: About the Ducks

WHO ARE THE DELAWARE DUCKS
Founded in 1993, the Delaware Ducks are a non-profit youth ice hockey organization, committed to helping our children develop the skills necessary to play competitive travel ice hockey. We currently have travel teams for USA Hockey levels Squirts through Midgets, birth years 1995 through 2005 (note: for Mite hockey, birth year 2006 and younger, contact the Pond Penguins). Delaware Ducks travel team play is for the experienced skater with games being competitive and played to win. The Delaware Ducks are members of the Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL), an organization comprised of teams from Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey, with most teams being within a two-hour drive from the Newark area. The travel team season runs from September through March. Most teams have two evening practices per week with games on the weekends (usually one home and one away). Player evaluations are scheduled in April and are open to returning and new players.

 

MISSION STATEMENT
To teach boys and girls the sport of ice hockey and help develop the physical skills required to participate in the competitive environment of the sport. The Delaware Ducks are a non-profit organization that has been established for the development of young hockey players. The Delaware Ducks Youth Hockey Organization expects each player to learn discipline and respect for the game of hockey, their coaches, teammates, parents, officials and opposing players. Our goal is to have FUN, learn the game and represent the Delaware Ducks Youth Ice Hockey with enthusiasm and class.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
To enhance and boost hockey skills, the Delaware Ducks offer special clinics throughout the year, including: Mark Cardillo's IST Power Skating, PJ Diana Goalie Clinics, and other conditioning and training programs on and off the ice. In addition, Duck families and friends participate in various social functions (Beef & Beer dinner, Christmas Skating Party, Annual Banquet, Parent-Player games, etc.) that are scheduled at various times during the season. Travel teams also have the opportunity to compete in various tournaments throughout the season.

 

DELAWARE DUCKS BOARD of DIRECTORS
Your Board of Directors have all volunteered their time to ensure the organization runs as smoothly as possible and that we are accomplishing the goals set out in our Mission Statement and dictated by the Duck By-Laws. The Board meets the first Thursday of every month at the Pond, and the meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, complaints, constructive criticism, etc., please feel free to contact any one of us. Just click on the "Board" link to the left and e-mail any member of the Ducks Board of Directors.