The Initiation Program is Hockey Canada's premier 'Learn to Play' program for beginning hockey and is the foundation of skill development for Hockey Edmonton.
Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children'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, in a teaching station and cross-ice hockey format. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.
Benefits of the Initiation Program include:
FUN FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
AGE APPROPRIATE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
MORE PUCK TOUCHES
MAXIMUM ICE USAGE
INCREASED COMPETITION IN SMALLER SPACE FOR ALL PLAYERS
Hockey Edmonton Districts and Operating Areas, coaches, and parents are encouraged to visit the Hockey Edmonton TIMBITS Program Resources webpage for further resources and information.