Our strategy is based on what is called the "Hockey Mobile". This is a trailer packed with all of the equipment needed to play street hockey (balls, pucks, sticks, goals, and protective equipment). The "Hockey Mobile" then travels around to community locations (churches, neighborhoods, parks, etc) and unpacks all of the equipment. We invite the surrounding community to come play street (shoes only) hockey, do an optional Christian devotional, and then come back at the same time next week throughout the year.
We believe in developing each person as a whole: mind, body, spirit, service, and leadership. We want everyone to be life-long learners, get children and their families active, help people to make their personal faith decision, and get everyone involved in serving their community by helping them become the leaders they can be. In order to do this, we have our "Lighting the Way Programs" which has three parts: a rewards program, a physical program, and a discipleship program. The "Lighting the Way Rewards Program" is an incentive based program where participants complete tasks in the five different areas (mind, body, spirit, service, and leadership) and then receive incentives for completing the tasks. The physical and discipleship programs are completed between our weekly playing time by the participants that help them to be physically and spiritually active every day.
We use street hockey because most people find ice hockey to be too expensive to participate in or they do not wish to learn how to skate well enough to play. By only playing on their shoes and providing the equipment, anyone can participate in our program!