Novice Rep Hockey for 2019/20, News (Whitby Girls Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Novice Rep Hockey for 2019/20
Submitted By Mike Watters on Friday, April 19, 2019
The OWHA has released it guidance on the 2019/20 Novice Rep hockey season and is outlined below.  This upcoming season will bring into effect the Hockey Canada Half Ice Novice program. 

 "HOW A PLAYER GETS THAT FIRST TASTE OF HOCKEY IS CRUCIAL." The Fundamental stages of Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Model serves as the foundation upon which the entire hockey association is built.  Youngsters at every level of play benefit from getting the “right start” in the game and it is crucial in building the skills of house league and competitive players alike.  Children learn through participating in practice drills and informal modified games which forms the basis of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)


The introduction of the new half ice program at Novice rep will bring into effect a tiered program which will divide the age group into the following.

Novice A - This will be a team consisting of players that are born in 2011.  No players from 2012 are permitted to play Novice A.  These players will transition to a full ice program starting in January 2020.

Novice B - This team will be made up of 2011 and 2012 players.  There will be no transition to full ice hockey in January 2020.  

The goals and objectives of Initiation & Novice hockey programming are to:

 

Teach all of the basic skills of hockey so players can enjoy the game
Assist in the development and enhancement of physical literacy and basic motor patterns
Develop and encourage the concepts of being a team member through player participation in both on-ice and off-ice activities,
Encourage the aspects of fitness, fair play and co-operation while having fun playing the game.
Age-Appropriate - Designed practice and game play that is appropriate to the age, size and skill level of the participant

For more information on this new program please visit the following website:

OWHA Novice Program

This article has been viewed 4902 times.
Other Team Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Whitby Girls Hockey Association on Twitter
- and -
Visit Whitby Girls Hockey Association on Facebook
- and -
Follow Whitby Girls Hockey Association on Instagram
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 06
    Jan
    Organization
    Happy New Year !!I wanted to share an off-ice success story.  Despite the restrictions of COVID this team reached out to me and offered to help my charity. The charity is called SOCKS and quite simply, we collect new SOCKS and place them into areas ...
  • 23
    Dec
    Organization
    As of Dec 21, 2020 the WGHA has decided to eliminate “Rule 2.3  - Resident Reintroduction Process”. Going forward for the 2021 season and beyond the WGHA will permit Whitby resident players to return and try out for the top level team in any ...
  • 15
    Dec
    Organization
    The Whitby Girls Hockey Association is proud to announce that Chris Stefik will be the head coach of the U15 AA program.  
  • 13
    Dec
    Organization
    The Whitby Girls Hockey Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Donegan as the head coach of the U18 AA team.
  • 01
    Dec
    Organization
    The health and safety of the players and volunteers is the WGHA's number one priority.  It is imperative that the self-screening questionnaire, whether through the Digital Health Check app or paper, be filled out accurately for all participants and ...
  • 01
    Dec
    Organization
    The Whitby Girls Hockey Association is happy to announce the appointment of Paul Brooks as the head coach of the Jr. Wolves (U22) program.  Paul’s role will start at the beginning of the 2021/22 hockey season and is a two-year partnership with the ...
  • 21
    Nov
    Organization
    Due to the recent news concerning Durham Region moving to control RED classification for COVID-19 on November 23rd 2020, the WGHA has decided to maintain their Rep and House League programs with the exception of the Senior division, which will be ...
  • 14
    Nov
    Organization
    There is still space left in our house league development for U12, U13 division players.  U12 clinics start this Monday and U13 the following Monday. Sign up today
Printed from wgha.org on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 4:36 AM