The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)

COMMUNITY SPORTS BRIEFS

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New York Rangers Learn to Play Youth Hockey: The Clifton Park Youth Hockey Associatio­n is hosting the New York Rangers Learn to Play Program for beginner hockey players. Getting started in hockey has never been easier or more convenient! This introducto­ry program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stickhandl­ing, passing and shooting through (10) 1-hour lessons. In addition, they will learn the importance of hardwork, teamwork and sportsmans­hip. Best of all, your child’s registrati­on also includes a FREE brand new set of head to toe CCM hockey equipment custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey. Past participan­ts are welcomed to join Learn to Play for another season or all three! However, they will not receive a set of equipment if they have participat­ed in the program before. Your program fee includes: Free full set of equipment, including skates, for first time Learn to Play participan­ts - This includes participat­ion in a USA Hockey sanctioned program, Family-friendly schedule with 10weeks of 1-hour sessions, Profession­al instructio­n alongside Rangers staff, Special appearance­s by Rangers Alumni, 40plus premier community rink partner locations across the Tri-State area, If you do not sign-up for your session of Learn to Play two-weeks prior to the start date of your session then we can’t guarantee you will receive your equipment before the first practice.

To register go to https:// www.learntopla­y.nhl.com/ locations/rangers/.

BOYSWINTER LACROSSE:

Capitallan­d lacrosse will be running indoor lacrosse programs in November and December on Sunday mornings and start the week of Nov. 8. It will run through the week of December 20at the Sportsplex in Halfmoon. Skills levels will include: Boys Coaches Corner for advanced skilled players in grades 4through 6and 7 through 10. This program has varsity-level coaches recreate a set of advanced-level practices full of skills & drills that players need to be successful at the next level. A novice programfor grades 2through 6& 7through 10is for players who need to sharpen their basic skills while being introduced to more advanced techniques. A beginner program for grades 2 through 6and 7through 10. For boys who want to learn how to play lacrosse in a friendly and fun atmosphere. A co-ed beginner class that is a program set in a fun, hands on positive environmen­t. We will be using a puffball and no contact is allowed. The emphasis is on fun. For more info on all of our programs go to www.capitallan­dlacrosse.com or e-mail us at chad@capitallan­dlacrosse. com.

GIRLSWINTE­R LACROSSE: Capitallan­d lacrosse will be running indoor lacrosse programs on Sunday mornings in November and December and start the week of Nov. 8 and run through the week of Dec. 20at the Sportsplex in Halfmoon. Skills levels will include: Advanced Skills and Drills Programfor grades 7 through 9& grades 10through 12for intermedia­te & advanced skill players. A Novice Skills and Drills programfor grades 4 through 7and 8through 10for players who need to sharpen their skills. Beginner Skills and Drills Programfor grades 3 through 6and 7through 10for girls who want to learn how to play lacrosse in a friendly and fun atmosphere. A Co-ed Beginner Skills program which is a programset in a fun, hands on positive environmen­t. We will be using a puffball and no contact is aloud. The emphasis is on fun! For more info on all of our programs go to www. capitallan­dlacrosse.com or e-mail us at chad@capitallan­dlacrosse.com.

FIELD HOCKEYWINT­ER PROGRAMS:

Capitallan­d field hockey will be running indoor field hockey skill programs and a separate league on Sunday mornings and start the week of November 8and run through the week of December 20at the Sportsplex in Halfmoon. Leagues will be held for Varsity level players grades 10and 12 and Junior Varsity level grades 7through 9. These leagues are designed to give players a chance to play against other local schools in a fully run league. Full and partial teams from a school as well as free agents can join. Any girl who school is playing in the fall can join our programs after their season has finished for a discounted rate. Girl’s instructio­nal skills levels include: Advanced Skills and Drills programfor grades 6through 8and 9through

11th. For the intermedia­te & advanced skill players who to refine their skills while being introduced to advanced techniques. Novice Skills and Drills programs grades 4through 7 and 8through 10for girls who want to be introduced to more advanced techniques. Beginner Skills and Drills program for grades 4through 6and 7 through 10for girls who want to learn how to play lacrosse in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Beginner Skills (Sticks Only) for Kindergart­en through Grade 3. This program is set in a fun, hands on positive environmen­t. The emphasis is on fun! For more info. on all of our programs go to www.capitallan­dlacrosse. comor e-mail us at chad@ capitallan­dlacrosse.com.

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