Promises of Youth Hockey
As a parent, you understand it is important for your child to get the most out of participating in youth sports. To ensure your child has an enjoyable experience, high school hockey aims to deliver the “Three Promises:”
GUIDANCE – Youth hockey is unique because a new player must start from the very basics of essentially learning to walk again. Your local youth hockey program has instructors that are able to teach the sometimes challenging skills of ice hockey in a fun, engaging manner.
ACHIEVEMENT – You will be amazed at the progress your child will make in a short amount of time. Both you and your child will walk away from the rink each day, excited about all the new things that your young hockey player has started to learn, both on and off the ice.
FUN – The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice, the exhilaration of scoring their first goal or the camaraderie of skating with friends is possible due to the fun and encouraging environment youth hockey provides to try new things and grow as a person.
The beauty of Hockey is that players can enter at any stage, because Hockey can provide quality competitive and recreational opportunities for all ages. We hope that our kids continue to participate in Hockey as adults, lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle, and continue to contribute to this wonderful sport through volunteerism as coaches, referees and administrators. Hockey is more than a game…. Hockey is for Life!
Getting into the game is an exciting adventure from finding a rink in your neighborhood to selecting properly fitted equipment and going to the rink for the first time. Many of our Newport Mesa Ice Kings players began playing in local area in-house ice and roller hockey programs, such as Aliso Viejo Ice Palace, Anaheim Ice, Westminster Ice, and Irvine Inline Rinks.
Ice Kings Hockey, Inc. is 100% staffed by parent volunteers with a passion for ice hockey. Many of us played the sport growing up at various skill levels, and want to pass on our love for the sport on to youth in our local communities. If you need help in finding the right hockey program near you, please contact us for help!
Once you have located a rink near you, contact them to see if they are offering any opportunities to try hockey. If they do not offer a test drive for hockey, inquire about learn-to-play or learn-to-skate programs. Some rinks offer rental/lender equipment sets. Ask regarding availability before purchasing equipment. Last, but not least, have Fun!
USA Hockey, Inc., is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all members by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. They have an excellent website with great information for parents, prospective players and those new to the sport of hockey… we highly recommend that you visit their site.