What is G.O.A.L.? Formerly StreetHawks, G.O.A.L. introduces hockey at the grassroots level to kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to try hockey. The program brings hockey to schools, community centers and other places where kids can play in safe, structured environments. To make the game more accessible, the Blackhawks provide equipment, tips on how to grow the program and instruction from youth hockey coaches. The skills that youth learn through sports like hockey-teamwork, focus, the value of hard work, practice and perseverance-will benefit them in school today, in college tomorrow and throughout their lives.
Each school that is selected will receive (2) one-hour clinics from the Blackhawks youth hockey staff, and P.E. teachers are invited to a training session at the United Center. The schools will keep the equipment used in the clinic. This includes 30 Blackhawks street hockey sticks, 30 hockey balls and two nets. The application for 2017-18 G.O.A.L. clinics is now open.