Blackhawks Girls Summer Clinics
Blackhawks Girls Summer Clinics is a program for two age groups. Group 1 are girls ages 5-10 and Group 2 are girls ages 11-16. Both age groups should have experience playing organized hockey and want to continue to grow as a hockey player! The girls will be coached by an all-girls coaching staff with guest appearances from Olympians, USA U18 women’s players, and NCAA D1 and D3 women athletes.
The girls will have the opportunity to work on their skills in a 3-phase program.
- Phase 1 will be spent working on skating, stick handling, and shooting.
- Phase 2 will progress into puck control and positional concepts.
- Phase 3 will be more game play!
Benefit from the knowledge of this experienced staff with weekly Q+A sessions on various topics. These sessions will help educate parents and players on how to navigate through the process of women’s hockey. Blackhawks Girls Summer Clinics will run every Monday for 5 weeks from July 9th - August 6th.
Saturday Learn To Play Classes
This program is for players who are new to the ice. Players at this level will learn skating basics such as falling down and getting up safely, marching in place, gliding and turning. Players in this class will develop confidence on the ice and comfort in both skates and basic pads. Equipment required: skates, helmet, knee/shin pads and gloves.
MinorHawks and Little Blackhawks
Players in this program must have passed Beginner Blackhawks. At this level, players will continue to develop skating fundamentals such as forward stride, backwards skating, stopping and basic edge control. Sticks and pucks will be introduced at this level to teach participants how to skate with a stick and learn the fundamentals of basic puck control. Equipment required: skates, helmet with full face shield/cage, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads, pants, shoulder pads, and stick. (Little Blackhawks offered in spring and summer only)
Skaters at this level must have passed Beginner Blackhawks and Little Blackhawks. This class works to prepare players for an ADM team experience. Players will refine forward skating, backwards skating, stopping and edge work. Players will also begin passing, shooting and learning about situational play. Equipment required: skates, shin pads, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet and stick.
ADM (American Development Model) Teams
The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and preparing them for a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey. ADM teams are offered through the Chicago Jets and Chicago Stallions. Click on the logos below for more information.