YOUTH LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY PROGRAM
- All Registrations must be done online – no walk-ons
- Dates: Wednesday evenings from 6:10-7:15 pm: 7/14/21 to 8/18/21
- Fee is $130/6 weeks
- At this time, WSC still requires masks while inside but we will update our protocols as the city rules change
- We strongly recommend bringing your own skates or contacting the Pro Shop in advance at 215-247-1759 ext. 16 to make an appointment to lease skates in advance. If you cannot provide your own skates, please indicate and provide skater’s sneaker size. Use of rental skates is included in the class fee.
- Prerequisite: Past at least the first level of a Learn to Skate program
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
Skates, Helmet with Cage, Stick, Elbow Pads, Shoulder Pads, Hockey Pants, Shin Guards, and Gloves
- All registrations must be done online
- Masks are required at all times inside the rink
- Skaters may use the chairs along the wall for tying skates. Outdoor tent will also be available for skate tying.
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.