SBIHC's Hockey School program is designed for those those learning the basics as well as newbies and established players that want to grow their game.



Our aim is to provide a high quality program that focuses on core skills, innovative drills and stimulates creative thinking to produce the best hockey players possible.

Most of all, Hockey School is about meeting new players, learning new skills and having fun!

Hockey School is designed for Ages 12 and above, and runs from February to December on Sunday mornings.

11 & Under:

For children 11 years old and below - we recommend joining our Mites, Atoms and Squirts training program.

The Mites, Atoms and Squirts training program has the same coaching and training aspects of Hockey School, but is designed for kids 11 years and under.

Kids in this age range fall into one of three age groups depending on their age:

Ages 7 & Under - Mites

Ages 8-9 - Atoms

Ages 10-11 - Squirts


All participants thinking of joining Hockey School should have basic to intermediate skating skills already.


If your child does cannot skate or is comfortable on the ice, we recommend enrolling he/she in Macquarie Ice Rink's Learn to Skate program, you can find out more information on their website - click here.

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Hockey School looks to teach the basics of ice hockey and equip all participants with the necessary base skills and techniques to be able to play a game. The curriculum at a glance includes:


  • Perfecting the hockey stance.

  • Skating orientated drills designed to test forward and backward skating.

  • Transitioning drills.

  • Edgework drills.

  • NOTE: we advise all participants to join a learn to skate program before joining Hockey School.

Puck Control:

  • Basic puck handling.

  • Skating with a puck.

  • Learning different types of manoeuvres of puck control and handling.

Passing / Shooting:

  • Perfecting the pass (tape to tape).

  • Passing at different distances, scenarios, while moving and in different positions.

  • Learning the wrist, snap, shovel, backhand and slapshot.

  • Shooting practice.

Positions / Positioning:

  • Learning the different roles of a forward (winger), centreman, defenceman and goaltender.

  • Playing in these positions.

  • When in these positions - where you should be and where you shouldn't.

Warming up:

  • How to warm up on the ice, skating drills and practice drills to get started each session.

Intermediate / Advanced Group:

  • Intermediate / Advanced group skills designed to put all the above skills into practice.

  • Working through different plays/strategies.

  • Team orientated Drills.

  • Team communication - being direct and effective on the ice.

Gameplay / Scrimmages:

  • Free time to practice these skills through a practice game (also known as a scrimmage).



Term 3 (8x weeks):

31st October 2021 to 19th December 2021
Term 3 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Term 4 (8x weeks):

9th January 2022 to 27th February 2022
Term 4 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM





Hockey School Term Pass, valid for the entire term.

This pass allows entry into Hockey School for the entire term you have bought it for.


  • Ice Hockey Australia & Ice Hockey NSW Development Registration is required.

    If you do not have this when registering, it will be added to your registration.

  • Development Registration costs:

    • Under 18s: $100​ (M04 + DJ)

    • Over 18: $112 (M05 + DS)

  • Development Rego is valid from March to February, and covers you for insurance across all IHNSW-affiliated clubs Learn to Play programs (covers insurance only, session costs are extra).




Come and Try allows participants to try Hockey School before committing to a term.

Come and Try offers 2x weeks of Hockey School + free insurance for those two weeks.

After the two weeks, you can choose to purchase one of the term passes and a Development Registration.


  • You can only purchase the come and try pass once.


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Need registration help? Click the button below for instructions on how to register through Esportsdesk, allowing you to purchase term passes and development regos.

Click Here



Some information about the IHNSW Development Player Registration:

  • It is a full-year registration (February to January).

  • It insures the player to be on the ice.

  • It allows you to attend any Club Development / Learn to Play / Hockey School program in NSW (however it must be Ice Hockey NSW Sanctioned).

  • It will also cover Club Training sessions.

  • It DOES NOT cover any sanctioned league games or in-house league games - there are separate registration categories for these.

  • Should you wish to play in a IHNSW Winter Season Competition for a Club/Team or an In-House competition sanctioned by IHNSW, you can pay to upgrade you registration at anytime during the year.

  • It registers you as a member of Ice Hockey NSW.


Frequently asked questions

General Season Info

Grade Information



Tim Marceau

Director - Hockey School


Josie Jerome