The Instructional Hockey Program is the next developmental step after the completion of Learn to Skate or for those that have completed a similar program elsewhere. To advance to Instructional Hockey, players should be comfortable and confident skaters and should be ready to take on more advanced instruction.
The Instructional Hockey program will run for 20 weeks starting WednesdayNovember 2, 2016. The season schedule will allow for a one practice to one game ratio. All games will be held on Sunday mornings. For your convenience, the schedule for the season has been set and can be viewed by clicking here. (Instructional Hockey Schedule)
Practices will follow the American Developmental Model (ADM) www.admkids.com where the children will be moving from station to station in order to work on skating skills, hockey skills, and small area games.
Games will be 3 vs. 3 cross-ice hockey using mini nets without goalies. Our hockey games are scaled down to the size of our participants to allow more action for developing players. Cross-ice play allows all players to be close to the action and provides players more ice time and more puck possession.
Instructional Hockey players will be divided into teams. They will play against the other instructional hockey teams following an in-house format.
The following equipment is required
• Hockey helmet with full faceguard
• Hockey gloves
• Shin pads
• Protective cup
• Hockey pants
• Elbow pads
• Shoulder pads
• Neck guard
• Hockey stick
A team jersey will be provided.
Norwood Youth Hockey has secured a limited number of starter equipment that is available on a first come first serve borrowed basis and will have to be returned at the end of the season. Each kit includes a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants, shin pads and gloves. If you are interested in borrowing a kit please contact Bill Naumann at
Volunteers both on and off the ice are needed. All on-ice volunteers must formally register as coaches with NYH and www.usahockey.com before stepping on the ice.