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ECHO STARS
House Team Program
“FUN”damental Hockey Program

 


The ECHO Stars and Coach Amber LaFontaine have joined forces to offer the 2020-2021 Learn to Play Hockey 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. This program runs in three 8-week sessions from early September through February

In addition to skills development, there will be full ice games played against other youth hockey associations throughout the area.  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 for boys and girls to grow their love for the game
  • An introduction to the concepts of cooperation, teamwork, 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 and rules of the full ice game.

 
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS:

 

Boys and girls

Ages 9 through 15

 
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.