Initiation Skills Program(s)


H1 Development

H1 Players average 2 hours of on-ice instruction per week totalling approximately 42 hours. Sessions are held Saturdays & Sundays throughout the winter, starting late September through to March. Focus is on skill stations, instructor to player ratio and most importantly ensuring the environment is safe & FUN.

Program Focus

  • Intro to Hockey (safety, equipment fitting etc…)
  • Fundamental Core Skills (skating, puck control, passing)
  • Fun environment (races, small area games, introducing competition….)

H2-4 Development

The players are assigned to skill groups determined by their coaches at the beginning of the season and attend the development sessions with similar skilled players from their division. (Level 1, 2 or 3). All H2-4 players are offered a minimum of 5 development sessions between October & February, approximately 30-40hrs of programming. Sessions are run on weekdays

The sessions include but are not limited to;

  • Skating Skills (edges/balance, starts/stops, agility - forwards & backwards)
  • Puck Skills (passing, shooting, stickhandling, dekes)

 

For more information on the AMHA Development Philosophy

Initiation Skill Development Programs Times and Schedules

Date Time Groups Arena
Oct 2 4:30-5:15pm H2  (grp 3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H2  (grp 2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H2  (grp 1) Abbotsford Centre
       
Oct 23 4:30-5:15pm H3 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H3 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H3 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre
       
Oct 30 4:30-5:15pm H4 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H4 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H4 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre
       
Nov 13 4:30-5:15pm H2 (grp 1) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H2 (grp 2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H2 (grp 3) Abbotsford Centre
       
Nov 20 4:30-5:15pm H3 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H3 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H3 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
       
Nov 27 4:30-5:15pm H4 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H4 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H4 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
       
Dec 4 4:30-5:15pm H2 (grp 3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H2 (grp 2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H2 (grp 1) Abbotsford Centre
       
Dec 11 4:30-5:15pm H3 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H3 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H3 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre
       
Dec 18 4:30-5:15pm H4 (grp3) Abbotsford Centre
  5:15-6:00pm H4 (grp2) Abbotsford Centre
  6:15-7:00pm H4 (grp1) Abbotsford Centre

 

Schedules will be extended as soon as ice is available and confirmed by the AMHA.

Upcoming Events


Sep. 26, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

H1-4 / Rec Parent Meeting Session #1
Online Webinar
As part of the AMHA's mandate on parent education in youth sport we will be holding Parent Education Webinars.

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Sep. 27, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Recreational Coach/Manager Meeting
AG Rec Gallery
Please be advised the AMHA will be hosting a Mandatory Recreational Coach/Manager meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at ...

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Sep. 28, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

H1-4 / Rec Parent Meeting Session #2
Online Webinar
As part of the AMHA's mandate on parent education in youth sport we will be holding Parent Education Webinars.

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