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How do we get started Playing Hockey - one of the 2 option below are suggested for beginners ages 4-8.

We also suggest you have at least 1 session of Learn to Skate - sign up for all these programs can be found on te Kent State Ice Arenas website.

For more information: email Cyclones VP of Recruitment at www.cyclonesvprc@hotmail.com

 

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Learn to Play Hockey Information:

This program is designed for beginner hockey players, ages 5 – 8 years old, who want to learn the fundamentals of hockey without making a full season commitment or purchasing full equipment. Children must complete a Hockey Prep or Basic Learn to Skate program before enrolling into LTPH. Participants will receive one hour of instruction per week for eight weeks. The following skills will be taught on a regular basis: stick handling, puck control, passing, shooting and skating skills. Full equipment is encouraged but not mandatory. The following equipment is required: hockey skates, helmet with facemask, hockey gloves, elbow pads, hockey shin guards, hockey pants and hockey stick. At no charge, rental hockey equipment is available and can be checked out per set.

The following equipment is required:

  • Hockey skates
  • Helmet with facemask
  • Hockey gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey shin guards
  • Hockey pants
  • Hockey stick

At no charge, rental hockey equipment is available and can be checked out per set.

 

KSU Lil Cyclones Information:

The KSU Ice Arena and Kent Cyclones Youth Hockey Organization work in conjunction to offer the KSU Lil Cyclones program. This eight week program is intended for players ages 8 and under. It promotes the integration of high performance, cross-ice practices and games. Drills are designed to focus on multiple skills and are enhanced by situational repetition. This program enhances players’ skills, creativity and participation level while also creating a positive environment for every child to play, love, excel and reach their full potential.

There are three main tenets to age-appropriate, age-specific hockey:

  1. More Puck Time: Smaller spaces cross-ice hockey, means more opportunity for a player to touch the puck and ultimately improve their skill.
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  3. Age-Appropriate Training: By scaling the ice to their level, children are more involved, more engaged and developing their skills more efficiently.
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  5. Increased Competition: A smaller ice surface makes players of all skill levels think and act quicker, resulting in more frequent battles for the puck and hockey decision making.

 

Summarizing the Hockey Programs:

 

 

Learn to Play Hockey

  • For Beginners – New to Hockey
  • ADM Skill Development
  • Run by  KSU Ice Arena
  • Coached by Kent Staff
    • USA Hockey Certified
  • No Games
  • No Tournaments
  • No Goalies
  • All Sessions at KSU Ice Arena
  • Focus is on Skill Development (individual/Team)
  • No Jersey Provided
  • Equipment supplied by KSU for session use- no investment in equipment necessary with the exception of skates (skates can too be rented from KSU)
  • Cyclones Skills Not included
  • Follow USA Hockey ADM Program
  • Paid Directly to Kent State Ice Arena
  • 3 Sessions (Oct –Dec/Jan-Mar/Mar-May)
    • 1 time per week

KSU Lil Cyclones

  • The Next Step-in progression
  • Combined Effort between Kent Cyclones and KSU Ice Arena
  • Coached by Kent Staff
    • USA Hockey Certified
  • No Games
  • No Tournaments
  • No Goalies
  • All Sessions at KSU Ice Arena
  • Focus is on Skill Development (Individual/Team)
  • Jersey Provided
  • Cyclones Skills Not included
  • Follow USA Hockey ADM Program
  • Paid Directly to Kent State Ice Arena
  • 2 Sessions (Oct-Dec / Jan-Mar )
    • 2 times per week

 

 

Learn to Skate: Hockey Prep

This class teaches the fundamentals of hockey skating. The curriculum is designed to teach 5 and 6-year-olds the fundamentals of hockey skating. The use of a hockey helmet or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and under is recommended. Full equipment is not permitted. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $1/week payable at the time of rental.