Little Bulldogs is the starting point of all players when joining the Banbury Bulldogs. Each new player when joining will be placed into the SKATE street sports achievement program and will progress through the program until they can skate with confidence while achieving certificates along the way.
We have been developing the SKATE program over the past year to encourage new starters through a pre-defined program, to learn to skate and enjoy continual improvement with their skating while been taught by the highly skilled and experienced training staff.
The program allows a child to progress at their own pace, so not feeling any pressure to try and do something they don’t feel comfortable with. Each child is assessed by a coach and will only move to the next level of the program when all skills have been learnt and they are comfortable executing.
STEP 1 – LEARN TO SKATE
Learn to skate is the starting point for all players joining the Banbury Bulldogs. It puts in place the real building blocks to becoming a hockey player.
You will learn how to:
Side Start and Left to Right
Glide on one leg
T-Stop Left and Right
Receiving a Puck
Maintaining Full Control
Once you have mastered all of the skills listed above you can progress to Street Hockey.
STEP 2 – STREET HOCKEY
Street Hockey is the next step up in the Little Bulldogs, the step takes a player from a beginner to a faster more active session where a players existing skills will be honed and they will be introduced to new skills.
Learn how to:
2-Skate stop left or right
Execute a wrist shot
Side to side movement of the puck while static
Back to front movement of the puck while static
Power turns to left and right
A backwards figure of eight start
Side to side movement of the puck while moving
Back to front movement of the puck while moving
Forward crossovers to left or right
Once you have mastered all of the skills listed above you can progress to League. Or you can just stay and enjoy Street Hockey.
If you do want to join a Banbury Bulldogs Team, please speak to a committee member who will be able to give you all of the information you will need.
WANT TO GIVE IT A TRY?
Come to SThe Warriner School, Bloxham every Saturday starting at 1:30 pm, to have your first 2 skate sessions free.
All equipment will be provided on the day.