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Dearborn Heights Rec registers children for Youth Floor Hockey's start this week

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Youth floor hockey will be starting Thursday at the Richard A. Young Center, 5400 McKinley, and will continue running 5:10-6:05 p.m. Thursdays through March 13.

Pre-registration is required for a spot in the session for Grades 2-4. Dearborn Heights Parks and Recreation Department has been signing up participants prior to the program starting this week (cost is $30-per-child, with Master Card and Visa accepted). The first day of the session Jan. 30 is player evaluation day.

The first day will offer instruction on basic skills and rules (important for determining balances team assignments). However, youth floor hockey will be in a “non-competitive league;” with no league standings kept; and coaching emphasizing basic skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

“It's more like fun,” said Joanne Pickarski, who has been the receptionist at the front desk since Young Center first opened. “We do have instruction in the first part, but afterward it's more like playing street hockey, though we do have some rules like no high-sticking.

“We do have a big gym here,” she said.

At no extra charge, the city will provide all participants with the sticks, the goggles, and the mouthpieces. The children just need to bring comfortable clothes and tennis shoes, Pickarski said, though participants are required to bring their mouth guards each week to play.

For more information on the youth floor hockey program, parents can call the Young Center desk at (313) 277-7080, or visit the department's website at



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