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Little Sabres Rookie Program

The Sabres Rookie Program is perfect for the brand-new hockey player looking to learn the sport in a fun, active, and instructive environment. 


Instruction and drills/games are designed to be 100% FUN, developing a love for the game now that will last a lifetime!

Open to boys and girls aged 4 to 15. 


Each program is 7 weeks long and can be repeated.  Practices are 1 hour each week.

USA Hockey registration (not included) is required and must be provided at registration.

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Rookie 1:

PREREQUISITE:  Have successfully passed Learn to Skate levels Basic/Snowplow 1, 2 & 3 or Hockey 1 & 2 or demonstrate appropriate skating skills of those levels.

LESSON:  Instruction is focused on the fundamentals of hockey: skating, passing, shooting, and stickhandling.

FREE EQUIPMENT sets are available for first time hockey players!  The equipment set is yours to keep and includes a bag, helmet w/cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants, shin pads, jersey, and stick.  Free rental skates are provided during the lessons.

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Rookie 2:

PREREQUISITE:  Have successfully passed Rookie 1.

LESSON:  Instruction will reinforce the fundamentals of hockey taught in Rookie 1 while introducing more skill development.  Some of the skills introduced in Rookie 2 will be edgework, backward skating, turns, backhand passing, and a wrist shot. 

Players graduation from Rookie 2 will advance to the Rookie League.


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Rookie 1 - Spring:

May 2 - June 13

Tuesday's 6-7pm

$299 /PLAYER

Rookie 2 - Spring:

May 2 - June 13

Tuesday's 6-7pm

$299 /PLAYER


Rookie 1 - Summer:

June 27 - August 15

Tuesday's 6-7pm

$299 /PLAYER

Rookie 2 - Summer:

June 27 - August 15

Tuesday's 6-7pm

$299 /PLAYER

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