Wayne Gretzky lead his teams to 4 Stanley Cup Championships and is the only 9 time MVP of the NHL.
From USA Hockey's ADM Page -
The Great One’s message to parents: Let your kids have fun.
“In youth hockey, in most cases, it’s really important for kids to play other sports – whether it’s indoor lacrosse or soccer or baseball. I think what that does is two things. One, each sport helps the other sport. And then I think taking time off in the off-season – that three or four month window – really rejuvenates kids so when they come back at the end of August, they’re more excited. They think, ‘All right, hockey’s back, I’m ready to go.’”
– Wayne Gretzky
Excerpt from Globe and Mail, September 26, 2008, Erick Duhatschek. Gretzky was a multisport athlete himself growing up – he also excelled in baseball and lacrosse.
Here are other youth sports in the Taos area and their contact information.
Taos Sports Alliance (TSA) is dedicated to promoting and creating sporting, recreational and adventure tourism opportunities that improve health and economic outcomes and overall quality-of-life for Taos County residents.
Little League® is an international pastime that has been a fabric of societies throughout the world for 75 years. Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. Little League can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide with more than 2.4 million children participating each year. Little League has celebrated many milestones due to the dedication of its players, parents and volunteers.
HAA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that was founded in September of 2011. HAA offers gymnastics classes for kids from 18 months to 18 years, boys and girls. HAA has a competitive girls gymnastics team. HAA is also the home of the Xtreme Cheer Team’s and the Mystic Dance Teams. Since its beginning, HAA has had numerous state champions, hosted Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, hosted 2 successful Spring Performances and is heading into our second year offering a full-service summer camp. We are doing our best to serve the youth of Taos and surrounding communities.
President - Taos Soccer Club
Phone: (575) 776-1622
Phone: (575) 770-4554
Taos Soccer Club offers the youth in Taos the opportunity to work on soccer skills at all levels, offering camps all summer long. There's also the Lady Tigers and the Taos Tigers high school teams.
Our team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.
All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.
After visiting the IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe in 2012, it became very clear that Taos needs to be more involved and organized in the mountain-bike movement. Enter DNMA! Born out the love for mountain biking and the belief that this community cares about enhancing and protecting riding opportunities, DNMA will help to organize riders and advocate for mountain biking.
Del Norte MtB Alliance’s mission is to promote rich opportunities for the community of mountain bikers in Northern New Mexico; DNMA will focus on creating, protecting, and enhancing riding experiences.
Wanna become a member of DNMA? As an IMBA chapter we share members...so go towww.imba.com/membership and join us!
If there are any youth sports in Taos, not organized through the schools and the ISD, that you feel we have left off, or if any of the above contacts have changed, please let us know in the comments below. If you are with one of the programs above and have more information about the program, please let us know also. Consider this a community page to help out all of our youth here in Taos find what they are passionate about! Thank you all!