Initiation Program

Hockey Canada developed the Initiation 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.

It comes down to this! A hockey association's Initiation Program is its very foundation - the base upon which it builds its house leagues, and rep teams.
The Hockey Canada Initiation Program is designed for players 5 and 6 years old but is suitable for any entry level hockey player and clearly lays out how to get them started in hockey so that they will: have fun; learn skills, and develop confidence.
Developing fundamental movement skills (skating, jumping, twisting, turning), manipulation skills (shooting, puck control) and overall motor skills (balance, coordination, agility) in a fun and safe sport environment that promotes self-confidence.
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Has your MHA gone atoMc yet?
Feb 04, 2014
Check out the great jerseys your team could wear with the atoMc program.
NWT: Train like a pro
Nov 29, 2013
Team Canada hung out with a lucky Calgary girls’ team Nov. 29 with Sportchek.
2007-08 HCRC - Yukon
Apr 10, 2008
Hockey Canada visits the Yukon
2006 Coaches - July 6-9
Nov 26, 2007
2006 Hockey Programs Coaches July 6-9
HCRC - 2007 Moose Factory Rocket Richard trophy
Oct 06, 2007
HCRC - 2007 Moose Factory Rocket Richard trophy
2007 HCRC - Ottawa Senators
Oct 06, 2007
2007 HCRC - Ottawa Senators
2007 HCRC Ontario - Vaughn
Oct 06, 2007
2007 HCRC Ontario - Vaughn
HCRC - Jun 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
Jun 01, 2007
HCRC - Jun 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - May 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
May 01, 2007
HCRC - May 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - Mar 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
Mar 01, 2007
HCRC - Mar 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - Jan. 2007 Western Centre of Excellence northern trip
Jan 06, 2007
HCRC - Jan. 2007 Western Centre of Excellence northern trip
2000-01 NWT: Esso Fun Day - CAN - SWE practice
Jan 23, 2001
2000-01 National Women's Team - Jan 23 Esso Fun Day - CAN - SWE practice game
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