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Learn to Play

 

A minimum of two sessions are held per season that include 6 to 8 one-hour practices at a cost of $75-$100 per session. Skaters are taught by simple progression at their own pace using drills, one-on-one coaching, and on-ice games.  The emphasis is on having FUN while learning to play hockey! 

All participants must wear appropriate hockey equipment at each practice.  Loaner equipment is provided.  Loaner equipment includes: USA Hockey approved helmet with face cage, shoulder pads, breezers (padded hockey shorts), gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and ice hockey stick.  Loaner skates are provided by the Pensacola Bay Center at each practice free of charge.  Mouth guard, neck protector, and athletic supporter (cup) are not provided. 

 

Participants will learn the following:

  • How to get dressed for hockey

  • How to stand up on the ice

  • Hockey stance

  • Starting

  • Stopping

  • Backward skating

  • Turning

  • Inside / Outside edges 

  • Hockey stops

  • Crossovers

  • Stick & Puckhandling

  • Hockey basic


Skaters must master these skills and will receive a written evaluation before moving to their age level team.

Sessions are limited to 35 skaters and fill up quickly. To join the wait list for our next session please click on the blue Register Now button on our home page, locate the Learn to Play program registration and click on Join Waitlist. 

All skaters/players and coaches must be registered with USA Hockey; the cost is $50.00 per player and is not refundable. Please Click Here for USA Hockey registration information. You do NOT need to register with USA Hockey until you are notified that your skater has a spot in the program.