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    TAOS HOCKEY: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESSIBLE HOCKEY IN A COMMUNITY

    by Elizabeth Pacheco (From the Kraft HockeyVille Contest)

    Hockey in Taos is important because it is one of the only sports that is so accessible. We have try hockey for free, and have started supporting sled hockey. Hockey gives those who cannot always participate in sports a chance to fall in love with a sport that is already so easy to love. Hockey in my town is one of the sports with the most dedicated coaches, parents, and players. We may not always win, but we always give all we can to the game. Hockey helps a to reach the kids in my community that do not always have an outlet or a strong support system. There are scholarships, and equipment banks that we have, to help ease a financial strain on families. Hockey gives everyone who participates a family to belong to, and a positive way to spend their time. Hockey in Taos has helped to better our community, pushing players to do better in school, and to stay out of trouble. The Taos High School team has won state, and are currently the New Mexico State Champions. Not because of flashy equipment, or because they have composite players, but because of the dedication of our Coaches and players who show up to 5:30 am practice four days a week. Hockey gives these students something to look forward to before they go to school every morning. It gives a reason to be the best people they can be. Hockey is a reason to become a responsible, and helpful adult. It gives role models, in the form of dedicated volunteers.

    Taos Youth Hockey Upcoming Events

    • Apr
    • 21
    TYHA Board Meeting
    • May
    • 1
    Summer Hockey Coach and Volunteer Meeting
    • 5:30pm- 7:30pm (MDT) Ical_event_icon
    • Taos Youth and Family Center - Room C, D, or Lobby
    • We will work out practice schedules based on coach availability over the summer, in accordance with the availability of the Youth and Family Center or other venues.  

    • Tag(s): 12U Coyotes  18U Tigers  Roller Hockey Sign-Up 
    • May
    • 24
    Summer Hockey Kick Off
    • 4:00pm- 5:00pm (MDT) Ical_event_icon
    • Taos Youth and Family Center
    • The Kick-Off event for the Summer Hockey program, will include orientation and getting to know coaches/managers.  

    • Tag(s): Roller Hockey Sign-Up 
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