INTRODUCTION TO THE U7 HOCKEY PROGRAM
Under 7 Program (birth years 2017 & 2018 for the 2023-24 season)
The first years of hockey need to be a positive experience. A fun and exciting start gives young players the opportunity to enjoy hockey for life! If a beginner has fun, develops basic skills and builds confidence, there is a better chance they will enjoy themselves. But if the early experience is unrewarding, they may never discover all Canada’s game has to offer.
All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment.
U7 hockey is delivered through a progressive, learn-to-play teaching curriculum for 5-6 year olds. Children learn best through practice drills and skill sessions, as well as informal games like shinny, freeze tag and obstacle courses. The skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time. The focus should always be on fun and skill development, but the early years of hockey should also allow youngsters to experience fitness, fair play and cooperation.
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