As part of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Hockey is for Everyone Initiative, we are a non-profit organization for girls and boys between the ages of 6-14 that have little to no hockey experience. Our sessions take place at the Max Ulin Memorial Rink in Milton, MA.
Our program provides weekly ice time, full equipment, opportunities to play games against other towns / in tournaments and a dedicated coaching staff. Practice plans follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) to maximize player participation and development.
The program runs from October through March and consists of weekly on and off-ice instruction that begins with Learning to Skate and progresses on to Learning to Play.
Learn to Skate
Our early season focus is to teach basic ice skating skills that every kid needs to feel confident on the ice. More than learning how to skate, these sessions reinforce learning how to fall, and more importantly, learning how to get up. On-ice drills focus on building every player's agility, balance and coordination.
LEARN TO PLAY
Once players are confident on their feet, practice sessions transition to teaching how to play the game of hockey. Age and skill specific activities focus on advanced skating techniques, stick handling, passing, shooting, teamwork and basic hockey systems.