WELCOME!! We've created 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":
2020 Intro to Hockey
*** Sessions will be determined by registration in the system and an email will be sent with your session time! ***
Cost: $20 for 4 on ice sessions
Location: Veterans Arena 1201 7th Ave East West Fargo, ND
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:
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 the coordinator for your level if you have any questions or need more information.
Required equipment is listed below and in the WFHA handbook: