Learn to Play- Birth Years 2012 and younger
Start Date: October 2021
12 Week Session thru December 2021
All Skaters/players must be registered with USA Hockey, the cost is $46.00 per player (see website for updated costs), this is not refundable, please Click Here for registration information.
Projected Ice Time: Twice a week (with some exceptions, please stay current with Schedule on Website)
This program is an in-house, fun introduction to the game of hockey with an emphasis on skills: stops & starts, edgework, and puck handling. There are typically two practices a week and as the season progresses, Saturday is dedicated to skill building and Sunday is dedicated to cross ice 3v3 scrimmaging. Other potential opportunities during the season, depending on timing and availability, include local tournaments and half ice scrimmaging with neighboring programs. Possible call-ups to mite travel team when players are needed based on coach recommendations.
Goals of this level:
Develop skating and puck control skills of the individual player
Introduce basic shooting and passing skills
Introduce goalie position
Introduce basic game play
Throughout the year, players will participate in a goalie rotation with WYH providing the equipment for the players to try the goalie position. During the cross ice scrimmages, all emphasis is put on going after the puck and not positional play. During half ice or full ice scrimmages more emphasis will be put on positional play. The primary goal is to develop a solid foundation of skating and puck handling skills to build on in the upper levels of Wilmington Youth Hockey.
Participants should have skating experience
Ideally have completed a Learn to Skate Program
Equipment can be provided (on request) with the exception of Skates and a Helment
2nd Session will be offered beginning January 2022 and run for 12 Weeks at $300; Registration will open late November for this 2nd Session.
Base Cost: $300.00
Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2017