Little Hawks Hockey

Ages: 3 to 12 years old
Classes are designed to give the inexperienced skater a solid foundation for developing their hockey skating abilities. Our goal is to develop the students skating abilities to be able to promote them towards the first steps of learning to play hockey. Class instruction includes: the basics for developing confidence in gaining balance and control of the young skater’s abilities. The student will learn the art of a push and glide skating stride in a forward motion.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

USA Hockey Registration:

  • All participants must register on-line with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com and you must enter a valid USA Hockey Confirmation Number at the time of registration.
  • All participants are required to pay the USA Hockey Registration Fee of $53 (birth year 2014 and after are FREE). The 2020-2021 season registration is valid through August 31, 2021.
  • Registration will NOT be accepted online or in person without the USA Hockey Confirmation Number. Please bring a copy of your USA Hockey confirmation to the first day of class IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE!

Ages: 4 to 10 years old
For the NOVICE Skater: the student in this class is a Novice Skater. His/Hers skating abilities do not have to be exceptional, but they must be able to stand with balance and perform Push & Glide Strides across the ice at a consistent rate. Class Instruction includes: the development of proper balance and stopping, the basics of backward skating and some puck control. A number of competition drills verses other students will be introduced to help enhance student’s competitive skills. Cross ice training will be used to help promote skill development.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

USA Hockey Registration:

  • All participants must register on-line with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com and you must enter a valid USA Hockey Confirmation Number at the time of registration.
  • All participants are required to pay the USA Hockey Registration Fee of $53 (birth year 2014 and after are FREE). The 2020-2021 season registration is valid through August 31, 2021.
  • Registration will NOT be accepted online or in person without the USA Hockey Confirmation Number. Please bring a copy of your USA Hockey confirmation to the first day of class IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE!

Ages: 4 to 10 years old
For the INTERMEDIATE Skater: students in this class must have the skating ability to confidently perform Right & Left turns, Snowplow stops, and almost go from a forward to backward skating stride. Class Instruction includes: the further development of puck control, passing, shooting, and scoring. Skaters will be introduced to game like situations through a series of non-contact training scenarios. In addition: students in Learn to Play II can now participate in Drills for Skills & Power Skate.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

USA Hockey Registration:

  • All participants must register on-line with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com and you must enter a valid USA Hockey Confirmation Number at the time of registration.
  • All participants are required to pay the USA Hockey Registration Fee of $53 (birth year 2014 and after are FREE). The 2020-2021 season registration is valid through August 31, 2021.
  • Registration will NOT be accepted online or in person without the USA Hockey Confirmation Number. Please bring a copy of your USA Hockey confirmation to the first day of class IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE!

Ages: 14 years old & Younger
The Drills for Skills clinics are designed for both the aspiring House and Travel player. The clinics are high intensity one hour long practices, designed to develop and maintain the skills of the player. High repetition of all drills allows instructors to recognize the needs of each player and provide personalized direction for their further development. The reinforcement of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting will all be taught in a non-contact environment.

Equipment Requirements: USA Hockey approved helmet & face mask, hockey stick, shoulder pads, hockey pants, protective gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads, hockey skates and neck guard.

USA Hockey Registration:

  • All participants must register on-line with USA Hockey at www.usahockey.com and you must enter a valid USA Hockey Confirmation Number at the time of registration.
  • All participants are required to pay the USA Hockey Registration Fee of $53 (birth year 2014 and after are FREE). The 2020-2021 season registration is valid through August 31, 2021.
  • Registration will NOT be accepted online or in person without the USA Hockey Confirmation Number. Please bring a copy of your USA Hockey confirmation to the first day of class IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE!

Winter 2021 Sessions

Any questions, please email Bobby at byonkee@darienparks.com or call 630-789-6864.

Due to the current mitigations set forth by the State of Illinois, we do not have a guaranteed return date for our regularly scheduled programs. The dates listed below are based on anticipated return dates. Due to this situation, we will be accepting registration forms, but we will not be processing any payments at this time. If you would like to submit a registration form to be placed on the waiting list, please print, complete, and email the completed form to Bobby Yonkee at byonkee@darienparks.com. Once the COVID-19 mitigations are lifted, we will be updated our program schedules accordingly.

Online Registration is not available until further notice!

LTS Online Registration LTP I Online Registration LTP II Online Registration Drills for Skills Online Registration

Online

If you have registered programs at the Darien Sportsplex or Darien Park District before:
– Need your userID to set up your online account, please email byonkee@darienparks.com
– Forgot your password, click here to Re-set Your Password

If this is your first time to register programs, more information

Mail

Mail filled out, signed registration forms along with payment to:
Darien Sportsplex
451 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561

Drop-Off

Drop off completed registration forms along with payment at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road anytime during normal business hours.

E-Mail

Send your registration form to byonkee@darienparks.com

Please visit Chicago Hawks Hockey Club website for more information: www.chicagohawks.com