ROOKIES

Rookies 2017 Spring Season (Ages 3-5)

The Halifax League Rookie Program is designed for younger boys and girls to learn the basic skills of hockey, while having FUN! We have mini drills and games that are fun and give players experience learning the basics of hockey. This program gives players exercise, encourages sportsmanship, and most importantly gets players engaged on the rink.

Repetition is used weekly to allow all participants the opportunity to understand what we are teaching and then practice the drills thereby developing basic playing skills.

All skills taught must be demonstrated very slowly to the players since the players are quite young and must completely understand the movements required to master a skill. 

Typically the first half of the session is used for drills and exercises and the second half is for a scrimmage game.

Please refer to the Learn to Play - Rookies Instruction Guide below:  <attach document when ready>


Seasons to Play:

The Halifax League intends on hosting the following 2017 seasons.

Spring Season (April till June)
Summer Season (June through August)
Fall Season (September through November)



Rookie Program Details:

10 Sessions once a week
Team Shirt to Keep
Team Picture (print and digital copy available)
Player Souvenir
Free Food and Drinks after the Final Game
Outdoor Ball Hockey FUN! at the Gorsebrook Park Hockey Pad


Program Details:

Once a week Rookies have a one hour session for a total of 10 sessions. Each session is divided into 2 parts. The first part is exciting games, skills and drills. The second part is a scrimmage game. The program is designed to be easy and fun. Our goal is for all players to have fun, get exercise, and fall in love with the game of hockey. Our Staff and Parent volunteers have fun running the program, and parents are welcome on the rink to help out, so if you forget to bring your stick ask to borrow one so you can join in on the fun!

Scheduling:

Rookies will run Saturday mornings from 11am - 12pm for 10 weeks


Rookie Program Fee:
 
The fee for the program is: $60
Visit the registration page for payment options and more information to sign your child up for this program.


Sponsors:

If you are interested in helping sponsor a team or make a donation please contact us at info@nsmbhl.com


Rookie Program Volunteers:

We always encourage parents to help out on the rink and get involved teaching our Rookie Program. Sometimes parents might have a bit more fun than the players. Visit our Volunteer section to fill out a coaching registration form to help out! Promoting a positive environment and teaching sportsmanship, respect, and having fun are most important.


Weather Policy:

Games are played in the rain. Games may be canceled in extreme weather conditions such as: heavy rain, thunder, lightning, high winds, rain with low temperatures. We may be renting some indoor gym time for the first few weeks of the season to accommodate an unpredictable Halifax spring!!


Questions:



For general inquiries contact Rookies Program Leader via email rookies@nsmbhl.com
For other inquiries contact the League President via email charlene@nsmbhl.com