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Beginner Information

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Link to article from USA Hockey posted on the ADM website.

Beginner Program Description


2 + 2 Challenge 2015-16 Award for 8 & Under Participation from USA Hockey

The Beginner Program is intended for girls and boys 4 - 12 years old who want to learn to skate and play hockey. The program is designed to teach the participants the fundamentals of skating, basic hockey skills, and self confidence. The goal of the program is to have FUN while learning the basics of a great sport. The participants will be divided into several groups primarily based on skill level. The beginner program is a prerequisite for Webster Youth Hockey's other programs. 

Hockey Equipment:
We recommend that the participants have full hockey gear to maximize their safety on the ice. At a minimum the participants need a certified hockey helmet with wire cage face mask, a neck guard, elbow/knee pads, gloves, a straight blade ice hockey stick and single blade hockey skates. Figure skates and double blade learner skates are not permitted.  We recommend shin guards.  Hockey jerseys will be provided for the participants.
  For Beginners, players may use roller blade elbow/knee pads if they have them already.  Our Pro Shop will work with parents to outfit their children with new equipment.  Parents wishing low cost used equipment, we recommend Play it Again Sports in Henrietta.  We have some donated equipment, contact equipment@wyha.com if interested - it unlikely any child can be outfitted completely using our donated equipment  sizes and availability varies.

The program is divided into two sessions, Fall and Winter. 

The Fall session will start in October and run through December. There will be 22 sessions. Ice time for both sessions of the program will be Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The actual start date for the fall session will be finalized in September. (For 2016, Beginners will begin the week of 10/3)

The Winter session will start in January and run through March. There will be a total of 22 sessions. Ice time for both sessions of the program will be Wednesday evenings (6-7pm) and Saturday mornings (9-10am). The actual start dates for the winter session will be finalized in December.

Skaters may enroll after the start of the session if there is space available. The session will be capped at 60 players.  In the Fall, there will be a 1/2 price session starting in November for 6 weeks if there is sufficient demand and space available. In the Winter, there will be a 1/2 price session starting in February and running thru mid-March.

All players must register with USA Hockey at www.usahockeyregistration.com before filling out the Webster Youth Hockey Registration (instructions and Player Registration Link at www.wyha.com/registerplayer ).  USA Hockey Registration is free for those 6 and under and is good for one season (August thru May).

Cost for 2016-17 season is:
      $195 for Fall Session (Oct thru Dec)     (signup from June to October -
closed - please sign up for the Nov-Dec 1/2 Price Session)
                 
$100 for 1/2 Price Fall mini-Session (Nov-Dec)        (signup is OPEN!)

      $195 for Winter Session  (Jan thru March)    (signup from October to January)            (signup is OPEN!)
                  $100 for 1/2 Price Winter mini-Session (2/9-March)       (signup after 2/1)

All adults (18 and over) wishing to go on ice must register as Coaches with USA Hockey at www.usahockeyregistration.com before filling out the Webster Youth Hockey Registration (instructions and Coach Registration Link at www.wyha.com/registerteamstaff ).

For more information, contact us here.

Not Sure If Your Child is Ready? Bring Them to one of our Try Hockey for Free sessions!

Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey


Sat 9/10  12-1 pm   (see 9/10 Pictures posted below the Beginner Program Description!!)
Sat 10/8  10-11am (girls only)
Sat 11/12  10-11 am             Sat  2/25/17  10-11 am 

All new skaters 3-12 interested in trying Hockey are Welcome!  Bring a bike or other type helmet and winter gloves. Long pants and sleeves strongly suggested (it's cold on the ice!).  Free skate rentals (if needed).  Parent must sign the USA hockey waiver in order for child to skate.
NO PARENTS ON THE ICE - Webster Youth Hockey will have Coaches and older players on ice to help.
Information on the Webster Youth Hockey
Beginner Program will be available at every session!  See Above for More Information!


2 + 2 Challenge 2015-16 Award for 8 & Under Participation from USA Hockey

2015-16 Beginners at work!

Try Hockey for Free


Our Older Players helping New Skaters at Try Hockey for Free!

Sponsored by Webster Youth Hockey
         
Sat  2/25/17  10-11 am   Registration Try Hockey for Free Registration Link.

All new skaters 3-10 interested in Trying Hockey are Welcome!  Bring a bike or other sport helmet and winter gloves. Long pants and sleeves strongly suggested (it's cold on the ice!).  Free skate rentals (if needed).  Parent must register OR fill out and sign the USA Hockey Waiver at the rink in order for child to skate.
NO PARENTS ON THE ICE - Webster Youth Hockey will have Coaches and older players on ice to help.
Information on the Webster Youth Hockey
Beginner Program will be available at this session!   For those interested, WYHA will have a short Beginner session  starting right after 2/25.  Ask us for details at this session!
Questions? contact registrar@wyha.com or operations@wyha.com


Cy at the Amerks Game for the Moose's Birthday on 2/19