Learn to Play (Cambridge Minor Hockey)

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No upcoming games scheduled.

  formerly "Hockey Basics" (4-6 years of age)

- Sweater Pick Up Day - Saturday September 18th, 2021 from 10 to 11am at Dickson Arena.
  Parents will line up outside (socially distanced) at Dickson arena and pick up the jerseys at the door.
- Our first scheduled ice time is Saturday Oct 2nd, 2021 at Dickson Arena.
- On Oct 2nd, 2021, the instructions will evaluate all players to recommend placement in the appropriate program.
- This season, Learn to Play (Basics) will be Saturday's from 11-noon at Dickson
- This season, Learn to Play (Advanced) will be Saturday's from noon-1pm at Dickson
- Parents will find out which time slot their child is in on Sept 18th when they pick up their child's jersey.
- The GMHS programs run from Oct 2nd, 2021 until the beginning of March 2022.

Learn to Play is the next progressive step from our Learn to Skate Program.  Players who are signing up for Learn to Play must be strong skaters and able to skate unassisted.  The two levels of the Learn to Play program introduces your child to power skating, agility, balance and also the introduction to hockey sticks.  How to stickhandle, shoot and pass the puck.

These classes are strictly for “SKATING and LEARNING HOW TO USE THE STICK”.  The first few weeks of the programs are dedicated to skating only.  Our aim is to develop good strong skaters and teach them how to use their stick for stickhandling and shooting the puck.

Learn to Play Levels:
Basics - is skating and puck handling skills along with the introduction to hockey fundamentals.  
Throughout the season, this program’s emphasis is on progressing to higher level skating and puck control drills.

 - is for the more advanced skaters with more advanced drills.

By having the two (2) different levels in Learn to Play, we can open up the ice and in turn get more 1 on 1 instruction for the participants. There is the opportunity for players to move up a level if the Instructors feel it will benefit the player.  

Cost found on CMHA website.
2021-22 Registration -> 

Approved helmet, approved full face guard, approved throat guard, shin pads, elbow pads, shoulder pads, hockey pants, hockey socks, hockey gloves, skates, jock / jill and hockey stick


STICKS: The length of the stick should be measured this way.  With their skates on, the tip of the blade should be on the ground and the top of the stick should come to the tip of their nose.  With the stick at the proper length, the player will be able to handle and shoot the puck much easier.  We prefer at this age a straight blade or one with very little curve.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: As the season progresses and your child's skating and stick handling skills become stronger, our Lead Instructors may advise your child be moved from Basics to Advanced or from Advanced to our U7 Cross-Ice Hockey Program.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO -> U7 - Cross-Ice Hockey Information Page
                                               -> U7 - General Information Page

Galt Minor Hockey School holds two (2) Power Skating Clinics during the winter season.  They are held on Wednesday nights with the first session starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th to DECEMBER, 17th, 2021 and the second session beginning on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY  5th to MARCH 9th, 2022.  The cost is $100 per ten (10) week session.  This program fills up rapidly and is on a first come first serve basis (all skaters are required to be in full approved equipment).

: This program is geared for 5-8 year olds.  All participants must be registered with CMHA for the current season in order to participate in this program.

If interested, registration is Sept. 18th in the back classroom at Dickson Arena during Sweater Pickup Day.
Click here -> https://cambridgeminorhockey.com/Pages/1649/Power_Skating/

No events for Sun, Jan 23, 2022
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