Good afternoon Milton Hockey Families.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer holidays.
With hockey season fast approaching, as a coach myself, I
can’t help but think of the 5 P’s – Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
With this in mind, Milton Minor hockey is looking forward to
our first houseleague ice times starting in October.
With help from our amazing volunteers, at our first ice times we will run scrimmages for our U8 through U15 divisions, and fun games and skills for our Mini Hawks U5-U7! Our U18 and U21 divisions will go straight into games.
Our brand new players will be on the ice together and we’ll celebrate their first skates as hockey players and as Winterhawks. This will allow all of our new players to come together and overcome the common feelings of nervousness and excitement of this new sport! The goal is to have them leave the ice feeling happy and in anticipation for their next workout!!! At this time we can make sure the kids are prepared with the correct equipment and get past some of the fear some players may be feeling!
With over 160 new participants this year in Minor Hockey, preparation is vital for the success of our kids!
To ensure a fulfilling and fun hockey season for all, we will do everything we can to ensure your players are placed according to their particular development level.
With just under 6 weeks until we come together, consider helping your players prepare.
There are tons of programs in Milton, and surrounding areas built to help kids prepare at every level.
Milton Skating club offers pre can skate programs through to advanced programming.
In Milton we’re blessed with lots of local hockey training programs geared to all age groups. These include but aren’t limited to: Mota, HSC, MVP, and Elite Hockey.
The town of Milton also provides drop in public skating along with scrimmage sessions and Stick and puck sessions.
Please take a look and lets get the kids active and prepared for the upcoming season.
Please visit our website, and under the parent’s corner tab, you’ll see a required equipment list.
Check out “Player Pathways” also under the parent’s corner tab for hockey programming for our age groups, as laid out by Hockey Canada
If you haven’t already, please ensure one parent completes the one time Respect In Sport course. It takes an hour and is mandatory for your child to get on the ice.
Please reach out if you are able to volunteer! We are still in search of coaches and on ice helpers.
Schedules are being worked on and will be posted mid September.
There is nothing better to defeat nerves of a big day then being prepared.
Let’s go, Milton!
Thank you all, we’ll see you at the rink….
IP Director/HL Convenor