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BOBBY SKINNER HOCKEY 1 - LEARN TO PLAY

LIEUTENANTS

 

Ages:  4-9
Prerequisite:  N/A (new skaters welcome)
Series Length:  8 Week Series (one ice time a week) 
Cost: $150

The objectives of Hockey 1 are centered around the fundamentals of ice skating. It’s important for beginner players to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick before moving onto Hockey 2.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn To Play program please contact our Hockey Director - Marty Rubin- marty.rubin@sjha.com

HOCKEY 2 - LEARN TO PLAY

COMMANDERS

 

Ages:  5-9
Prerequisite:  Hockey 1 or basic skating ability
Series Length:  8 Week Series (one ice time a week) + 2 mini-games (10 ice sessions total)

Cost: $250

Hockey 2 is for players who have basic skating skills and are ready for more hockey. Hockey 2 follows the American Development Model guidelines which promote high activity through fun, station based practices and games. The objectives for Hockey 2 still mainly focus on skating skills, but also introduce puck play and safe body contact between players.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn To Play program please contact our Hockey Director - Marty Rubin- marty.rubin@sjha.com

Late Start To Hockey

CAPTAINS

 

Ages:  10+
Prerequisite:  N/A (new skaters welcome)
Series Length:  8 Week Series (one ice time a week) + 2 mini-games (9 ice sessions total)
Cost: $250

The objectives of Late Start To Hockey are centered around the fundamentals of ice skating. It’s important for beginner players at any age to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick before moving onto recreational hockey. Our Late Start program will prepare new players ages 10 and older to have the skating and puck handling skills to matriculate to full ice team hockey the following year. 

If you have any questions regarding the Learn To Play program please contact our Hockey Director - Marty Rubin- marty.rubin@sjha.com

 

Why join SJHA's hockey community?

Family. Community. Hockey.

Seattle Junior's commitment to being a community-focused hockey association is epitomized by the Beginner Hockey program. From hundreds of Junior Coaches, current and former SJHA players who take time out of their busy lives to give their love and knowledge of the game to the next generation of hockey players, to our Beginner Director, Coach Jerry Weir, a 27 year veteran coach and one of the area's most influential proponents of youth hockey, our program's approach is all about building community through passion for hockey. At SJHA's Beginner Hockey we have a few simple goals: to always be excited coming to the rink, to meet new people and make genuine connections on and off the ice, and to learn the basic skating and puck handling skills that will be essential to move to a full season team. Coach Jerry's focus on skating with Hockey 1, Hockey 2, and Late Start is imperative to the success of our Beginners when they move up to Rec or even Rep hockey. Ask anyone at SJHA, chances are that Coach Jerry taught them how to stop, swizzle, crossover, backward c-cut, or shoot in stride. Our staff and volunteers are welcoming, knowledgable, and will do anything to be helpful. And our program is growing! This year alone, SJHA saw an over 25% increase in Beginner Hockey registrations from the last three years combined. Now is the time to get involved in our growing hockey community. If you have questions about the program do not hesitate to reach out to marty.rubin@sjha.com. Remember to stop Coach Jerry in the lobby to introduce yourself and you will receive a warm welcome to the community, one that you and your new skater will never forget!

Beginner Hockey

SJHA Beginner Hockey is sponsored by ZOOM+Care

SJHA Beginner Hockey is sponsored by ZOOM+Care