The mission of the Vermont Shamrocks is to provide hockey players an opportunity to play select level hockey while still playing for their local association or high school teams. Shamrock players are loyal leaders of their local association teams, yet the

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Shamrock Mission

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

 

The Vermont Shamrocks bring together some of the most competitive hockey players from all across Vermont and neighboring states.  The goal is to provide a high level of hockey while promoting participation at the local level.  The emphasis is on skill development and teamwork by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth.   We create a fun environment which focuses on important values such as sportsmanship, friendship, and love of the game.  The lesson at the end of the day is that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

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Spring Team Coach/Leader Application Forms
11/12/2019
Spring Shamrocks Team Leader/Coach Indication of Interest/Application The...
'Rocks 16s Win National Championship Goal highlights
04/05/2019
 
Spring Team Coach/Leader Application Forms

Spring Shamrocks Team Leader/Coach Indication of Interest/Application

The VT Shamrocks are in the process of starting to organize spring teams for the 2020 spring hockey season. 

Please use this form to indicate your interest in organizing and coaching a Shamrock spring team.

Spring Shamrock teams operate under strict parameters set by the Shamrock By-Laws but rely HEAVILY on the organizational skills of volunteer coaches and team leaders who must also commit to the Shamrocks' core values. Spring teams usually play in 2-4 tournaments with some practices.

Spring coaches are volunteers and they are responsible for all aspects of their team. This includes holding tryouts, finding events, getting clearance for participation in events, updating the team webpage, communication with Shamrock Board about fees, distributing and collecting jerseys and socks, making sure all player fees are paid. 

While financial aid is available all Shamrock fees are set using a formula that is in line with our non-profit (501c3) status. All players pay the same low fee.  

Criteria for coaching selection include evidence of alignment with the following core values:

SHAMROCK COACHING CORE VALUES

Our coaches are all volunteers yet have extensive coaching and/or playing experience at the youth, high school, junior, and NCAA levels. 

We expect all our coaches to: 

  • focus on the kids
  • be good communicators with players, parents, and referees
  • be good motivators
  • focus on team play
  • have well thought out game plans and managed practices
  • be able to control emotions
  • always have a positive attitude
  • be alert
  • be confident
  • continue to learn

All 'Rocks Coaches must be USA Hockey certified and pass a VSAHA background check.


by posted 11/12/2019
'Rocks 16s Win National Championship Goal highlights

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by posted 04/05/2019
'Rocks win 3 Championships

Congrats to our 2019 16s and 19s 

2019 National Champions!

16U AA

 

Watch highlights from the National Championship game  
https://t.co/q7B2I7qhps

2019 New England Champions!

19UAA

16UAA

 

 

Recent Game Results
Shamrocks in College

The Shamrocks started graduating student-athletes from our split season teams with the class of '12. Here is the list of places our players ended up playing athletics. For more information click here.   

NCAA Hockey

Elmira, Penn State, Stevenson University*, Castleton State College*, Middlebury College*, Cortland State (NY)*, Franklin Pierce University, Chatham University, Norwich University, SUNY Potsdam, Sacred Heart University, Becker College*, Hobart/William Smith*, Boston College, St. Michael's College, New England College*, Plymouth State University, SUNY Canton, The University of New England*, Colby College*, Robert Morris, Southern Maine, Utica College, Trinity (CT) College^, Nazareth College^, Connecticut College.

*multiple players

^2019 commitment

ACHA Hockey

University of Vermont*, UMass-Amherst, Syracuse University, Lindenwood-Belleville, Columbia University, Grand Valley State University, Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth, Univ. of Rhode Island.  

*multiple players

Other NCAA Sports

Field Hockey: Salve Regina University, UVM*, St. Lawrence, Hobart/William Smith*, New Haven, Harvard 

Soccer: Plattsburgh State Univ.

Lacrosse: Longwood University, Hobart/William Smith*, Mt. Holyoke College, Castleton State, UVM 

Softball at Castleton State College
XC/Track at Colby College
*multiple players

Other Club Sports

Equestrian at Trinity (CT) College, Rugby: Lindenwood, Castleton University

Alpine Ski: Columbia

Field Hockey: National Univ. of Ireland 

Professional Hockey

Adelaide Rush (AUS)

National (IIHF) Teams

France: 18U Womens World Championship

Thank you to all sponsors!

If you want to sponsor a Shamrock team contact Matt Z @ mzambarano@gmail.com

Shamrock Championships
 
 
2019 16U AA
National Champions
Amherst, NY
 
 
2019 16 AA
New England Champions
 
2019 19 AA
New England Champions
 
2018 U16 AA 
National Silver Medalists
National Championships
Marlboro, MA
 
2018 16 AA
New England Champions
 
2017 U16 AA 
National Silver Medalists
National Championships
Troy, Michigan
 
2017 U16 AA
New England Champions
 
2016 19U AA
National Champions
Burlington, VT
 
2015 U16 AA
National Bronze Medalists
National Championships
E. Lansing Michigan
 
2015 U16 AA
New England Champions
 
2015 U16 AA Vermont Champions
 
2015 U19 AA Vermont Champions
 
2014 U16 AA 
Nationals Quarter Finalist 
Buffalo, NY
 
2014 16 AA
New England Champions
 
2014 U16 AA Vermont Champions
 
2014 U19 AA
New England Silver Medal
 
2014 U19 AA
Vermont Champions
 
2013 16U AA
National Champions
San Jose, CA
2013 16 AA
New England Champions
 
2013 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
 
2012 U16 AA
USA Hockey Nationals Qualifier
Dallas, TX
 
2012 U16 AA
New England Silver Medal
 
2012 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
 
2012 U19 AA 
Vermont Champions 
 
2011 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
 
2011 U16 AA
New England Silver Medal
 
2010-11 T1 (AAA) U19
New England Bronze Medal
 
2010 T1 (AAA)
Vermont U19 Champions
 
2008
First Shamrock game ever Nov. 29th at RI Panther Tournament