skip navigation

New To Hockey

Getting Started With Youth Hockey

HOW DO I GET MY CHILD STARTED IN HOCKEY?

Often when a child shows interest in learning to play hockey his or her parents are filled with questions:

  • What’s the best program for a beginner?
  • Does he or she have to know how to skate?
  • What equipment is required?
  • What is the time commitment?
  • How much will it cost?
  • When is the season?
  • And on and on…

At the California Golden Bears we have programs and teams for beginners as well as advanced players. Our coaches are professionals with years of experience teaching youth hockey. Please feel free to contact us at with any questions and we will get back to you with answers as well as information regarding all the options for your child.

We have two beginner programs.  The BEAR CUBS is for children 4-8 years old who have never been on skates. Sessions are drop in and held twice a week.

A.D.M. is a more structured introduction to organized hockey, but still a beginner program.  See details below:

CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS


COACHES TIME

Coaches time is an opportunity to take semi-private lessons from individual coaches to work on skating and stick handling skills.  Schedules are listed on the Calendar section of the website. 


A.D.M. Beginner Program

 Under the umbrella of USA HOCKEY, the American Development Model (ADM) is a nationwide program which was researched and designed to successfully develop young hockey players. The California Golden Bears ADM/Mite program is for boys and girls 4-8 years old who are hockey beginners.  Kids will be taught skating, stick handling and the basics of hockey.  Our goal is for kids to have fun playing the game.  Because having fun is what leads to a passion for hockey, and it’s this passion that fuels the desire to excel.

NEXT ADM SESSION STARTS JUNE 16TH

RUNS  SEPTEMBER 5TH  - DECEMBER 16TH   2017

TUESDAY NIGHT SKATE       5:55 PM - 6:55 PM      $375

SATURDAY MORNING SKATE   9:20 AM - 10:20 AM   $375

BOTH  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SKATE    $525