The Learn to Play program is designed to introduce beginner hockey players to the skills and FUNdamentals of hockey. SRIYHA follows the American Developmental Model (ADM) designed by USA Hockey.
The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate and age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience.
Put simply, it’s doing what’s best for kids.
Our house league is a great place for the beginner hockey player to learn to skate, learn the fundamentals of ice hockey and make new friendships likely to last a lifetime! For kids who have never skated before, have shown an interest in hockey, or even late bloomers and skaters with only a little experience but eager to learn more, we have a program suitable for kids ages 4 and up!
Learn to Play skaters will participate in station-based practices, small-area games and cross-ice competition to deliver more repetitions, more puck touches and more skill development per hour of ice time. Learn to Play skaters will enjoy the game of hockey as the work on their FUNdamentals in drills focused on balance, puck handling, shooting and edgework.