Hockey Edmonton TIMBITS Program


 TIMBITS is Hockey Edmonton's premier 'Learn-to-Play' Initation Program for beginning hockey, and is the foundation of skill development for young hockey players.

The 2016-17 TIMBITS Program is for 2010 to 2011 birth years (5 to 6 years of age). Hockey Edmonton's Initation Program (TIMBITS) has been split into two separate and distinct programs: Jr. TIMBITS and Sr. TIMBITS. Please see the information below regarding the specifics for Hockey Edmonton's TIMBITS programming:               

Jr. TIMBITS

The Jr. TIMBITS program will consist of a 1-hour practice, once a week, on the weekend. There will be a Lead Instructor on the ice for practices, with several other Support Instructors. The Lead Instructor position will rotate between the on ice instructors and they will use the ProSmart Hockey Learning System for program curriculum. This system is based off of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum.

  • (2011 Birth Year) 5-year old's as of December 31
  • A child can register into Jr. Timbits even if they have not previously participated in the DISCOVERY program
  • This program focuses on the Introduction of Technical Skills (Skating, Puck-handling, Passing, and Shooting) and an Introduction to Individual Tactics. There will be a strong emphasis on Skating Skills.
    • Hockey Canada Membership and Insurance coverage
    • Instruction from Certified Lead Instructors and Support Instructors (1:10 ratio)
    • TIMBITS Uniforms
    • Group formation of 10-12 players
    • Cross-Ice Hockey setups for efficient use of ice
    • All sessions to be held on prime-time weekend ice slots
    • (20) 1-hour shared ice Skill Development Sessions
    • TIMBITS Festival - December 10-11, 2016
    • TIMBITS Jamboree - March 18-19, 2017

 

Sr. TIMBITS

The Sr. TIMBITS program is and introduction to hockey program and will be two - 1-hour ice times per week (1 Skill Development Session and 1 Small Area Game Session) to be held on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a Lead Instructor on the ice for practices and game situations, with several Support Instructors. The Lead Instructor position will rotate between the on ice instructors and they will use the ProSmart Hockey Learning System for program curriculum. This system is based off of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum. During the Small Area Game Sessions, there will be a Small Area Game Zone on each end of the rink, with the middle of the ice being used as an Active Rest/Play Zone for drills the kids want to work on, and unstructured Small Area Games.

  • (2010 Birth Year) 6-year old's as of December 31
  • A child can register into Sr. Timbits even if they have not previously participated in the DISCOVERY or Jr. TIMBITS programs
  • This program focuses on the Development of Technical Skills (Skating, Puck-handling, Passing, and Shooting) and an Introduction to Individual Tactics. There will be a strong emphasis on Skating Skills.
    • Hockey Canada Membership and Insurance coverage
    • Instruction from Certified Lead Instructors and Support Instructors (1:10 ratio)
    • TIMBITS Uniforms
    • Group formation of 10-12 players
    • Cross-Ice Hockey setups for efficient use of ice
    • All sessions to be held on prime-time weekend ice slots
    • (20) 1-hour shared ice Skill Development Sessions
    • (20) 1-hour shared Small Area Game Sessions (with Active Rest/Play Zone)
    • No structured game play or score keeping - Pond Hockey rules
    • No regular goalies
    • TIMBITS Festival - December 10-11, 2016
    • TIMBITS Jamboree - March 18-19, 2017

 

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