So your daughter wants to play hockey. What next?!?
You are about to embark in one of the most amazing sports on the planet… So let’s get started!
USA Hockey website and membership
In order to play in any regular program you must first be registered with USA Hockey. Membership is reasonable and provides insurance for all its members. There are other perks to being a member as well. Visit the website for more information: www.usahockey.com
The following is a list of necessary equipment:
You can get really good deals at Play It Again Sports or at the local Pro Shop, Hockey Plus, located in Centennial SportSplex.
Another option as you explore the sport (of if you have a child in the middle of growth spurt) is to rent equipment from the NYHL. It is very affordable and there is a large selection to choose from.
The typical house hockey season runs from September-March. There is often Spring Hockey for those that want to keep playing after the end of the regular season. To learn more about local house leagues here in Nashville, go to following website www.nyhl.com
Check back often for updates on all-girls teams!
Hockey Camps and Skating Lessons
As with any sport, hockey can be learned “as you play”, however don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to get good at it. The key is getting plenty of skating under your belt: public skating and roller blading, for example.
Taking skating lessons or participating in Learn-To-Play sessions will give you a jump on the fundamentals. And there are always camps.
Local options for beginners:
All Girls Open Hockey Sessions – all-volunteer sessions put on by current girls coaches. Contact Kahlie Singletary about getting added to the distribution list to be notified of upcoming dates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Walchuk Jones teaches private skating lessons and has a youth camp this summer for beginning players. For more information, visit her website at www.angelawalchuk.com.
Group skating lessons at Centennial SportsPlex
Camps (home and away):
These are several of the camps that offer a good place for players just getting into the game.
Predators Hockey School offers two camps for older and younger players here in Nashville. Visit their website for more information. The new summer schedule will be out in March.
Planet Hockey holds a camp each summer out of Centennial SportsPlex. www.planethockey.com/
Miami University Hockey Camp – ALL GIRLS sleep away camp. www.miamihockeycamps.com/ Located in Oxford OH just 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, this camp is the closest all girls sleep away camp currently available.
Hopefully this will give you the information to get started. The most important thing you can do is ASK QUESTIONS. Thanks again for bringing the girls out. We look forward to seeing you at the rink!