Belmont Youth Hockey
Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey
2018-2019 Season Information coming soon
Belmont Youth Hockey offers a variety of programs for children wanting to learn how to skate or learn to play hockey through our Mini Marauder Program. It offers the opportunity for boys and girls get involved with the game of hockey at their pace. Mini Marauders recognizes that if the kids have fun playing and developing their skills, they will grow to love the game of hockey and hopefully, play the game for a long time. The program’s emphasis is on creating a fun atmosphere where kids can learn necessary skills and grow to love the game of hockey.
There are 5 levels of Mini Marauders, in addition to the specific program details below, ALL Mini Marauders will also be invited to additional events such as a Holiday Party, tournaments, family skates, pizza parties and more!!
Belmont Youth Hockey has on professional coaches to design and implement the curriculum for all levels but depends on active parent on-ice participation to assist in the learning process. Having on-ice parent participation is critical to delivering a successful program. All parents on ice must complete a CORI and wear a helmet. Our goal is to make it fun for all participants.
Players who may want to play at a higher level than the Level IV program would enter our travel program and attend placements in the spring.
Level I – LEARN TO SKATE FOR HOCKEY
Learn to Skate for Hockey is for kids any age who are new to skating or want to learn to skate in order to play hockey. There is a once a week practice where we work on getting up, balancing, pushing, gliding and stopping. The skaters are placed into groups with similar ability including a separate area for kids that have never skated before. Hockey equipment is required. Kids will learn by becoming comfortable on the ice and participating in fun games and drills designed to make kids move and use their edges. The program runs from November to end of February and the cost is $260. Click here for the schedule and complete program information.
Level II – LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY
Learn to Play Hockey is a 2 day/week program for kids primarily aged 6-10(older kids also welcome) for the player who is still beginning to skate and is ready to learn to play the game of hockey. There will be a practice and a scrimmage each week. Coaches will teach skills of skating, shooting and stick handling through fun drills and cross ice games. Participants need the full complement of hockey pads. Players will be assigned to a team for scrimmages for the entire year. The program runs from November to end of February and the cost is $480. Click here for the schedule and complete program information.
Level III – MITE DEVELOPMENT
Mite Development program is for kids up to age 6 to 10 (older kids also welcome) and is a three day per week program. Coaches will conduct two practices per week and will lead the players in cross ice games once a week. Participants need the full complement of hockey pads. Players will be assigned to a team for scrimmages for the entire year. The program runs from November to mid March and the cost is $700. Click here for the schedule and complete program information.
Level IV – MITE C
Mite C is for kids 6 to 8 who are looking at add cross ice games to their hockey schedule. This program meets 4 times a week with two practices, one skills session and cross ice games. The cross ice games are against other towns and are located in Medford on Sunday mornings. The program runs from November to mid March and the cost is $990. Click here for the schedule and complete program information.
GIRLS LEARN TO PLAY
Girls learn to play is designed for girls that are either beginner hockey players who can skate without assistance or for girls 12 & under who already play and would like additional skill time throughout the season. This program is ideal for girls who play other winter sports and want to give hockey a try; or, for a girl who is not ready to commit to a travel hockey schedule. The goal of the program is to give girls fun exposure to the sport of hockey with the hope that they come to enjoy it and decide to continue to play it. The program also allows girls to socialize with friends and to get healthy exercise during the long New England winter. The program runs from November through February and the cost is $260. Click here for the schedule and complete program information.