This Program focuses on early-level hockey skills and skating for players between 4 and 12 years old.
No prior hockey experience is required to participate in this no-pressure learn to love hockey experience. We do recommend some level of skating proficiency (get up, start, glide, stop and turn). For brand new skaters we recommend participating in one of the Learn to Skate offerings- See the Learn to Skate webpage for more information about these Programs.
House League Details:
When: Saturdays afternoon skills sessions and mini scrimmages each Sunday afternoon
Where: Northstar Ice Sports Center, 15 Bridle Lane, Westborough, MA
Cost: Each Session is 8- 10-weeks @ $125
Again This YEAR: Optional house league games Sundays . Stay tuned for more information on this well received addition to our learn to play program!
USA Hockey registration: All players are required to register with USA Hockey to participate in our Learn-To-Play-Hockey program. Registration is free for children born in 2011 or younger. Registration for players born in 2010 or older is $48. Register at www.usahockeyregistration.com, then forward your email confirmation to Brian Walsh, Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructors: Your player will receive instruction from certified Starhawks coaches and experienced older players. If you're interested in helping, email Mark Macaulay, email@example.com for more information.
Equipment: Full equipment is required and some will be available to borrow. For more information on equipment needed and how to dress your player, please visit our Equipment Page.
The House League Program is spilt into three sections: 1) Beginners (skaters with starter skating experience); 2) Intermediate (skaters with at least one year of skating experience); 3) Advanced (skaters evaluated to have higher level skating experience). Our goal is to have the players at the best level for their skating and hockey development, so a player evaluation will be performed on the player's first time on the ice.
We will follow the USA Hockey American Development Model guidelines and have several stations for skills & skating development followed by small games. Fun will be stressed as the players develop their skating and hockey skills. USA Hockey has a great webpage for new hockey families, just click here.