This is part of an initiative, set forth by the NHL and USA Hockey, to promote ice hockey to new generations of athletes. This is an introductory level hockey program for children, ages 5 to 9, with little to no hockey experience at all. The fee can't be beat! The low cost of the program INCLUDES free full sets of equipment!
All instruction is provided by the NYR Hockey Development team, partnered with Great Neck Park District coaching staff.
Our mid-level Bruins Development Hockey program (ages 5 to 12) prepares players for the next level of competition. Following USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM), our coaching staff organizes station-based practices to increase puck touches and overall on-ice activity. This two-day a week program features one day for practice, and another day dedicated to small sided, cross-ice games.
Our competitive Bruins Travel program caters to players ages 5 -18. Tryout for the travel program and participate in the Long Island Amateur Hockey League in the Tier III division. The primary goal is for each hockey player to realize their full potential by fostering competitiveness and sportsmanship. We focus on promoting the fun of the game, while developing hockey skills.
There are two training sessions weekly, prepared by our coaching staff, with anywhere from 25-40 games throughout the season.