U7 - The evaluations will be on September 30th and October 1st (schedule below) and the practices will start on the week of October 10. Once the teams are made, you will receive an invitation from Teamsnap to join your team.
THE U7 PROGRAM
Hockey Canada developed the U7 program to make child's first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It's a structured, learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills.
WHO ENROLLS IN THE U7 PROGRAM AND WHY?
The Hockey Canada U7 Program is designed for players 4, 5 and 6 years old but is suitable for any entry level hockey player and clearly lays out how to get them started in hockey so that they will have fun, learn skills and develop confidence.
UNDER SEVEN (7) YEARS OF AGE AS OF DECEMBER 31ST OF THE CURRENT SEASON
The age and skill level of the players defines the seasonal plan. The Hockey Canada skills development programs are based on progressive steps and follow the appropriate allocation of time illustrated in the skill development pyramid.
Goals for the U7 age category are:
introduction of basic skills
reviewing of basic skills
refining of basic skills
The U7 program recommends the following practice time allotment:
85% technical skills
15% individual tactics
0% team tactics
0% team play
If the beginner is having fun, developing some basic skills and building confidence, there is a good chance that this player will go on to enjoy hockey for many years. But if a beginner has an unhappy, unrewarding experience, the chances are that he, or she, will quit at an early age and never discover the real joy of Canada's great game.
Hockey New-Brunswick Regulations
U7 Program Core Skills
For more information, please contact the U7 Program Coordinator.
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