What is the purpose of CSHL Youth Hockey?
CSHL is passionate about hockey and we want to share this passion with the youth of our community. Hockey is such a fun sport, and we have the unique opportunity to interweave our Youth League's core values (SURF) within the spirit of competition at every one of our events:
How do I register for a Youth Clinic and how much is it?
Youth Clinics are $10 per child. Click on the registration ribbons to register for Youth Clinics at either of our 2 locations (Waymer Park in Huntersville and the Morrison YMCA in Ballantyne).
What do we do if we don’t have equipment?
Join us! CSHL has removed the barriers to entry. We have all the equipment you need to come try hockey!
What equipment is required to participate?
- Hockey stick CSHL is happy to let your child borrow a stick – we have donations available in all sizes)
- Helmet with a cage/shield are required during scrimmages and other competitive play. Helmets are not required during drills and practice
- Sneakers keep it simple. Sneakers are more than likely to get scuffed up, please plan accordingly
- Shin pads are required during scrimmages and other competitive play.
- Gloves are required. Hand protection is extremely important during competitive play for safety purposes. Hockey/lacrosse gloves are recommended, but other gloves work too
What about footwear?
- Roller blades/skates are not allowed. This is a “deck hockey” program dedicated to the original way we all first learned how to play the game – in the street! With sneakers!
- Stay tuned for a potential roller hockey division of CSHL, perhaps in 2023…
Where can I can inexpensive equipment?
Who are the clinics for?
- Clinics are for kids ages 5-15
- We welcome all skill levels; come learn the game for the first time; come improve your skills – we will make sure you are challenged!
How long does it last?
- Clinics last for roughly 60 minutes
- For League Play, please refer to the Youth League schedule
What time should I show up?
- Please show up 15 minutes before the start of our events
- We aim to start on time
What can my kid expect?
- SURF (Safety, Unity, Respect, & Fun!)
- We have the unique opportunity to teach life lessons through the sport we all love so much. These are our program’s 4 Pillars and we drill this into the kids at every event
Who will be managing/overseeing the clinic?
- The Charlotte Street Hockey League (CSHL) is a 501c3 public charity. We were established in 2019 with 5 voting board positions, and today there are 2 non-voting positions
- Josh Greco serves as the CSHL’s Youth Program Coordinator and was elected by the Board of Directors as the organizations President/CEO in August of 2021!
- The clinics are overseen by CSHL board members as well as parents and volunteers who are screened via background check through CSHL’s volunteer background check program
How can I be assured my child will be safe?
- There is risk of injury in the sport of hockey. We will maintain safety precautions throughout the duration of our events and will promote and reinforce safe play during our activities.
- The CSHL has gone through great lengths to plan for and execute covid-safe precautions. We will remain in compliance with NC law and will designating specific regions for standing areas (parents and spectators) as required.
- Each child is encouraged to stay home, with total reimbursement if already paid, if he/she is showing symptoms of contracting the corona virus.
What happens if my child gets injured?
- Your child will be tended to by a CSHL member or an approved volunteer. A First Aid kit is on hand to address injuries.
- If your child’s injury induces an ambulance ride and/or a hospital visit, please refer to your healthcare plan.
What can I do upon arrival?
- Parents are welcome to volunteer. However, you must notify CSHL ahead of time and you must complete a volunteer screening examination and background check (administered via weblink) in order to become a Youth Program volunteer.
- Parents are welcome to stand in the designated standing area to watch the clinic/event.
What if I/my child can’t make the time?
- There will be other clinics! We try to offer multiple clinics every month. We try to schedule clinics at a day/time when the most number of parents/kids can attend.