|The information below is for 2020-2021 FUNdamentals Program only. |
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Details of the health and safety measures that will be in place to protect our players and volunteers for the 2021-2022 season will be released prior to the start of the season. To see details of the measures that were in place for the 2020-2021 season, please see our Covid-19 Protocols page.
Fundamentals is planned to run with a minimum of 12 players to a maximum of 20 players per session, at the NTR on Sunday afternoons.
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The Hockey Canada Initiation Program has been designed to make the first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.
The Initiation Program is a progressive, learn-to-play teaching curriculum. Children learn through participating in practice drills and informal modified games. The program consists of four phases of instruction, designed for any entry-level hockey player, which introduce the skills of skating, passing, puck control and shooting in a progressive, one-step-at-a-time manner.
Initiation Program Objectives:
Starting with the 2017-18 season Hockey Canada mandated that "Initiation-aged players receive age-appropriate programming on cross-ice or half-ice surfaces." Consistent with this policy, our Fundamentals program will held on the smaller ice surfaces at National Training Rinks once again this season. Read more about Hockey Canada's Age-Appropriate Programming Policy.
The main goal is to make the beginner’s first impression of hockey a good one! When players get started on a positive note, they automatically enjoy the game and usually go on to have fun playing hockey for many years.
For questions about our FUNdamentals program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org