OCTOBER 4 - FEBRUARY 28
Learning to play AND love hockey is the focus of the 20-session Sand Sharks clinic. Using age and skill-appropriate drills, our coaches work with participants to feel comfortable on the ice, learn hockey fundamentals, and, most importantly, have fun, so they want to come back each week.
This season, we've formalized a level system that groups players by their ability to accelerate development. Once participants demonstrate readiness and competency, they will advance to the next level. Aside from keeping players engaged and growing, levels allow coaches to tailor the cadence and challenge of the drills to match the ability.
Games and engaging activities are used to refine basic motor patterns required to play hockey. As players advance, concepts of cooperation, teamwork, fair play, and sportsmanship are introduced.
Please note that no skating experience is required to participate.
The first step is to review basic skating techniques, ensuring the skaters are comfortable and confident. Hockey basics are introduced, including stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges, and backward skating. Pucks and sticks are added along with small area games as the girls advance through the program. The clinic ends with a "field day" on the ice at which participants have fun while demonstrating their hockey and celebrate with a pizza party!
We offer our optional cross-ice House League to allow our clinic participants to put their skills to the test in 3v3 game situations.
The cross-ice sessions are held on Saturdays (November through the end of February). The House League is available as an add-on package for those players who are looking for more than just the standard clinic offering.
Full equipment and skating experience are required to participate. The House League option is available to both Sand Shark and Junior Shark participants.
Space is limited, so register today. Should we reach capacity, interested participants will be added to a waitlist. Tuition must be paid prior to the first session. No refunds.
Participants from our 2019-2020 Sand Sharks Learn to Play Clinic.
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.