Timbits Tyke Hockey (u6)
Hockey Canada has mandated a new structured initiation program for U8 hockey house league programs across Canada.
This program will also be implemented by the other leagues in our area. Click here for information
We have gone to great lengths at Faustina to develop a very fun & structured program to maximize player development. I/P. is part of our House League program – you can find information on rates and dates on our main House League Page.
Etobicoke Timbits Hockey
–I.P. For Tykes (4-6 year olds) – –
Note: 4 year olds who are comfortable skating (or shuffling) on the ice unassisted by parents are welcome to join the our Tyke I.P. program
Tyke A/B divisions. This season we are going to follow the very successful A/B division format which we have been using in Minor Novice / Novice for the past 2 years. This “development first” approach allows us to program practice plans that are development level appropriate and also gives kids the opportunity to be on the ice with others closest to their level of development. Teams in both divisions will have one game day and one practice day per week.
Our weekly practices are station based. We run between 4-6 stations per practice and have a full season drill plan that we have developed at Faustina for our coaches to lead each week.
Our Saturday game days combine cross-ice game play + a practice station. Players rotate from the practice area > game play > Bench time with the coaches. With this format, kids are on the ice for 30 minutes on game days and 50 minutes on practice days.
See pictures below of our new cross-ice boards and ice format. We will have a fully board-enclosed game area and 2 practice zones with players rotating between Practice Zone – Game Zone – Bench throughout the game time.
I.P. Program Parents Meeting
We will be holding a parents meeting on Tuesday September 24th 2019 at 7pm to discuss the Hockey Canada changes for Tyke and Novice B hockey this year and to provide information on our program for the season.
This meeting will be held at the Franklin Horner Community Centre (432 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2B2).
Are you interested in volunteering?
Last year our Initiation (I.P.) program at Faustina was an overwhelming success based on parent feedback and player development. We had 36 Volunteers engaged in running our I.P Program last year and we will need the same again this year. If you are interested in volunteering this season please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Adult volunteers must attend a training course, complete an online course and complete a police check). We are also looking for high-school student volunteers to help with the Saturday games. Ideally, these students are also Faustina players).
Are you interested in more competitive Tyke age ice hockey?
Visit the Select tab on our website to learn about our select hockey program (Select players also participate in our House League I.P. Program).