As Lions & Flaming Skulls now offer 5 training sessions a week we have been reviewing the sessions we offer to to allow all ages and skill levels to have a training session.
We still stand by anyone can play Inline Hockey and can join us but we also want to help improve all player types. Which means we have had to create some closed sessions. This is a hard decision but we feel its the best way to grow the sport and also improve the core our our Junior and Senior teams.
We are now offering the following training sessions.
Toddler Skate & Play Saturday 9am until 10:30am Ardwick Sports Centre.
This session will stay the same as it as we have just added the offering of Food and Drinkfrom the rink cafe. We will carry on working with Manchester Roller Hockey Club on bringing new ideas and equipment to this session.
Toddler/Junior Beginners Inline Training Saturday 10:30am until 12pm Ardwick Sports Centre.
This session was changed last week to introduce Toddlers into a structured training session and improve skating and stick handling skills . For a toddler to join in this session all they need to do is put on a helmet and skates and be able to skate on their own as parents are not aloud on the rink for this session.
Toddlers training may not be on every week as we have to have 2 or more coaches on the rink and some week this is not possible due to game days. We will post each week if its a Toddler/Junior or just a Junior session.
The other part of this session is for any junior to join in from beginner level and up. We can provide kit if it is required, this session will focus on teaching the basic side of hockey.
We will split this session into two groups Toddler/beginners teaching the basic skating and sticking handling skill. The other group will be players who have the basic skating & stick handling skills and we will teach them the basic skills and plays to become a junior hockey player.
Lions Junior & Flaming Skulls Team training Sunday 10am until 12pm Ardwick Sports Centre
This session for all of our registered junior and Flaming Skulls players. We will be working as a team to help improve all skill sets throughout our age groups, as well as understanding the rules and positions when playing in league games. We will also welcome players from the Toddler/Junior training session who we think are ready to make that step up to more advanced drills as well as players from other teams who would like some extra training.
Beginners training Monday 8pm until 9:30pm Ardwick Sports Hall
This session is for any age and skill level. We have designed this session to work on the basic hockey skills required to play in one of our teams. We will again work though different skill level drills to help everyone progress into one of our team training sessions.
Lions & Flaming Skulls Team Training 9pm until 10:30pm Atherton Roller Rink
This session is now becoming a closed training session for Lions & Flaming Skulls registered players. Since adding Tom to the senior coaching staff we have started to add more team play drills and are treating this session as a team session to help improve all of our senior players. We will still allow players form outside the team to attend this session but you will need to message James to see if there are spaces left as we have a maximum limit to this session. We are also looking at introducing some of our Junior players who are coming up to the age of 14.This is to help them progress into becoming a part of the senior team and play for Lions White.
We have been building Lions & Flaming Skulls over the last 18 months as we had a goal to offer everyone a chance to play inline hockey no matter the age or skill level. We are proud to be the only team in Manchester to offer Toddler, junior, Women’s & Senior training sessions and to be the only team that has a progression platform no matter what age you start playing hockey at.
Big thank you to all the players and parents for supporting us over the last few years and a big thank you to all the coaches who are giving up their free time to help the club grow and offer hockey to all age groups, as without any of you none of this would of been possible. You have all shown a true meaning to the word hockey family and hopefully with the changes we have made it will also start to repay you all in improving everyone’s skill level and also help more people start playing inline hockey across all our age groups.