Our Learn to Play Hockey Program starts with Hockey 1 & 2. This is a FREE, 7-week program that is offered multiple times throughout the year. The next session starts January 7th with a Parent Orientation and equipment handout. Only 35 skaters will be allowed to participate per session. All skaters must be registered to be able to participate. Please follow our COVID policy as described in the document below.
BDHA offers a sequential, skill-building program (Hockey 1-4) designed to teach participants the fundamentals of skating and hockey play. Hockey 1 & 2 is our beginner level program for girls and boys ( ages 3+) who have no, or very little, prior skating experience. Participants will learn how to skate and be introduced to hockey play. Skilled skating instructors will train participants how to skate in a progressive and sequential manner. Hockey 3 & 4 is for skaters with more experience and are ready to move to the next level. We recommend all skaters complete Hockey 1 & 2 before advancing to Hockey 3 & 4, Atoms/6U, Mites/8U, or traveling team play. Skaters enrolled in Atoms/6U, Mites/8U, or Squirts/10U level are encouraged and invited to enroll in Hockey 3 & 4.
While Hockey 1 and 2 will focus on beginner skating skills, Hockey 2 will begin to introduce participants to the fundamentals of hockey play. A station format will be implemented to enable skaters to learn a multitude of skills and advance at their own pace. Equipment will be provided for beginner level hockey programs with check-out and return required.
The Hockey 1-4 programs are offered in FREE, 7-week sessions throughout the year. While the base fee is waived, USA Hockey requires an annual fee of $50 for youth ages 7 and over participating in hockey. For those who sign up for our "Try Hockey for Free" Sessions held in November and February, the USA Hockey fee will be waived for the year (or the remaining sessions in the season).
Our Girls Developmental Program is a free, introductory program in which participants also learn how to skate and play hockey in a progressive and sequential manner. This program targets girls only, ages 3+. Please see the Girls Developmental page for more information. Girls can join both Hockey 1-4 and Girls Developmental at the same time.
For more information contact the Coordinator, Jamie Rhodes at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockey 1 & 2 Program 2016-17 Season