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Little Hawks & Darien House League

Little Hawks Beginner Hockey Programs

The Chicago Hawks are proud to offer the below programs for players that are interested in learning to ice skate and the game of hockey!

 

1)   Learn to Skate - For players between 3 - 12 yrs old.  Classes are designed to give the inexperienced skater a solid foundation for developing their hockey skating abilities. Our goal is to develop the students skating abilities to be able to promote them towards the first steps of learning to play hockey. Class instruction includes: the basics for developing confidence in gaining balance and control of the young skater’s abilities. The student will learn the art of a push and glide skating stride in a forward motion.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

 

2)   Learn to Play - For players between 4 - 12 yrs old.  For the NOVICE Skater: the student in this class is a Novice Skater. His/Her skating abilities do not have to be exceptional, but they must be able to stand with balance and perform Push & Glide Strides across the ice at a consistent rate. Class Instruction includes: the development of proper balance and stopping, the basics of backward skating and some puck control. A number of competition drills verses other students will be introduced to help enhance student’s competitive skills. Cross ice training will be used to help promote skill development.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

 

3)   Drills for Skills - For players 14 yrs old & Under.  The Drills for Skills clinics are designed for both the aspiring House and Travel player. The clinics are high intensity one hour long practices, designed to develop and maintain the skills of the player. High repetition of all drills allows instructors to recognize the needs of each player and provide personalized direction for their further development. The reinforcement of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting will all be taught in a non-contact environment.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.


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FALL LITTLE HAWKS PROGRAM DATES & INFORMATION

Learn to Skate I

Cost: $165

Start Date: 9/13/21

End Date: 10/24/21

Monday 4:30pm-5:10pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:40am and 10:50am-11:30am

 

Learn to Play I

Cost: $185

Start Date: 9/19/21

End Date: 10/24/21

Sunday 9:50am-10:40am

 

Drills for Skills I

Cost: $205

Start Date: 9/17/12

End Date: 10/22/21

Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm

 

Learn to Skate II

Start Date: 10/25/21

End Date: 1/9/22

No Classes: 11/1, 11/7, 11/22, 11/28, 11/29, 12/5, 12/20, 12/26, 12/27, 1/2

Monday 4:30pm-5:10pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:40am and 10:50am-11:30am

 

Learn to Play II

Start Date: 10/31/21

End Date: 1/9/22

No Classes: 11/7, 11/28, 12/5, 12/26, 1/2

Sunday 9:50am-10:40am

 

Drills for Skills II

Start Date: 10/29/21

End Date: 1/7/22

No Classes: 11/5, 11/26, 12/3, 12/24, 12/31

Friday 4:30-5:30pm

 

 

For additional information regarding the Beginner Programs:

Steve Climo

In-House and Mite Hockey Director