Predators G.O.A.L! Program Partners with Knoxville Youth Hockey
/ Nashville Predators
The Predators G.O.A.L! (Get Out and Learn!) program, which has introduced more than 750 4-9 year olds in Middle Tennessee to ice hockey since 2006, will be offered in Knoxville for the first time this August.
The Predators G.O.A.L! program is a free youth-hockey program created to offer kids the opportunity to experience the excitement of hockey without the cost of purchasing equipment. Designed for boys and girls aged 4-to-9 with no prior skating or hockey experience, this free ice-hockey program introduces the sport of hockey to kids while teaching the life experiences of teamwork, sportsmanship and self confidence. The Predators provide all equipment at no cost to the participant. G.O.A.L! is part of the Predators commitment to the development of youth hockey. For information on upcoming sessions, please visit nashvillepredators.com/goal.
Beginning on Monday, August 3, participants in Knoxville will be on the ice for 90 minutes over four consecutive evenings (Monday, August 3 – Thursday, August 6) at Cool Sports Icearium. Youngsters 4-9 years of age will be directed by Predators Amateur and Youth Hockey staff through a series of drills and lessons designed to teach the game’s basic points of skating, passing and shooting.
All participants must be registered and online registration begins Wednesday, July 22 at 9 a.m. (EST)/8 a.m. (CST) at nashvillepredators.com/goalknoxville. Space is limited and registration is based on a first-come/first-served basis.
“One of the Predators Amateur/Youth Hockey goals is to increase participation in the game,” Amateur and Youth Hockey Manager Andee Boiman said. “Giving youngsters and their families the opportunity to try the sport – at no cost – helps us reach that goal. We have worked closely with KJ Vorhees, the Cool Sports staff and Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association in an effort to offer this program and continue growing youth hockey membership in Nashville.”
The Predators G.O.A.L! program is also offered in both Fall and Spring at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville as well as at A-Game Sportsplex in Cool Springs.