Timbits Learn to Play and Skills Testing Information

Hockey Calgary Timbits Operations Manual

BVHS follows the Guidelines outlined by Hockey Calgary's Timbit Operation Manual.


Timbits Hockey Information

Timbits Hockey Information.


Hockey Equipment

Hockey Equipment Information.

If you are new to hockey, please click here to learn how to put the equipment on.

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 Timbits Age Category.

Timbits Learn To Play Program

At Bow Valley, we start off each Timbits season with the Timbits 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. Timbits Coaches. These sessions provide 1st year players an insight into what Timbits hockey is all about.  During each ice session, 1st year coaches are mentored by Sr. Timbit Coaches as well as Bow Valley Mentors.  This helps Bow Valley ensure that our 1st year Timbits Coaches have the confidence and skill set to successfully coach a Timbits 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 Timbits Learn to Play Ice sessions the Jr. and Sr. Timbits players are split up and put into equal groupings consisting of Jr. and Sr. Timbits players.  The Timbits 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 4, and Sept 5, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Trico Centre.

Please note these schedules may change depending on registration numbers.

Skills Testing Information

The Timbits Age Group will do the following drills for skills testing:

  • 100 Foot Skate Forwards Without Puck
  • Agility Weave Without Puck

Each Timbits team will consist of an equal number of needs work, average and strong players.  Skills Testing is only done to ensure parity among all teams.

Timbits Parents Meeting

The Timbits Parents meeting will take place on September 6, 2018 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Cranston Community Centre.


Parents will receive an email prior to the September long weekend outlinning their childs Group for the Timbits Learn To Play Program.  Groupings for the Skills Testing Session will be sent out mid September.

Timbits Learn to Play Practice Plans

Timbits Learn To Play Program Practice plans for both the Jr and Sr Timbits Levels.

Final Placements and Coach Selections

The teams will be finalized on October 2, 2018.

Coaches will be selected and contacted on or before October 3, 2018.

Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches by October 5, 2018.

Timbits will have their first practices on October 6 and 7, 2018.

Team Meetings will be scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2018.

Check out this video to put things into perspective as to why Timbits (5 & 6 Year Olds) Play on the Small Ice!