Active Start & U10 Descriptions

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Check out the below descriptions to pick the right level for your child.


Active Start

- Approximately one ice time per week, usually same time/day every week.

-Introduction and primary focus: skating, ring handling, passing, checking, shooting and small area games.

-Emphasis on active involvement, participation and FUN!

-Introduce the concept of informal games  in 1/2 or cross ice-format. 

-Season: Post Thanksgiving to early/mid March.

FUNdamentals - Three Stages


U10-Step 1 (As of 2019-2020 season)

-1-3 ice times per week will include a combination of practice and games depending on league game schedule.

-Fundamental skill development focus including: skating skills, ringette skills and basic goalie instructions for ALL players

-Emphasis on active involvement, participation and FUN!

-Half ice/cross ice games with a focus on basic concepts, rules and flow of the game.

-Game format should be structured to maximize "time on the ring" for each player.

-Coaches on ice during games for the first half of the season.

-Timed shifts with shift changes on the "buzzer".

-Strive for team travel to remain relatively close to home.

-Tournament participation permitted (1-2 maximum with recommendation that the one be at or close to home and one "fun trip" away).

-Season: Mid September to March.

U10-Step 2

-As above plus...

-Full ice games.

-No coaches on the ice during games.

-No timed shifts - shift changes on the fly.

-Continue to consolidate skating and ring skills and understand game concepts.

-Tournament participation encouraged with 1-2 tournaments in addition to home tournament.

U10-Step 3

-As above plus...

-Begin to refine skating and ring skills and have a comprehensive understanding of the game.

-Maturity of the athlete indicates readiness for Learn to Train early.

-Tournament participation encouraged with 1-3 tournaments in addition to home tournament.


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