Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association

Initiation/Novice Skills Programs

Initiation Minor Development

Initiation Minor Players average 2 hours of on-ice instruction per week totalling approximately 42 hours. Sessions are held Saturdays & Sundays throughout the winter, starting late September through to March. Focus is on skill stations, instructor to player ratio and most importantly ensuring the environment is safe & FUN.

Program Focus

  • Intro to Hockey (safety, equipment fitting etc…)
  • Fundamental Core Skills (skating, puck control, passing)
  • Fun environment (races, small area games, introducing competition….)

Initiation Major / Novice Major & Minor Development

The players are assigned to skill groups determined by their coaches at the beginning of the season and attend the development sessions with similar skilled players from their division. (Level 1, 2 or 3). All Initiation Major, Novice Major and minor players are offered a minimum of 5 development sessions between October & February, approximately 30-40hrs of programming. Sessions are run on weekdays

The sessions include but are not limited to;

  • Skating Skills (edges/balance, starts/stops, agility - forwards & backwards)
  • Puck Skills (passing, shooting, stickhandling, dekes)

For more information on the AMHA Development Philosophy.

 

Initiation/Novice Skill Development Program Schedule:

H2 = Initiation Major / H3 = Novice Minor / H4 = Novice Major

Monday's - Abbotsford Centre

Date Time Groups
Oct 15 4:30-5:15pm Initiation Major  (grp 3)
5:15-6:00pm Initiation Major  (grp 2)
6:15-7:00pm Initiation Major  (grp 1)
Oct 22 4:30-5:15pm Novice Minor (grp3)
5:15-6:00pm Novice Minor (grp2)
6:15-7:00pm Novice Minor (grp1)
Nov 5 4:30-5:15pm Novice Major (grp3)
5:15-6:00pm Novice Major (grp2)
6:15-7:00pm Novice Major (grp1)
Nov 12 4:30-5:15pm Initiation Major (grp 1)
5:15-6:00pm Initiation Major (grp 2)
6:15-7:00pm Initiation Major (grp 3)
Nov 26 4:30-5:15pm Novice Minor (grp1)
5:15-6:00pm Novice Minor (grp2)
6:15-7:00pm Novice Minor (grp3)
Dec 3 4:30-5:15pm Novice Major (grp1)
5:15-6:00pm Novice Major (grp2)
6:15-7:00pm Novice Major (grp3)
Dec 10 4:30-5:15pm Initiation Major (grp 3)
5:15-6:00pm Initiation Major (grp 2)
6:15-7:00pm Initiation Major (grp 1)
Dec 17 4:30-5:15pm Novice Minor (grp3)
5:15-6:00pm Novice Minor (grp2)
6:15-7:00pm Novice Minor (grp1)

 

** Please note schedules will be extended as soon as ice schedule is confirmed.