General Information (Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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The Initiation Program is one that is mandated by both Hockey Canada and the OWHA and one that the BGHC is excited to support.  The program will be divided into Initiation Program 1 (IP1) and Initiation Program 2 (IP2) 

IP1: Begins November 2021


AGE:                                  4 and 5-year olds are encouraged to register for IP1 

FREQUENCY:                   Once per week

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:  TBC - either Saturday or Sunday morning

FEE:                                   $240


IP2: Begins November 2021


AGE:                                   6 year olds & approved 4 or 5-year olds

FREQUENCY:                    Twice per week

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:   TBC -Tuesdays 5 or 6 pm and either Saturday or Sunday morning

FEE:                                    $440

The IP program is designed to shrink the size of the game and focus on small area games, allowing the players more puck touches and the opportunity to develop skills more effectively than on full ice. The best way to illustrate is, when 4 and 5 year olds start in soccer, they are in small areas with mini nets, a system that allows the athlete to be successful rather than constantly chasing the ball. To put them on a regulation soccer field with regulation nets would be unfair to the players. 

The BGHC has invested in new equipment for this program which includes, rink dividers, smaller nets and lighter pucks. 

Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make a child's first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It is 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.

Recognizing the necessity to provide a positive experience for the beginner hockey player, the Initiation Program builds upon a number of values providing a qualitative experience, which include:
  • Providing a safe environment in which to be introduced to hockey's fundamental skills.
  • Developing an understanding of basic teamwork through participation in structured activities and adapted game-like situations.
  • Introducing participants to the concepts of fair and co-operative play.
  • Refining basic motor patterns and building self-confidence.
  • Providing an environment that challenges individuals positively and rewards the participants for their efforts.
  • Provides opportunities to experience a number of activities related to the building of a lifestyle of fitness and activity.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Registration will open September 25th, 2021


QUESTIONS:  Should you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]



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