Skills Development & Tyke (Guelph Minor Hockey)

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Skills Development (Timbits Program) & Tyke Programs

SD1 (2013 birth year): 
Focuses on fundamental skills. Most players in SD1 have been skating for at least 1 season but have not had any experience with hockey. Small area games are used to promote skill development as well as add an element of fun competition to the mix. Hockey games are played, but these games are cross-ice games. Score is not kept and there are no referees.  This program runs approximately 19 weeks and includes approximately 38 sessions.


SD2 (2012 birth year): 

Continues to build on the fundamental skills introduced in SD1.  Most but not all SD2 players have a year of hockey experience. Drills become a little more competitive, but always emphasize fun and skill development. Hockey games are played, but these games are half-ice games.  Score is not kept and there are no referees.
This program runs approximately 19 weeks and includes approximately 38 sessions.


SD3 (2011 birth year):

Builds on the fundamental skills developed in SD1 and SD2.  Each team participates in 1 practice per week and
1 game per week.  Emphasize of the program is fun, with a focus on hockey skills, proper positioning, and the introduction of basic strategy and rules, such as off sides and icing.  Score is not kept and there are no referees.
This program runs approximately 19 weeks and includes approximately 38 sessions.


Tyke Advanced Development Program (2011 birth year):

With the successful completion of the advanced development pilot project executed during the winter, the GMHA will be launching a Tyke Advanced Development Program (ADP) this fall. 

This program will be a separate program stream to our existing Tyke House League program (SD3) and will offer more advanced skill development for those players seeking to pursue a more competitive stream of hockey. This program will adhere to the new Hockey Canada Tyke Development Mandate/Model.

Our Tyke House League program (SD3) will remain in place and will be executed in parallel to the ADP, but players will participate in either SD3 or Tyke ADP - not both.  All Tyke aged players are eligible to participate in the ADP on a first come, first serve basis as there will be a limit of 32 participants in the program.

The format of this program will include two skates per week with the appropriate balance between dedicated core skill development and 4 on 4 cross ice/half ice game rotations.

The ADP program will offer :

  •  Professional Instruction: Our Director of Technical Development, Chad Wiseman will oversee this program and will have professional instructors implementing the on-ice curriculum.
  • Uniform: The players will receive an ADP uniform.
  • Increased Ice Times: The program is projected to run from late September 2018 through March 2019 and we anticipate the ADP program group will be participating in two to three 4 on 4 OMHA festivals.  Ice sessions for this group are expected to be in excess of 60, including festivals.
  • Off-ice Training: The program will also include a regularly scheduled off-ice development component dedicated to long-term athlete development.  These sessions will take place at Pursuit Athletic Centre and will be run by their professional instructors.

The GMHA is committed to providing an outstanding development platform for the Tyke Age division under the new Hockey Canada Tyke Development model.


 
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