Our Mission in the tampa bay area
At the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey and Development Department, our mission is to ignite the passion for hockey and foster a vibrant, inclusive hockey community in the Tampa Bay Area. We are dedicated to expanding the game of hockey, both on and off the ice, by providing top-tier programming and creating a positive impact in our local communities.
Our commitment is to:
- Develop the Next Generation: We aim to cultivate the skills and character of young athletes, empowering them to become not only better hockey players but also better individuals, with life skills that extend beyond the rink.
- Embrace Inclusivity: We believe that hockey should be accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, race, or background. We work tirelessly to ensure our programs are inclusive and welcoming to everyone, creating a diverse and vibrant hockey family.
- Promote Values: We instill the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect in all participants, from our youngest learners to seasoned players, with the goal of producing not just skilled athletes, but responsible citizens.
- Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local communities, working collaboratively to enhance the lives of those we touch. Through outreach programs and partnerships, we aim to leave a lasting positive impact.
- Inspire Passion: We strive to foster a lifelong love for the game of hockey, both for those who play and for the fans who support us. We believe that by fueling this passion, we can create a stronger, more connected Tampa Bay community.
Through these principles, we are committed to growing the game of hockey in the Tampa Bay Area and building a legacy that extends far beyond the arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hockey Department is dedicated to shaping the future of hockey, one player, one family, and one community at a time.