Brick Stars Challenger Hockey
Working Towards a Brighter Future
Brick Stars is an ice hockey program for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. It was started by Alex DePalma and Dina Crepaldi in 2009. The program teaches skating, hockey skills and game skills. All are welcome to join and/or become a hockey helper/volunteer. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Who We Are
Registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity ("Brick Stars") is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by providing a special needs ice hockey program designed to meet the needs of the developmentally challenged athlete with a range of developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism or any other learning delays that prevent these disabled players (ages 5 to adult) from participating in any other existing organizations, by maximizing their development, productivity and social action on and off the ice. In order for the Brick Stars to achieve this objective, our approach is to utilize the support services of Certified USA Hockey screened coaches, junior coaches and professional physical therapists teaching a wide range of skating ability from learn to skate to partaking in the game of "Special Hockey" in a fun filled atmosphere. Comprised of a dedicated Director and group of passionate volunteers who strongly portray the vision that developmentally challenged athletes can learn to play the fundamental game of "Special Hockey" and the initiative exits that "hockey is for Everyone".
Special Hockey is a discipline sanctioned by USA Hockey, the national governing body of Hockey in the United States. There are approximately 50 special hockey teams located in 30 cities throughout the United States as part of the American Special Hockey Association. The Brick Stars is a member of the American Special Hockey Association.
Making A Difference
Starting Sunday 9/8/2019
8:10-8:55am ADVANCED SKATERS (Brick Stars Travel Team)
8:55-9:40am BEGINNERS and New Partcipants
Located at Ocean Ice Palace
197 Chambersbridge Rd
Brick, NJ 08723
Please go to www.usahockeyregistration.com and click on the link "Register Now", continue to click on the ice players/coaches. There is a registration fee. Once the process is complete you will receive a confirmation number with bar code.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS CONFIRMATION NUMBER WITH BAR CODE to me by EMAIL or BRING A COPY WITH YOU SEPTEMBER 16.
YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STEP ON THE ICE WITHOUT IT
Reinforcing our Commitment
Our Travel Team is for the advanced skaters and will be able to participate in travel games and events with other teams.
One Step at a Time
The program teaches skating, hockey skills and game skills.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”
Contact Brick Stars Challenger Hockey
If interested in joining and are unsure if we are equipped to handle your child's needs please contact Dina Crepaldi for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in helping as Jr. Coaches please contact Alex DePalma at email@example.com
PO Box 1737 Brick NJ 08723