U7 - Timbits Learn to Play and Skills Testing Information

Evaluation Administrator

If you have questions about your child's grouping or anything to do with evaluations, please contact our U7 evaluation administrator - Roula Kherfan at: u7evals@bvhs.ca

Hockey Calgary Intro To Hockey Guidelines

BVHS follows the Hockey Calgary Intro to Hockey Guidelines for the U7 Age Group.


Hockey Calgary U7 Learn to play program

Hockey Calgary also runs a learn to play program August 23-26th for the U7 Age Group. Registration opens August 3rd, 2021 at 9:00am!


U7 Information (Frequently Asked Questions

For all the details and frequently asked questions pertaining to the U7 Division please visit our U7 Information Page.


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 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 for 1st-year players to gain some experience through four on-ice sessions that are conducted by Sr. Coaches. These sessions provide 1st-year players with 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 with 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.



U7 Learn To Play and Skills Testing Schedules

Please note these schedules may change depending on registration numbers and the current situation regarding COVID 19.

Skills Testing Information

The U7 age group will do the following drills for skills testing:

  • 50 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 on September 3rd, 2021 letting them know their child's respective Learn to Play Groupings. Parents will receive their child's Skills Testing Grouping on or before September 15, 2021.

U7 Learn to Play Practice Plans and Parent Meeting

The U7 parents meeting will take place on September 7th, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

U7 Timbits Learn To Play Practice Plans

Access the U7 Jr and Sr Timbits Practice Plans for the Learn To Play Sessions.

U7 Parents Meeting PPT and Video

Please visit the link to the right to download the BVHS U7 Timbits Parents Meeting PPT and Video

Final Placements and Coach Selections

The teams will be finalized on September 27, 2021 for Sr. U7 and September 28, 2021 for Jr. U7.

Coaches will be selected and contacted on September 26, 2021 for Sr. U7 and September 27, 2021 for Jr. U7.

Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches by September 28, 2021 for Sr. U7 and September 29, 2021 for Jr. U7.

Teams will have their first practices on October 2, 2021.

Coach and Manager meeting will be on October 6, 2021 at 6:00pm via zoom.


Check out some videos below that outline the importance of playing cross ice / half ice hockey in U7 and U9.