SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 26TH!
Try Hockey For Free: 2/23
USA Hockey's Try Hockey program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations with a national platform for introducing children to the sport, free of charge. SportsEngine is the presenting sponsor of Try Hockey For Free Day, while Chipotle and Pure Hockey are also official sponsors of the event. USA Hockey has about 350 locations offering this unique opportunity to kids nationwide.
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LITTLE BLACKHAWKS SPRING AND SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The Chicago Blackhawks are excited to announce another year of the Little Blackhawks Learn to Play program! Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.
Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 5-9 years of age, head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. This program is for first-timers only. If you participated in Little Blackhawks last year or if you have an already registered USA Hockey number, you cannot enroll this year.
If you are interested in registering for a session this Spring, it is highly recommended a Learn to Skate program is completed before starting Little Blackhawks. You may register for one at your local rink, or at you Little Blackhawks host location.
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.