BYHA promotes the development and enjoyment of youth hockey in the Town of Belmont, creating and maintaining a standard of goodwill, sportsmanship and fellowship among it's youth.
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MINI MARAUDER – Girls Learn to Play

Girls Learn to Play is designed for the beginner hockey player who can skate without assistance and 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 introduce girls to hockey and to teach them the fundamentals of the game (skating, stick handling, and shooting) with the hope that they come to enjoy it and decide to continue to play it. We will focus on hockey skill drills, fun-focused practices, and cross-ice games to improve their skating and hockey skills.

2017-2018 Dates: 

November through the end of February

Sunday 9:40-10:30am, Belmont rink

The complete schedule is located at, select Teams, Mini Marauders, Girls Learn to Play and then Schedule. The schedule can be downloaded to your phone or electronic calendar. Weekly practice reminder emails will be sent.

Fee: $260 payable at registration.  All tuition payments are non refundable

Coaches:  Coach Mike Carceo will be running the Girls Learn to Play program.  If you have any program questions please contact Mike Carceo  at or Mike French at .  Parent volunteers on the ice are always welcome but parents must submit a CORI form and wear a helmet.

Age range: 5-12 -If your child is out of the stated range, please talk with one of the coordinators mentioned above

Equipment Needs:

  • Skates- Any type of skate is acceptable but hockey skates are preferred.
  • Helmets - Hockey Helmet with Face Mask are mandatory. BIKE AND SKI HELMETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Your child will not be allowed to skate without a proper hockey helmet and mask.
  • Pads - We recommend hockey shin guards and elbow pads. Full hockey pads are welcome, but not required. 
  • Hockey stick

Equipment can be purchased at a variety of sport good stores in the area.  BYHA has a limited amount of used or starter equipment available.

Register: To register please complete the BYHA registration -  which will require you to enter a USA hockey number.  The registration process will take you to USA Hockey to acquire a number.  The USA Hockey registration is $40 with an additional fee for Mass Hockey and is needed for insurance purposes.  It is free for children 6 and under.