U8 - U9 Initiation Program Born 2014 & 2013, CVHA House League (City of Vaughan Hockey)

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CVHA INITIATION PROGRAM - U8 to U9 (formerly Minor Novice & Novice) 

U8 HOCKEY (IP)

During this period, the players continue to develop motor skills and coordination. The U8 SKILLS PROGRAM is designed to promote the continued development of physical literacy, fitness, and the basic skills required to play hockey. Game play with referees is introduced.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The program will start early September 2021 thru to April 2022 (based on the GTHL Return to Play Protocol)

  • Program offers 25 weekends of hockeyGTHL_IP_Program_400x351.jpg

  • 2 sessions weekly - Saturday & Sunday
  • Hockey Canada Certified Coaches
  • Referees & Timekeepers
  • Hockey Jersey and Hockey Socks provided
  • Hockey Canada Insurance
  • Year End Banquet with Awards and Pictures


Registration Fee: $750.00  


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U9 HOCKEY (IP)

Skills being focused on in the U9 program include an advancement of the skills learned in the INITIATION PROGRAM and the introduction of Team Play.  Players are learning more offensive (dekes and net drives) and defensive (basic one-on-ones and escape moves) tactics. Game play occurs from the start of season.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

September 2021 thru to end April 2022 (based on the GTHL Return to Play Protocol)

  • 2 Sessions Weekly -Saturday & SundayGTHL-IP-ComparisonChart_18.jpg
  • Transition from half ice game play to full ice game play in January
  • Hockey Canada Certified Coaches
  • Referees & Timekeepers
  • Hockey Jersey and Hockey Socks provided
  • Hockey Canada Insurance
  • Year End Banquet with Awards and Pictures

Registration Fee: $750.00 (payable in 2 installments) 

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ABOUT HOCKEY CANADA’S INITIATION PROGRAM (IP)

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The Initiation Program is a progressive, learn to play teaching curriculum. Children learn through participating in practice drills and informal and modified games (such as shinny, freeze tag, and obstacle courses). 

The skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined in a progressive one step at a time manner.

Although the emphasis is on fun and fundamental skill development, the Initiation Program also allows the younger player to experience fitness, fair play, and cooperation.

To ensure a positive experience for the children, a instructional clinic has been designed for the ice instructors (coaches), that focuses on communication, teaching skills, leadership, skill analysis, lesson organization and safety and risk management.

 

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PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

The Initiation Program is Canada’s premier “LEARN TO PLAY” program for beginning hockey players.

The Canadian Hockey Association developed the program (as part of the Long Term Player Development model - LTPD) to ensure that the child’s first contact with hockey is a safe and positive experience and keeps them in the game!

It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement.  It also strives to make hockey more appealing and rewarding to a wider range of children.


The goals, philosophy and objectives of the program are:

1.     Teaching basic hockey skills so players can enjoy the game.

2.     Assisting in development and enhancement of basic motor patterns.

3.     Developing and encouraging the concept of team, through player participation in on and off-ice activities.

4.     To implement fitness, fair play and co-operation aspects within the fun of the game