The information on this page is for our Fundamentals (u7) Program only. For more information on our other 2021-22 programs, please see the following pages:
For 2021-2022, 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.
NOTE: players who are not residents of the City of Barrie or Springwater Township must also choose the NON-RESIDENT FEE package when registering. Failure to select this package where required could result in late fees or other penalties.
FUNdamentals is a great way to introduce young players to Canada's favourite game!
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