2022-23 Fundamentals Program - U7

The information on this page is for our U& Fundamentals Program only. For more information on our other 2022-2023 programs, please see the following pages:

Registration System Access:

Click here to access the OWHA Registration System or enter this address in your browser: http://BarrieWHA.rampregistrations.com

 2022-2023 Season Information and Fees:

  • Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons at National Training Rinks - Barrie (120 Big Bay Point Road)
  • Season start: October 2, 2022
  • Season end: March 5, 2022
  • Holiday Breaks: no sessions on October 9 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas) or  January 1 (New Years Day)
  • Registration Fees: $400
  • Age Groups (for the 2022-23 season): Players born in 2016, 2017

For 2022-2023, Fundamentals is planned to run with a minimum of 12 players to a maximum of 20 players per session, at NTR on Sunday afternoons.

Refund Policy:

  • Fundamentals registrations include a $190 amount that covers each player’s portion of league overhead and administration costs - including: association expenses (rent, salaries, etc.); OWHA registration and Hockey Canada insurance for players and team officials; use of Competitive jerseys sets, and socks for each player. This portion of the registration fee is 100% non-refundable once the season begins.

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:

  • A comprehensive program for the development of young children as hockey players.
  • The focus is on skill development and fun without the pressures of winning.
  • It aims to create participants and instructors who will continue in the game.
  • The motto is Fun, Fitness and Fair Play.

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.

Registration System Access:

Click here to access the OWHA Registration System or enter this address in your browser: http://BarrieWHA.rampregistrations.com


 For questions about our FUNdamentals program, please contact youthhouseleague@bwha.ca

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