Want to learn how to play roller hockey? Our Little Hawks Hockey Academy, the official "Learn to Play Hockey" program of the Palm Beach Roller Hawks, offers a 9 week progressive instruction program designed to teach the FUNdamentals of roller hockey in an organized, safe, and family environment. The program is run continuously througout the year and is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 14.
Classes are led by our professional and certified Roller Hawks coaches. Each player will learn how to play roller hockey through participating in practice drills and informal/modified games such as mini-scrimmages, freeze tag, and obstacle courses. The skills of skating, puck control, passing, and shooting are introduced and developed in a "one step at a time" approach.
The goals of the Little Hawks Hockey Academy are:
To teach kids the tecniques, rules, and basic strategies of the great sport of hockey
To prepare each child to play rec hockey
To build friendships, confidence, strength, focus, and more!
Each 6 week session includes:
One 60 minute class per week
Official Little Hawks Hockey Academy Jersey (first time registrants only)
2 Free Public Skating passes ($10 value)
Equipment Rental! (first-come-first-serve basis)
Little Hawks baseline skills evaluation and progress report card
6 Week Learn to Play Roller Hockey Class ........ Only $99
AAU Membership ........ $14
Annual membership and insurance. This is required to participate in our classes and is paid directly to AAU. Click here to register.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Learn to Play Class will further develop your child's skating ability; however, your child must be able to skate on his/her own before enrolling in the class. For those needing to learn to skate we suggest enrolling in our popular Learn to Skate Classes.
Absolutely. In fact, it can be one of the safest youth sports given the level of equipment and supervision on the ice. Many sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, and football lead to more injuries at the youth level than hockey. Not to mention, our rec league does not allowed hitting.
Absolutely not! We have kids who begin at all ages. It's never too late!
Parents must remain in the arena. We do not want to encounter any instances where a learn to play participant is left unattended when going to the restroom or locker room. This program should not be seen as a babysitting service. Remaining in the arena not only allows you to supervise your child but also allows you to participate in the excitment as you watch your child learn how to play hockey and have fun!
To ensure enough room for each player to get dressed we ask that only one parent/adult per player be in the locker room. Locker room space is limited and is reserved only for those who need to be in the room. Although we understand family and friends are excited and happy about getting your child on the ice, we ask that everyone else wait in the lobby or viewing area. Also, please leave all non-practice items (e.g. strollers) outside the dressing room.
Many kids participate in a few Learn to Play Hockey sessions until they feel comfortable joining a hockey team in our Youth Rec League. Our experienced coaches are more than happy to provide a free evaluation of your child's level of ability to identify when the time is right.