Novice & Below Program (Age 4-8) (South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association)

PrintNovice & Below Program (Age 4-8)

A PROGRESSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME

The FUNdamental stage of Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Model serves as the foundation upon which the entire minor hockey association is built. Youngsters at every level of play benefit from getting the “right start” in the game and it is crucial in building the skills of house league and competitive players alike. Children learn through participating in practice drills and informal modified games which forms the basis of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD).

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

Developing fundamental movement skills (skating, jumping, twisting, turning) manipulations skills (shooting, puck control) and overall motor skills (agility, balance, coordination) in a fun and safe sport environment that promotes self-confidence.

 

•Continue to grow their impression of hockey as a positive one for players and parents

 

•Play/games exist primarily in a modified form – formalized games introduced throughout the season

 

•Some stream of the players – goal is to have players working with players of like skill to develop confidence and self esteem

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2019-2020 Season

AGE BY DEC. 31

DIVISION

CATEGORY

PLAY IN A HIGHER DIVISION?

MAY AFFILIATE?

4 (2015)

Pre-School (Cubs)

HL

NO

NO

5 & 6 (2014/2013)

Initiation (Mites)

HL; LL

If deemed able by ability using parameters identified by the Association or where registration numbers require*

NO

7 (2012)

Pre-Novice (Tyke)

HL; LL; Select

Select If deemed able by ability using parameters identified by the Association or where registration numbers require*

NO

8 (2011)

Novice

HL; LL; Select; Rep

If deemed able by ability using parameters identified by the Association or where registration numbers require*

**

     * Centers must establish criteria that players would be required to meet in order to play on a higher division team. ** Yes - to Minor Atom/Atom; only during transition season - once the Novice program has transitioned to full-ice.

 

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