ESYSF supports the Bulldogs Hockey Club on the east side of Detroit including neighboring communities. Support is provided is through many different initiatives and centered around providing "all" kids the opportunity to play hockey.
Since 2014, ESYSF has supported the Bulldogs Hockey Club Program with $191,000 in ice subsidies, over 200 sets of equipment to the 8U Learn to Play Hockey Program, and over $40,000 in scholarships in partnership with the Grosse Pointe Old Devils.
What is the Learn to Play Program?
The Learn to Play Program - American Development Model (ADM) is a new system of training minor hockey players in the United States, developed by USA Hockey with the urging and support of the National Hockey League. Learn to Play is designed to properly train young players with a "Hockey For Life" motivation.
How does it work?
Learn to Play is based on a six station rotation. Players spend 5 minutes at each exercise working on a specific skill. The rink will then be divided into thirds for larger area 3-3 and 4-4 scrimmages. This system is active, productive, fun to play and fun to watch. There will be less down time, more moving, more playing. Small groups, small ice. Most importantly, more FUN!
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY PROGRAMS
East Side Hockey Ice Arena
4831 Canyon St., Detroit, MI 48236
Michigan Sled Dogs
East Side Youth Sports Foundation is proud to support the Michigan Sled Dogs with a $4,000 sponsorship for their trip to Nationals! Sled hockey is a sit down version of ice hockey designed for individuals who have a disability that prohibits them from playing stand up hockey. Players use sleds and two sticks with metal picks on the end to propel them forward. Congratulations to the Michigan Sled Dogs for winning 2014/15 Nationals!