Intro to Hockey
RULES AND GUIDELINES
PLEASE READ AND DOWNLOAD THE FILES BELOW. They contain information you need to know for U7 and U9 age divisions of hockey.
Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. These rules and guidelines are required for all Initiation and Novice level hockey in Alberta.
The Intro to Hockey Model is divided into five sections:
- Welcome to Intro to Hockey >
- Game Play Rules >
- Coach Development >
- Officials Development >
- Seasonal Structure >
Of note are certain items that are NON-NEGOTIABLE and must be implemented to be compliant with the Hockey Canada policy.
|Half Ice Game Report Summary Sheet PDF >|
|U9 (Novice) Sample Practice Plans >|
|U9 (Novice) Game Play Structure >|
|Hockey Alberta On-Ice Study >|
|Proof that small ice hockey is better for kids >|