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Faribault Try Hockey Programs

Faribault Try Hockey for Free Program

This program introduces hockey and learn how-to skate to Faribault Youth in grades K-thru-5th grade.  Try a 3-time program to see if your child is interested in this sport.  Come by yourself, with a friend, or a sibling and give it a try…you have nothing to lose and much to gain.

We currently have around 28 girls and 55 boys within our 10 and under program and more are welcome.  We believe this a great sport and skill to learn.  It is much easier to learn to skate when you are young and you will have this skill for a lifetime.

Depending on the time of the year this registration could register your child for USA Try Hockey for Free Day.  This will allow you to get a coupon code from them when you have to register with them.  USA Hockey provides insurance for all kids on the ice along with great positive information to help make your kid a better athlete and person.

Any questions please reach out to Coach Colby Linnemann at ColbyLinneman@gmail.com or 952-292-2251.

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FAQ - Faribault Try Hockey Programs

Hope all kids are having fun taking part in one or all the Faribault Try Hockey Programs (including Learn to Skate). 

A number of questions have come up on the next steps if their child decides they want to move forward with playing Faribault Youth Hockey along with other questions.  Hope I have answered all questions and if not, please let us know.

FAQ

Question: What if we missed all the Try Hockey dates?  Can my kid try hockey to see if they like this sport?

Answer: YES!  Contact Colby Linnemann to coordinate at ColbyLinnemann@gmail.com or 952-292-2251.

 

Question: What if my child doesn't want to play hockey when they get older, should I sign them up for mini-mites (6 and under per July 1st) or mites (8 and under per July 1st)

Answer: That was the question we had for my daughter.  The answer we chose was, YES!  Reason, this is the best way for kids to learn how-to skate and the most efficient and cost effective.  They will have this skill set for the rest of their lives.  Then make a decision to keep playing hockey or do something else but definitely take advantage of the mini-mite and mite program.

 

Question: Does my child have to go to all practices?

Answer: It is best to attend as many as possible so they keep getting better.  With that said, my daughter last year only attended the weekends as she had other conflicts.  Plus she really enjoyed the skating but not the competitive aspect.  This year is a different story so we are trying both.  So do what is right for your child.  On another scenario, if my child rather watch TV or do screen time on a Saturday instead of going to practice they went to practice.

 

Question: How much does hockey cost for the 2017-2018 season if my child participated in one of the 2017 Try Hockey programs

Answer: $175 for 2017-2018 season  (approx. less than $45 per month with a typical 2-3 practices a week), includes hockey equipment rental if needed.  A $200 equipment security deposit check is needed when checking out equipment (made out to FHA).  When you return equipment at the end of the year you will get your check back.   Player will need to purchase their own stick.

 

Question: Does my family have to complete Concession volunteer hours known as DIBs?

Answer: Yes, unless you buyout.  Assuming if your family only has one skater who is joining mini-mites or mite thru the Try Hockey program then you would have 5 hours to complete.  If you have two skaters joining mini-mites and mites thru the Try Hockey program then you still only have 5 hours since this is a family requirement.  If you have an older skater above mite level you will have to complete that level requirement.

 

Question: May we register our kid(s) for Faribault Youth Hockey for the rest of the current season?

Answer(s): Yes! 

  • Recommendation for 1st year skaters who did one of the Try Hockey Programs:
    • If you are a born in 2011 or after please register for USA Hockey as the cost is waived.  Then go to Faribault Hockey website to register.
    • If you are born "before" 2011 then sign-up for USA Try Hockey that will take place on Nov 4th at FIA.  After Nov 4th you will receive a waiver code from USA hockey and this will save you the cost of the USA hockey fee. (May take up to a week to get)
    • Faribault Try Hockey (Done)
    • After Nov 4th, then come back to Faribault Hockey website and register online.
  • How to Register online after you receive Try Hockey USA Hockey Code for the rest of the 2017-2018 Season:
    • After Nov 4th you will receive a waiver code from USA hockey and this will save you the cost of the USA hockey fee.  You will need a USA Hockey number to complete Faribault Hockey Registration.
    • 2017-2018 Faribault Hockey Registration Link: https://faribault.sportngin.com/register/form/195824564
      • Brings you to the registration welcome page
      • 2nd page is where you enter your player's USA Hockey id
      • 3rd page is Player and Guardian Information
        • At the very bottom select "1st Yr Skater thru Try Hockey"
      • 4th page, fill-out 1st Yr Skater thru Try Hockey
      • 5th Page is Review and Pay
      • Finish!
    • A $200 equipment security deposit check is needed when checking out equipment (made out to FHA).  When you return equipment at the end of the year you will get your check back.  
    • Player will need to purchase their own stick.  
    • Player will need to purchase their own stick.  For a player starting out at the U8/mite level you should be able to find a hockey stick for around $20.  Here is an example of one: https://www.purehockey.com/product/250_Wood_ABS_stick/itm/28694-11/?mtx_id=0
      • Pure Hockey (Burnsville)
      • AceSports (Faribault) - not sure on their selection

 

Question: Can my child continue to participate in mite or U8/U10 activities thru the Try Hockey program?

Answer: yes, please check Faribault Hockey Calendar for scheduled practice times.  Make sure you register for USA Try Hockey and then show-up on Nov 4th to participate.  Also, check on Tuesday and Thursday for practices at their appropriate level: Tuesday – mites, Thursday – U8/U10 practice at Shattuck on the small rink.  Small rink is located to the very left of the Shattuck ice arena parking lot by the track.  Take the concrete sidewalk to the white building.

REGISTRATION NEXT STEPS - 2017-2018

Recommendation for 1st year skaters who did one of the Try Hockey Programs:

  • If you are a born in 2011 or after please register for USA Hockey as the cost is waived.  Then go to Faribault Hockey website to register.
  • If you are born "before" 2011 then sign-up for USA Try Hockey that will take place on Nov 4th at FIA.  After Nov 4th you will receive a waiver code from USA hockey and this will save you the cost of the USA hockey fee. (May take up to a week to get)
  1. Go to Faribault Hockey website: http://faribault.pucksystems2.com/
  2. Click on  2017-2018 Faribault Hockey Registration Link: https://faribault.sportngin.com/register/form/195824564
    • Brings you to the registration welcome page
    • 2nd page is where you enter your player's USA Hockey id
    • 3rd page is Player and Guardian Information
      • At the very bottom select "1st Yr Skater thru Try Hockey"
    • 4th page, fill-out 1st Yr Skater thru Try Hockey
    • 5th Page is Review and Pay
    • Finish!
  3. A $200 equipment security deposit check is needed when checking out equipment (made out to FHA).  When you return equipment at the end of the year you will get your check back.  
  4. Player will need to purchase their own stick.  
  5. Player will need to purchase their own stick.  For a player starting out at the U8/mite level you should be able to find a hockey stick for around $20.  Here is an example of one: https://www.purehockey.com/product/250_Wood_ABS_stick/itm/28694-11/?mtx_id=0
    • Pure Hockey (Burnsville)
    • AceSports (Faribault) - not sure on their selection
  6. Sign-up for your required concession volunteer hours known as DIBs

If any questions then contact Colby Linnemann at ColbyLinnemann@gmail.com or 952-292-2251