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Learn to Play - Hockey 1

Bobby Skinner Beginner Hockey 1

Who was Bobby Skinner?

Bobby was a young man of “grit” and perseverance. The motto, “Never Ever Give Up,” guided his all-too short life. Bobby did not always make the hockey teams that he wanted to, but he never gave up. He worked very hard on his skating skills, physical health, and discipline in order to fulfill his dreams.

Bobby faced many challenges in his young life. He endured years of speech therapy, learning difficulties, and bullying. These challenges led him to never quit, nor would he let any of his friends, classmates, or teammates.

Ice hockey provided Bobby with a balance of structure, with important life skills including discipline, teamwork, communication, and respect. These life lessons helped Bobby overcome adversity and catapulted him to a successful and meaningful life path.

Bobby was kind, generous and thoughtful. He cared much for the less fortunate. He would want to help others have access to the sport of ice hockey which he loved so much.

What is the mission of the Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund?

This fund is established in memory of Bobby Skinner, a young hockey player, whose life was cut short at the young age of 22 due to an accident involving gun violence.

The mission of the fund is to help young people of all life circumstances gain access to ice hockey through financial assistance, resources, and ongoing support

Bobby Skinner Beginner Hockey 1

Ages 5-10

The focus and goal of the Bobby Skinner Beginner Hockey 1 (BSBH 1) is to teach beginner ice skaters agility, balance and coordination (the ABC’s) within the American Development Model (ADM) guidelines which promote high activity through fun, station based practices and games. Players will also learn the fundamentals of hockey like basic hockey stance, how to hold a stick, moving with a puck, and basic passing and shooting skills. Players will continue to become comfortable on the ice by reinforcement of skating skills previously learned in pre-requisite skating classes.

All participants will receive a jersey.

Schedule your player’s gear fitting appointment ASAP after completing registration. Gear fittings are available on Wednesday evenings in Kirkland and Thursday evenings in Renton. Choose a day/location that fits your schedule. Gear fittings will NOT be done on the first class day.

Session 1

Dates: September 11 to October 30

Day of Week: Sunday

Times: 11:20am-12:05pm

Skip Dates: September 25

Cost: $198.10

Session 2

Dates: November 6 to December 18

Day of Week: Sunday

Times: 11:20am-12:05pm

Skip Dates: November  27

Cost: $160.20

Registration for Session 1 will open July 26th

Prerequisites:

Completion of Learn To Hockey Skate-Level 2 (LTHS-L2), OR Learn To Skate-Level 2 (LTS-L2), OR Tots 3 or above; Equivalent skating experience will be considered with Coach approval. Kids not able to perform basic skating fundamentals at the first class may be recommended back to LTHS or LTS to better position them for success in a future LTP session.

Progression

Players must be evaluated and receive Coach recommendation to move to Learn To Play-Hockey 2 (LTP-H2).

Series Length:

7-8 Weeks, 45-min group classes, 1x per week (may join at any time IF space is available)

Cost:

Cost varies based on length of session. Details provided above.

Equipment:

Rental gear is included in the registration cost for those who need it.

Schedule your player’s gear fitting appointment ASAP after completing registration. Gear fittings are available on Wednesday evenings in Kirkland and Thursday evenings in Renton. Choose a day/location that fits your schedule. Gear fittings will NOT be done on the first class day.