Hockey 101 Pathway

Welcome to Masco Youth Hockey!

Congratulations on your child's exciting journey into the world of hockey! We understand that transitioning from beginner programs to developmental and travel leagues like Mite Development, Mites, or Squirts can be confusing for parents new to the sport. But don't worry, we're here to help!

This page is in place to provide valuable information and resources to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your young athlete.

What to Expect:

  • Increased focus on skill development alongside skating.
  • Competitive games with an emphasis on team play and strategy.
  • Greater time commitment with more practices and games.
  • Increased equipment costs for complete hockey gear.
  • A stronger sense of team atmosphere and the importance of positive parental support.

Tips for a Smooth Transition:

  • Continue fostering skating development.
  • Help your child learn basic hockey rules like offsides and icing.
  • Keep the focus on fun and celebrating their progress.
  • Build a positive support network by connecting with other parents.
  • Ensure proper equipment fitting by consulting Masco Youth Hockey or a sporting goods store.
  • Maintain open communication with your child's coach.

Preparing Your Child:

  • Talk about the exciting changes, emphasizing the fun of playing real games and learning new skills.
  • Practice basic stick-handling and passing drills at home to boost confidence.
  • Encourage a positive attitude, reminding them it's about learning and having fun.

Additional Resources:

Remember, we're here to support you and your child every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to Masco Youth Hockey with any questions you may have!

Confirm Delete
Click the delete icon again to confirm. Click escape to cancel.