The 8-week winter session of Saratoga Youth Hockey's Learn to Skate/Learn to Play(LTS/LTP) program will begin on Saturday, January 10th.
The cost of the program is $80.
The objective of LTS/LTP is to allow children to try out ice skating and learn fundamental skating skills in preparation for the Mite Program. The LTS/LTP participants are beginning skaters that have had little or no prior skating or playing experience. Most of these skaters are under 8 years old. The LTP program runs concurrently with the LTS program.
Required equipment is hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin guards/knee pads and hockey skates; hockey pants and shoulder pads are recommended. Instruction is provided by volunteers, usually coaches and asst. coaches but also older youth hockey players.
Players attend once a week over the course of 8 weeks. Participants are divided into two or more groups based on ability. The ice is then divided into stations, and age-appropriate drills taken from the 6U ADM will be implemented so that all participants are given instruction in the fundamentals of skating through skill building drills and games.
The more advanced participants in the 8 week program will be introduced to puck handling and passing as well as some cross-ice/small area games in the later sessions.
All players must be registered with USA Hockey. Our registration page direct you to the USA Hockey site to secure your child's USA Hockey Number. The USA Hockey registration fee is waived for children 6 and under (2008 birth year).
Registration link: https://saratogahockey.sportngin.com/register/form/688407596