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.

programs

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 TRY Hockey for FREE

Over the course of a year, the Tampa Bay Lightning host a Try Hockey For Free event for girls ages 5-11 that have never played ice hockey before. The event is free of charge and all equipment (skates, helmets, hockey stick, pucks, etc) will be provided! This is a one of a kind chance to skate on the same ice as the Tampa Bay Lightning and try out a new sport!

Next Clinic is TBD

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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 and starts on Sunday, March 3rd. This program is for Girls Only of all skill levels, ages 5-10 years old and is on Sundays from 11:00am - 11:45am 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 spring session begins on March 3rd 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.

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 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).

SPRING 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 March 3rd from 1:50pm - 2:35pm. Girls will receive their own complete set of hockey equipment to keep as they progress into a next-step hockey program.

See the link below for more information and to register!

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.

SPRING 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 2:40pm - 3:40pm beginning March 3rd.

See the link below for more information and to register!

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 spring! 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!

SPRING SESSION INFORMATION:

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

Dates: 8 weeks of practices and games on Sundays, beginning March 3rd.

See the links below for more information and to register!

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