Youth hockey program, Arlington MA

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Registration for the 2017/2018 is now open.

Volunteers: Parents interested in volunteering as a lead or assistant coach should email:

The Arlington Intramural Program includes three different level Programs:

  1. InHouse, Full Ice Program (highest league within the Intramural Program - see separate tab)
  2. Developmental, 1/2 Ice Program (Middle league- details below)
  3. Instructional, Learn to Skate & Play Program (Introductory League- see separate tab)

Developmental Program


Skaters

  • Male and Female Skaters are welcome to register for this program.
  • Skaters must have birth dates in the following years ( 2009 - 2012) 
  • Skaters are generally graduates of the instructional program or another skating/hockey program. 
  • Older skaters may register for the program if they are not yet ready for the higher skill level of hockey involved in the In-house program.
  • The program is not intended for Travel Team Players; players skating in any travel program may not register for the league.
  • Full time goalies in the Arlington Mite program may register as a "full time skater" in the Developmental program.

Schedule

  • This program will start on October 14, 2017 and end on March 4, 2017
  • The League skaters will be on the ice twice per week
  • Typical schedule includes Sat practice (morning and possible afternoon hours) and Sunday Evening games.
  • The league will not skate during the Christmas/New Year period (12/23 through 01/02)
  • The full program schedule will be posted here by Oct 31st

Format

  • The games will be cross ice format
  • Coaches fill the referee role during games
  • The 2016 - 2017 League was comprised of six teams... we anticipate the same number teams for the 2017-2018  season.
  • The league will skate at both the Arlington Rink and the Belmont Hill School Rink during the course of the season.

Player Placement 

  • Skaters must attend the placement sessions conducted during the weekends of Oct 14th and 21st
  • All players will be assigned to a team based on the coaches' evaluation during the placement sessions; our goal is to create parity between the 6 teams.
  • All players will be assigned to teams following the weekend of Oct 22nd.
  • Coaches will contact player families by Oct 26th, and provide details about the weekend schedule for 10/28 and 10/29


          Fee 

  • The 2017- 2018 fee is $570 per skater

 

DEVELOMENTAL HOCKEY  - MISSION STATEMENT

To teach the fundamentals of hockey and to develop beginner level hockey players by implementing creativity in both scrimmages (Shinny) and structured practices.  Shinny scrimmages are played 3 on 3, 4 on 4, or 5 on 5 in a cross ice format.  This format will enhance the skill development of our players through increased touches of the puck and foster creativity.  

The program will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Having FUN
  • Building Self- Esteem
  • Teamwork
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Skating
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Increase touches of the puck

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Helmet with mask
  • Mouthpiece
  • Neck Guard
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey gloves
  • Elbow & Shoulder pads
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey pants

 

The Developmental hockey program will focus less on the outcome of the game and more on player development in preparation for travel hockey.

The team selection process will focus on parity to ensure players are challenged at their skill level.     

If you have any questions about this program, please e-mail , Intramural Director Bill Kelly at :  

** Parents it is important that you share this Mission with your children

For Skaters born between 2008 and 2011, registered in the Developmental Program, please report to the rink for practice at the following times on the respective dates

Last Name begins with

Date

Time

Location

A through H

10/21

7:00 AM

Arlington

A through H

10/22

4:10 PM

Arlington

Last Name begins with

Date

Time

Location

I through Z

10/21

8:00 AM

Arlington

I through Z

10/22

 5:10 PM

Arlington