WELCOME!! We've create this page to answer questions you may have about hockey and help you get started. Your first question may be - Why hockey?
These are just a few reasons why your child/children should play hockey. We, as an association, are excited to do what we can to help them feel excited about a sport they will love!
First, it's never too late for your child to start playing hockey, but we do recommend an earlier than later start. Third grade and younger is ideal but we have had players as old as 7th grade play for the first time. Previous skating experience helps, but is not required. All players will go through tryouts. The goal of these tryouts is to place your skater on a team with other similar ability skaters so they can work with kids that are at a relatively same level of play. There are no "cuts".
If your child hasn't skated before, we encourage you to take advantage of "Intro to Hockey":
West Fargo Hockey Association has been offering a camp for girls and boys ages Pre-K-3rd grade who are new to hockey!
WFHA offers One Goal Equipment:
Session times will be determined at registration and an email will be sent prior to the start of Intro to Hockey!
Registration opens by the end of August/beginning of September! Fee is has been $25 per skater. It can be found on the Home Page of our website.
Or skating lessons are typically offered by West Fargo Parks:
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Important Note: The North Dakota Amateur Hockey Association (NDAHA) has a program designated specifically for girls from 8U (i.e. age 8 and under) through 14U (i.e. age 14 and under). However, if a family chooses, they can register their girl to play at the Termite, Mite, Squirt and PeeWee level along with the boys.
ONE GOAL PROGRAM
This program is offered to Termite and Mite/8U players NEW to hockey.
Each set includes:
FOR SKATES AND OTHER GEAR FOR OLDER PLAYERS
If you are new to hockey, we recommend you head to a local hockey outfitter. They will be sure to get you fitted with the safety gear your child will need and they'll make sure all of the sizes fit to ensure your child is safe. Please contact our coordinator if you have any questions or need more information.
Required equipment is listed below and in the WFHA handbook:
Registration typically opens in June or July and runs through September (October if you are new to WFHA). Click on the link below.
We are trying to reorganize our website to make it user friendly and provide as much information as possible at your finger tips. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact one of our coordinators or see our web page with our board members listed and assigned areas.
We're looking forward to having you join us!!