The Alaska Grizzlies are proud to introduce the Jr Grizzlies Academy – a new and improved structure for all our 6u-8u skaters for the upcoming season. Our focus will be on developing our youngest athletes in the sport of hockey by focusing on a small player to coach ratio and grouped skill sets. Safety with low numbers, a mitigation plan that will help keep the kids on the ice during this trying time, and registration by semester are just a few of the ways we help keep players with like skills growing in the activity they enjoy.
We invite you to grow with us this season, our Winter semester starts January 2nd and runs through March 2021 with registration now open. We’ll be offering assessments and fun skates held as available for all registered players to get their legs under them for the semester kick off. A brief overview of the #321Go concept is listed below with more info to come.
1 – Learn to Hockey
The Learn to Hockey program is designed for the newest skater who is looking to learn to skate and hold a stick. This is an opportunity for players to build up endurance to skate for 45 minutes to 1 hour while fostering the love of playing hockey. These skaters will join coaches once a week on either Saturday or Sunday to work on skating in a small group. This class will host brand new skaters from 4-8 years of age.
$129/semester | 1 session per week | (Available Fall semester only)
2 – Ice Puppies
Our Ice puppies are on their feet and ready to start learning how to move with the puck and with teammates. These players focus on learning the basics of stopping, edge work, passing, and shooting. These skills are learned in a fun and encouraging environment with the use of skill development games the kids enjoy. This group will start to work on the basics of youth hockey and continue to work on skating as well. These skaters will join coaches and their team for two ice practices a week, usually Saturday and Sunday. This class will host skaters from 4-8 years of age.
$209/semester | 2 sessions per week | Register
3 – Jr Grizzlies
The Jr Grizzlies are skaters who have developed control of their skates and a puck and are working to learn more about team play as they work with coaches to develop individually as well. We also offer a Jr Grizzlies Advanced program for the players working hard to make it to the next step as a Grizzlies competitive player and on to become an Arctic Lion as they develop with us through the world of competitive hockey. The Jr Grizzlies Advanced players are also offered additional ice and opportunities to play in jamborees and tournaments in the state. All Jr. Grizzlies skate two times per week, usually on Saturday and Sunday. These players can be from ages 5-8.
$219/semester | 2 sessions per week | Register
We know that developing a love for a sport often starts at the beginning of participation. That’s why we have developed the Grizzlies Academy to lay the foundation for future acquisition of more advanced skills through fun, motivating practices and games. By creating a program that focuses on developing reasoning skills through unstructured competition, we can build confidence in our athletes through competitive groups. By grouping athletes in similar age, size, and ability groups, we can assist in building skill of all our younger or new to the sport athlete appropriate to help them continue on their hockey journey. With each paid registration, your athlete will receive a practice jersey and helmet stickers to match their skill group.