Belmont Youth Hockey - Mini Marauder Program Overview
Learn to Skate
Learn to Play Hockey
Belmont Youth Hockey offers three 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 to get involved with the game of hockey at their pace. Belmont Youth Hockey 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 alongside their friends.
Belmont Youth Hockey will have on-ice professional coaches to design and implement an appropriate curriculum but overall success depends on active parent on-ice participation to assist in the learning process. Any parents who participate on ice must complete a CORI and wear a helmet. If you're interested in helping, please contact Chris Sabo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Players who may want to play at a higher level than the Level III 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 designed for kids 8 years-old or younger who are new to skating or want to learn to skate in order to play hockey. There is one practice per week 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 March.
Level II – Learn to Play Hockey
Learn to Play Hockey is a 2 day/week program for ages 5-8. This level is best suited for players who are still beginning to skate and are ready to learn to play the game of hockey. There will be a practice and a cross-ice scrimmage each week. Coaches will teach skills of skating, shooting and stickhandling through fun drills and scrimmages. 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 March.
Level III – Mite C
Mite C is a 3 day/week program for ages 6-8. This level is best suited for players who are ready for more structured game play. This is a 3 days per week program (1 practice, 1 game and 1 skills). The games are played on a small ice surface against other towns and are located in Medford on Sunday mornings. The program runs from November to March.
For more information about each program, hover over "Mini Marauders" menu option in the left, vertical navigation and then select the program you'd like more information on.