Learn to Skate Registration
for the 2012-2013 Program
Begins Sunday, November 25th
LEARN TO SKATE REGISTRATION
This is a 3 Step process:
Step 1 – Create a WYSA member account
Make sure to provide complete information and subscribe to the Learn to Skate Group!
Step II – Register with WYSA $175 FEE –
CRITICAL Selection for Ability
Please do not over estimate ability - it's better for us to move your child up!
Due to the limited number of the absolute beginner slots, if you register your skater as one that does not require a balance aid ,
when they actually do,
or you aren't sure AND the absolute beginner slots are filled,
your child will be placed on a waiting list for the beginner slots at the first on ice session.
We will not oversubscribe the absolute beginners.
(Roller blade ability does not equal on ice ability)
Please pick one of the following ability levels:
IIA: Absolute beginner or those that will require a balance aid for a few sessions
Click the following to register:
IIB: Returning Skaters or those that do not require any balance aid
(like the skaters in the photo)
Step III – Register with USA / Mass Hockey
($50 for over 6 years of age, 6 & under is free)
Your skater will not be allowed on the ice without proof of USA/MA registration
The USA Hockey Registration fee is $45 per person plus the affiliate fee to Massachusetts Hockey fee of $5.
2012-2013 Dates are below
Started:Sunday , November 25, 2012 - Hockeytown Rt.1 South, Saugus, Ma.
15 Week Program
Wakefield Youth Skating Association
Sunday "Learn to Skate" Clinic
Starts: Sunday, November 25
Duration: 15 Weeks
Time: 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
(60 Minutes of Instruction)
Location: Hockeytown Rt. 1S
Who:- 1st time Skaters / Beginners
Cost: $175 per skater
plus USA/MA registration fee
Absolute beginner slots are limited
- First come, First Served
Waiting lists will be established
|Overall Clinic Focus:
- Developing balance on skates
- Developing confidence on skates
- Developing Basic skills – stopping, forward and backward skating, introduction to edge control during turns
- Creating the next group of young hockey players
- Having fun
How will we do it?
The children will be divided into groups during the first 2 – 3 sessions using colored stickers on their helmets.
- "Craters" - 1st time skaters who need a crate
- "Skaters" - no crates
- "Beginners" - those developing a skating stride
- Advanced beginners – demonstrated basic control
Multiple learning stations within each group will be used as the overall format to the Clinic. Stations will be adapted for the particular group. Advanced skaters will be challenged while novice skaters will be encouraged to progress from the crate to advanced beginners during the 15 weeks of instruction
Single blade hockey or figure skates, HECC approved hockey with face mask or protective bike helmet, warm, protective gloves / mittens.
2012 - 2013 Schedule:
15 weeks over a 17 week period
Nov 25: 1st session
Dec 2, 9, 16: 3 sessions
Dec 23: No clinic session
Dec 30: No clinic session
Jan 6:13, 20, 27: 4 sessions
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24: 4 sessions
Mar 3, 10, 17: 3 sessions
Mar 24: Make-up session*
* if weather cancels a winter session
Tips / Rules / Comments
Arrive at 11:30 to allow time to get dressed and start on time
10– 20 minutes on the ice for the first 2 – 3 weeks is a great start for children under 5 years old – it’s the 1st "organized" sport some are involved with. We’ll work together to get up to skating the full 60 minute session
Progress can come slowly or rapidly – encourage progress and be patient
Don’t over / under dress your skater – use layers
Bring extra mittens / gloves
Once a child is off the crate we recommend a hockey helmet with full-face mask.
Only authorized Tier I / WYSA instructors are allowed on the ice.
Please stay in the stands or along the glass – we use the benches for our instructors & children who need a break
If clinic fills up:
Learn to Skate Waiting List
Please include the following:
A - Age
1 - Never been on ice skates (roller blades don't count!)
Needs a balance aid
2 - Has been on skates a few times -
may need balance aid
3 - Has been skating many times,
no balance aid needed
Part 1 registration refunds are provided by WYSA, not the company that hosts the on-line registration process. Refunds will not include any fees incurred during the on-line process or subsequent bank fees.
If your child does not attend any of the sessions or wants to drop out after 2-3 sessions WYSA will issue a full refund minus any fees.
After 4 sessions only partial refunds will be available and will be on a case by case basis.
Missed sessions due to other commitments does not result in a reduced rate / refund
Part 2: USA/MA hockey fee is non-refundable.
Our overall goal is to create an environment that both teaches and is fun – we want the children to come back every week and continue with our program.
Information on the Tier I Hockey : For 15 years the Tier I Hockey School has been offering training and guidance in all aspects of skating. Their programs are designed to work on the development of skating skills eventually leading to a basic foundation providing the necessary techniques to skate with a high degree of confidence and lead towards the development of hockey skills. The TI staff is comprised of male and female instructors, who are still involved in competitive levels of hockey. The instructors have been trained and educated to understand the philosophy and methods of teaching that Jamie Boyle has developed and are committed to offering the best program possible, so each participant will be able to enhance their overall skills.
No pro-rated payments - there will be 15 weeks of instruction. Attendance is the skaters responsibility. Missing due to other sports, vacations, parties, games, etc will not result in discounts.
There are no multi-skater discounts. A typical 8 week session by the Tier 1 Hockey is $200.
Single session walk-on's are not allowed.
There will be no sign-ups at Hockeytown on November 27
for more information contact:
Brian Donahoe: 781-246-2855
The WYSA pays for the use of the facilities and is given use of the locker room on the south side of Hockeytown. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your skating time. Use the locker rooms to dress and put on skates. This will enable the children to use the maximum ice time allotted.
Mike Geragosian's All-American Goalie Clinic
About the owner / Lead instructor:
Mike Geragosian has directed the All American Goalie Camp for over 21 years. Our staff reflects our teaching philosophy and the international flavor that the All American Goalie Camp is recognized for.
Mike Geragosian, one of the most experienced and technical goaltender coaches, has developed several professional players and college All-Stars. Presently, Mike is the Goalie Coach at Hockey East's Boston University and is Director of Goaltending for USA Hockey - MA. He consults goaltenders and coaches at all levels throughout the nation. In addition to his present affiliation with Boston University, Mike has also coached at Merrimack College, UMass Lowell, and Princeton University. He is a national consultant for professional, college, and USA Hockey. Mike has his Masters degree and has been an educator for over 25 years.
An All-East goaltender himself, Mike continues to produce the finest collegiate goaltenders in the country. Several of his protégés have become All-American goaltenders and have played at the professional level for Calgary, Winnepeg, Pittsburg, and Buffalo.
Mike's hard work philosophy, along with his personal teaching methods, has developed several goaltenders playing at all levels. Mike instructs over 500 goaltenders annually. He has also been an asset to several college head coaches and professional scouts by recruiting goaltenders for their squads. Overall the U-Lowell "Hall of Famer" and ECAC record holder invites you to camp to learn all aspects of goaltending!
Goalie Clinic Schedule- 2012-2013 Season - is being planned
2011-2012 Season had 13 Sessions of training by Mike Geragosian
Sundays 10:00 AM at the Holland Rink
Nov 13, and 20
Nov 27 - No Session Thanksgiving Weekend
Dec 4, 11, and 18
No sessions on Dec 25 and Jan 1
Jan 8, 15, 22, and 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, and 26
Limited to 8-9 goaltenders per session - must sign up in advance
Full time WYSA goaltenders are top priority.
Players wanting to learn can attend if there are open slots.
Wakefield Hockey / Tier I Summer Skills
Summer Skills Camp completed for 2012
Instructors from Tier 1 – Iead by Jamie Boyle|
4 day Preseason camp
Location: Holden Street, Malden, Ma – Valley Forum II
Preseason Camp: August 27 - August 30
I - Mites, Mites, and Squirts on the ice 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Peewees and older on the ice 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
(Groups will share for 30 minutes)
Three pricing options for WYSA members & guests