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ARE YOU NEW TO HOCKEY?


WHY HOCKEY?

Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more? 

First, you're in the right spot.  We offer programs for boys and girls at the youth level as well as high school aged players.

If you have a child that is interested in hockey regardless of age, or program, have them check out one of our free intro to hockey resources located in the right-hand column.  Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you. 

Hockey is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country right now. Don't worry if your kid has never played, our high-level coaches and practice environment will allow them to learn how to skate and stickhandle in no time.  A lot of kids have only picked up a hockey stick in the last year to two, and every year we add more new kids to our program.  

More than a Game
Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life.

Life-long Friendships
Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on ice, hockey creates life-long friendships. This camaraderie shared on and off the ice encourages teamwork and the natural development of leadership skills.

Set Up for Success
From learning to balance school, responsibilities at home, time at the rink and playing with friends, hockey encourages kids to learn time management skills that will later serve them in all facets of life. Hockey’s unique source of physical fitness promotes healthy living.

Hockey is Fun
The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice on a breakaway, the exhilaration of scoring your first goal or making that amazing save is possible due to the encouraging environment hockey provides to try new things and grow as a hockey player and person.

 
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Intro to Hockey

Check out our Intro to Hockey program for new skaters!

Intro to Hockey

A great way to introduce your child to the world of hockey with USA hockey trained coaches!

 

Intro To Hockey - What is it?

Intro to Hockey is for new skaters. The Intro group skates weekly (1 day a week) on Saturdays 12:15 - 1:15 pm from early Oct until Feb.  Players gain the basic skills need to play in JDIA's youth age specific leagues.

 

JDIA's recreation/house leagues above the Intro program are three - four days a week ice times, two/three 1-hour practices and a game each week.  There is a fee subject to the age specific league they join if they choose to move to a  recreation/house program. 

 

The Intro program is available to youth 4 years to 18 years of age although typical classes cater to 4 to 12 year olds to build their skill to move onto their age appropriate divisions.  Some youth stay in the Intro program for the entire season and then transition to their age specific division the following hockey season.

 

  • JDIA Registration fee $99.00 ($45.00 after January 1st)
  • There is a  USA Hockey Registration FEE of $40 per person (exception, birth year 2011 and after no USA Hockey registration FEE applies BUT USA Hockey Registration is mandatory for all ages).  Note there is also a ASHA FEE of $5 per person.

Loaner Gear:

CLICK HERE to find out about Loaner Gear!  (Bags are First come First Serve!)

  • Complete set of loaner gear (minus skates, stick, tape, water bottle) available on limited basis email:  cbaxter@jdiahockey.net
  • JDIA offers a bag of loaner gear—$100 deposit returned at the end of the season and get $75 back, what a GREAT deal $25 bag rental for an entire season!

 

   

 

Hockey Gear Checklist

  • mouth guard (is optional until 12 years old)
  • shin guards, hockey socks
  • supporter-shorts (cup and holds socks up), hockey pants
  • elbow guards
  • hockey gloves,
  • shoulder pads
  • helmet
  • stick
  • water bottle (marked with name),
  • sock tape
  • stick tape,
  • jersey (JDIA issues free practice jerseys to registrants)
  • Complete set of loaner gear (minus skates, stick, tape, water bottle) available on limited basis email: aworkman@jdiahockey.net

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