NVHA offers an instructional Learn To Play Hockey program for beginning hockey players. While most players are in the Mite age group (5-8 years old),
Instruction is provided by volunteers from the Nonotuck Valley Hockey Association and players from local high school hockey programs.
Participants are required to wear hockey skates, an approved hockey helmet with mask, hockey gloves, shin pads, hockey pants and an a
The Learn to Play Hockey program begins October 15, running for about 17 sessions in total.
Any questions about the Learn to Play Hockey program can be directed to .
NOTE: Children in the Learn to Play program that are between 5-8 years old may also be eligible to skate in the Novice program. Novice hockey is 3-on-3 (no goalies) and is run by the Greater Springfield League (GSL). Also known as "Mini-Mites" its the precursor to playing on the Mite team.
There are three sessions during the season and there is an additional cost (approx. $100/session). Each session costs of seven (7) games and are played on Sunday mornings in Springfield. Players must be enrolled in the Learn to Play program and assigned to the team by the Association.