The LA Kings and Tyler Toffoli are pleased to announce that the 2020 Lil' Kings Learn to Play Hockey Program is now open for registration. We here at Iceoplex Simi Valley pioneered this program for the Kings and are proud, once again, to be hosting this exciting Program. Your future star will take the ice for the first time early in 2020.
Open to boys and girls 5-9 years old (on Saturday, April 11, 2020), this is for first time players only who have not participated in previous years of the Lil' Kings Program and have not been part of an organized hockey program. The Lil' Kings Learn-To-Play Program will help your child build character, become a team player, and meet new, local friends who enjoy the game of hockey!
Join the hundreds of players that first got their love of the "best sport on the planet" here at Iceoplex Simi Valley in the Lil Kings Program and have now continued on to higher levels.
You'll get a full set of CCM hockey gear including skates and stick to keep, and 6 on-ice sessions for only $175!
We will also be hosting a free Learn to Skate program in advance of its start for those registered for Lil' Kings.
Register today! www.lakings.com/lilkings Click REGISTER FOR 2020 then scroll down to
ICEOPLEX - SIMI VALLEY. Choose one the 5 time slots we'll be hosting for six Saturdays beginning April 11. These fill fast so get in on this NOW! Last year we sold out!
Lil Kings Learn to Play Hockey - 6 Saturdays beginning April 11, 2020
Iceoplex Simi Valley - 1 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Iceoplex Simi Valley - 2 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Iceoplex Simi Valley - 3 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Iceoplex Simi Valley - 4 4:55pm - 5:55pm
Iceoplex Simi Valley - 5 5:55pm - 6:55pm
If you want to see what your child will look like next year at this time, stop by and see our most recent Lil' Kings grads who are now Mariners MiniMites:
Friday 5:15pm - 6:15pm Practice
Saturday 3:45pm - 4:45pm Games
Don't delay - Register today! www.lakings.com/lilkings
Starting with proper technique and building upon that will enable your player to progress more quickly and give him or her (and you) a greater sense of satisfaction and pride.
Coach Julie has caringly and expertly helped with the Lil Kings program in the past teaching skating skills and the players respond well to her. She is also available for Private Skating Lessons!
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Director of In-House Hockey
Great news! You will be provided with head-to-toe CCM hockey gear. Prior to the start of the program, you will receive an email with details about when and where to pick your gear up. The staff will be providing fit guidelines and helping you and your player get comfortable in his/her new gear.
Helping your new player get dressed for hockey can be scary, especially the first few times. Luckily, Coach Garrett and Coach Linda have created a video to help.
Feel free to ask for help from coaches or other parents who look like they know what they are doing. Everyone is "new" at some point in their lives. We would much rather you ask for help than have your player missing equipment or wearing it wrong, making it both unsafe and uncomfortable!
1. Start with your base layers, INCLUDING gender-specific protection
2. Make sure the socks are secure to the body - there is nothing worse than socks falling down and exposing the shin pads. It looks bad and also makes it incredibly difficult to get up once the player has fallen.
3. Make sure the helmet fits well. Coaches will be looking for helmet security, especially Coach Linda. All players under the age of 18 must wear a mask. If the helmet is too loose, it will do nothing to protect a player. If it's too tight, it's uncomfortable. We suggest a snug fit around the head and one finger of space on the chin strap. The chin cup on the mask should be touching the chin. Refer to the fit guide of the helmet or ask a coach for assistance.