The first ever all-girl ice hockey class in Washington state was hosted by the Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) - Washington Wild on Sunday January 24th at Highland Ice Arena. 30 girls from the local area participated from towns spanning from Auburn to Arlington, and Shoreline to Redmond. WWFHA is the only all-girl ice hockey association in the state with over five teams and 130 players at the competitive and recreational levels, including the new beginner program.
Seattle Girls Hockey - Beginners Team Photo
The new hockey players, ranging from 4 years old to 9 years old, took the ice without hesitation for their weekly class. Each participant received a Washington Wild jersey and team socks, and player profile pictures were taken.
Seattle Girls Hockey - Profile Pictures
11 Washington Wild coaches and student coaches worked with the players individually and then in small groups per American Development Model (ADM) designed by governing body, USA Hockey, which encourages a higher volume of activity in practice and better utilization of resources ice time for the players. The successful model specifically caters to the size of the player in respect to the play area and equipment (nets) to help further develop the players’ hockey sense while honing individual skills in actual decision-making situations.
Seattle Girls Hockey - USA Hockey ADM
A class schedule, player profile and ice session photos and video are posted on the beginner’s team page: http://www.wwfha.com/page/show/2331400-beginner-16-winter-spring-2015-2016-
There are a few more spots left in the (WWFHA) Washington Wild girls’ hockey beginner class with fees prorated for late starters based on the start date. For more information visit: http://www.wwfha.com/beginners
Seattle Girls Hockey - Beginner Photo Gallery
Seattle Girls Hockey - first session of the Washington Wild Beginners