Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! The Canadian Hockey Structure Hockey Canada- 13 Branches Nation Wide Hockey Alberta- 9 Zones Hockey Calgary- Zone 9 2009-2010- Over 14,000 Players. Over 785 teams 1,712 Timbits Players, 104 Teams Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Who is Hockey Calgary? Hockey Calgary, or the Minor Hockey Association of Calgary (MHAC), is an organization committed to the development of amateur hockey within Zone 9. Hockey Calgary was formulated in 1940 and has been the governing body since. Hockey Calgary has the mandate to provide a hockey environment suitable for the enjoyment of the players, coaches, managers, officials, parents and administrators. Our goal is to encourage good sportsmanship and to help players form good character as well as developing hockey skills. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Hockey Calgary-Zone 9 Hockey Calgary consists of: 16 Community Associations based on residency 4 Quadrant Associations’ based on residency Quadrant Hockey is for Bantam “AA”,” AAA” and Midget” A”,” AA”, ”AAA” Hockey, and Junior B Rec Hockey Calgary- Recreation hockey for Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Junior Aged Players High School Hockey- (Edge School) Girls Hockey Calgary- Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget-Female Hockey Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Parent Coach/Manager Local Association Representatives President, Registrar, Director Hockey Calgary League Chairperson Hockey Calgary Age Category Director Hockey Calgary Officers and Staff Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Long Term Athlete Development Model Produced by experts with years of experience Based on components of physical literacy- ABC’S Adopted by all Sport Canada, Provincial and Territorial Governments Provides a road map for better sport experiences Canadian Sport For Life Long Term Athlete Development Model Information for Parents Resource Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Long Term Athlete Development Model Parents Should Realize the Following Players are over competing and under training To much emphasis on winning at younger ages Inappropriate training programs- to many adult programs forced on youth programs Specialization- Hockey is a late specialization sport- therefore play more than one sport! System Alignment- Coach Specialty Clinics. Teach a progression yr to yr. Coaches should align schedules to allow youth to play more than one sport. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Long Term Athlete Development Model Active Start Males & Females 0 - 6 yrs. Fun and varied activity everyday. (LTAD) has been FUNdamentals Males 6-9, Females 6-8 yrs. Learn all fundamental movement skills, play many sports, focus on agility, balance, coordination and speed. Learning to Train Males 9-12, Females 8-11 yrs. Learn overall sport skills as cornerstone of many sports. Play a variety of sports and develop specific skills in three. Training to Train Males 12-16, Females 11-15 yrs. Build endurance, develop speed and strength towards the end of the stage. Improve sport specific skills. Focus on two sports. Training to Compete Males 16-23 +/-, Females 15-21 +/-. Optimize fitness preparation and sport, individual and position specific skills. Learn to compete internationally. Focus on one sport. Training to Win Males 19+/-, Females 18+/-. Ages are sport specific. Podium Performances. One sport. Active for Life Any age. After becoming physically literate, participate in lifelong physical activity and sport. Canadian Sport For Life Long Term Athlete Development Model Information for Parents Resource Interesting Facts to Consider..... 1 PRACTICE will give a player more skill development than 11 GAMES collectively. Players will have the puck on their stick for an average of 8 seconds per game. (stats from Pee Wee level games in Calgary) Each player should have a puck on his/her stick for 8-12 minutes in a 1 hour practice. Players will take an average of 1-2 shots per game. (stats from Pee Wee level games in Calgary) Each player should have a minimum of 30 shots on goal in a 1 hour practice. 99% of the feedback coaches give players is when they have the puck. Ironically, players only have the puck on their stick 0.2% of the game. It takes 10 years or 10,000 repetitions to master a skill Sasksport survey- Why do children play sports? 1. To have fun. 2. To learn new skills. 10. To win Long Term Athlete Development Model. 1-6 years of age- Active Start Category- Varied activity each day Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Why Create The Timbits Learn To Play Program? Gives first time players the opportunity to learn hockey skills Provides an opportunity to educate parents on the Timbits Program Gives first time coaches the opportunity to learn coaching skills Provides coaches the opportunity to go through a Hockey Calgary Coach Specialty Clinic Provides an opportunity for mentoring first time coaches Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Timbits Program Due to our truly great sponsor, Tim Hortons, Hockey Calgary is able to run the Timbits Hockey Program, The Timbits Learn To Play Hockey Program, Specialty Clinics and The Timbits Jamboree. Thanks to our Calgary Franchisees, Hockey Calgary is able to develop our young athletes in an environment that focuses on development. •Jerseys •Timbits Jamboree •Timbits Medals •Pucks •Coaches Packages Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Timbits Program Program Overview The Timbits Program is a partnership between Tim Hortons, Hockey Alberta and Hockey Calgary that focuses on skill development and FUNdamentals of hockey for kids aged 5-6. Philosophy The Timbits Program encourages an environment in which children can learn the FUNdamentals of hockey in a safe, fun atmosphere that doesn’t focus on winning. Program Objectives •Provide a positive environment for learning the FUNdamental skills of hockey •Stimulate interest and desire to continue playing the game of hockey •Develop basic hockey skills •Improve utilization of ice time •Increase opportunities for players to touch and handle the puck •To provide an intermediary program between the Timbits Program and the Full Ice program •Develop self-esteem through a sense of achievement •Teach the basic rules of hockey Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Program Guidelines Timbits (initiation) teams should consist of a minimum of 16 players per team All practices and scrimmages are to be cross-ice, half ice or stations The use of “Border Patrol” rink dividers is encouraged The Blue Lightweight puck will be the official puck Players will be grouped into two groups based on appropriate skill level for practice Program Structure Jr. Timbits- Generally First Year Players All beginner players aged 5 and 6 years old based on skill levels Sr. Timbits - Generally 2nd Year Players 5 years old based on skill level 6 years old based on skill level All teams are to be equal. No teams are to be stacked and or tiered. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Game Rules and Regulations for Jr. Timbits and Sr. Timbits Divisions Jr. Timbits- Generally First Year Players Practices until December 1, 2011– NO EXCEPTIONS No Goalie Equipment will be used in games– goal sticks are permitted No referees are to be used, instructors are to be on the ice All games are to be played ½ ice or ¾ ice formats. No full ice games are permitted. 4 games in each of December, February and March. If the games are not played they do not carry over. THE MAX NUMBER OF GAMES A Jr. TEAM CAN PLAY IS 12 NO EXCEPTIONS Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Sr. Timbits- Generally 2nd Year Players Practices until December 1, 2011– No EXCEPTIONS Full ice games are permitted Goalie equipment is optional for formal games. Check with opposition to see if they have a fully dressed goalie. Both teams must have a fully dressed goalie or both teams must not have a fully dressed goalie. A ref can be used to drop the puck etc, but no off sides and or icings may be called. 4 games in December, 6 games in February and 6 games in March. If the games are not played they do not carry over. THE MAX NUMBER OF GAMES A SR. TIMBITS TEAM CAN PLAY IS 16 NO EXCEPTIONS Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! 15 Novice Development League Travel Permits This season Hockey Calgary will be using the Timbits Game Sanction request as the travel permit Exhibition Games No exhibition games will be permitted before December 2, 2011. To play an exhibition game you must submit an Exhibition Game Sanction Application off the Hockey Calgary website. If you play an exhibition game without a Exhibition Game Sanction your insurance may be void. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Tournament Sanctions If your team hosts a tournament you need a sanction number. All forms can be found on the Hockey Calgary website www.hockeycalgary.com under the forms section. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! 17 Jerseys All Timbits teams within Zone 9, Hockey Calgary will receive jerseys compliments of Tim Horton’s. As a result all Timbits teams are to wear their Timbits Jersey each and every time they are on the ice. No Exceptions. Timbits Coordinators Coordinate Timbits for your association Please thank your coordinators for their time and efforts Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Timbits Jamboree Family fun event held each year. Each player receives a Tim Hortons gift and their Timbits Medal Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Hockey Calgary Parents Code of Conduct As a parent of a Hockey Calgary athlete and a member of Hockey Calgary, I will abide by the following guidelines: •Practice teamwork with all parents, athletes and coaches by supporting the values of discipline, loyalty, commitment and hard work. •As a parent, I will not coach or instruct my child or any other player at practices, games or team functions (from the stands or any other areas) or interfere with the coaches. •Demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting myself in a manner that earns the respect of my child, other athletes, parents, officials and the coaches. IV. Maintain self-control at all times. Know my role. Athletes- Compete Coaches- Coach Officials- Officiate Parents- Parent Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! V.As a parent, I understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed toward the coaches, officials and or any other player will not be permitted. •Enjoy the involvement with my organization and team by supporting the athletes, coaches and other parents with positive communication and actions. •During games and practices, questions and concerns regarding decisions made by officials are directed to a member of the coaching staff. Parents will address officials via the coaches or management staff. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! 21 Novice Development League Parent to Player Relationship A positive and constructive hockey experience An understanding of why children play sports- Sasksport hand out 1. To have fun 2. To improve skills 10. To win Problem Areas for Hockey Calgary Parents Expressing emotions in a proper manner Provide an opportunity for success without pressure Understanding the importance of skill development and acquisition Hockey Canada Grocery Clip- Have you ever acted like this? Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Parent to Parent Relationships: As a team (parents, coaches and players) it is everyone’s responsibility to create a positive team dynamic that will show leadership and respect, starting with the parent to parent relationships. Parents need to lead by example. As a parent, if you have an issue with a coach, manager or fellow parent, conduct a meeting away from the team. Address the issues at hand and agree on a solution to the problem. Everything you say on the way home from the rink is heard from the passengers in your car. If there are issues- 24hr rule applies. Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Hockey Calgary Camps and Programs- Please visit the Hockey Calgary Website for Details Day and Summer Camps NDL and Timbits Days at the Dome Checking Clinics Tim Hortons Coach Clinics Coaching Day in AB Tim Hortons Managers How To Seminars Power Skating Clinics Creating Offence Clinics Developing D Men Clinics Novice Play Smart Jamboree Atom 4 on 4 Festival PW Skills Challenge Timbits Jamboree NDL Coach Day NDL Officials Clinics Officials Power Skating Clinics Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Novice Development League Hockey Calgary Resources Coach Specialty Clinics Player Dev Resources on the website Managers Manual Coach Mentorship Manual Off Ice Conditioning Manual Off Ice Officials Manual- How to properly fill out game sheets etc Dealing with Youth Manual Goal Setting Manual National Skills Testing Resources Mental Toughness Manual NDL Manuals- Op’s, Parents, Coaches, Officials Timbits Op’s Manual Evaluators Manual Evaluators Handbook Operators Guides for Score Clocks Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun! Hockey Calgary Contacts: Hockey Calgary office- 403-245-5773 Russell Murray - Timbits Governor - email@example.com www.hockeycalgary.com Timbits Hockey... Where the first goal is having fun!