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Fall Session: MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey Program!

By Admin, 09/17/18, 10:30AM CDT


FALL LEARN-TO-PLAY: It’s back! The fall MinorHawks Learn to Play Program returns in October! Sign up soon - spots will fill up quickly!

OVERVIEW: The MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey program is made possible by a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks Organization, the Springfield Park District and the Springfield Youth Hockey Association. The program is for boys and girls alike, ages 3-15, and is the beginner, feeder program for all other hockey programs. The program aims to provide new players with skills essential to playing ice hockey. These include; skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. 

DETAILS: The program is for new players and is eight weeks in length, one night per week, and equipment is available with a refundable deposit. New participants will enroll in "Learn to Play 1", and will eventually graduate to "Learn to Play 2". The 45 minute Learn to Play 1 class is offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings (choose just one to attend). The program feeds into recreational house leagues and or competitive travel teams. 

REGISTER: Register for the early bird and save! Please contact the Nelson Center at 217-753-2800 today! Cost is $75 (Park District Residents) or $85 (Non-Residents). For more information, please visit the SYHA webpage at or email

EQUIPMENT: Players needing rental equipment may visit the Nelson Center to be fitted for equipment (call first, please). Please bring a check made to SYHA for $125 ($100 refunded after equipment is returned). Players may keep the equipment for as many sessions of MinorHawks Learn to Play as they continue to enroll in!

Additional details can be found HERE