Elementary Program

2018-2019 Tomahawks Elementary Hockey League

The Tomahawks Elementary Hockey League is designed to provide a fun and positive environment for youth hockey players to develop skills and further understand the rules, positioning and game strategies needed in hockey. Tomahawks Elementary Hockey League is for players in grades K -4. Practices and games will take place at the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial and North Central Recreation Center (NCRC). At least one game will take place at the Galactic Ice Arena in Altoona against teams from the Galactic Ice Elementary Hockey Program.

The league will follow USA Hockey’s American Development Model. Players will be evaluated in early September and will be placed in groups of similar ability and play games on a level that is comparable to their own to provide an opportunity to gain confidence and continue to develop their skills all well having fun. The goal is to achieve balanced team numbers and competitiveness.

DIVISIONS:

GRADES GAME STRUCTURE
UPPER DIVISION 2ND-4TH 10 FULL-ICE GAMES
LOWER DIVISION K-2ND 3 CROSS-ICE GAMES

4-HALF ICE GAMES

3-FULL ICE GAMES

Note: 2nd graders can be placed in either division based on experience, recommendation of the director of player development or to be placed on the same team as siblings.

Program Details:

* Season will run from September through February.

* Sessions will consist of: 1 evaluation session, a minimum of 20 Practices, and 10 Games.

* Practices will focus mainly on individual skill development with implementation of team concepts

* No Hockey Experience is necessary, but Learn to Skate program is encouraged for those with no prior skating experience. http://theskatingclubofjohnstown.com/learn-to-skate

* Great for players looking to play hockey without the extensive travel.

* Collaboration with all local scholastic organizations for transition after player moves out of the elementary league.

Pricing:

* Season : $265.00

* 10% off for additional family members / 25% off for goalies (upper division only)