CHA In-House Hockey Program
Attention: All skaters/players must be registered with USA Hockey, the cost is $56.50 per player ($10.50 of which is for the Massachusetts Hockey affiliate fee) and this is non-refundable. Please click here to register with USA Hockey.
USA Hockey registration is required for insurance purposes and is active for the entire 2020-2021 season. You only need to register once per season, even if you participate in multiple sessions of CHA instructional programs.
Registration: Opening up this program is pending guidance on best practices relative to COVID-19. This page will be updated once registration opens for our In-House Hockey Program.
Ages for 2020 - 2021 Season: Birth dates of 2010 - 2014
*If your player falls out of the target age range, but you would like to register, please contact our Development Program Director (email address below).
Schedule: This program typically runs from mid-September through mid-February
Ice Time (on average): Saturday mornings - 9:30am to 10:30am (half-sheet). Game frequency and schedule will vary.
Location: Chelmsford Forum (2 Brick Kiln Road, North Billerica, MA 01862)
Program Tuition: TBD
Program Description: The In-House Hockey Program targets boys and girls ages 6 to 10 with the focus on basic hockey skills and player development consistent with USA Hockey guidelines.
Practices will be held at the Chelmsford Forum on Saturday mornings with additional games scheduled against other towns at varying times and locations.
We target our teams to consist of 7 - 12 players with coaches assigned to each team. The number of teams will depend on the total number of players registered. The In-House Program will use a shared-ice format with practices focusing on skating and skill development (puck handling, passing & shooting). Coaches will use small area games and competition drills will be incorporated to keep it fun for the players. Jerseys and socks will be provided for all players.
Games will be controlled scrimmages with other Chelmsford In-House teams and In-House teams from other local programs. Coaches will be both on-ice and on the bench to provide direction and instruction to players. The games will use the cross-ice format recommended by USA Hockey for this age group. This format allows each player to touch the puck more frequently and have more fun by getting more involved in each game. By using a smaller playing surface, players will learn skills more quickly and experience a more realistic game setting. Emphasis will be placed on good sportsmanship, team play and fun! There will be no official referees, timekeeping, score keeping or statistics.
As the season progresses, scrimmages and practices will incorporate the principles of positioning and teaching the rules of the game. Players will rotate into different positions and will have the opportunity to try goaltending using Program equipment if desired.
Required Equipment: HECC approved helmet with face mask, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, knee pads, hockey skates, hockey gloves, and hockey stick.
*CHA has a limited amount of hockey equipment (helmets, pants, shin pads, elbow pads, and gloves) available to registered players. If you are interested in borrowing the equipment for the season, please contact our Development Program Director (email address below).
Contact: Brad Marmo, Vice President & Development Program Director ~