Hockey Initiation

Hockey Initiation is a skills development program designed to introduce young hockey players to the fundamentals of ice hockey. This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their skill development.

“Think experience over perfection in the early years of development”.

Hockey player development is not just about practice. The key is a purposeful development in the right environment, surrounding players with positive reinforcement and a comprehensive skill development training curriculum.

Our goal is to not only give players the opportunity to learn and refine basic hockey skills, but experience game like situations, build confidence while having a great experience. We often like to say the game teaches itself, and with a positive, fun, and controlled environment we can offer players the opportunity to develop skills that can translate to being successful for a lifetime of hockey enjoyment.

Hockey Initiation 1

BASIC SKATING SKILLS REQUIRED

Initiation #1 focuses on fundamental skills over game situations. In the early stages of a player’s hockey journey we work to develop a foundation and basic skill set (skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting). This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their development of proper hockey skill sets.

**Depending on age and skill level, it’s not uncommon for players to repeat this program until such skills are acquired. Parents should consult their hockey department prior to transitioning their players to Initiation #2.

Special 4-Week Session

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $150

Program Includes

  • 4 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Upcoming Schedule

Saturdays, 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

  • November 6 & 20, 2021
  • December 11 & 18, 2021

Registration for the Special 4-Week Hockey Initiation 1 opens on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:00pm.

 

 

Next 8-Week Session

Registration Open Soon!

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Program Includes

  • 8 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Upcoming Schedule

Saturdays, 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

  • January 8, 22 & 29, 2022
  • February 5, 12 & 26, 2022
  • March 5 & 12, 2022

Hockey Initiation 2

Basic Skating Skills Required

In Initiation #2, we continue to push your individual skills and start to introduce game like situations for players to experience possible scenarios in game play. The more often a player can practice these situations in a positive environment, the faster they will learn how to make decisions in an actual game. Players that successfully gain the skills and game sense will have better success as they transition to league play.

**Depending on age and skill level, it’s not uncommon for players to repeat this program until such skills are acquired. It’s essential that players have strong basic skills and a good “game-sense” or “hockey I.Q.” before they transition to league and team play. Parents should consult their hockey department prior to transitioning their players to league play.

Special 4-Week Session

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $150

Program Includes

  • 4 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Upcoming Schedule

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

  • November 6 & 20, 2021
  • December 11 & 18, 2021

Registration for the Special 4-Week Hockey Initiation 1 opens on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:00pm.

 

 

Next 8-week Session

Registration open soon!

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Schedule

Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • January 8, 22 & 29, 2022
  • February 5, 12 & 26, 2022
  • March 5 & 12, 2022

Additional Information

Important Notes

  • Full equipment is required to participate in Hockey Initiation
  • 2021-2022 USA Hockey membership is required for participation. 
  • For a full list of guidelines, visit the Return to Play page

Health Declarations must be signed every day the participant is taking part in programming. Sign Health Declaration here

To register for Hockey Initiation after the start date of the program, please contact our Program Registration Desk at greatparkiceinfo@therinks.com

More Information

For more information, contact:

Great Park Ice Program Registration Desk
greatparkiceinfo@therinks.com
949-774-1615

Great Park Hockey Manager – David Walker
dwalker@therinks.com

The Rinks Hockey Director – Rick Hutchinson
rhutchinson@therinks.com