How To Play Hockey – Youth

Schedule & Information

Youth Learn to Skate-Hockey and Learn to Play Hockey Programs


  • Start date: Saturday, October 1th
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 10-Weeks
  • Cost: $250


*Times are approximate, they may change from season to season, full season schedule will be handed out at the first session, and will be posted here. Additional print­outs will be available upon request through the hockey office.

All participants must be USA Hockey registered:

Aviator Initiation program, Aviator Learn to Skate program or other House League

Full Equipment Required:
Helmet with full face mask, mouth guard, neck guard, shoulder pads, hockey skates, hockey pants, hockey gloves, hockey socks, shin pads, athletic support with a cup (boys) or pelvic protector (girls), elbow pads, hockey stick, and a hockey jersey.

For More Information:
For more information about Aviator Hockey Club’s youth programs, please call 718-758-7541 or email Chris Werstine at



Aviator atoms – youth learn to play & Learn To Skate

The Aviator Atoms program the perfect opportunity boys and girls ages 4 to 15 who have never played hockey to learn how to play hockey. This program is a perfect way to progress into the in-house leagues at Aviator. This 10 ­week class is offered on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons. Children will learn the fundamentals of hockey including skating, passing, shooting and stick handling. All classes are taught by in­-house hockey coaches.

Fall Learn to Play Hockey Programs

Beginning Saturday, October 1st at 12:10 p.m. our new program is set to begin. Information on the (3) classes are listed below.

Hockey Learn to Skate

Our instructors will go over the very beginning stages of skating including balance, getting up from falling.  As the player progresses we will work on strides and utilizing their skate edges.  The goal is to get the player comfortable enough to navigate on their own around the ice surface.  You do not need full equipment for this class. Bring a helmet (hockey or biker). We provide skates if you do not have them.

Hockey Learn to Play

Our instructors will focus on implementing general hockey skills. We will focus on the basics of passing, stick handling, shooting, forward and backward skating and taking the next step in skating with the puck (puck control).  Full equipment is required!

Advanced Hockey Learn to Play

This program focuses on the player that has already received one semester of Learn to Play and looking for more… Skating in regards to cross-overs, transitioning, and mobility.  Puck control with more tempo and shooting. This class will get you ready for our In-House Recreational League and 8U/10U Developmental Travel.

Dates: Saturday (12:10 pm) 10 Classes, 11-week time period. 

Saturday Class Schedule

  • 10/1
  • 10/8
  • 10/15
  • 10/22
  • 10/29
  • 11/5
  • 11/12
  • 11/19
  • 12/3
  • 12/10

NO CLASS SATURDAY, 11/26 Thanksgiving Weekend