DESCRIPTION: The Instructional program is for boys and girls and is the backbone of MYHA. Close to 90% of all participants in our program started in the Instructional program. It is a once a week program, the purpose of which is to introduce the new hockey player to the different skills necessary to play hockey. The Instructional program will emphasis skating skills, stick handling and puck movement and control. The Instructional program is designed for the 4 to 14 year old player with some prior skating experience (i.e any rink’s Learn to Skate program, Hockey Initiation Program at the Rockville Ice Arena, etc.) Players entering the Instructional program should be able to demonstrate basic level skating skills – forward stride and ability to stop. Some of the programs are open to players of all ages and some are age restricted. The program begins in early/mid October and runs until the middle of March. Beginning in late February the ice time for the Instructional program is expanded so the players can have added time for scrimmage games.
REGISTRATION: Players are required to register with USA Hockey first and supply their USA Hockey confirmation number when they register with MYHA. Registration links are below.
Click here for the 2023/24 Schedule for Instructional Sessions.
Players must be registered to attend these sessions. See above for registration links.
A meeting on Sunday, October 1 at 5 PM at the Rockville Rink: Coach Rob Keegan will discuss the program and equipment required plus explain the proper way the equipment should fit. If you have questions about equipment and how it should fit, please wait to purchase equipment until after this meeting.
EQUIPMENT: Full hockey equipment is required for all of these sessions as listed below:
-Hockey helmet with full face/shield (HECC approved)
-Mouth guards - OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED
-Throat protectors - OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED
-MYHA will provided a jersey
After the Fall/Winter Instructional Program ends there will be a Spring option for more Instruction or for game play. That information will be posted here by February 1, 2024.