Pre-Mite and Developmental Hockey Programs
Philosophy and Goals
Whatever level your child is at, they will improve and be ready for the next level.
It will be a fun experience for the player and the parent. Next season they will want to return to Rink Side Ice Arena and keep playing! Our main goal is for every skater to correctly learn each skill introduced in their level before they move up.
Hockey 1 - Ages 3 and up. Beginning hockey skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards, and hockey gloves. Prerequisite - Snowplow Sam 2 or Basic 1.
Hockey 2 - Ages 3 and up. Skating and hockey skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards, and hockey gloves. Prerequisite - Hockey 1.
Hockey 3 - Age 3 and up. Semi-Advanced skating and hockey skills will be introduced. Needs a helmet with a facemask, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey gloves, and a stick. Prerequisite – Hockey 2.
Hockey 4 - Ages 3 and up. Advanced hockey skating skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey gloves, and a stick. Prerequisite - Hockey 3.
Stick Handling & Shooting - Hockey players Ages 7 to 14. Group clinic with an extremely tight focus specific to the dynamics of stick handling (puck protection, foot work, soft hands, hand and body position). When, why and how strategies to create offensive opportunities. Focus specific to the dynamics of shooting (body positioning, power and accuracy). When, why and how to choose the right shot at the right time. Wrist shots, snap shots, back hand, flip shots, deke moves, and more. This class is appropriate for youth hockey players 7 to 14 and will bring your player to the next level. Full equipment is required.
Defensive Skills - Squirt and above level players with at least one year of organized hockey experience. Group clinic will focus on skills required to play defense. Emphasis on positioning with additional attention given to angling, one-on-one play and shooting from the point. Take advantage of this opportunity to work with Coach George Roth. Full equipment required.
Hockey Power - Begin this class with off ice conditioning and stretch, before taking the ice for a one hour, full body work out. Increase your strength & endurance. Gain quickness & speed, hone your skating skills, gain power & agility and be ready for the Fall Season. Full Equipment is highly encouraged.
Minor Hawks Program - Ages 4 to 8. Focus is on development of the fundamental hockey skills needed to play organized hockey. Introduction to passing, stick handling, and shooting skills. Prerequisite must have successfully completed Hockey 2. Equipment is provided - bring your own stick!
Adult Hockey 101 - Adult learn to play hockey for ages 16 & up. Includes skills and drills and controlled scrimmaging. Guys and Gals welcome. Full equipment is required.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Hockey Director - George Roth,
or (847)856-1064 ext. 532