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Learn to Play 2010 is set to take off!


Posted: May 13, 2010 7:55AM; Updated: May 13, 2010 12:24PM
With the Learn-to Play Program set to start its 2nd year, it’s apparent that the program is really taking off.  Our registration is twice that of last year’s and we are still accepting late registrations.  We have a ton of kids returning for a second year, but the really surprising number is the total number of new-comers.  Seeing so many excited new faces will be a thrill.  But the best part, the part that’s really rewarding, is that many of last year’s enrollee’s have decided to take the leap into the Buffalo Wings House League.  Last year, many of these same players could barely skate.  Now, these kids have improved so much from the kick-start that they received last summer, that they now have the skill and confidence to move up to the next level.  We’ve heard that some of the kids continued to play In-Line in their driveways after last summer’s program, while others took advantage of our Winter Skills-n-Drills Program at the Kenan Center in Lockport.  We can’t wait to see how much all of these kids have improved.    
 
Since this program has taken off so well, we are considering extending it or adding a second ‘mini-session’ of Learn-to-Play.  Stay tuned for exact details and times, but we anticipate that it will start in Mid-July.       
 
For players who are beyond the Learn-to-Play Program, we have also initiated a Free 4 Week Skills-n-Drills Program,
beginning Saturday, May 15th.  This will serve as an auxiliary program to augment our current offerings.  It would be expected that players taking advantage of this Skills program would have at least basic skating ability.  Our instructors will teach them the rest.    
 
Stay tuned for more to come….

About the Author
Gina and Wendell Smith serve as the Youth League Directors for the Buffalo Wings Youth Roller Hockey League. Taking an interest in helping the Wings develop their youth base, both are active in fundraising activities for the league, Gina and Wendell have a personal stake in the matter as their two sons play in both house leagues and elite travel teams. “Gina and Wendell have been absolutely amazing and influential to say the least in developing our youth program.