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Ingomar, PA 15127

The North Allegheny Inline hockey program was approved as a club sport by the NA school board in 1999. The goal of the NA Inline Hockey program is to allow as many boys and girls (skaters) as possible to compete  from grades 2 through 12.  The tryout process evaluates and places skaters at the correct team level so that the skater can safely play, remain competitive, and build their skills.  The number of competitive teams is usually limited to the availability of rink time. Tryouts consist of skating, shooting, and scrimmaging drills.
Tryouts for High School and Middle School teams are in May at our home rink, RMU, Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center on Neville Island.   Skaters trying out must attend all tryout sessions as scheduled. Attendance is required if a player wishes to compete at this level.  Elementary tryouts are in August.  The program is fortunate to have dedicated volunteer coaches who run each team, including handling weekly communications and practices.  All coaches receive certification through the PIRHL and necessary clearances to work with minors.   In the program’s short history, the NA teams have had great success.  Most notably, NA won back-to-back Varsity State Championships in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons a JV1 and M1 Championship for the 2009-2010 season, and an E2 Championship in 2010-2011. The MS2 players won 1st place in the 2014 season with the Varsity 3 program finishing second place.

The playing season begins in September with seeding tournament games.  Teams play from October through February.  Playoffs follow the end of the regular season and often last until  mid to end of March.  Games are played on Friday evenings and through-out the weekend. Typically there is one game scheduled per weekend, but occasionally two games will be scheduled.   There are 5 venues in our area.   The league we are associated with is the PIRHL,  PA Interscholastic Roller Hockey League.  If your child is chosen as a  PIRHL All-Star, the games are played in late December or very early January.

Each team practices at least 3 times a month at our home rink, RMU.  Practices are weekday evenings and are on a rotating schedule.  Additional skills or practices can be planned by your team’s coach at a separate additional expense, if any expenses are incurred.

Skater dues include league fees (excluding All Star game expenses, if any), referee fees, and practice time fees as designated at the beginning of the season (3 practices per month at RMU).  Required equipment can be found on our EQUIPMENT page.  NA Inline has team and individual photos taken in October, a clothing sale of NA Inline clothing and accessories, a banquet, and  sponsors the Eric Pelly Scholarship fund.

There are many local developmental skating programs year round at all the 5 venues.
Jack Rowley,
Apr 15, 2016, 6:36 AM