FRANKLIN YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (FYHA)
Little Flyers Program Overview
Little Flyers (formerly FYHA’s Intro to Hockey) is an instructional program that offers young athletes, ages 4-9, an opportunity to try the sport of hockey at a low financial commitment.
Run by USA Hockey certified volunteer coaches, weekly practices are designed to teach basic hockey skills including skating (proper stance, strides, use of edges and stopping), stick-handling and shooting in a structured, station-based setting. Over the course of more than five months, Little Flyers will participate in consistently executed on-ice drills and ultimately, age appropriate games (during the last four weeks) to prepare and excite them for participation in FYHA’s U8 or U10 program the following season.
Some skating experience is required. Those new to the ice are encouraged to start in our Learn to Skate program (click here for more information) and transition to Little Flyers when appropriate. Conversely, if a child initially has difficulty skating, and thus struggles to keep up with the drills, our coaches may recommend shifting from Little Flyers to Learn to Skate for a short period of time, after which they can move back.
NOTE: Bruins Academy Learn to Play
In past years, the Bruins Academy Learn to Play has been a recommended precursor to FYHA Little Flyers. Due to Covid-19, the NHL is postponing the Bruins Academy Learn to Play until further notice. Franklin Youth Hockey will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when more information becomes available.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN LITTLE FLYERS?
Little Flyers is open to residents of Franklin and surrounding communities, ages 4-9.
WHEN IS LITTLE FLYERS?
Little Flyers begins November 3 and lasts for 21 weeks (November 3 – December 22; January 5 – March 15). There is no class on December 29. Each Sunday session runs from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. at Pirelli Veterans Arena in Franklin.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Little Flyers tuition is $225. For insurance purposes, registration with USA Hockey is also required. The fee is $48 per person (exception, birth year 2014 and after and/or if your child participates in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program).
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?
All participants are required to be in full gear, which includes a hockey helmet, neck guard and skates.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To register for Little Flyers click here.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Kevin Dickie, Director of Learn to Skate and Little Flyers (formerly Learn to Play) at: