The Islanders Street Learning Experience Program has one goal—to spread the word! To do that, the Islanders have come up with a great opportunity for schools to take part in, which allows students of different age groups to experience the sport of hockey during the physical education cirriculum.
In order for schools to take advantage of this program they must dedicate a two-week unit to learning street hockey during physical education classes. This program is most appropriate for student’s grades 3 through 8 and should adhere to the New York State Physical Education Standards.
“The I.S.L.E. Program was created with the intention of bringing the game of hockey back into the physical education curriculum of Long Island schools,” said Ann Rina, the Islanders Community Relations Manager. “This program gives all children the opportunity to see the game of hockey without having to be in an organized league.”
There are several elements to the program, including that a school must register with the New York Islanders to hold a two week hockey unit.
Participating schools will receive a set of street hockey equipment to use during hockey unit, including two goal nets, 12 hockey sticks, two sets of goalie equipment (helmet with face mask, goalie pads, chest protector, goal stick, waffle and glove), 12 street hockey balls/pucks, and a ticket voucher for each student participating in the program.
At the end of the hockey unit the school will have an option to send the winning classes of their school to the street hockey tournament being held in January during Islanders Long Island Hockey Fest Weekend.