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ECHO STARS
Limited Mite Travel
“FUN”damental Hockey Program

 


The ECHO Stars and Coach Amber LaFontaine have joined forces to offer the 2020-2021 Limited Mite Travel Program at the Bolton Ice Palace. Coach Amber and the ECHO family of skaters have been teaching children the fundamentals of Ice Hockey for several years. Coach Amber has been volunteering with ECHO since 2015 and last year was awarded GottaLoveCTHockey's Impact Coach of the Year Award for her work with her U8 team. The Mite Limited Travel Program will focus on skaters of mite age (4-8 year olds). This program runs from early September through February in three 8-week sessions.

In addition to skills development, there will be cross-ice games played, as well as games against other youth hockey associations throughout the state.  These players will participate in at least one Mini Mite Festival during the season. USA hockey has determined that practice, practice, practice is the most important component of skill development. Therefore, practicing the fundamentals of ice hockey will take priority. This is a developmental program designed to be fun, under the direction of USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Coaching Instructors.
 
PROGRAM GOALS: 

  • A fun, safe and positive experience for a child's early contact with hockey.
  • An introduction to the concepts of cooperation and fair play.
  • Development in a fun learning environment while instilling self-confidence

PROGRAM FOCUS: 

  • Develop basic hockey skills based on participant’s skill level.
  • Skating, Passing, Puck Handling, Turning, Stopping and Shooting.
  • Begin learning specifics of the game.

 
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS:

  • Boys and girls
  • Skating ability ~ Participants should have already completed one year in the Learn to Play Program prior to entering this next level.  Exceptions may be made dependent upon an assessment made by the program director.

 
DATES and FEES:

From Early September through February in three Eight Week Sessions

Tuition: $400 per 8 week session

Saturday  8:00 to 8:50 am

Sunday  8:00 to 9:00 am

Session 1 starts: September 12, 2020

 

Registration is online. https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=169887&org=echostars.com Payment for sessions can be made by credit card or by check. Checks made out to ECHO should be placed in the black mailbox on the Skate Rental Facade near the ECHO Bulletin Board. 


Late registrations will be accepted and prorated.  Payments for late registrants can be made by check.


EQUIPMENT:
The following equipment is required: Stick, helmet, mouth guard, neck guard, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, and skates. For recommendations on where to purchase gear contact Coach Amber at growthegame@echostars.com.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE REGARDING THE PROGRAM OR EQUIPMENT PLEASE CONTACT:
Program Director: Coach Amber LaFontaine at growthegame@echostars.com or 860-942-9141