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The Columbus Blue Jackets have launched a new initiative, CBJ Hockey To Go, to serve youth-based facilities and community organizations throughout central Ohio to remove barriers of entry to the game through introductory street hockey clinics - at no cost. CBJ Hockey To Go is designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and aims to introduce the sport of hockey in a fun, safe and educational atmosphere.

Blue Jackets Fan Development staff will provide instruction and necessary equipment for kids; all a participant needs is a pair of sneakers. A maximum of 100 kids are permitted to attend a clinic, and there must be a minimum of 40 participants. Multiple clinics can be held in succession if needed.

A CBJ Hockey To Go clinic will consist of the following:

  • Introduction: Blue Jackets staff will give an overview of the clinic, brief history of the Columbus Blue Jackets and character expectations such as teamwork.
  • Stickhandling: Participants will be taught the basics of stickhandling through practice drills and a competitive obstacle course.
  • Passing: Blue Jackets staff will teach the technique of passing, and participants will work together to practice their passing skills.
  • Shooting: Participants will learn the mechanics behind a wrist shot and will have the opportunity to shoot on net.
  • Q & A: As time allows, participants can ask Blue Jackets staff questions related to hockey and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

Before submitting the application for a CBJ Hockey To Go clinic, please verify that your organization meets the following criteria below:

  • Requests are on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the form below.
  • Volunteers: At least three (3) adult volunteers are needed to assist with the clinic.
  • Number of participants: Only 100 kids are permitted to attend a single clinic, and there must be a minimum of 40 participants.
  • Requests are scheduled 4-6 weeks prior to event. CBJ Hockey To Go is held between September and May. For summer requests, visit www.bluejackets.com/summertakeover.
  • Blue Jackets player, coach, broadcaster and/or alumni appearances are not available through CBJ Hockey To Go.
  • An appearance by Blue Jackets mascot Stinger is subject to availability.
  • CBJ Hockey To Go does not involve regular appearances by the Columbus Blue Jackets staff, players, or coaches.
  • If your clinic is cancelled due to inclement weather, a school conflict not known at the time of scheduling, or a Columbus Blue Jackets staffing conflict, the Blue Jackets will make every effort to reschedule your clinic for a later date.
  • Each organization may apply once a year, and must be located in Franklin or contiguous counties

For additional assistance contact Joe Renza at JRenza@bluejackets.com or (614) 246-6353.