Learn to Play
The “Pre Hockey” program is designed for beginner skater who desires to play hockey (enroll in learn to skate program to get your skating skills), for age 4 and up who need to learn how to skate forward, backward, and stop by using hockey stops. Classes will be divided by ability levels focusing on several key areas including the fundamentals of skating. For Pre hockey the kids can wear their all hockey equipment, but it is not necessary. What is required are helmets, shin-guards and gloves. When ready to play hockey –Required equipment: elbow pads, shin-guards, hockey gloves, a helmet, and hockey pants (These can be rented thru NIHA upon request.) You will need to purchase the socks, protective under garment, and mouth guard.
NiHA will be taking over the “Learn To Play Hockey” program. Once the skater passes the skills needed to move up NIHA will have them join a team. LTPH provides each player with the necessary skills needed to compete at the House and / or Travel level. Each player will advance through this program and eventually be placed on a team within the Newark Ice Hockey Association (NIHA).
The First step is getting your skating skills in place…everything else is built around skating… be a strong skater..technique and hockey skills will follow!
Pre Hockey Classes consist of 30 minutes of lessons and 15 minutes of practice. Please read the “First day of class” information … this will prepare you for what you need before starting class.