Get Out And Learn! (G.O.A.L!) presented by Erie Insurance program introduces the game of hockey to everyone without the financial commitment typically associated with the sport. This free, introductory program, designed for those with no prior experience, is offered in weekly sessions throughout the year at local rinks. The Predators provide all necessary equipment, ice time and instruction, making the program ideal for any family. The Preds are dedicated to supporting the development of youth hockey at all levels and recognize the need for local skating facilities to be accessible for beginners to help grow the sport, beginning at younger ages.
Little Preds Learn to Play, which is partially funded by the NHL and NHLPA's Industry Growth Fund, is a multiyear, multi-city endeavor by the Nashville Predators and participating ice rinks in an effort to reduce cost barriers associated with an introductory program. Each session runs for six to eight weeks consecutively and is designed for boys and girls ages 4-9 who have never played hockey. Participants receive weekly on-ice instruction, Nashville Predators Alumni appearances, full set of hockey equipment and Nashville Predators Kids Club Membership!
PREDecessor is a continue to play program for participants that graduated from the Little Preds program but not ready for youth league. This program puts an emphasis on the core skating fundamentals along with a feel for the puck and general hockey knowledge. We will teach positions, concepts and rules for playing the game, all while continuing to build a player's competency in their individual skills.
This recreational league provides participants the opportunity to develop individual and team hockey skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Our goal is to not only develop a player's hockey skills, but to create an environment where youth can learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, a positive attitude and a good work ethic. The emphasis of the programming - whether learning how to stop or perfecting the wrist shot - will be on being "better than before." Continuous improvement will be a theme utilized throughout much of our programming, executed in a measurable and meaningful way. There will be girl teams in the following age divisions: 8U and 10U/12U.