Dear Titans Families,
Fort Dupont is OPEN, and so is registration for the Titans 2020-21 season!
As you can imagine, this won’t be an ordinary season. Covid remains a major risk. Fort Dupont has a reopening plan with many safety protocols, but some of our families and coaches are unable to take the risks inherent in participating. However, we believe that getting kids on the ice, practicing alongside friends, and having fun, is important! As a result, we will have a smaller, limited season for families that are able to participate in on-ice activities. However, to reduce the risks of exposure, there will be no league games or jamborees. This will be a year of hunkering down and focusing on basic hockey skills, in-house.
Here’s what it will look like:
12U, 10U, and 8U programs will be skills drills and practices only. All activities will be at Fort Dupont, since we are opting out of the CCHL this year to minimize risks of exposure. We will not do Mite jamborees at other rinks. There will be a maximum of 20 players on the ice, per FDIA’s re-opening rules.
Middle School team will practice in October at FD and (hopefully) play games against MS teams in Virginia, where rinks are open and hosting games. The MS team is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and will be limited to 18 players and 2 goalies. If we are oversubscribed priority, will go to older player and siblings.
We will charge fees to cover ice costs only. We have no tournament fees, no league fees, and no referee fees (except for Middle School games), so fees will be lower. We will also charge on a month to month basis (think of it like monthly clinics), to take into account ongoing uncertainty, to avoid refunds if the rink has to shut down.
Please read Fort Dupont’s opening plan carefully. It is on the www.titanshockey.org website. Failure to abide by the procedures WILL result in a player or parent being asked to leave the rink. These rules are for YOUR safety and the safety of our community.
Thank you ALL, and GO TITANS!
The Titans Board
Dozens of Titans players and parents gathered at the farm behind Fort Dupont Ice Arena on Monday, Jan 20, for our annual MLK Service day event! They wielded hoes and weeded plant beds, and helped staffers from our nonprofit partner DC Urban Greens prepare for this year's spring planting. DCUG provides produce for residents in DC's food deserts. It was a chilly day, but warm inside the hothouses, and after all the hard work, the Titans-turned-gardeners were treated to Coach Meaux's famous hot nutella crepes. Big thanks to the wonderful staff at DC Urban Greens, and thanks to all the Titans who turned out! If anyone has additional photos, please send them so we can add them to this gallery!
CCHL Cup Division IV Championship Game came down to a Clash of the Titans, our 10U Blue v 10u Silver teams!
Titans 10u Blue team takes the CCHL Division IV Title! Congrats to all the players who were led through this season by Head Coach Ryan Smith. Go Titans!
Titans PeeWee Anthony Diallo was MVP of the game in Hershey and was interviewed on the ice before the Bears game that evening. The Hagerstown Bulldogs generously invited the Titans 10u and 12U to play a friendly at the famous rink, and the teams stayed to watch a Hershey Bears match.
Thank you to all the Titans who participated in our MLK Day service event! Despite the freezing cold temperatures and the postponement of our outdoor project with DC Urban greens, dozens of Titans and their families came to Fort Dupont on Jan 21 to assemble one hundred walking food bags for our DC neighbors who are homeless. Big thanks to David Wolf, of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington and Martha Wolf, of Miriam’s Kitchen (our benefiting partner organizations) who organized and will distribute the food bags. SPECIAL THANKS to our Founder and Coach Emeritus Willy Meaux who came with his crepes, and his huge Titans spirit. Lines for his crepes were out the door! We also received several donations from Titans families who couldn't make it - you were still part of the day and helped to make this happen. GO TITANS!
As we approach the holidays, don’t forget your favorite hockey team! The Titans have launched a major fundraising campaign designed to keep our program strong.
Our goal was to keep this simple. We are asking every Titans family to contribute $25— just use the PayPal button below! Our goal is to raise $2,000 by the end of November.
Please encourage grandparents, aunties, neighbors, friends and colleagues to give—and don’t forget to put the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and all your social channels. Together, we can make our goal!
Major thanks to the local businesses that support us!