YOUTH LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY PROGRAM
For Boys & Girls ages 4-12 Sundays 12:40 pm–1:40 pm Prerequisite: Past at least the first level of a Learn to Skate program and preferably past Basic Skills or Hockey Skills level 2 Program Overview Fun starts here! The “Little Warriors” Learn to Play Hockey Program is for beginners and is the first step for players wishing to participate in the Wissahickon Warriors Youth Hockey Program (Travel Hockey). Our program places an emphasis on the development of skating skills. All sessions will have skill stations specifically designed to maximize player/coach ratio and basic skill development. Through our program your child will grow to love the game of hockey and build lasting friendships. Little Warriors Program Focus
- Skating Development: Balance, Edges, Stride (forward and backward), Starts and Stops, Crossovers (forward and backward), Transitions, and Agility
- Puck control, Passing and Shooting Skills
- Small Area Games
- Teamwork and Self-Confidence
- Personal Achievement and Friendships
Rolling Registration The Little Warriors – Learn to Play Program offers rolling registration so players may join at any time for a prorated fee. Contact Wally Muehlbronner, WSC Director of Programs with questions at email@example.com. WSC is not able to offer makeup sessions or refunds for missed classes. Required Equipment Skates, Helmet with Cage, Stick, Elbow Pads, Shoulder Pads, Hockey Pants, Shin Guards, and Gloves Our Programs History: The Wissahickon Skating Clubs Youth Hockey Program is likely the longest standing hockey program in the greater Philadelphia area. In the early years, our Club operated as an independent organization competing against clubs similar in structure to WSC. Throughout the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s our club produced many of the areas elite players. Many of these players advanced to prominent boarding schools and NCAA Division 1 hockey programs. Our programs most notable Alumnus is three time Olympian and New York Rangers Stanley Cup Champion goaltender, Mike Richter. In the early ‘90s WSC became a member of the Delaware Valley Hockey League and has since represented the DVHL and the Atlantic District at local and national championships. For the past fifty-one years, WSC and The Merritton Athletic Association located in St. Catherine’s, Ontario have operated a Peewee and Bantam level exchange tournament (alternating as hosts). This is a truly remarkable event and one of the oldest American/Canadian hockey exchanges between two clubs in North America.