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2017-18 Season Details

Description 10u A 10u AA 12u A 12u AA 14u A 14u AA 16u A 16u AA 18u AA
Minimum Ice Practice Hours 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 75
Home Ice Hours Paid for by Club 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 15 15 15 15 15
Tournament Game Ice Hours Paid by Club 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12
Total Minimum Ice Hours Club Provides for Club Fee (does not include non-home games or tournaments paid for by team with team fee) 122.5 122.5 122.5 122.5 127 127 127 127 102
3 Weekday Ice Practices (with limited exceptions) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
90 Minute Ice Slot Every Tuesday and Every Other Wednesday ✔️
Weekend Ice Slot for Practice or Games ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Off-Ice Training Per Week (Clarke Athletics) 2-30 min 2-30 min 2-45 min 2-45 min 2-60 min 2-60 min 2-60 min 2-60 min 1-60 min
Estimated Minimum Games 36 36 40 40 40 40 36 40 40
Practice Jersey , Signing T-Shirt, Helmet Decals ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Weekly Training or Longer Sessions Every Other We for Goalies ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Training With Club Skating Coach ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Video Review ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Concussion Screening ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Medical Trainer for Home Games in McKinney ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
USA Hockey Intelligym Software Based Training ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
All Required Fees for TAHA, DSTHL (Refs, SKs) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
2 Local Tournament Fees ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Coach Travel to League Games ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Club Fee $3,950 $3,950 $3,950 $3,950 $4,300 $4,300 $4,300 $4,300 $4,100
Apparel Fee New Skater (Returning Player may be less) (New goalie is $99 less) $442 $442 $442 $442 $442 $319 $319 $319 $442
Maximum Team Fees $650 $650 $700 $700 $650 $650 $650 $700 $700
Total Max. Amount Paid To Club & Team $5,042 $5,042 $5,092 $5,092 $5,392 $5,269 $5,269 $5,319 $5,242

Club Fees for 2017-18

10u & 12u Teams - $3,950

14u & 16u Teams - $4,300

18u AA Team - $4,100


Payment Plans

Payment in Full

Families may pay the club fees in full at the time of contract signing by credit card, ACH or by check.  If paying in full by check (actual check) at the time of signing you will receive a $50 discount for helping us to avoid processing fees. There are no additional fees for paying by credit card or ACH.

Three Payment Plan

To aid families needing more time to make payments, the club offers a short term three payment plan. To use this payment plan, individuals must set up automatic charges by credit card or ACH at the time of signing so that payments are automatically deducted. There are no additional fees for using this payment plan.

Due at Signing - 10u & 12u ($1,350), 14u & 16u ($1,433), 18u ($1,367)

Due August 15, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($1,300), 14u & 16u ($1,433), 18u ($1,367)

Due October 15, 2017- 10u & 12u ($1,300), 14u & 16u ($1,434), 18u ($1,366)

Long-Term Payment Plan

To aid families needing more time to make payments, the club offers a long-term payment plan. To use this payment plan, individuals must set up automatic charges by credit card or ACH at the time of signing so that payments are automatically deducted. Because of the added administrative tasks associated with this plan and because of the increased risk of non-payment, the club charges a $100 fee to anyone using this payment plan.  

Due at Signing - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due August 15, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due September 15, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due October 16, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due November 15, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due December 15, 2017 - 10u & 12u ($600), 14u & 16u ($650), 18u ($600)

Due January 15, 2018 -  10u & 12u ($400), 14u & 16u ($500), 18u ($600)


Tournaments

The tournament schedule for each McKinney team differs, but each team should expect at least two local tournaments and two to three out-of-town tournaments.  Each tournament usually consists of at least 4 games. The estimate for each team for the number of out-of-town tournaments requiring travel by the player for each team is listed below. This can change depending upon the team's league schedule and whether or not tournaments happen.

18u AA - 2 local tournaments and 3 out-of-town tournaments

16u AA - 2 local tournaments and 3 out-of-town tournaments

16u A - 2 local tournaments and 2 out-of-town tournaments (team can vote to do 1 more out-of-town tournament)

14u AA - 2 local tournaments and 3 out-of-town tournaments

14u A - 2 local tournaments and 3 out-of-town tournaments

12u AA - 3 local tournaments and 2 out-of-town tournaments

12u A - 2 local tournaments and 3 out-of-town tournaments

10u AA - 2 local tournaments and 2 out-of-town tournaments

10u A - 2 local tournaments and 2 out-of-town tournaments (team may do one additional trip to Tulsa also)


Off-Ice Physical Training Schedule

10u - Wednesday 7:30-8 p.m. & Thursday 7:15-7:45 p.m.

12u - Wednesday 5:45-6:30 p.m. & Thursday 6:15-7:00 p.m.

14u - Tuesday 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.

16u - Tuesday 8:15-9:15 p.m. & Wednesday 8:00-9:00 p.m. (except on some Wednesday one 16u team will have training from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

18u - Tuesday 7:15-8:15 p.m. 

Program Details - Received for Payment of Club Fee

Hours of Practice Ice 

Teams will receive the following minimum hours of practice ice 

10u, 12u, 14u and 16u - 100 hours of practice ice (includes any scrimmages scheduled by team, but does not include league games).

18u - 75 hours of practice ice (includes any scrimmages scheduled by team, but does not include league games).

Games

The club fee includes the cost of all DSTHL league regular season and playoff games, including ice, referees, and scorekeepers. The number of games depends on the number of teams in each division, but is usually 20 or 21 regular season games. If a team finishes in the top four of its division, playoff games are also paid for by the club. Playoffs include between 2 and 6 games. 

Tournaments

The club fee includes two Dallas Stars Tournaments, one of which is the league's mandatory leveling tournament in September. 

Off-Ice Physical Training

Each team receives the following off-ice training from Cosmo Clarke and Clarke Athletics at the McKinney StarCenter:

10u teams - 30 minutes sessions twice a week 

12u teams - 45 minute sessions twice a week 

14u and 16u teams - 60 minute sessions twice a week 

18u team - 60 minute session once a week 

Exceptions - Off-ice training will occur most weeks from early August until late February, but will not occur during holiday weeks in November and December and may be reduced during a week if a team is traveling or unable to participate because of a weekday game on its schedule off-ice training day.

Additional Off-Ice Training

This season, our 10u through 16u teams, will be provided access to and expected to complete during the season a downloadable program called Hockey IntelliGym. This program, designed with USA Hockey , is a cognitive training system that customizes to each player's strengths and weaknesses and is designed to boost their mental understanding of the game and to enhance awareness and on-ice decision making. For more information regarding IntelliGym, please visit its website

Teams will also have video review from the club's Video Coach available to them.

Goalie Training

Goalies for 10u-16u teams receive training once a week during regularly scheduled practice times or longer sessions every other week. Goalies for the 18u team will receive training from the club's goalie coach once a week approximately every other week. Goalie training is provided by the club's goalie coach and his assistants.  

Skating Coach

Teams will receive instruction from the club's skating coach, Luke Chilcott. It will follow last year's schedule of 30 minutes of instruction during regularly scheduled practice sessions approximately once a week or include longer sessions every other week.  Some weeks may not include the training depending upon skating coach's schedule or the request of the team's coach.

Coach Travel to League Games

The club fee includes the travel costs of the coaches for all league games.  The club will also cover the cost of travel for the head coach of one of its three Tier I teams to attend the USA Hockey National Tournament if a team qualifies for the tournament. 

State Tournament Games

Any and all state tournament fees for the 14u AA, 16u AA and 18u AA teams.

Miscellaneous Items Covered

The club fee also provides each player with a practice jersey, helmet stickers, and concussion baseline testing (for 12u and older and if test was not completed during the last season)


Ice Practice Schedule

The McKinney North Stars follows the recommended development structure of USA Hockey, utilizing shared ice to increase the amount of on ice practices while reducing individual costs. In addition, the club focuses on small area games and development to obtain better player development.  This schedule began in the 2016-17 season without outstanding success. In 2017-18, the schedule is being slightly modified to increase single sheet practices for the 14u and 16u teams and to increase the number of overall hours of practice for the 18u AA team.

Although the schedule may always change if required by the rink, the following is the anticipated schedule for the 2017-18 season. 

Main Ice Schedule

10u AA and A 

Tuesday, 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

One practice (if no game) either Saturday or Sunday generally

12u AA and A

Tuesday, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

One practice (if no game) either Saturday or Sunday generally

14u AA and A

Tuesday, 8:00 -9:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 7:45-9:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

One practice (if no game) either Saturday or Sunday generally

16u AA and A

Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 9:15-10:30 p.m.

Friday, 9:00-10:15 p.m.

One practice (if no game) either Saturday or Sunday generally

18u AA

Tuesday, 9:00-10:30 p.m.

Approximately every other Wednesday, 8:45-10:15 p.m.

One practice (if no game) either Saturday or Sunday generally

Variations on Above Schedule

16u AA and A  - To provide for additional single sheet practices, the 16u teams will alternate with the 18u AA team on Wednesday with one 16u team taking the 18u AA Wednesday slot of 8:45-10:15 p.m. and the other 16u team practicing by itself from 9:15-10:30 p.m. This will occur approximately twice a month, depending on holidays and game schedules. In addition, the 16u teams will have some single team practices, as well as some nights off, on Friday evenings. 

14u AA and A  - To provide for additional single sheet practices, the 14u teams' schedules will change on Tuesday approximately every other week, with one 14u team moving to the 12u slot of 7:30-8:45 while the other has a single sheet of ice at the usual 8:00-9:15 slot. In addition, the 14u teams will have some single team practices, as well as some nights off, on Friday evenings. 

12u AA and A - Approximately once a month, the 12u teams will not practice on Tuesday. In addition, approximately once a month the 12u teams will practice on Tuesday from 6:00-7:15 p.m.

10u AA and A - Approximately once a month, the 10u teams will not practice on Tuesday. 

Additional Expenses

The club fee does not include the following items:

Required Uniform Package (see below)

Team Fees for Additional Tournaments, Scrimmages, Coach Travel and Events (see below)

Player Equipment, including mandatory black gloves and helmet

USA Hockey Membership for 2017-18 Season (paid to USA Hockey)

Player and Family Travel Expenses


Uniform Package

For new McKinney North Stars players, the cost of the full uniform packages is as follows:

$115 - Home Jersey 

$115 - Away Jersey 

$44 - Home and Away Pair of Game Socks

$45 - Breezer Shell

$68 - Windsuit Jacket (not required for 16u AA, 16u A & 14u AA)

$55 - Windsuit Pants (not required for 16u AA, 16u A & 14u AA)

Total Cost for New Skaters is $442  ($319 for 16u AA, 16u A & 14u AA)

Total Cost for New Goalies is $353 ($230 for 16u AA, 16u A & 14u AA)

Returning players may be able to reuse their jersey, breezer shell, and last year warm ups. Every player will be required to purchase a pair of home and away socks for this season.


Team Fees

Team fees are charged directly by each McKinney North Stars' team. The fees cover such expenses as additional tournament fees, coach travel to out-of-town tournaments, scrimmage costs, such as refs and scorekeepers, and social gatherings for the team.  These fees are not included in the club fees and are not managed by the club. These fees vary depending on the number of tournaments, trips, scrimmages and events each team does each season.

If amounts are not used by the team during the season, the team treasurer will return remaining balance to the team's members. Payment plans are also available for payment of team fees.

The maximum amount of additional fees that may be charged by the various McKinney North Stars' teams is listed below. 

18u AA: $700

16u AA: $700

16u A: $650

14u AA: $650

14u A: $650

12u AA: $700

12u A: $700

10u AA: $650

10u A: $650