Belmont Youth Hockey
Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey
Registration for the 2021 - '22 Season will open Sept. 7, 2021
Belmont Youth Hockey offers a variety of programs for children wanting to learn how to skate or learn to play hockey through our Mini Marauder Program. It offers the opportunity for boys and girls to get involved with the game of hockey at their pace. Mini Marauders recognizes that if the kids have fun playing and developing their skills, they will grow to love the game of hockey and hopefully, play the game for a long time. The program’s emphasis is on creating a fun atmosphere where kids can learn necessary skills and grow to love the game of hockey.
Given the public health issues this year, we'll all need to be a bit flexible and adapt to make this season a success. The number of skaters who register for Mini Maraduer programs will dictate whether or not kids will be able to get on the ice each weekend, or alternatively, we may need to form cohorts and alternate weeks to stay in compliance with our rink and state guidelines regarding the maximum number of skaters allowed on the ice per session. Please visit this section of our site and review the guidelines we're using across all BYHA programs to mitigate public health risks.
Belmont Youth Hockey will have on-ice professional coaches to design and implement an appropriate curriculum but overall success depends on active parent on-ice participation to assist in the learning process. Any parents who participate on ice must complete a CORI and wear a helmet. If you're interested in helping, please contact Chris Sabo at
Our goal is to make it fun for all participants.
Players who may want to play at a higher level than the Level IV program would enter our travel program and attend placements in the spring.
Level I – LEARN TO SKATE FOR HOCKEY
Learn to Skate for Hockey is for kids any age who are new to skating or want to learn to skate in order to play hockey. There is a once a week practice where we work on getting up, balancing, pushing, gliding and stopping. The skaters are placed into groups with similar ability including a separate area for kids that have never skated before. Hockey equipment is required. Kids will learn by becoming comfortable on the ice and participating in fun games and drills designed to make kids move and use their edges. The program runs from November to mid March.
Level II – LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY
Learn to Play Hockey is a 2 day/week program for kids born in 2016 or older (older kids also welcome) for the player who is still beginning to skate and is ready to learn to play the game of hockey. There will be a practice and a scrimmage each week. Coaches will teach skills of skating, shooting and stick handling through fun drills and cross ice games. Participants need the full complement of hockey pads. Players will be assigned to a team for scrimmages for the entire year. The program runs from November to end of February.
Level III – MITE DEVELOPMENT
Mite Development program is for kids born in 2015 or older and is a three day per week program. Coaches will conduct two practices per week and will lead the players in cross ice games once a week. Participants need the full complement of hockey pads. Players will be assigned to a team for scrimmages for the entire year. The program runs from November to mid March.
Level IV – MITE C
Mite C is for kids born in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and are looking at add cross ice games to their hockey schedule. This program meets 4 times a week with two practices, one skills session and cross ice games. The cross ice games are against other towns and are located in Medford on Sunday mornings. The program runs from November to mid March.