Newton Youth Hockey: U8 Skating Skills and Development
Registration for U8 Skills and Development is OPEN!
*COVID Information: If hockey season and rinks permanently shut down, you will receive a prorated refund.
This professional instruction-led program is an extension of our Sprites program, which focuses on learn to play hockey concepts. In these new developmental sessions, boys and girls of ages 6-8 will work on progressive hockey development. The skating skills and development sessions introduce the basic principles of Proper Skating Technique, Power and Speed, and Skill Blending.
Participants will begin with the fundamental skills involved in Proper Skating Technique, which includes forward/backward strides, transitional skills, pivots, and cross overs. Next, we introduce and incorporate Power and Speed into each players' skating technique. As the kids strengthen their ability to apply these skills, Skill Blending will combine their skating skills and puck handling. Lastly, we develop their skating and puck handling skills into game-like situational drills which allow players to develop their ability to apply and adapt their skating and puck handling skills while under normal pressures of the game - Skill Development to Game Training.
Location: Daly Rink (4 Nonantum Road), Newton
Day/Time: Saturdays at 4pm
Session 1: December 19 - January 23
Session 2: January 30 - March 6
Cost: $230 per session
Follow this link to register with USA Hockey
Follow this link to register for U8 Skating Skills and Development Session 1
Prerequisites: Participants must have at minimum 1 full year of skating experience. Full hockey gear required. Participants must register with USA Hockey prior to registering for this program through Newton Youth Hockey. This is not a learn to skate program. If you are looking for a beginners program, email Lisa Casillo, VP Intramurals, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional guidance.