The Nashville Predators Get Out And Learn! (G.O.A.L!) program presented by Erie Insurance is a free on-ice youth hockey series, in association with Centennial Sportsplex and Ford Ice Center.
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 5 to 8 years old with no prior hockey or skating experience, this free, four-week 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 four one-hour, on-ice sessions at Nashville area 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 four-week session is complete, there are hockey programs available at the rinks for continued development.
Participants of G.O.A.L! will receive on-ice instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches, complimentary hockey equipment, stick and skates to check out during the four-week program, official G.O.A.L! hockey jersey to keep as a souvenir, graduation certificate and a progression sheet from the local rink.
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 four-week sessions.