Welcome to The New - Hockey Academy
Hockey Academy is started because of a need to increase the proficiency of the player's skating technique. For the beginner skater who is attending the Learn to Skate program - they will transition to hockey skates after attending Pre-Alpha level class. By completing the Tot-Pre Alpha levels their skating ability is strong enough to go to the next phase, which is Hockey Academy.
This is where they will learn the skills which were learned in Pre- Hockey and ready the skater for a team. This child's skating ability will make him/her a more comfortable player because they can skate.
Hockey Academy Classes begin Saturday, September 9, 2022
MINI Mites Hockey Academy starts Friday, September 8, 2022 *** New this Season - Skating Skills training for you Mini Mites 50minutes on ice time***
MINI MITES Hockey Academy Fridays 5:00pm-5:50pm
This Academy is designed for kids who have an interest in playing hockey and would like to develop the necessary skills to be able to participate in our Hockey Program. Skaters are required to have participated in our Learn-to-skate program and have completed (evaluation sheets will indicate when the skater has passed the level ) classes through Tot Advance and / or the Pre-Apha class.
Skaters will develop and improve their skating skills and receive proper training on playing related skills such as: stick handling, puck handling and shooting. Skaters in this academy will be 6 years or YOUNGER.
Skaters will be expected to wear full gear
(if you need to borrow from NIHA's shed please contact NIHA prior to the start of classes so you child will be ready on the first day)
Hockey Academy - Saturday Mornings 7:30am ~ 8:15am
The “Hockey skating skill Academy program is designed for beginner skater who desires to play hockey (enroll in learn to skate program to get your skating skills tot-Pre Alpha), Geared for age 6 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 this the kids can wear all their hockey equipment. –Required equipment: elbow pads, shin-guards, hockey gloves, a helmet, and hockey pants, shoulder pads and mouth guards. (These can be borrowed thru NIHA' shed program upon request.) You will need to purchase the socks, protective under garment, and mouth guard.
Once the skater passes the skills needed to move up NIHA will have them join a team. HSSA 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… Have a strong skating ....technique and hockey skills will follow!
Hockey Academy Classes consist of 45 minutes of lessons and practice. Please read the “First day of class” information … this will prepare you for what you need before starting class.