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
As a precursor to Little Flyers, FYHA highly recommends taking advantage of the Boston Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program, hosted by FYHA. For the sixth consecutive year, it will be offered at Pirelli Rink in Franklin during the month of October 2021 (10th, 17th, 24th, 31st).
A separate, $180 registration fee includes four (4) on-ice sessions plus a complete set of hockey equipment (gear, stick and skates) properly fitted to your child who is 5-9 years old by September 1st, 2021.
Registrations for the Little Bruins opens early September. Click here for more information.
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 7th and ends March 20th. There is no class on December 26. 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 2015 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: