Initiation Program (Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association)

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Initiation Programs (IP1 and IP2)

 

Our IP programs run from the middle of September until the beginning of March and include practices on Saturday mornings and cross-ice 3-on-3 games on Sunday mornings.

 

IP1 (2013 birth year; Senior Kindergarten):  

Most IP1 players will have skated prior to the start of the season but have minimal experience with hockey (no skating or hockey experience is required for IP1).  The focus of IP1 will be on developing the fundamental skills of hockey with an emphasis on learning skate.  Small area and cross-ice games are included to promote fun and skill development (score will not be kept and games will be refereed by coaches).


IP2 (2012 birth year; Grade 1):  

IP2 continues to emphasize skating and builds on the fundamental skills introduced in IP1.  IP2 also serves as an introduction to hockey program for children entering grade 1 who have skated but have minimal experience with hockey (no skating or hockey experience is required for IP2).  Drills and small area and cross-ice games will continue to emphasize fun and skill development (score will not be kept and games will be refereed by coaches).

 

Tiering: 

 

All teams in within IP1 and IP2 will be tiered to allow players of similar ability to practice together and play against each other.  All tiers will participate in the same drills and games with adjustments made where needed to accommodate all players abilities.  Movement between tiers will be encouraged as the season progresses to ensure that players are always practicing and competing against players of similar ability.    

 

Future Canadians Program:

 

The IP Future Canadians program will offer advanced skill development and a more competitive environment for players seeking to pursue competitive hockey.  The Future Canadians program is open to both IP1 and IP2 players with players participating in both their regular IP programs and additional Future Canadians practices and cross-ice games.  There will be 36 roster spots available with try-outs held only if demand exceeds 36 skaters.

 

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