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 Hockey Edmonton TIMBITS program is for athletes ages 4 to 6 years old. Hockey Edmonton's Initiation Program (called: TIMBITS) has been split into THREE separate and distinct programs: DISCOVERY, Jr. TIMBITS and Sr. TIMBITS. Please view the Hockey Edmonton TIMBITS Program Resources webpage and the details listed below for further information regarding the Hockey Edmonton TIMBITS program:     

DISCOVERY

This program is for brand new skaters, wearing full hockey equipment; learning to skate and incorporating some hockey skills throughout the season. Sessions will occur on the weekends (once per week), with each session being 45 to 60-minutes in length. Instructors will utilize/follow the ProSmart Hockey Learning System for program curriculum. This system is based off of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum. 

  • LEARN TO SKATE;
  • 4-year old's as of December 31, or by ability/developmental level;
  • Discovery is for brand new skaters who are learning to skate;
  • This structured program teaches basic movement and skating skills through development drills from Phase 1 of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Manual;
  • Non-competitive fun activities are also incorporated to further develop the skills that were learned;
    • Hockey Canada Membership and Insurance coverage;
    • Instruction from Certified Lead Instructors (1:10 ratio);
    • TIMBITS Uniforms, Medals, and gifts;
    • Group formation of 10-12 players;
    • All sessions to be held on prime-time weekend ice slots;
    • (20) 1-hour shared ice Skill Development Sessions (Rotational Teaching Station Format);
    • TIMBITS Fall Festival - December;
    • TIMBITS Winter Jamboree - March.

 

JUNIOR TIMBITS (Jr.)

This program is for newer hockey players who have the ability to skate wearing full hockey equipment; introducing them to technical hockey skills. Sessions will occur on the weekends (once per week), with each session being 60-minutes in length. Instructors will utilize/follow the ProSmart Hockey Learning System for program curriculum. This system is based off of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum. 

  • INTRODUCTION TO SKILL DEVELOPMENT;
  • 5-year old's as of December 31, or by ability/developmental level;
  • Jr. TIMBITS focuses on the Introduction of Technical Skills (Skating, Puck-handling, Passing, and Shooting). 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, Medals, and gifts;
    • Group formation of 10-12 players;
    • All sessions to be held on prime-time weekend ice slots;
    • (20) 1-hour shared ice Skill Development Sessions (Rotational Teaching Station Format);
    • TIMBITS Fall Festival - December;
    • TIMBITS Winter Jamboree - March. 

 

SENIOR TIMBITS (Sr.)

This program is for more experienced hockey players, who have the ability to skate wearing full hockey equipment, and who have already been introduced to the technical hockey skills. Sessions will occur on the weekends (twice per week), with each session being 60-minutes in length. There are TWO weekly sessions (1-Skill Development Session and 1-Small Area Game Session) to be held on Saturday's and Sunday's. During the Small Area Game Sessions, there will be TWO Small Area Game Zones on each end of the rink, with the middle of the ice being used as an Active Rest/Play Neutral Zone. Instructors will utilize/follow the ProSmart Hockey Learning System for program curriculum. This system is based off of Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum.

  • INTRODUCTION TO SMALL AREA GAMES;
  • 6-year old's as of December 31, or by ability/developmental level;
  • 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, Medals, and gifts;
    • Group formation of 10-12 players;
    • All sessions to be held on prime-time weekend ice slots;
    • (20) 1-hour shared ice Skill Development Sessions (Rotational Teaching Station Format);
    • (20) 1-hour shared Small Area Game Sessions (with Active Rest/Play Neutral Zone);
    • Cross-Ice Hockey setups for efficient use of ice;
      • No structured game play or score keeping - Pond Hockey rules;
      • No regular goalies;
    • TIMBITS Fall Festival - December;
    • TIMBITS Winter Jamboree - March.

 

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