Q: What are the basic skills that will be taught at the introductory levels?
A: The kids will be taught how to balance themselves on skates, how to skate forward and backward, how to stop, how to hold on to their hockey stick, and how to shoot the puck. We will also teach them the rules of the game.
Q: Do you have a checklist of required equipment?
A: We have put together a helpful checklist for hockey equipment, here it is: skates, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads, gloves, hockey pants, stockings, stick, suspenders, shin straps, garter belt, supporter, cup, tape, bag, mouth guard, neck protector.
Q: How can I become involved in the association?
A: Contact any of our board members. Their names are listed on page one of this newsletter and our website at: www.chisagolakeshockey.com. We are a volunteer association and encourage all our members to get involved and join in the fun. We welcome all our members to come to a board meeting – they are the second Sunday of every month located at the high school hockey rink.
Q: Why should I let my child play hockey?
A: Hockey is fun sport for kids of all ages, ability and size. It is a great way for your child to get physical activity especially during the winter months. They also develop lasting friendships because many of the children stay together playing hockey year after year. Our children become representatives of our community at games, tournaments and fundraisers.
Q: How much time will hockey take?
A: The season begins in September with registration, evaluations and the season ends in February. The amount of practices and games each week depends on the age level of the hockey player. The younger age levels can range between 2-3 practices a week with 1 game a week. The older hockey players practice between 2-4 times a week and have 1-2 games a week. Practices and Games are 1 hour long and begin in October.
Q: What team will my child be on?
A: Players will be placed on appropriately aged teams according to the USA Hockey rules. For Girls Only: USA Hockey and District 10 has added teams just for girls with out checking as part of the game.