Head Coach: Sean Coyle

Sean Coyle has been named as the head coach of the 2020-21 Southpointe Squirt AA team after a successful 2019-20
campaign. This will be Sean’s 6th year coaching squirts at Southpointe, and his 9th season coaching He is a USA Hockey
level 4 certified coach. His coaching resume includes Mites to Bantam AA. He has assisted in getting many kids to both
the AA level and the Tier 1 AAA level. Sean also served as Southpointe’s Mite Coordinator for 2 seasons, with
responsibilities for developing practice plans for all Mite Teams.

Sean played amateur hockey in the Pittsburgh area, including playing for the perennial champion Bishop Canevin
Crusaders of the PIHL. He is currently as Southpointe board member and serves as VP/Director of Coaching. He is a
licensed physical therapist and brings his knowledge of kinesiology and sports training to the team's off ice program.

Assistant Coach: Matt Harmon

Matt Harmon has been named as an Assistant Coach for the 2020-21 Squirt AA Team supporting Sean Coyle. This
upcoming season with Squirt AA will mark the 9th team that Matt has coached as either a Head Coach or Assistant Coach
with multiple youth programs. Matt has overseen or assisted in the development of players making significant year to
year progress, from Blue to Red Mite, and from Red Mite to Squirt 1 with multiple players. Matt has had the benefit of
working with and having great relationships with some of the area’s premier High School, Collegiate, and Tier 1 Coaches,
and enters the 2020-2021 Season as a USA Hockey registered Level 4 Coach.

Matt grew up playing amateur hockey in Pittsburgh, where he then went on to play D1 hockey at Duquesne University.
In addition to his coaching qualifications, Matt is a USA Hockey Level 4 Ice Hockey Official and officiates ice hockey in the
NCAA. Matt was also honored to be selected to officiate the 2019-2020 USA Hockey National Championships.

2020-2021 Squirt AA Team Highlights


* Southpointe’s season runs from August 1st through March 31st, longer than other local organizations
* Average of 2+ Practices per week over the season
* Instruction from Tyler Kennedy (TK Hockey Training) at practices throughout the season
* Utilization of Printscape Arena’s Dek Hockey/Sports Court for off-ice training and instruction
* Off-Ice Film Review and Instruction provided for players to assist in development
* Very High Practice to Game Ratio for developing athletes
* Optional “Off Season” Summer Practices (May through August)
* Adherence to USA Hockey’s recommended 10U ADM program
* Small Area Games
* Individual Skill Training
* High Quality, High Energy Drills designed to encourage creativity and instinctive play


* Squirt AA will play a total of at least 40-50 games.
* 20 PAHL Games (6 Placement, 14 Regular Season)
* PAHL Playoffs
* At least 2 local Pittsburgh Area Tournaments (TBD)
* Motown Classic Tournament – (Detroit, MI - October 16th -18th,2020)
* Silver Stick 2020-21 Tournament: Dayton Regional (Dayton, OH - December 2020)
* (Pending) Silver Stick International Finals – (Michigan – January, 2021)
* East/West Challenge Tournament (Pittsburgh, PA – February, 2021)
* Independent AA/AAA Games (5 to 10)


* $2325 (Skater/Player) - Includes nonrefundable $150 tryout fee due at time of registration
* $950 (Goalie) - Includes nonrefundable $150 tryout fee due at time of registration

** There is a $100 Squirt AA Tryout Fee in addition to the annual cost. If a player makes Squirt AA, that fee is applied
towards the annual assessment. If a player is not offered a roster spot on Squirt AA, the $100 fee is not refunded, nor
applied to the annual assessment. Players have 48 hours to accept their roster spot on Squirt AA, should they be
offered. Upon accepting the roster spot, a $600 Acceptance Fee will be due, and applied to the Annual Assessment.

Open Skates:

There will be 3 open skates for players and parents to meet coaches and prospective teammates, and to get some extra
ice time prior to tryouts. Interested players must register at our website, www.southpointehockey.org.  The $20 registration 
fee covers all 3 sessions.  Please reach out to coach Sean for additional information or to reserve your spot.

Open skate dates: (Printscape Arena)
* Sunday March 29 2:40-3:50 PM
* Sunday April 5th 1:30-2:40 PM
* Tuesday April 7th 7:00-8:00 PM

Tryouts: (Printscape Arena)

Tryouts will be anywhere from Sunday April 19th through Wednesday May 6th
More specific dates will be posted on website soon

** Any 2010/2011 birth year player is eligible to tryout for Southpointe’s 10U Squirt AA Team

“Off-Season” Summer Squirt Sessions: (After Tryouts) instructed by TK Hockey Training

* Optional Practice Sessions with the Squirt AA Team

*Majority of practices will be Tuesdays, 7pm. All will take place at Printscape Arena

“Off-Season” Practices are NOT mandatory, and do carry an additional fee, details will be posted on website

Contact Info:

Register at www.southpointehockey.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Head Coach Sean Coyle, or Assistant Coach Matt Harmon.

Sean Coyle – Head Coach; Cell: (724) 344-7583 (Call or Text); Email: childrenstherapy@yahoo.com

Matt Harmon – Assistant Coach; Cell: (412) 638-0651; Email: matthewharmon@hotmail.com