Want to Learn to Play Hockey?
The Learn to Play Rookie League initiatives aim to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community.
Learn to Play Hockey
The Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.
Head-to-toe equipment is provided for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new equipment to keep and call their own, customized by your local NHL team:
- Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Hockey gloves
- Hockey pants
- Shin guards
- Equipment bag
- Approximate value $450
In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.
Current Session Dates: January 9 - March 13, 2021 - Registration Closed
Session held Saturday 9:00-10:00AM
Next Session Starts April 3, 2021
Welcome To The Daytona Ice Arena Youth Rookie League
Hockey can help your child learn and grow in all aspects of life. Playing hockey helps improve children's physical fitness while strengthening their minds, encouraging leadership behaviors, fostering character development, and teaching important life lessons.
The value of learning to play hockey goes beyond skating and puck-handling skills. Its' greatest value is the role it plays in the development of character and life skills such as RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, PERSEVERANCE and TEAMWORK. New experiences extend beyond the ice by making new friends and teammates and creating memories to last a lifetime.
The focus and goal of DIA's Rookie League curriculum are designed to teach beginner players the fundamentals of hockey. After completion of Learn to Play Hockey, or a similar basic hockey program, players can continue to work on their fundamental hockey skills using the ADM model recommended by USA Hockey. Participants will learn basic game and team concepts.