Darien Hockey League is for those players that are ready for team play. These players are drafted on Darien Hockey League teams which play against one another once a week throughout the session. This league is designed to further educate the player with the rules, positioning, and game strategies needed in hockey to become a competitive but fun player. This is also the developing stages for parent coaches to further their interests in coaching. The parent coaches will be guided by Chicago Hawks coaches towards learning techniques and strategies needed to develop their coaching principles. Players who sign up for the league will participate on Saturday and Sunday. Teams will be on a rotating schedule for Saturday morning practices and Sunday games. The Basic Rules of hockey are taught at this level.
Equipment Requirements: HECC approved helmet with an expiration date on the sticker, USA Hockey approved face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.
USA Hockey Registration: All players must register online with USA Hockey. All coaches, assistant coaches and bench helpers must register online with USA Hockey.
Session Starts: Saturday, 1/21
Session Ends: Sunday, 4/2
10 Weekends of practices and/or games
Evaluation Dates: Sunday 1/8/23
8U: 2015-2014, 9:40am-10:30am
10U: 2013-2012, 10:40am-11:30am
12U: 2011-2010, 11:40am-12:30pm
14U: 2009-2008, 11:40am-12:30pm