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YD Youth Hockey GROW Program Information

Learn to Skate & Play Ice Hockey!

Open to children between the ages of 5* – 11. New skaters welcome!

(*Limited space for some 4 year olds, please inquire - kirstenydyh@gmail.com. At the end of the second session we may ask that 4 year olds repeat the Grow program for another year before trying out for a Mite/8U team, suggestion will be based on skill progress.

Skate FREE* in the 1st session each year from early-November until just before Christmas
Saturday mornings 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. USA Hockey registration is free for skaters 6 and under and $56 for older skaters. This number should be emailed to our program registrar (kirstenydyh@gmail.com) and will be required during registration.

Once you have your USA Hockey number, please complete the registration on our site to sign up, click on the big red REGISTER button on the homepage. During this registration please indicate if you need equipment (except skates) or if you will be supplying your own, and the youth unisex clothing size that your child wears. This will help us ensure enough equipment in the correct sizes. You will receive a confirmation email once successfully registered.

Any Questions? Contact: Alan Goode, President at agydhockey@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 $175 refundable deposit. 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: Our Grow Hockey program will be facilated by the professional coaches of CAPE COD HOCKEY who will focus on skating skills and fun drills to keep kids engaged and having fun! 

 

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 late-Winter.