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ECHO STARS
House Team Program
“FUN”damental Hockey Program

 


The ECHO Stars and Mark McGrath have joined forces to offer the 2019-2020 House Team Hockey Program at the Bolton Ice Palace. This Program is for children of Squirt through Bantam Age range and is a no-checking developmental program for both boys and girls.  Mark and his family of skaters have been teaching children the fundamentals of Ice Hockey for over twenty years.  This program runs in three 8-week sessions from early September through Mid-March.  The Mite Limited Travel Program will focus on skaters of mite age ( 4-8 year olds).

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 Mid-March in three Eight Week Sessions

Tuition: $ 380.00 per 8 week session

Saturday 7:50 to 9 am

Sunday 7:50 to 9 am

Session 1 starts: September 7, 2019

 

Registration is online.  http://www.echostars.com/Registration/Default.asp?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 Mark at growthegame@echostars.com or 860-490-5796.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE REGARDING THE PROGRAM OR EQUIPMENT PLEASE CONTACT:
Program Director: Coach Mark McGrath at growthegame@echostars.com or 860-490-5796