G.O.A.L! offers children the opportunity to experience the excitement of hockey without the cost of purchasing equipment. Designed for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years old with no prior hockey or skating experience, this free hockey program will introduce the exciting sport of hockey to kids, while teaching life experiences of teamwork, sportsmanship and self-confidence.
G.O.A.L! provides beginner players the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey through 30-minute, on-ice sessions at local rinks. Participants will learn forward strides, stops/starts, turns and crossovers, backward skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting. Each session will encourage participants to actively partake in fun drills geared toward their skill progress. Once the on-ice session is complete, there are hockey programs available at the rinks for continued development.
Participants of G.O.A.L.! will receive instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches and complimentary hockey equipment to borrow for the session. Once the session is over, each participant will take home their official Nashville Predators G.O.A.L.! stick and jersey to keep as a souvenir!
G.O.A.L! is intended for new skaters, not those already in a hockey program. Children currently participating in a league or program are not eligible. Graduates of the G.O.A.L! program may not register for additional sessions.
Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)