Teachers Matt Berkshire and John Frezza started a street hockey after school program for third through fifth graders as well as a sponsorship from the NY Islanders professional ice hockey team.
The goals of the after school program are:
- To introduce children of all backgrounds to the game of hockey and its culture
- To develop character, discipline, and positive relationships between students through participation in a team sport
- To promote regular physical activity and proper nutrition
After a quick snack, the kids have about 90 minutes to play hockey which is broken down between drills and partner activities, and four on four or three on three team games.
They are just wrapping up their first winter session, and in the beginning of March there will be a new session. The third session will begin in May. The kids are having a great time while making friends across grade levels. The girls are competing with the boys, so the kids are getting lessons in gender equality too.
This Saturday, February 11th @ 1:00pm, is our first Islanders fundraiser. PS 84 families get a special $20 ticket price and part of the proceeds will go back to the school. Mr. Berkshire and Mr. Frezza will continue to develop additional fund raisers and sponsorships with the team. Call 516-501-6894 for tickets.