Pre-School/Initiation program (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

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Port Colborne Minor Hockey prides itself on our low registration cost,  
smaller instructional groups, and regular ice times.


Players, parents / spectators will be required to respect Public Health rules and regulations that might be put in place during the season. Should any Covid-19 protocols be re-instated, they will be posted as soon as they are received.  



- The program consists of one general practice on a set week night

- One session on Saturday morning at   8 am or 9 am at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre
             (Occasionally the ice times may start at 7 am) 

     - Each child will usually have 2 hours of instructional time per week at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre.
       However some dates are affected by Special Events,  Holidays and Tournaments. 
       These dates have not been included in Ice allocation for this division.  

     - Approximately forty (40) hours of ice time over the course of the season   

This program is also referred to as Instructional with the emphasis on having FUN while learning basic skills.
The Pre-School Program has no pre-requisites. 
Players will be taught skills from the initial stages of standing on skates,  getting up using their sticks, to the basics of skating and small surface games. 
The Initiation programs is a skill based program to introduce the game of hockey to our 4 to 6 year old players. 
It is recommended that players be able to stand and move on their skates before entering this program.   

Both the Pre-School and Initiation Programs focus on basic skating skill development and instruction through various games and station based activities.  
In late December, players are initiated to the structure of a hockey game on a half ice surface or cross ice with an increase focus on positioning and the rules of the game.
This program prepares our players for the U9 -(novice) program.     


Because of the nature of the program, many on-ice volunteers are required to create station based activities. 
Volunteers are required to have OMHA certification and a PRS. 
Interested persons should contact Brad Neamtz, at their earliest convenience, by email at [email protected]