Senior TimBits Hockey Program (6 years old)
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION.
IF PLAYER HAS PREVIOUSLY PLAYED IN THE NEZ TIMBITS PROGRAM THERE IS NO NEED TO ATTEND AN IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.
TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION & SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT AT THE NEZ OFFICE, 7515 BORDEN PARK ROAD ON:
- Wednesday July 12, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 pm
- Wednesday August 16, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 pm
- Wednesday September 6, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Program at a Glance
Age: 6 years old (Born in 2011)
Weekly Commitment: Two hour on-ice sessions
Season Length: September to March
Games Sessions: 20 games, two Jamborees
Total Ice Sessions: 40-43 sessions
This hockey program is open to children born in 2011. Senior TimBits practice for one hour, once a week on a Saturday and play a game for one hour on a Sunday. The first component of the season is 10 weeks long, followed by a game session (Jamboree Festival) before Christmas. The second component of the season is 10 weeks long and finishes is with a game session (Jamboree Festival). In total your child will attend 20 one-hour practices, 20 one-hour games and play in 2-3 Jamboree games.
Saturday practice sessions follow the Hockey Canada skating and puck control development curriculum which is provided to instructors via videos by ProSmart Sports Learning System. Instructors follow the Hockey Canada Initiation Program that is provided through the ProSmart Sports Learning System. Instructors will be given access to the program early in the season. Each practice will be organized in a series of stations. Children will work with an instructor in a small group for a short period of time. When it is time to switch stations the Lead Instructor will let Assistant Instructors know. Lead Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing the different drills/fun games at each practice. Assistant Instructors are expected to watch the drills provided by ProSmart Sports Learning System and communicate with the Lead Instructor to ensure the practice sessions run smoothly and effectively. This program is meant to be FUN. Even though the children are working hard in small groups this does not mean that the practice will not be fun. Instructors are encouraged to make drills into competitions, races and games in order to keep the attention of the young players.
Sunday games will follow a different format than previous. Previous to this season, children would play a half ice game with 2-3 minute shifts. This season, children will not be spending so much time on the bench. Instead, games will be rink-end situated, cross ice round robin game sessions, with an active rest station in the centre (between the blue lines). Players who are “resting” and waiting for their turn to play in the game will be encouraged by instructors to work through four different skill challenges until it is their turn to head back into the game. Children are also permitted to play unstructured small area games in the active rest station.
Expect to see 40-45 Senior TimBit players on the ice at once at both your Saturday and Sunday ice times. The NEZ aims to have no fewer than 35 children on the ice at one time and no more than 48.
This is a parent volunteer based program. On ice instructors are usually parents of the children in the program. Each practice session will require a lead instructor (lead parent) and multiple other parents to be successful. Ideally, our instructor to player ratio is 1:5. If you are interested in volunteering as a Lead Instructor or Assistant Instructor please contact your Director OR register with the NEZ.
Senior TimBits players will be placed on teams after the first three “pre-season” skate times. Pre-season ice is used to recruit instructors, provide volunteers with time to work through mass amounts of paperwork AND form teams of like-skill level. The grouping size should be ideally 10 per group and be balanced so low, medium and high levels of skills are represented in each grouping. Jerseys will be assigned to groups after the pre-season ice times have passed.
|Complete Online Form||Yes|
|Pay Registration Fee||$250|
|Birth Certificate and Alberta Health Care Card||New players only|
|Parent Declaration Form||New players only|
|Proof of Residence||New players only|
|Respect In Sport – Parent Program||Yes|
|Volunteer Commitment||Not Required|
|Community League Membership||Yes|