GMHA U7 Hockey School
Eligible skaters are from the birth year’s: 2017, 2018, 2019
The GMHA follows the Hockey Canada Pathways Program for U7. All OMHA Hockey Association Centres follow this program structure: https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/players/essentials/age-divisions/under-7
Our Program Goals:
Get active, learn fundamental hockey skills, increase the skaters development both on & off the ice, refine motor skills, learning group co-operation, teamwork, fair play and to HAVE FUN!
GMHA U7 Hockey School Program Seasonal Plan
Program starts: First weekend after Thanksgiving (October 14/15, 2023)
Program ends: Sunday, March 31
Age Groups: U5 (2019), U6 (2018), U7 (2017)
The following dates, our U7 IP Hockey School Program will not run (due to the ice commitments to other Association events)
November 3/4, 2023 – Sylvia Tremblett Minor ‘AA’ Silver Stick Regional Qualifier
November 25/26, 2023 - Georgina Skating Club, Figure Skating Competition
December 2/3 – Sylvia Tremblett Major ‘AA’ Silver Stick Regional Qualifier
December 23/24, 30/31, 2023 – Christmas / New Years Break
Saturday mornings ---> Skills Development
Our Professional Development Coach will have a season development plan designed specific to each age group. The program will be adapted as changes need to be made, all with the ultimate goal of the most positive development of the skaters in mind.
The Program will cover all aspects of hockey player development: skating, shooting, passing, puck control, core work / balance / agility and increasing the skater’s hockey IQ.
Our skill development days are the foundation to making this program the success it is every year.
Sunday mornings ---> Game Days
- · Cross Ice (New regulation boards system to separate the ice surface)
- · 2 min shifts on a buzzer.
- · NO full-time goaltenders for the age groups of U5, U6, U7 (as this is part of the Hockey Canada Pathways Program)
Program Conclusion: Championship Day is the final Sunday in March. This day is all about the kids!
All teams all are introduced with pregame on-ice customized player introductions, smoke machine, concert lights, cameras, music, and red carpets. They all get the full NHL Experience !
It is day to remember, make sure your phone is fully charged !!
Program Instruction and Delivery
Our U7 Hockey School Program will be delivered by a professional hockey instructor utilizing parent volunteers.
Parent volunteers are all given training and provided with Hockey Canada’s skills resource material to help with the delivery of the program.
On Ice Parent Volunteers
The Georgina Minor Hockey Association is a volunteer-based association. We need your help!
Volunteers will help organize, teach, and support the professional development crew on our skill development days, and help coach the teams on Game days.
You have a big role to play in the success of this program!!
If you would like to be involved and help, please contact the GMHA IP Co-ordinator, Todd Bevand.
Email: [email protected]