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Program Details

Small Frys 3 Stride Program

Small Frys runs for approximately 5 months (April - August) with 2 ice sessions per week.

This is a great opportunity for girls to work on their skills with other hockey-playing girls, just like them!

Girls will also be able to exchange their equipment they out-grow throughout the duration of the 5-month program. For more information on the All H.E.R.S. initiative, please visit the sub-page. 

Small Frys is broken into 3 "Strides" that focus on different skill sets to better prepare your daughter for life as a hockey player. 

1st Stride: Focus is spent on fine tuning your player's basic, individual skating, stick handling, and shooting skills. This Stride is intended to help further your daughters skill development and give them the confidence to play hockey at a slightly faster pace!

2nd Stride:  Focus is spent on team skills such as passing, hockey awareness, body contact and hockey positioning. This Stride is designed to help girls transition from basic skills into being game ready players!

3rd Stride: The focus will be to prepare them for gameplay! The 3rd (and most fun) Stride will consist of a weekly "practice" to review of skills learned in earlier Strides and also include weekly cross ice games! This Stride develops players so that they can easily transition into their local rink's house leagues after they graduate from Small Frys!

For more info on skills learned, please see below. 

***Please note that all Strides are meant to be done in succession. Any exceptions will be evaluated on a case by case basis by Program Director, Lyndsey Fry (lyndsey.fry@arizonacoyotes.com)***

1st Stride

  • Skating
    • Balance
    • Lengthening the stride
    • Edge control
    • Stopping/ starting
    • Backward skating
  • Stickhandling
    • Wrist control
    • Puck support
    • Soft hands
  • Shooting
    • Side shooting and forward shooting technique
    • Weight transfer for power
    • Accuracy
    • Quick release

2nd Stride

  • Passing
    • Forehand
    • Backhand
    • Soft hands
    • Passing in motion
  • Hockey awareness
    • Heads up hockey
    • Knowing where to be and where to go on the ice
  • Body contact
    • Proper body positioning when competing
    • Angling
    • Receiving body contact
  • Hockey positioning
    • Offense: Emphasize on going to the net
    • Defense: Staying between puck and the net
    • Spreading out the ice

3rd Stride

  • 1st and 2nd Stride skill review
  • Introduction to game rules and play
  • Reduced rink games