Member of the Wolves volunteering with 2016/2017 Learn to Skate
LAKES REGION YOUTH HOCKEY PRESENTS:
Learn to Skate!
The Learning Lakers is a “learn to skate” program with an emphasis on skating skills. Ages 10 under
Each Session Includes:
- 1 Hour of on-Ice Instruction per Week
- Games and fun activities and/or scrimmages
- Skating Skills
- Stride Development
- Fun-filled Drills to encourage the Child’s Love for the Game
The Lakers Learn to Skate program is a great introductory program to skating and beginning hockey skills. It is a coached program led by Coach Andrew Trimble and Coach Tim Kunes that uses many of the local high school and junior teams to help on the ice. This ratio of skater to coaches maximizes instruction time.
GM- Wolves Hockey. EHL U19 Head Coach
A native of Manasquan, NJ and former NCAA hockey player at SUNY- Buffalo State, Andrew is the Owner/ Head Instructor for Scoring Concepts LLC (www.scoringconcepts.com), a New Hampshire-based hockey training business that offers camps, clinics, private training, and tournament teams throughout the eastern seaboard. Scoring Concepts is the skills training provider to Rochester Youth Hockey, Lakes Region Youth Hockey, and teaches skills to hundreds of kids from all over the US every year.
In 2017-18, Trimble was the Head Coach for the Wolves EHL (Top Division) team, taking a team that finished in last place the year prior and turning it around in 1 season, leading his team to the playoffs and setting a Wolves EHL (top division) franchise record for wins in a season. Following the season, the New England Wolves were recognized as the 2017-18 EHL & EHLP "Humanitarians of the Year", for their outstanding contributions to their community.
In his 3 year run (from 2014-17) as Elite or U19 Head Coach, Coach Trimble's teams rebuilt Laconia, NH as a JR hockey destination. With an emphasis on community involvement, activism, outreach and personal accountability; his team's set (2015) and then re-set (2017), the highest win totals by a USA Hockey JR Program in Laconia in 12 years. During that time he was a League "Coach of the Year" finalist twice and coached in the EHL Elite All Star Game (2016). His teams never missed post-season play.
Prior to his time in JR Hockey, Trimble was a successful High School coach, taking over the program at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH, where in his first year with the program, his team posted the first winning season in 9 years and followed that with the only back to back playoff appearances in over a decade. His success in the 2012-2013 season led to him being voted as the NHIAA DII Coach of the Year and Foster’s Daily Democrat “Dream Team” Coach. Prior to his time at Kingswood, Trimble turned around the High School program at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, NJ. In his first season at JDHS (2009-2010) their 9 wins was the same win total as the 3 combined previous seasons, qualifying for an at-large NJ State tournament berth in his first year.
Trimble has been an evaluator for USA Hockey at the Rocky Mountain District camp and at SAHA. In 2013, he wrote and developed the Championship Productions DVD release, "Home School Hockey", an instructional DVD that teaches players of all ages how to effectively use off- ice drills to develop their on- ice skills.
Learn to Skate starts in November and runs into February. While it is not quite as long as a travel hockey season, it gets athletes comfortable on the ice and ready for the next step.
While full hockey gear is not required, it is recommended, as these athletes tend, at least at first, to spend some quality time on the ice. The league has a generous supply of gear to lend out for the Learn to Skate season. Our equipment manager would be happy to assist you with this.