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Everyone is Welcome
Hockey is our game and it is for everyone! If you can walk you can play. Thousands of men, and women have taken the program since 2008. You must be 18 to take it, but we’ve had people as young as 70 in the program. Now it is your turn.
What is better than getting in the game? Getting in the game with your friends! Sign up in a group, and save with the Buddy Bonus!
No Experience Needed
First thought through your head – “But I don’t know how to ice skate”. Understandable. You are nervous, which is totally normal. Everyone is, in the beginning. This is why we concentrate on skating basics in the first 2 sessions of the program. It will give you enough of a base to work from on your own. By the way everyone will be pretty much in the same boat as you. So, no need to be nervous!
12 Weeks To Learn To Play
You don’t need any hockey equipment before you sign up. First session is the orientation in a hockey store! There you will get professional advice on what to buy, and get a great discount on gear. Once you step on the ice we will teach you how to skate, stick handle and shoot. You will also learn the rules of the game so you know the difference between offside, and icing. Professionally coached practices are once a week.
No prior experience needed. You will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Like going forward, backwards, stopping, turning and crossing over even if you have never skated before. Skating is the base for all hockey, so the first 2 sessions strictly concentrate on learning how to skate and the rest of the program reinforces good skating habits.
Stick-handling and Shooting
Next we will introduce you to all individual skills needed for playing hockey. You will learn how to stick handle, dish a saucer passes, take snappers, wristers, and slap shots, and when to use each in a game. Next we will teach you various team tactics. Ice hockey is a team sport and you will need to know how to use your teammates effectively!
Play Real Ice Hockey Games
Finally your group will form a team and will play 4 real, coached hockey games against other teams in the program. You will be on the same team as your friends, playing other new hockey players in a fun, safe and judgment-free environment where if you fall no one laughs, instead they help you up. Your team will continue playing after the program in the NCHL.