APMHA Hockey School (Ajax Pickering Minor Hockey)

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RAIDERS HOCKEY SCHOOL

Our program is aimed at teaching our young players the basic hockey techniques and drills that focus on overall skill development. The skills that each player will rely upon each and every season of their hockey career. The program is based on the Canadian Hockey Initiation Program (CHIP) and we utilize the CHIP manuals as our session guide.

Our professional instructors work hard to make it a fun and enjoyable learning experience for all players. The reason we are here is because we enjoy helping the players develop their hockey skills and to prepare them for future seasons of APMHA league play. We believe that developing self-esteem and confidence in a no-pressure environment is fundamental to the learning process.


2022-2023 RAIDERS HOCKEY SCHOOL
START DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 2

Saturday's or Sunday's at either Don Beer Arena or Ajax Community Center
Hockey School Eligibility: Birth years of 2018-2014

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DIVISION SESSION DAYS ICE TIMES LOCATION
Hockey School Session A - Saturday
Session B - Saturday
Session C - Sunday
Session A - 10:30am-11:30am
Session B - 11:30am-12:30pm
Session C - 9:00am-10:00am
Session A - Don Beer Arena (Pickering)
Session B -Don Beer Arena (Pickering)
Session C - Ajax Community C
entre (Ajax)

** NOTE - Session Preference is indicated during the registration process. The APMHA will do it's best to accommodate session preferences, but players could be assigned to any of the sessions listed above. Players will be assigned to sessions mid-September and be notified of their session time via email. Please check your spam folders.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The APMHA Hockey School incorporates the Initiation Program (CHIP) into the structure of our existing program. The Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) developed this program to make children's first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It's a structured, learn to play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.

The Initiation Program incorporates the most current and innovative ideas of leading hockey people from across the country. The lesson plans have been tested and proven successful in a wide variety of community settings.

The Goals of the Program are the following:
- To have fun while playing hockey and engaging in physical activity.
- To learn the basic skills required to play the game of hockey.
- To develop an understanding of basic teamwork through participation in a variety of activities and adapted game situations.
- To create and refine basic motor patterns.
- To be introduced to the concepts of cooperation and fair play.
It is recommended that the child be able to move about the ice unassisted.

Questions about the APMHA Hockey School?
For all Hockey School inquiries, please click here to email APMHA Administration. 

  


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REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

 HELMET WITH CAGE (CSA APPROVED)
MOUTHGUARD
NECKGUARD
SHOULDER PADS
ELBOW PADS
HOCKEY GLOVES
HOCKEY PANTS
ATHLETIC SUPPORTER/PROTECTOR
SHIN PADS
SKATES
HOCKEY STICK
HOCKEY TAPE
SKATE GUARDS (OPTIONAL)


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