid in full will not be eligible for playoffs.  Families who have not paid in full will be forwarded to AHAI.  Please know that we do our best to keep prices as low as possible.  Fees not paid places an added burden on the club and St. Jude families in the future.  

All payment arrangements for 2022-23 season fees will be completed before your child participates in his/her first practice. Families will receive an email after tryouts/placements offering a spot on a team. Families will complete the online registration process and submit the first monthly payment prior to participating in the first team practice. 

Payment options include:

  • A paid in full by check or cash at rostering day to be eligible for a 5% discount
  • Pay in full by credit/debit card, 3% discount
  • Payment plan of five monthly payments

**credit card processing fees apply

All players must be registered in the system prior to participating in team activities. If paying in full, please contact Shannon Brown (sbrown.stjudehockey@gmail.com) for registration code.

Goalie Fees: All goalies will receive a 35% reduction in fees.     

Nonsufficient Funds Fee: If one of your checks is returned from the bank for nonsufficient funds, an additional fee of $25 per incident will be charged.

Declined Credit/Debit Card Fee: If your credit/debit card is declined for any reason including expiration, you will receive an email notification and have the opportunity to update the data on the website. Failure to do so may result in the subsequent need for collections activity by St. Jude (including but not limited to phone calls, emails, certified letters, etc.) Late payments, denied credit/debit card charges, or unpaid balances during the season that are not addressed in a timely manner could result in the player being suspended from the ice.  

Ways to Reduce Your Ice Bill

St. Jude is always looking for innovative solutions to help people make hockey more affordable. Here are a few ways to reduce your ice bill.

DISCOUNTS

MULTIPLE PLAYER / FAMILY DISCOUNT

The multi-family discount is applied to all lesser ice bills where the highest ice bill is paid in full. This discount is 10%. 

Please Note: Players in Little Knights / Learn-To-Skate Programs are also eligible for this discount.

PAY-IN-FULL DISCOUNT

Those who pay their bill in full via cash/check at TRAVEL OR HOUSE ROSTERING DAY will receive a 5% discount on their ice bill. 

Those who pay their bill in full via credit card at TRAVEL OR HOUSE ROSTERING DAY will receive a 3% discount on their ice bill.

This does not include goalies, Little Knights/ADM or Learn to Skate programs.

NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE SALES CREDITS

50% of all website ads and newsletter ads sold will be deducted from your ice bill. The final deadline for submitting ads is January 1, 2023. Ad credits will be applied after your final payment. Please give all completed program/ad contracts and checks made payable to “St. Jude Knights Hockey Club” to your team manager or mail them to Southwest Ice Arena, Attn: St. Jude Hockey Organization. Should you have any questions please contact Shannon Brown at sbrown.stjudehockey@gmail.com for more information pertaining to the website and newsletter.

ST. JUDE RAFFLE CREDITS

St. Jude members participate in a raffle fundraiser which will be explained in more detail later. Each family is required to purchase/sell $100 worth of raffle tickets at the day of rostering. 50% of all additional raffle tickets purchased will be applied after your final payment. Many families have saved hundreds of dollars off of their ice bill by purchasing additional raffle tickets. For more information regarding the raffle, please contact Crystal Broccardo at stjudeknightsvolunteers@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE CREDITS

At the discretion of the Board of Directors, St. Jude may award volunteer service credits to members who provide outstanding service to the club. 

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS - EDDIE OLCZYK AWARD

The Eddie Olczyk Award assists Individuals/families in need of assistance for participation in an Illinois sanctioned team or organization. Since 2011 the EOA has issued $450,000 in grants to 212 individuals and eight organizations. For more information please go to https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/community/eoa for more information and application.