The Huntsville Hockey Development CenterFor more information on our programs, contact us at 256-883-3689 or email HockeyInfo@iceskate.org
How can I get my child started in hockey?
(For adult hockey, please scroll down to view our programs)
The HHDC is here to help your son or daughter get involved in the sport of hockey. For many, hockey seems too complicated to even get started. We are here to help and to show you the path for your son or daughter!
The HHDC is focused on growing grassroots programs while providing safe and enjoyable hockey experiences for the entire community. We offer programs for all ages and all skill levels in a safe and fun environment. The HHDC offers a variety of programs to get your child started and to keep him or her engaged and having fun throughout their formative years. The following list of programs shows the general hierarchical stages of development.
1. Learn to Play Hockey
This is the first step for your child. Here, quality HHDC-certified staff members work with players in a small coach-to-player atmosphere, teaching the basics of skating and puck handling. This program ranges in age from 4 to 12. Equipment for this program is provided each week.
2. Development Programs
These programs are designed to offer players the opportunity to develop in all areas of the game, ranging from power skating, goaltending, shooting, checking, to fun and games. Players of all levels are encouraged to attend, including (but not limited to) those in the House League and those on Select or Travel teams. There is no point when a player is ever "done" with development programs, as these will always afford your child with the fundamental skills they need in each stage of their development. HHDC Development Programs run through the year, but are offered more frequently in the spring and summer.
3. House League
The House League is the place for all players after they have developed their fundamental skating and puck handling skills in the Learn to Play Hockey program. This program is mostly recreational, and players are drafted onto teams to play against other teams within the program. Equipment rentals for this and all other programs are available! This program runs from October-March.
For more information on any of our programs, please click on the program below. And don't forget, there are programs that will get any adult into skates and on the ice in no time! Check out the Adult Hockey Development Program or the Women's Hockey Development Program below.
For more information, click a program to visit the Huntsville Amateur Hockey Association website. You can even register online!
- Learn to Play Hockey
- Power Skating
- 3 on 3
- Checking Clinics
- Stick Handling, Shooting, an Goaltending Clinics
- Holiday and Break Camps
- Adult Hockey Development Program
- Women's Hockey Development Program