House League: Novice Division
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HUMBER VALLEY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Ages: players born in 2009 and 2010 Times / locations:  1. Saturdays between 4-8pm at Long Branch or Central Arena from late-September to mid-March.  2. Each weekly session is expected to be one hour and 15 minutes in duration and will consist of a practice followed by a game. 3. Between December and March there will be optional outdoor games (“shinny”) at certain outdoor rinks (see below). Cost: $575.00   The Humber Valley Advantage! 1. The Junior Development Program Humber Valley follows the Hockey Canada Long Term Development Program, a world-class program that combines fun with age- appropriate skill development. 2. More ice time   We limit our teams to two lines instead of three…less time on the bench, more time on the ice!  And fewer players means more attention during practices. 3. Amazing volunteer coaches All coaches receive training from our Technical Director and full support from our organization. 4. Bonus outdoor ice Old-time hockey!  Kids love to play shinny outside in a safe, controlled environment.  We have weekly ice times for each team starting in December, attendance is optional. The Novice Program: Earlier in the season, the teams will have a 40-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game.  Later in the season we will progress into league play with shorter practices and longer games. Our goal is to maximize ice time in game situations and have individual player attention during practices. As such, we cap the number of players per team (ideally 12 or 13).    Humber Valley follows the Hockey Canada Long Term Development Program, a structured curriculum that combines age-appropriate skill development with fun games. The club’s Technical Director oversees the program and provides training support to the coaches.   In addition to the regular Saturday program, the players will have the option of outdoor shinny games between the months of December and March at Humber Valley and Westway outdoor rinks. While completely optional, these outdoor games have proven to be incredibly popular with kids.    Please register early as we are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please click on the following link ‘HOCKEY EQUIPMENT FITTING GUIDE’ to view/download a helpful guide for the proper fitting of hockey equipment for your player.