After a player has completed a Learn To Skate or an
equivalent program,they progress to the
Learn To Play Program. Skaters don't have to be
100% fall-free,just off the crate to get started.
The Learn To Play program i sdone in concert with
The Valley Hockey League and Marblehead Youth
Hockey Association coaches. The season runs from
September through March,and consists of two
practice sand one game per week.
The Wednesday night 50-minutes practices are
coached by MYHA and are in Lynn at 5:00 PM.
Saturday and Sunday sessions are Endicott College in Beverly. The sessions
run in conjunction with the VHL and with players
and coaches of several other area youth hockey
program son the ice at the same time as
Marblehead.On Saturday,the ice is split into 6
station seach with a different small area drill. Each
team rotates through the stations every 8 minutes.
On Sunday,the ice is divided into 3 cross-ice games
with a coach from each team on the ice.The smaller
playing surface allows all player sat every skill level
to be involved in the action,increasing player's
time with the puck and therefore increasing skill
development for all players.