In a year of many unknowns, there is one thing we know for sure: We are thankful for our families and coaches who have entrusted us and the members of the high school board to be flexible as we navigate this interesting time along with all of you.
For those of you who don’t know us, we are the co-presidents of the Evanston High School Hockey (EHSH) board. Like you, we too have children in the high school program, and we take our responsibility seriously to continuously evaluate how we can offer a positive athletic experience to our members while keeping safety protocols at the forefront and while following all health and safety guidelines.
Although navigating and evaluating options to play hockey safely during a pandemic has been our focus this season, believe it or not, EHSH has also been working on other efforts as we continue administering the program. Many of these are highlighted in this newsletter.
• Read about our inaugural pulse survey. We want to thank everyone who took the time to provide their feedback.
• Don’t forget about office hours. While these may not be the same as we remember during our college days, with technology and social distancing, our office hours give families a chance to set up time with our Hockey Director Del Morris to talk about their player and the program. Email
to set up a time.
• Remember that each team has a dedicated board liaison. We enhanced this program to give families additional opportunities to provide feedback throughout the season about their experiences. Not sure who yours is? Reach out to
to find out.
• Ask your coaches about their experience with Positive Coaching Alliance. The board approved two PCA workshops with high school coaches this season – one took place at the start of the season and another is coming up soon. There are great resources for parents too; check them out here.
• Be on the lookout for mid-season player evaluations. Hockey Director Del has charged the high school coaches with getting mid-season player evaluations to everyone ahead of the holiday break.
• Recognize your student-athletes for being just that: student-athletes. We commend them for balancing a challenging remote learning environment with athletics. For some, one sport isn’t enough. Read about Varsity player Campbell Wagener to learn more about one of our student-athletes. Tell us about your student-athlete! Email their story to
so we can feature them in an upcoming newsletter.
Finally, we can’t say this enough. Thank you. Thank you to our families, to our coaches, to our board members and everyone associated with EHSH who supports the program. We wish you a wonderful, safe and healthy time with your family during this holiday season.
Evanston High School Hockey