OCTOBER - FEBRUARY
Our 2023 - 2024 Learn to Play Clinics are the ideal way for girls of all ages (4 – 19) to try the sport in a safe, challenging, and fun environment. Seasoned, certified coaches teach participants the fundamentals of skating and hockey through a mix of drills and small-area games.
We offer two programs that are based on age.
Our partnership with the New York Rangers for our Sand Sharks Clinic is new for this season. We're excited to have NHL alumni on the ice leading a team of certified Shoreline Sharks coaches. First-time participants can expect free head-to-toe equipment!
Our Junior Sharks Clinic will be coached by two former D1 college players (and girls' high school hockey coaches) and is perfect for girls new to the sport.
Both clinics utilize a fast-moving, station-based format to maximize player development. The USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) serves as a guideline, ensuring the weekly activities are age-appropriate and engaging. You will be surprised at how quickly your child feels comfortable on the ice and learns basic hockey skills.
Our hockey development programs take place at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Aside from a central location, the rink has excellent facilities, including a full-service snack bar and an onsite pro shop.
2023-2024 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
We are excited to get back on the ice to do what we love most, teaching girls to play and love hockey! At the end of every clinic season, we outline the opportunities to improve the experience for our participants. Here are a few notable enhancements:
Partnership with New York Rangers for our Sand Sharks Clinic. We're excited to announce our partnership with the New York Rangers to run our Sand Sharks clinic. NY Rangers alumni will be leading the clinic in collaboration with Shoreline Sharks coaches.
Dedicated ice time for Junior Sharks. Our Junior Sharks continue to have dedicated ice time, allowing our coaches to increase the complexity of drills, easily incorporate small game scrimmages, and build skating endurance to prepare players for team play.
Use of a level system. Coaches will group similarly skilled players. Station-based drills will still be used, but players will travel with their groups, allowing the coaches to tailor activities to the skill level of the group. Coaches will fluidly move players between levels as appropriate with the goal of optimizing their development.
We hope you will not only sign up for this season's clinic but help us spread the word. Our Sand Sharks program is one of the most robust all-girls development programs in the state. Our Junior Sharks program is unique in providing girls 12+ with an opportunity to learn to play hockey. USA Hockey spotlighted our efforts targeted at older girls, as most LTP clinics are focused on players under 10.
Space is limited, so register today. Once we reach capacity, interested participants will be added to a waitlist. Tuition must be paid before the first session. No refunds.
We are committed to creating a positive experience for participants and their families. Our coaches welcome the opportunity to teach your daughter to skate and play, while hopefully fostering a passion for the great game of hockey. Today, a majority of our travel team players started in our development program.
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