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Learn-to-Play (Beginner) Hockey Program

EYH Learn-to-Play Hockey Program Overview

Learn to Play (Beginner) Hockey Program

The EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) program is a non-competitive teaching program that follows the USA Hockey, American Development Model (ADM). All EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) ice times are held at the Everett Community Ice Rink. The EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) program is ongoing and schedules are available at the rink or on-line. Players can join the EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) program at anytime during the season. All EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) participants must register with USA Hockey before starting. USA Hockey registration is free for players age 6 and younger. Once players successfully complete the required skills in the EYH Learn to Play (Beginner) program, they are able to join the EYH Recreational League, a competitive hockey program under the guidelines of USA Hockey.

Where to Start?
For the best possible experience EYH highly recommends new skaters participate in Learn to Skate. The learn to skate program is for all ages and can work with those having zero on-ice experience to those that can already skate but are looking for advanced skating skills. The Learn to skate coaches can recommend moving on to Learn to Play (Beginners) based on their experience and expertise. The Learn to Skate Program information can be found here:

Learn to Play (Formerly Beginners)
Once a player has completed Learn to Skate, or already has sufficient skating skills they can enroll in Learn to Play. Starting in the 2019-20 season Learn to Play is going to be split into two divisions, both will practice at the same time, however they will be split into age and skill levels so players are with age and skill appropriate peers. Learn to Play 1 will consist of players who have very little hockey experience.  Learn to Play 2 will consist of players who have already participated in the Beginner program or have a little more experience. For both levels, drills will appropriate for their skill development.

*If your child has already participated in Learn to Play or the Beginner Program, please consult the coaches as to which level they should be at or if they are ready to move on to EYH Recreational Hockey

Please see the Below EYH Learn-to-Skate / Learn-to-Play flowchart and contact information for Coach Tim Freitag . You may submit questions via email.

Register for EYH Learn-to-Play here:

If you need to rent gear please reach out the Youth Hockey Partners of Everett at the following link.

Learn to Play will practice Saturday mornings from 8:15am-9:15am starting Saturday October 5, 2019 through March 1, 2020.
Starting Monday January 6, 2020 through February 24, 2020 games will be played on the Main Arena (Silvertips Rink) at 5:45-6:45pm.

EYH LTS-LTP Flowchart

EYH Learn-to-Play Flowchart

Tim Freitag

EYH Director of Beginner Hockey