Learn to Play and Youth InformationBLOGS July 12th, 2010 at 1:51PM July 13th, 2010 2:49PM
The Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey League has 2 basic goals when it comes to our youngest players. The first goal is to teach the boys and girls how to play In-Line Hockey. The second, and maybe most important, goal is to help kids live a positive life. We believe that learning a skill builds self confidence and provides an outlet to establish friendships through a fun, recreational sport. Our coaches and instructors are positive role models who give of their time for the love of the sport and the desire to have a beneficial impact on kidsâ€™ lives.
With the Learn-to Play Program in its 2nd year, itâ€™s apparent that the program has really taken off. Our registration was actually triple that of last yearâ€™s. We had a ton of kids return for a second year, but the really surprising number was the total number of new-comers. Seeing so many excited new faces was totally thrilling. Of course the goal is to see the players progress into the Buffalo Wings House League, once they are comfortable. Some of these youngsters start out, barely able to skate, but soon enough are skating with a reasonable amount of speed, both forward and backward. Our coaches teach them the basics of the game as well as Fair Play and Good Sportsmanship.
These are the various programs that we offer throughout the year at the Amherst Ice Center from the end of April through the end of August and at the Kenan Center in Lockport from September through mid-April.
FREE Learn to Play (In-Line Hockey and skating instruction- for BEGINNERS)
In-Line Techniques/Strategy ( Advanced Skating Techniques, Game Strategy and Rules)
Designed to teach beginners In-Line Hockey Rules and Game Strategy. Instruction will be game format, with coaches stopping play frequently to critique and advise players on proper positioning (forward/defense), game strategy and â€˜teamâ€™ mentality.
This league is designed to be a non-intimidating opportunity to play the game with other players of similar skill level. These are 1 hour In-Line games â€“ exciting and moderately fast paced, with an emphasis on learning and having fun.
Skills and Drills
This program is designed to reinforce the skills taught in the Learn-to-Play and Beginner League. This is a combination of instruction and practice through scrimmage games.
Designed for the Intermediate to Advanced players. Buffalo Wings Pro-team Players will teach skating, passing, shooting, and stick handling techniques. After the instruction portion, there will be scrimmages to practice the skills.
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