Youth hockey program, Arlington MA

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Registration for the 2019/2020 will open on 08/15/19.

Volunteers: Parents interested in volunteering as a lead or assistant coach should email: jimmyconwayarlingtonhockey@gmail.com

The Arlington Intramural Program includes three different level Programs:

  1. InHouse, Full Ice Program (highest league within the Intramural Program - see separate tab)
  2. Developmental, 1/2 Ice Program (Middle league- see separate tab)
  3. Instructional, Learn to Skate & Play Program (Introductory League- see below)

Instructional Program 

The first skate for this program will occur in October
Skaters

  • Male and Female Skaters are welcome to register for this program.
  • Skaters must be age 4 by September 1, 2019; the skater ages in the program generally range between 4 and 7.
  • Older skaters may register for the program if they are not yet ready for the higher skill level of hockey involved in the Developmental program. 

Schedule

  • This program will start on October 26, 2019  and end on March 7, 2020.
  • The program will be on the ice once per week, for a 50 minute segment from 9:00A-9:50A with possibility of some schedule changes throughout season.
  • Typical schedule includes Sat practice (morning and possible afternoon hours).
  • The league will not skate during the Christmas/New Year period (12/20/19 through 01/3/20).
  • The League will have a graduation ceremony/skate and party on March 7, 2020.

Note:  Players will be assigned a Saturday morning time slot for the following weeks after the first skate.
Format

  • The Saturday events will be organized as "multiple station drills."
  • Cross ice games may be introduced later in the season.

 

Player Placement 

  • Skaters must attend the placement session conducted on October 26th.
  • All players will be assigned to a practice hour based on the coaches' evaluation during the placement sessions.
  • As the skaters leave the ice they will meet up with parents and then receive colored shirts.
  • The shirts will align the skater with specific groups based on age and skill.
     

Fee

  • The 2019 - 2020 Fee is $350 per skater

 

INSTRUCTIONAL HOCKEY -  MISSION STATEMENT:

To teach the fundamentals of hockey through drills and to develop beginner level hockey players by focusing on skating and skills development, confidence building, and having fun.

The program will concentrate on the following areas:

  1. Forwards, backwards, and cross over skating
  2. Stopping and changing direction
  3. Edge control and pivot turns
  4. Stick handling
  5. Passing
  6. Shooting
  7. ½ games later in the year

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Certified Hockey Helmet with full face mask (No bike helmets)
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey pants
  • Shoulder pads are optional

Complimentary Hockey Equipment Available to New Players

This year in an effort to help defer equipment costs for new players joining the club in either the Instructional or Developmental Programs, we will be offering free, complementary equipment as supplies last, on a first-registered-first-served basis.  The families of new players to the program will receive an email with times they can come to the rink and pick from the available equipment, which may include shin guards, hockey pants, elbow pads, gloves, and shoulder pads.

 

USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT
Each player is required to register with USA HOCKEY. Online registration is available at www.usahockeyregistration.com.  If you have any questions about this program,

please e-mail:Jim Conway: jimmyconwayarlingtonhockey@gmail.com

Volunteers: Parents interested in volunteering as a lead or assistant coach should email:  jimmyconwayarlingtonhockey@gmail.com