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YD Youth Hockey GROW Program Information

Learn to Skate & Play Ice Hockey!

Open to children between the ages of 5 – 9. New skaters welcome!

Skate FREE* in the 1st session each year from early-November until just before Christmas
Saturdays @ 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM at Tony Kent Arena in South Dennis

REGISTRATION FOR GROW HOCKEY OPENS in October each year on our website, www.ydyouthhockey.com. 

Participants must also obtain a mandatory USA Hockey membership confirmation number at www.usahockeyregistration.com. This number should be emailed to our program registrar (kirstenydyh@gmail.com) and will be required during registration.

Any Questions? Contact: CJ Penna, Grow/Mite Director- 508-524-4060 or YDYHmitegrow@gmail.com

 

EQUIPMENT*

Due to the generosity of the Alex Diamantopoulos Memorial Fund, the first 30 skaters to register for the 1st session of GROW HOCKEY receive an equipment bag (skates not included) at no charge! 

Remaining registrants may receive equipment with  a $135 refundable deposit (check made payable to YDYH due at time of receipt). Deposit is returned when complete equipment bag is returned to the program.

Equipment Bag Includes: Helmet & mask, hockey jersey, shin guards, elbow pads, shoulder pads, pants, socks and hockey stick. You must bring your own hockey skates as we have very limited sizes. The hockey stick & hockey jersey are yours to keep just for participating.

WE HAVE LIMITED SIZED SKATES AVAILABLE IN OUR SWAP SHOP - PLEASE INQUIRE

 

PROGRAM

Each week, players will learn and develop hockey skills, starting with skating basics. By the end of the session, players will begin to use their stick and learn basic stick handling/puck shooting skills.

 

SECOND SESSION

There is an opportunity to enter a second session of GROW Hockey. This second session does have a small tuition fee to participate, and players can continue to utilize the equipment they used during the first session. Look for registration opportunity in December each year on our website.

 

TRYOUTS

At the end of the second session, players may register to tryout for a spot on one of our travel teams or they can repeat the GROW Hockey Program as long as they are under the age of 9 years old. Tryout registration is posted on our website in mid-February.

 

END OF GROW CELEBRATION

To celebrate the end of the GROW Hockey season, there is a pizza party for the players and their families upstairs at Tony Kent on the last day of the program.  Each player receives recognition for their participation in the program.