The Fall of 1997 brought the introduction of the NHL/Devils street hockey program “STREET DEVILS” to the state of New Jersey. Our goal is to build a better future for today's youth through the establishment of organized athletic programs. These types of programs are helping to create an even stronger following for the future of the franchise.
WHAT IS STREET DEVILS?
Street Devils is a street hockey program. Street hockey is a dry land variation of ice hockey that can be played outdoors on a blacktop surface, net-less tennis courts, basketball courts or indoors on a gymnasium floor.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF STREET DEVILS?
The purpose of Street Devils is to provide children with an athletic and educational program free of charge, through local community centers, hockey rinks, and schools. This program introduces thousands of kids to hockey, a team sport that combines speed, athletic ability and sportsmanship. Street Devils will enable schools/ community/hockey rink centers to expand their recreational programs and provide kids with an opportunity to learn and participate in a new sports activity.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Street Devils is targeted for boys and girls, ages 6-16, who live in the state of New Jersey.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO PLAY?
All that you need to play is a pair of sneakers. The New Jersey Devils and the NHL will loan street hockey equipment (sticks, rubber pucks and balls, nets and protective goalie gear) to your community center.
HOW DO PARTICIPANTS LEARN THE RULES?
The rules of Street Devils are similar to those of ice hockey with a few unique changes. The New Jersey Devils will provide a start-up street hockey clinic for coaches and administrators. Training and informational manuals will be given to coaches, while all Street Devils participants will receive individual playbooks.
HOW TO TAKE STREET DEVILS TO A NEW LEVEL?
Several participating centers take Street Devils to a new level by incorporating playoffs, super-skills contest, end of season award ceremonies/pizza parties and Street Devils t-shirts.
WHERE DO I GO TO PARTICIPATE?
Contact your local community center to see if they are an Official Program Center of Street Devils. If they are not, call the New Jersey Devils at 1-800-NJ-DEVIL, ask for the Grassroots department and a representative will direct you to your nearest "Official Program Center."
The New Jersey Devils and the National Hockey League would like to invite your local community center or school to participate in the Street Devils Program. For an application to become an "Official Program Center," please contact Kevin Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form here.