Initiation Program Under 8 Information (BLOMHA)

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What is the Initiation Program?

The Initiation Program is Hockey Canada’s premiere "Learn to Play" program and is the foundation of skill development in the Minor Hockey Alliance.

The Hockey Canada Initiation Program is designed for players 4, 5, 6 and 7 years of age and clearly lays out how to get them started in hockey. Learning basic fundamentals they will have fun and develop confidence. The program consists of four phases of instruction, designed for any entry-level hockey player, helping introduce the skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting in a fun and age appropriate progressive manner.

Benefits of the Hockey Canada Initiation Program

  • More puck touches
  • Age appropriate skills development
  • Fun for all participants
  • Maximum ice usage with more time on ice for players
  • Increased competition for all players

AGE DIVISIONS - Based on birth year as of December 31, 2021

Under 6 (4-5 years old)
Under 7 (6 years old)
Under 8 (7 years old)

Our Initiation Program is generously sponsored by:

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