I shared with you some information last year on Frank Dalessandro and the absolutely amazing things he’s been doing in the Parks & Rec roller hockey program in the past few years.
It’s been an amazing turn around.
The rink we have at Ralph Foy was in talks to be shut down a few years ago.
This program has grown tremendously in Franks hands…there is a huge demand for hockey in Burbank.
Frank is at 90% right now. His teams are almost full and he will reach a point where kids will be turned away. This is an absolute shame because there is not much else around like this!
“There is nothing like it around here…this will be the only thing like it in the area.” says Dalessandro, when talking about the new facilities that are being drawn up right now.
This is huge.
I’ve been watching this sport grow for these kids and it’s been fantastic. This is not just a boys sport, by the way. There are plenty of girls lacing up their skates, putting on their gear and getting out there.
“I want to make an all girls league, if I can ever get to that…we went from 0 to 650 players in 3 1/2 years.” Frank says about the Roller Hockey program in all.
I watch him with all these little ones. He is patient, kind, encouraging and genuinely loves teaching.
It’s people like him…and Kindergarten teachers, that have me in awe. Not sure how they do it, but their love for what they do overflows.
March 13th, 6pm
Burbank City Hall
275 E. Olive Ave. 91502
Wear your Burbank Hockey Jerseys! Adults, wear whatever jerseys you have!
At this meeting, people supporting this structure would be asking for continued support and approval to keep moving forward with this project. YOUR voices and presence will be very important to this process. This meeting will be open for the public to attend and show their support for this project.
The board will have many issues to attend to that night so we must respect their time.
My family loves this program and we hope to be there to support the continued growth of such a highly
sought after program.
Burbank would be so lucky!
You can find info on this league on FACEBOOK and their WEBSITE!
If your child is interested in learning about roller hockey, come by the rink on Friday nights between 4-6. All kids can try this free…Frank will provide skates, sticks, balls, whatever they need to see what it’s all about!
We are now taking payment and registration for our upcoming Youth Roller Hockey League for the Spring 2014 season. The season will start up in Mid April. The fee will be $150 per kid. All equipment, including skates and sticks are included, if needed. If they do want to play please let me know asap. We have levels for kids ages 4 – 18. Feel FREE to forward this email to any kids who may want to play .
We have started up a new ”Learn To Play” division for the little guys and girls. It is for kids 4 – 7 years old. It is a ton of fun to see them play. I will also need very patient coaches to work with the kids.
Youth Coaches Needed !!!
We will be starting up our Spring 2014 youth roller hockey season in mid April. There will be one game every Saturday morning / afternoon and one practice during the week. As the league continues to grow, we are always looking for coaches to help the kids learn the game we all love to play. If you are interested please let me know right away.
Youth Friday Pick Up Time
We currently have FREE open rink time every Friday for the kids every Friday from 4 – 6:45 pm. This is a great time for the kids to get in more practice and skating time. All equipment, including skates and sticks are included. The youth season will be start up in about a month.
AAU League Sanctioning
We are now sanctioned with the with AAU. Their memberships run from Sept. 1st 2013 to Aug 31st 2014. The cost will be lower and many of you who play in some of the tournaments may already be familiar with this program.
To register for the AAU Inline Hockey Insurance just click on the AAU box on the front , right hand side of our website at www.BurbankRollerHockey.com. You can also click on the following link :https://play.aausports.org/AAUAthlete.aspx?sClubCd=WWEWEE. Once you get to this page fill out the “Youth Athlete” forms. Should be $16 for the year. Our club code number should automatically entered on the form. Our club code number is WW3WEE Burbank Roller Hockey/Community Sports Foundation.
When you are done print out the confirmation page and bring it into the office or forward the email confirmation over.
We are currently looking to add a couple refs to our rotation. Our league continues to grow and expand every season. We will need help with all the new teams and players we are picking up this season. If you have any reffing experience that will help. If you do not we will train you. If you are interested please let me know asap. Thank you for your interest.
You can always see the photos from the pasts seasons at the website www.BurbankRollerHockey.com . We have last seasons first place teams and high scorers on the front of the home page. You can also see photos from all the past seasons play offs at the website by clicking on the “Photos” link in the top red bar. When you click on one of the links you will be taken to the Snapfish site where we keep all of the photos. It is free to create an account and you can view as much as you want. Use the slide show feature to automatically go through the photos. Very easy. Enjoy.
If you need to know if games are on or cancelled due to the rain you can get all the information at the website at the “Daily Updates” link. I will also have all the information at the rink phone at 818-845-0960.