A new program in 2020, the KC Hockey Club is providing a camp for players at the Novice level this year who will be playing U11 (Atom) hockey for the first time in the 2020/21 season.
The camp is designed to prepare players of all skill levels for the transition to full-ice games, and the focus will be on teaching the rules, explaining positioning in full-ice games, and generally trying to ensure players have fun while learning what they need to know to succeed next season. The camp will wrap up with games over the last three days that include the last game – a ‘Big League Experience‘ at the Downtown Community Arena that will include the playing of our national anthem, game announcers, and music between puck drops.
Who the camp is for:
Any player currently playing at the Novice level with a KC Hockey Club Parish (KC West, Southwest KC, St. Charles, St. Matthew, KC Knights Southside) who will be moving up to the U11 (Atom) age group next season. Note that this program is designed to be appropriate for players of all skill levels.
- 3 weeknight (early evening) practices between Monday, March 16 and Thursday, March 19:
- Practices will be managed by coaches currently in KC Rep (elite) Program
- Practices will take place at various city facilities
- Players will be assigned to a practice group once registration closes (March 12)
- 3 weekend tournament games between Friday March 20 and Sunday March 22:
- Players will be grouped into four equal teams and will all be given equal playing time
- Each game will be 3 x 13 minute stop-time periods
- Full-ice, with referees and Edmonton Federation Hockey League rules in force
- All players are encouraged to play as skaters during the 3 practices to help them learn from the drills and activities – even if they intent to play goalie next season
- Goalies with full equipment will be in net for all games
- Goalie selection will be determined based on number of interested players, but please note that it may not be possible to accommodate every player who asks to play goal for a game
This program is sponsored by the KC Hockey Club to keep registration costs as low as possible.
- The full cost for the camp is $50
- Registration opens March 2, 2020 — spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Registrations will be accepted until March 12, 2020.
- To register, call the KC office at 780-457-4527.
- Payment can be made credit card, E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person by cash or debit at the KC office (13160-140 Avenue) during office hours. Mon/Fri – 8:30am-2:15pm and Tues/Wed/Thur – 8:30am-4:30pm.