Girls Hockey

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Overview

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey.

We have all new Girls Only programming for girls of all ages and skill levels including: Ball Hockey, Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, Rookie League, and two Rec Leagues (7-9 and 10-13).

You will find information on all programs below! For questions, please reach out to Kelley Steadman - Girls Hockey Coordinator.

program leadership

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Lead Instructor

Kelley Steadman - Kelley is a 3x World Champion with Team USA, a CWHL champion, an NWHL champion with the Buffalo Beauts, and a Mercyhurst Women's Ice Hockey alum. She also has over 7 years of Div. 1 Women's College Hockey coaching experience and over 10 years of experience as a private skills instructor.

SOUTHERN GIRLS HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM TRYOUTS

For the first time ever, the Tampa Bay Lightning Girls Hockey Program is creating teams for the 2024/25 season that will compete in the Southern Girls Hockey League!

We hope to have enough girls to create an 8U/10U combined team, a 12U/14U combined team, and a 16U team. All teams will practice weekly out of Clearwater Ice Arena and will play games/tournaments about once a month against teams from all over Florida, as well as the Southeast!

If your daughter has completed at least one season at the Rec Hockey level, she is eligible to participate and may register for the tryout!

Tryout Date: Saturday, June 29th (we will hold a second tryout date in mid-July if you cannot attend)

Location: Clearwater Ice Arena

See the link below for more information and to register!

programs

Summer Skills Clinics

Power Pole Arena Clinics

Thursday evenings from 7:30pm - 8:30pm (June 6, 13, 20, 27 / July 18, 25 / Aug. 1)

Girls ages 7-13

All participants must have at least completed a Learn to Play or Hockey 101 program. Full equipment is required.

Goalies are welcome to sign up for the goal scoring clinics only!

Each week will have a different theme: powerskating, stickhandling, goal scoring and the clinics can be signed up for individually!

See the link below for more information and to register!

TGH Ice Plex Clinics

Monday evenings from 5:45pm - 7:30pm

These clinics will be for FEMALE COACHES (18+)  looking to learn and grow, as well as FEMALE PLAYERS (ages 7-13)!

Clinics will be free for coaches and $15 for players.

The TGH clinics are run by Krystal Strassman, former D1 women's hockey player and USA Hockey Level 4 coach.

Info. and registration for each clinic below!

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Girls Only Ball Hockey

This ball hockey training program is for girls of all skill levels and is more than just learning a game. More than running, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the rink, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed in life. With that in mind, the Girls Ball Hockey Training initiative was developed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

The program runs for 8 weeks, is for girls ages 5-10 and runs on Saturdays at the Lightning Made Training Center (6910 Asphalt Ave Unit B, Tampa FL).

See the link below for more information and to register!

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning Learn to Skate hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

Girls Only Learn to Skate

The Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to continue our Girls Only Learn to Skate! The Learn to Skate will take place at PowerPole Arena, Home of Xtra ice which is located at 6910 Asphalt Ave., Tampa, FL 33614. The summer session begins on May 19th and runs for 8 weeks on Sundays.

The Lightning Learn to Skate is a beginner program for youth hockey players who are just learning how to skate for the first time. The winter program is 8 weeks and is for Girls Only ages 5 - 11 years old. It is a great way to get new hockey players the feel of skating! No equipment is necessary! We provide skates and helmets.

Our summer session has begun and is no longer available for registration! Please check back soon for our Fall Registration!

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning Learn to Play hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Learn to Play is a program that provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice.(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

Girls Only Learn to Play

The NHL and the NHLPA have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning to provide a low-cost opportunity for Girls to try hockey for the first time. During the 2022-23 hockey season, more than 800 boys and girls (age 5-10) discovered the sport of hockey for the first time through the Lightning Learn to Play Hockey Program. The Girls Learn to Play program takes place at Power Pole Arena (6910 Asphalt Ave, Tampa FL).

Summer SESSION INFORMATION:

The program will consist of eight (8) 45 minute long on-ice training sessions over the course of eight (8) consecutive weeks. Sessions will take place on Sundays, beginning May 19th from 11:25am-12:25pm. Girls will receive their own complete set of hockey equipment to keep as they progress into a next-step hockey program.

Our summer session has begun and is no longer available for registration! Please check back soon for our Fall Registration!

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie league hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Rookie League is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

Girls Only Rookie League

Lightning Made Girls Only Rookie League is for girls ages 6-11 who have completed a Learn to Play (Hockey 101) program and are looking to take their game to the next level. Rookie league training includes power skating, skill development, as well as small area game play/teaching.

For all small group work and games, girls are split into groups based on skill level so they are constantly being pushed to compete and get better, while having a ton of fun with their friends.

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION:

The program is held at Power Pole Arena (6910 Asphalt Ave, Tampa FL) and will consist of 8, one hour on-ice training sessions over the course of 8 consecutive weeks on Sundays from 11:25am - 12:25pm beginning May 19th.

Our summer session has begun and is no longer available for registration! Please check back soon for our Fall Registration!

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie league hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Rookie League is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

GIRLS ONLY REC PROGRAM

We are so excited to be continuing our Girls Only Rec League this summer! The Lightning Girls Only Rec Program now includes two age groups!

9U Rec League:  For girls ages 7-9 who have completed a Learn to Play program (Hockey 101) and Rookie League (Hockey 201) and are looking to learn more about positioning and game play!

13U Rec League: For girls ages 10-13 who have completed a Learn to Play program (Hockey 101) and Rookie League (Hockey 201) and are looking to learn more about positioning and game play!

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION:

Location: Power Pole Arena (6910 Asphalt Ave, Tampa FL)

Dates: 8 weeks of practices and games begninng Sunday, May 19th.

Our summer session has begun and is no longer available for registration! Please check back soon for our Fall Registration!

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