U7 (formally Timbits) Learn to Play and Skills Testing Information
If you have questions about your childs grouping or anything to do with evaluations, please contact our U7 evaluation administrator.
Hockey Calgary U7 Operations Manual
BVHS follows the Guidelines outlined by Hockey Calgary's U7 Operation Manual.
U7 Hockey Information
Practices take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Teams will likely participate in 2-4 tournaments.
Parents should expect a $200ish cash call to get the season started.
Hockey Equipment Information.
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Hockey Sticks should be cut off between the players chin and nose while on skates. Tape should be put on both the butt end and blade of the stick.
Skates should be sharpened prior to the first ice time. Skates out of the box are not sharp, they need to be sharpened.
BVHS Evaluations Policy and Guidelines
BVHS is committed to providing players an opportunity to grow as individuals and gain self-esteem through a positive hockey experience that emphasizes fun, participation, development, safety, and respect.
There are no Grievances in the U7 Age Category.
U7 Learn To Play Program
At Bow Valley, we start off each U7 season with the Learn to Play Program. This unique program provides the opportunity to 1st year players to gain some experience through four on ice sessions that are conducted by Sr. Coaches. These sessions provide 1st year players an insight into what U7 hockey is all about. During each ice session, 1st year coaches are mentored by Sr. Coaches as well as Bow Valley Mentors. This helps Bow Valley ensure that our 1st year coaches have the confidence and skill set to successfully coach a U7 team. Prior to the first ice time, BVHS holds a coaches meeting where coaches are provided some learning resources as well as given the practice plans for the four ice sessions. For the Learn to Play Ice sessions the Jr. and Sr. U7 players are split into equal groupings consisting of Jr. and Sr. U7 players. The Learn to Play Program focuses on the FUNdamentals in a fun and inviting environment.
Timbits Learn To Play and Skills Testing Schedules
BVHS Sock, Jersey Deposit and Volunteer Bond Cheque Deposit Nights will take place on Sept 3 and Sept 4, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Trico Centre.
Please note these schedules may change depending on registration numbers.
Skills Testing Information
The U7 age group will do the following drills for skills testing:
- 100 Foot Skate Forwards Without Puck
- Agility Weave Without Puck
Each U7 team will consist of an equal number of needs work, average and strong players. Skill testing is only done to ensure parity among all teams.
Parents will receive an email prior to the September long weekend outlinning their childs group for the U7 Learn To Play Program. Groupings for the Skills Testing Session will be sent out mid September.
U7 Learn to Play Practice Plans and Parent Meeting
Learn To Play Program Practice plans for both the Jr and Sr U7 levels.
The U7 parents meeting will take place on September 5, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Cranston- Century Hall.
Final Placements and Coach Selections
The teams will be finalized on September 18, 2019.
Coaches will be selected and contacted on or before September 19th, 2019.
Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches by September 20, 2019.
Teams will have their first practices on September 28 & 29, 2019.
Coach and Manager meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm at Trico
Team Meetings will be scheduled for September 28, 2019 at Trico