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Learn to Play Hockey

Learning skating fundamentals before starting hockey is key.  Coaches will progress kids individually through the levels of hockey based on skills demonstrated and each participant will advance through the various levels at their own pace.

Skaters may level up in any of the seven weeks during the session.  Managers will work with coaches to help skaters level up as quickly as possible while learning the FUNdamentals of skating correctly before advancing to next level, keeping the lessons fun, challenging and rewarding for everyone!

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Kids Learning how to play Hockey

All skaters must become members of Learn to Skate USA OR USA HOCKEY.

Coachella Valley SK8 ACADEMY - LTS

The CV Sk8 Academy is for all kids and adults interested in becoming a hockey player, figure skater or just want to skate and have fun on the ice. Learn to Skate programming is a great first step to life-long enjoyment of ice sports. 

  • Entertaining and fun
  • A great source of exercise
  • A great place to meet new friends
  • Build self-confidence and sportsmanship

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This is a class for parents to skate with their preschool children, ages 3-5 years.  You will be able to spend quality time with your child, while he or she learns the FUNdamentals of skating in a nurturing environment.

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For skaters 3 to 5 who have taken our Tot & Me class. This class will introduce beginning skating skills in a hockey format, getting your skater independent, and working on forward skating skills and how to fall and get up, skating forward and stopping. Helmet and gloves highly recommended but not required.

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For 3 to 5-year-olds who have previously completed the Hockey Tot class. Skaters MUST be able to skate independently and confidently. This class introduces forward hockey skating skills, stops and backward skating is introduced. Helmet and gloves highly recommended but not required.

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For 7-to-9-year-olds new to the ice.  This class is for young beginners interested in pursuing hockey, students will learn how to sit on the ice and stand up, forward skating skills, stops and backward skating is introduced. Helmet and gloves highly recommended but not required.

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The goal of the Lil’ Firebirds Learn to Play program is to provide a fun, instructional program geared towards teaching hockey foundations in each players’ athletic development. The program will allow for the hockey coach to focus their efforts on skill development and game education.  An excellent introduction to the sport of hockey and preparation for the Youth Firebirds Rec League. Hockey is an exciting team sport requiring speed, precision, and teamwork. Sportsmanship, team play, and hockey skills will be emphasized in this program.

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In addition to learning beginner hockey fundamentals, each player will be sized for a complete set of custom NHL Learn to Play hockey equipment partnered with Seattle Kraken and receive a free one-year USA Hockey membership number.

This program is only available for first time players. Kids with prior hockey experience should register for Learn to Play 2 or Firebirds Youth Rec Leagues.

Ages:

  • 5-9; co-ed

Pre-Requisite

  • Player should have graduated Learn to Skate or equivalent too, prior to registering.

Duration:

  • 7-Week session/ 45-min group classes / 1 session per week

Equipment:

  • Lil’ Firebirds Jersey included
  • Players receive an 11-piece kit of custom fitted gear from Pure Hockey: jersey, helmet, stick, skates, gloves, hockey socks, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards & hockey bag. 
  • You will be sent a link upon registration for Pure Hockey gear sizing and orders to be sent directly to your house. 

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This program is ideal for players wishing to continue to develop the basics through group class station based hokey skills and games. Skills covered include skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting. Players should have graduated Learn to Play 1 programs prior to registering.

  • Lil’ Firebirds LTP Jersey Included

This class is highly repeatable. It is generally recommended that players take the LTP2 class before moving to LTP3 or Firebirds Youth Rec Leagues.

Ages:

  • 5-12; co-ed

Pre-Requisite

  • Learn to Play 1
  • USA Hockey Membership

Duration:

  • 7-Week session/ 45-min group classes / 1 session per week

Required Equipment (Players must provide their own)

  • Helmet with cage
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants, socks
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates 

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This class is designed as a steppingstone into the Firebirds Youth Rec League. It is ideal for players wanting more while they wait to join the next season of the Youth Rec League. Players will continue to work on basic skills but are expecting to be highly proficient in most skill areas in addition to more games.

Players should have completed LTP2 prior to registering. Speak with a Berger IcePlex Coach for a recommendation.

Ages:

  • 5-12; co-ed

Pre-Requisite

  • Learn to Play 2
  • USA Hockey Membership

Duration:

  • 7-Week session/ 45-min group classes / 1 session per week

Required Equipment (Players must provide their own)

  • Helmet with cage
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants, socks
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates 
  • Lil Firebirds LTP Jersey Included

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It’s never too late to learn to play hockey! The Teen LTP is a developmental stage if the goal is to play in our Youth Firebirds Rec Leagues. This is for players to improve their fundamental skills and prepare for the Rec Leagues at their own pace. This program is designed for older kids (ages 10-17) new to the game. As with other Learn to Play classes, players will learn the same fundamental hockey skills in a setting for older kids.

Ages:

  • 10-17; co-ed

Pre-Requisite

  • Learn to Skate
  • USA Hockey Membership

Duration:

  • 7-Week session/ 45-min group classes / 1 session per week

Required Equipment (Players must provide their own)

  • Helmet with Facemask
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock/jill, hockey pants,
  • Hockey Stick
  • Hockey Skates 
  • Jersey and Socks
  • No Jersey Included

 

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