Girls� hockey program in Rochester, New York, USA and the surrounding Monroe County region

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Co-Head Coach - David Waldo

waldoryh@gmail.com  

 585-750-2448

Background:

I grew up in Wisconsin and during my younger years I played travel hockey all around the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois. As a senior in High School I left home to play hockey for the Soo Hawks in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. From there I went on to play two years of Junior A hockey in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Indy Junior Ice. Following my time in Indianapolis, I went on to play 1 year of collegiate hockey at Fredonia State University before hanging up my skates as a player.  Now like many of you, I am looking to give back to the game that taught me so much!  My day job is as a kindergarten teacher in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District.  My 20 years as a teacher in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District has provided me with great resources for coaching young athletes.    During my time as a coach, I was the head coach of my sons RYH/Roco 2006 AA team for 7 years. l then transitioned into coaching the TB 12u Tier 2 team for the Rochester Edge during the 20-21 hockey season.  I am truly looking forward to continuing to work with this team and seeing all of our players develop and improve as hockey players and as young ladies during the 21-22 hockey season!

 

As a coach, the foundation of my hockey program focuses on individual skill development with a heavy focus on skating skills and edge work, passing/receiving, puck control and puck protection, shooting, body contact and angling.   The individual skill development is necessary in order to develop my core team concepts which include aggressively pressuring the puck, gaining and maintaining possession of the puck, playing without the puck, playing a 200 foot game, and how to attack and defend in all three zones.  

In addition, I also promote the John Wooden Pyramid of Success as the foundation of my character-development program.  We will define success not by wins and losses, but by effort given, fully and consistently, as both an individual, a hockey player, and a member of the Rochester Edge. This focus reflects the significance of character as the common denominator of our success. Building character is a key initiative of my plan for the year. 

Co-Head Coach - Tom Wescott

Email:  tom.wescott@getinge.com                                                       

Cell Phone: (716) 863-5909

Hometown: Batavia, NY                                        

 

Playing Experience:

  • Played youth hockey for the Batavia Ramparts
  • Attended USA Hockey Select 14, 15 and 16 Select Camps
  • Played 2 years at Batavia High School as a freshman and sophomore
  • Sectional finalist in 1994 and a state finalist in 1995
  • Played three years of Junior ‘A’ hockey for the Niagara Scenics (Now the Buffalo Jr. Sabres) in the Metro Toronto Junior Hockey League
  • Played college hockey for SUNY Geneseo 1998 - 2002

Coaching Experience: 13 years - ages initiation through 16U- Boys and Girls

Completed USA Hockey Level 5 Master Coaching Clinic

2017 – Present:  Instructor, New Edge Hockey Development Academy

2020 – 2021: Assistant Coach – Webster 14U and Edge 12U

2019 – 2020: Head Coach – RYH Bantam Minor AA and Co-Head Coach Edge 10U

2018 – 2019: Head Coach – RYH Pee Wee Mixed AA

2017 – 2018: Head Coach - RYH Pee Wee Minor AA / Mite Blue

2016 – 2017: Coach - RYH Squirt Major AA and RYH Pony Program

2015 – 2016: Coach - RYH Squirt A2

2014 – 2015: Coach - Mite White 1 & 2

2013 – 2014: Coach - Mite Blue

2012 – 2013: Coach - RYH Pony 

2010 – 2012: Coach – RYH Initiation Program

2002 – 2004: Assistant Coach – Batavia Ramparts 16U