News and events from the Glenview Stars.
Wondering how to get started or if your player is ready for travel hockey with the Glenview Stars? Have a question or concern about our program? Contact the Stars hockey director or any of our board members.
Looking for Mite travel hockey for players 8 years old and younger? Visit the Glenview Jr. Stars at www.glenviewjrstars.org.
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! That means it's time for spring hockey. The Glenview Stars 2018 spring hockey program will be a dynamic mix of skills sessions, team practices, games and tournaments. See the PDF for details and if you haven't yet, register today. Hurry! Some tryouts have already begun.
Updated March 7, 2018
Congratulations to the following Glenview Stars players for qualifying for the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL) or Central States Development Hockey League (CSDHL) Academic Excellence Award for the 2017-18 season.
The Glenview Stars are proud of your accomplishments on and off the ice!
NIHL Players: You can still get on the list! Stars players in grades 1-8 with straight A report cards should complete the form on the NIHL website and will receive a special gift from NIHL and the Blackhawks, along with recognition on both the Glenview Stars and NIHL websites. Submissions will be accepted through April 1, 2018.
The camp will work towards developing the total athleticism of each athlete. The camp program will be structured so that each athlete is at their highest level before the season begins. Read more.
Updated March 1, 2018
The Glenview Stars recently hosted registered dietitian and competitive swimmer Melanie Battaglia for a seminar on pre- and post-fueling and hydration strategies for Stars players and families.
A follow-up Q&A document and hockey nutrition handout are now available.
Are you an insomniac?
Do you gaze at the clock after midnight like you gaze at a hockey scoreboard? Do you check the time and move the end of the game, the end of the day, as you see fit: 2 a.m., 3 a.m.?
"I can stretch it to 4 a.m. and get enough sleep to still make tomorrow work, right?"
Do you do sleep math in your head?
You don't want today to end because you are battling and grinding to make today a good day, a worthwhile day. You battle the demons of heavy sadness and you are losing. We are losing. And the loss makes us feel even worse, guilty and weak that we can't overcome. The perfectionist never wins. He or she is stuck in a bardo of second-guesses, regrets and "What the hell happened?"
There are nights I dread the end of the day like I used to dread the end of an NHL game. Once the rare NHL game I was attending with my dad passed the 10-minute mark of the second period, my 10-year-old self would feel nauseous/sad that the game was more than halfway over.
AHAI, Athletico Physical Therapy, the Chicago Blackhawks, and NorthShore University HealthSystem have come together to create the AHAI: A Step aHead Baseline Testing initiative to combat one of the most common head injuries: concussions. The program includes free baseline concussion testing and educational programs, to youth hockey players in the AHAI program. For more information and to register for a free baseline screening, see the A Step aHead program website.