To be the premier youth sports organization in our area by setting the standard in athletic, personal and team development.
PBK will engage in the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, adherence to the spirit of the rules, development of strength of character and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace. The organization will seize this opportunity to instill values and habits that will help our players succeed throughout their lives.
We will accomplish this by…
- Creating a sustainable, consistent, high performance hockey program.
- Employing professional instructors in the key areas of puck skills, skating and goalie development.
- Utilizing USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) strategies to maximize long-term development of athletes using proven, age-specific training models.
- Implementing a program for the acquisition, development and retention of parent and non-parent coaching staff.
- Cultivating an organizational culture of sportsmanship, character, accountability and sense of community.
Note from PBK Leadership …
As detailed in the 2017-18 program: “We are committed to create a culture of the development of character, teamwork, hockey skill sets as well as life skill sets throughout all levels of our organization. We will constantly assess our competitive position and strive to offer programs that appeal to the Central Pennsylvania hockey community.”
We continue on our mission this year with the addition of Travel Coordinator Rob Shearer, the addition of High Performance Travel programs at 18U, 16U and 14U, membership in the United States Premier Hockey League, and the addition of USPHL Coordinator Rich Eby, to name just a few of our program enhancements.
We are building a sustainable, high quality, full-spectrum hockey program that values every age and skill level. With the professional oversight of Antoine Bergeron and Rob Shearer, top level coaching and the ability to place our athletes in a variety of Youth Hockey Leagues that match their skill levels, I am confident that we are offering the best value of hockey instruction in our marketplace. We hope you will join us for the 2018-19 season.
See you at the rink!
Steve Jede – President, Palmyra Black Knights