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Cadet Program

Suzanne Cusanelli

For all inquiries for the Cadet Program

Phone: 732-450-9001 ext. 105

23' Winter 1 Session: Saturday, Nov. 4th - Monday, Dec. 18th (7 weeks)

Level Day of the Week Time Registration Cost
Cadet 1 & 2 Mondays 4:15pm - 5:00pm SOLD OUT $280
Saturdays 8:30am - 9:15am & 9:15am - 10:00am SOLD OUT $280
Cadet 3 Mondays 5:00pm - 5:45pm SOLD OUT $280
Saturdays 10:15am - 11:00am SOLD OUT $280

23' Winter 2 Session: Saturday, Jan. 6th - Monday, February 26th (8 weeks)

Level Day of the Week Time Registration Cost
Cadet 1 & 2 Mondays 4:15pm - 5:00pm Registration open on December 19th $320
Saturdays 8:30am - 9:15am & 9:15am - 10:00am Registration open on December 19th $320
Cadet 3 Mondays 5:00pm - 5:45pm Registration open on December 19th $320
Saturdays 10:15am - 11:00am Registration open on December 19th $320

Red Bank Armory Cadet Program (formerly Learn to Skate)

What is the Cadet Program?

The Cadet Program provides a unique opportunity for young children (boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old) to join our hockey community and develop the fundamental skills to become a hockey player. The program was created to provide an age-appropriate program for youth hockey development to help individuals succeed both on and off the ice as hockey players and graduate into our Learn to Play program.

The Cadet Program is offered to new, first-time participants and experienced skaters (both boys and girls) to the sport of hockey. Your child does not need to know how to skate before enrolling in the Cadet Program.


Cadet Level 1 ★ (Skills Covered)

  • Equipment Required: Hockey skates (included in registration) and helmet
  • Sit and stand up (on ice)
  • Basic hockey stance - forward and backward
  • March forward across the ice
  • Forward 2-foot glide
  • Dip
  • Forward swizzles/C-cuts (4-6 in a row)
  • Beginning stop - stationary
  • *Bonus: T-push to a 2-foot glide (held for 2-4 seconds) on a straight line


Cadet Level 2 ★★ (Skills Covered)

  • Equipment Required: Hockey skates (included in registration) and helmet
  • Scooter pushes (both right and left feet)
  • 2 foot hops while moving
  • Skating forward 1-foot glides (both right and left feet - length of skaters height)
  • Backward 2-foot glide (length of skaters height)
  • Backward swizzles/double C-cuts (6-8 in a row)
  • Two foot turns from forward to backward in place (both directions)
  • Full moving stop
  • *Bonus: Curves


Cadet Level 3 ★★★ (Skills Covered)

  • Equipment Required: Personal Hockey skates (Not Included in Registration), hockey helmet with cage, hockey stick, and hockey gloves. *Please note these links are suggestions and to be used as a reference*
  • Lateral crossover march (both directions)
  • Forward strides using correct use of blade and alternating arm drive
  • Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle/C-cuts (6-8 consecutive in both directions)
  • Moving forward to backward 2-foot turns on a 1/2 circle in both directions
  • Backwards skating 1-foot glide
  • Backward stops (both right and left side)
  • Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle/C-cuts (4-6 consecutive in both directions)
  • *Bonus: Forward stopping and start
  • **This level will include stick and puck