With the development of the Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. funded Program Arena at the Grove City YMCA, the interest in and development of youth hockey in the region is going to skyrocket.
There will be two types of hockey that the YMCA will sponsor. The first is a foot hockey league where players will play wearing pre-approved tennis shoes or sneakers. The foot hockey league will run from September 5, 2013 until November 23, 2013. The three different age divisions will include boys and girls ages 5-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, and 12-15 year olds. All practices and games will likely be held on Saturdays which can be subject to change. Each game will consist of three 12-minute periods. Players will receive playing jerseys and an end-of-the-season award, but will need to provide their own shin guards, gloves, mouth piece, and hockey stick.
Prices vary based on age and YMCA membership eligibility, and there is financial assistance for families whose children would like to play but may not be able to afford the dues.
The youth inline hockey skate league is for children who are perhaps a little more skilled on inline skates, otherwise known as "roller blades." The YMCA youth inline skate hockey league is a seven week program that is open for boys and girls ages 5-17. The age groups are broken down into 6-9 year olds, 10-13 year olds, and 14-17 years olds. Even if your child is only a beginning inline skater, YMCA instructors will be sure to teach your child the basics of inline hockey, while also enjoying regular exercise, team building, and self-esteem.
The league will extend from October 5, 2013 to November 23, 2013. All practices and games will be held on Saturdays, but can be subject to change. Games will consist of three 12-minute periods and players will receive a jersey and season-ending award. Children will, however, be responsible for providing their own mouth guard, gloves, shin guard, a helmet, hockey stick, and inline skates.
Prices vary depending on the age and membership eligibility of each player, and there is financial help for families whose children really want to play, but may not be able to afford the program fees.
For more information, please visit the Grove City YMCA at 543 East Main Street Extension, or call 724-458-9781. The Grove City YMCA and Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. are excited to see how the upcoming season turns out and we are looking forward to some exemplary sportsmanship.
"It's a great day for hockey!" -"Badger" Bob Johnson