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Greater New Haven Warriors Developmental & House Programs

 First Strides

First Strides, created by Bauer Hockey, replaces our traditional Learn-to-Skate program and provides aspiring players between the ages of 3-10 with the opportunity to take their "first strides" in developing an interest in hockey. Players will receive a Bauer helmet with full face guard, hockey gloves, skates, and a stick to use on a first come, first served basis.  Play takes place three weekends in September and is open to players without any prior skating/hockey experience.

 Clinics I & II

The Warriors clinics are designed for players who have completed our First Strides program or a Learn-to-Skate program who are interested in continuing to play hockey but need to further develop their fundamental skills. Players must supply their own equipment and are required to wear a helmet with cage, hockey gloves, skates, and a stick.  It is strongly recommended that players also wear elbow pads, hockey pants, and shin guards.

Session I runs on weekends from October through December (excluding holidays).  Session II runs on weekends from Janaury through February.  You may register for both sessions at once.

Mite Developmental

The Mite development program is designed for players making the transition from clinic to more team-oriented play as well as returning players who wish to continue their individual and team skills development. Individual skills will continue to be stressed along with the introduction of team concepts and positioning. There will be a minimum of four teams competing in both cross-ice and a limited number of full-ice games. Play will take place three times a week from September through February. Full equipment is required.


House Teams

House teams for Squirt level and above will be established dependent upon the number of players interested in participating. The goal of Warriors house teams is to provide an opportunity to players looking to continue developing their skills while playing at a less competitive and more cost-effective level.  These teams will receive two ice slots per week for 20 weeks (September-February) and compete against house programs from local area organizations. Goaltenders at this level will not receive the 50% travel team discount. Full equipment is required.

In addition to teaching basic skating and hockey skills, the Warriors Developmental and House programs will emphasize sportsmanship, what it means to be a part of a team, and respect for the game, including teammates, opposing players, coaches, and officials.

If you have any questions regarding any of our Developmental or House programs, please don't hesitate to contact us.