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LIDS Learn to Play Hockey

The IYHA Jr Fuel offers Learn to Play Hockey group hockey classes are designed for first-time players* between the ages of  4 - 17. Players will learn the fundamentals of stickhandling, advanced skating skills, and scoring the game winning goals!

Our station-based format gives players the opportunity to learn the necessary skills in a safe and competitive environment. The action-packed practices keep the kids moving, engaged, and excited to back to the rink every week!

Each class starts with a 10-minute group warm-up with the whole class. Players are then divided into 4 groups based on age/skill level. Players will rotate through 4 stations every 10 minutes:

  1.  Skating Station - forwards and backwards skating, turning, stopping, crossovers, etc.
  2.  Game Station - soccer, tag, tic-tac-toe, guard the dog, etc
  3.  Passing/Shooting Station - includes a variety of puck-handling and shooting drills 
  4.  Scrimmage Station - always every player's favorite station!

The last 5 - 7 minutes will be a group game of either Torpedo Alley or Sharks and Minnows for all players to participate. This is always a fun activity for the kids, coaches, and the parents!

*If your child has never skated before, STOP HERE and email LTPH Director, Barb Laughner, to identify which class to register: barbsk8pro@gmail.com

Class Locations, Days, Times & Cost

Cost is $25/class. You can pick just one class or register for multiple classes each month.

*If your child has never skated before, STOP HERE and email LTPH Director, Barb Laughner, to identify which class to register: barbsk8pro@gmail.com
 
SUNDAYS 1 -2p
Indy Fuel Tank (Tank 2)
9022 E. 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038  

WEDNESDAYS 4:15 - 5:15p
Carmel Ice Skadium (Rink 2)
1040 3rd Ave. SW 
Carmel, IN 46032

Click Here to Register for February 2024

Click to Register for March 2024

What's After Learn To Play Hockey (LTPH)?

For LTPH players that are ready to take the next step, we invite you to sign up for Intro to Hockey Prospects held April 8 - May 16. 

This spring session will continue developing your stickhandling skills, puck control, skating skills, as well as introduce you to the real game of hockey. The goal is to prepare you to play on a team in the 317 Hockey League when the season begins in the Fall.

To register your LTPH player for the Spring Intro to Hockey Prospects
CLICK HERE


What To Wear For Class

All players must have:

  • Helmet with a full-cage. No exceptions. Please put your player's first name on the front of their helmet (tape and marker)
  • Hockey stick (please write your player's name on their stick)
  • Gloves 

For players ages 4 - 5, please wear snowpants, or warm-flexible layers, and winter gloves.
 

For players ages 6 - 17, full equipment is strongly encouraged.  Equipment can be purchased at:

Pure Hockey 
2007 E. Greyhound Pass
Carmel, IN 46033
317-669-2154

Perani's Hockey World
7325 E. 96th St. 
Indpls, IN 46250
317-288-5210

Play it Again Sports (multiple locations throughout the local area).



Ready to Purchase Equipment? What You Will Need:

Skates – Purchase skates that will fit your child today with no more than ½” allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, toe and instep areas, improperly fitted skates will hamper your child’s ability to skate.

Helmet – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC). Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fastened.

Facemask – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC).

Stick – Length should generally extend from the ice to the players chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is yours.

Shin Pads – Check for proper lengths so they protect the knee and skin completely.

Cup – Essential protective equipment.

Gloves – Check for proper fit with good finger and hand mobility.

Shoulder Pads – Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.

Pants –  Provide protection for the lower spine, hips and thighs.

Elbow Pads – Properly fitted so they do not slide.

For goaltenders, special equipment is necessary such as gloves (catching and stick), chest and stomach protection, goalie skates (with protective shell), leg pads and shoulder and arm protectors. The goaltender’s equipment is especially important, so seek advice from a knowledgeable source.


Where to Purchase equipment?

Pure Hockey 
2007 E. Greyhound Pass
Carmel, IN 46033
317-669-2154

Perani's Hockey World
7325 E. 96th St. 
Indpls, IN 46250
317-288-5210

Play it Again Sports (multiple locations throughout the local area).

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