Playing Lower Level Games

Hunter Lin
I am still learning how to skate well but I can move around and my field hockey stick skills transfers over. I am a level 1 skater and i was wondering if it would be okay to sign up for a game with level 3 skaters in it? I really want to start playing these pick up games but I don't know where I stand. Any help would be appreciated

Matt Cady
If you're looking at Lower Level games (games that are open to a quota of Levels 1, 2 & 3) I'd say sign up. You're likely to play with and against skaters who are stronger than you who have better puck handling skills than you, but if you keep your head up you should only get better. Don't be afraid to ask folks on your bench for advice, either. You might be the least skilled skater on the ice, but that shouldn't discourage you. Also, look for novice games (open to levels 1 & 2) and think about signing up for the Rob Little Skills Clinic.

Jul 22nd
Rob Little
Rob Little Hockey is pleased to announce three great clinics to help you become the best player you can be. Skating Skills Clinic The Skating Skills Clinic gives each participant excellent instruction and feedback on hockey’s most important skill. We will work on all skating skills with focus on balance, edge control and weight distribution. Skating Skills can always improve with expert instruction based on the need of each individual skater. Skating Skills Dates and Times: July 28 7:00-8:00 August 7 8:00-9:00 August 9 8:00-9:00 August 16 8:00-9:00 August 21 8:00-9:00 Clinic cost 185.00 Shooting Clinic All the basic shots will be covered with strategies to become a better shooter and scorer. In addition to the basic shots, we will work on breakaway dekes and deflections. The Shooting Clinic is 4.5 hours with a high number of repetitions and great instruction! Shooting Camp Dates: September 2 8:00-9:30 September 16 7:00-8:30 September 22 7:30-9:00 Shooting Camp cost 185.00 Speed and Agility Camp The Speed and Agility Camp is for players that want to play at a faster pace. Drills are done at an “uncomfortably fast” pace pushing each player to get to the next level. It is a fast paced workout done with proper rest intervals performed with and without pucks. Keeping feet moving while passing and shooting are stressed. It takes targeted practice to get your game to a faster level and the Speed and Agility Camp does it! Players need to be comfortable doing both forward and backward crossovers to benefit from this camp. Speed and Agility Dates: September 8 6:45-7:45 September 9 7:30-8:30 September 26 12:15-1:45 October 3 12:15-1:15 October 10 12:15-1:15 Speed and Agility Camp cost 200.00 To reserve a spot in a camp, email me at with your clinic choices. Payment must be submitted to secure your spot. Payments can be made via PayPal to or via mail to: Rob Little 3808 Harriet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409