Recreational Hockey for the Youth of Littleton, Tyngsborough and Westford, MA

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Given the current environment, we will not be facilitating our Free Learn to Skate program this summer.  We are tentatively planning to move forward with Learn to Play Hockey, pending interest.  Our Director of Initiations is developing practice plans based on the guidelines set forth by USA Hockey, Mass Hockey and Nashoba Youth Hockey's Return to the Rink plan as outlined on our homepage.  We will limit the number of players on the ice and keep physical distance between the players.  

If you are interested in having your child participate in the Learn to Play Hockey Summer 2020 program, please contact Initiation Programs Director, Amy Lowe, as soon as possible so we can assess interest. 

email:  

phone:  978.692.7321

Note: Learn to Play hockey participants must be able to skate unassisted. This program is not intended for players who are already registered to play on a team this fall.

 

Dates: Program will run on Sundays.  Start date is TBD. 

 

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Skate 3 in Tyngsboro

 

Learn to Play Hockey:

Nashoba Youth Hockey's Learn to Play program is designed for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 who are looking to learn the game of hockey and develop their hockey skills. Based on the American Development Model (ADM) used by USA Hockey, participants will learn the basic skills of hockey including stick handling, passing, shooting, skating skills and team work.  Prior skating skills are required.  The program is designed for skaters who have not previously been and are not currently on a hockey team.  

Equipment Needed for Learn to Play Hockey:
All skaters need the following:

  • Hockey helmet with cage (mandatory)
  • Skates
  • Hockey stick
  • Protective gloves
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Hockey pants
  • Protective cup (boys)
  • Neck guard 

Participants in Learn to Play Hockey must already know how to skate.

Important: All players of every age must register with USA Hockey by clicking here before signing up for any programs offered through Nashoba Youth Hockey. There is a separate fee for USA Hockey membership for all skaters ages 6 and older. 

For more information please contact Initiation Programs Director: Amy Lowe

email:  

phone:  978.692.7321

 

Learn to Skate: 

Nashoba Youth Hockey's Learn to Skate program is designed for boys and girls ages 3-14 who are looking to either learn to skate or to improve their skating skills.  No previous skating experience is required.  Participants will learn basic skating skills including stance, stopping and proper stride.  As students progress, they will learn more advanced techniques including backwards skating, crossovers, edge work and acceleration.  Skaters are initially evaluated and grouped according to their skill level.  Skaters are continuously evaluated and reassigned when ready for the next group. 

Equipment Needed for Learn to Skate:

  • Hockey helmet with cage (mandatory)
  • Skates
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Strong waterproof protective gloves/mittens (hockey gloves recommended). 

 If your child is a first time skater, you may wish to bring a skating frame, two connected milk crates or a folding chair for balance.

Important: All skaters of every age must register with USA Hockey by clicking here before signing up for any programs offered through Nashoba Youth Hockey. There is a separate fee for USA Hockey membership for all skaters ages 6 and older. 

For more information please contact Initiation Programs Director: Amy Lowe

email:  

phone:  978.692.7321