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.
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.
NOTE: we advise all participants to join a learn to skate program before joining Hockey School.
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.
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.
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).
DATES / TIMES:
Term 3 (12x weeks)*
19th July 2020 to 4th October 2020
Term 3 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Term 4 (11x weeks)
11th October 2020 to 20th December 2020
Term 4 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Covers two weeks,
back to back.
AFTER TWO WEEKS
You will need to purchase a Term Pass (see options to the right)
with Ice Hockey NSW
Valid for one term
of Hockey School.
Valid only for the 2020 Hockey School season.
You will need to purchase a
with Ice Hockey NSW
For Registration Instructions, click here.
All sales are final and no refunds will be issued; we understand life, sickness and injury gets in the way, however our Hockey School program runs on tight budgets and the super awesome coaches and managers that give up their time to plan & run this program to make is exciting and fun for all.
All participants must register for an IHNSW Development Registration (see below). Please Note at Ice Hockey NSW / Ice Hockey Australia have not opened the Development Registration category (as of January 2020). It is expected to be opened by mid-February. When it is open, ALL PARTICIPANTS are expected to register themselves in order to be covered on the ice.
NEW PLAYERS TO THE SPORT: (I.E - never played ice hockey in Australia) - you can purchase a Try Hockey pass, which covers 2x weeks of Hockey School sessions, and you do not need to purchase an IHNSW Development Registration. However if you decide to purchase a Term Pass, you will need to puchase an IHNSW Development Registration (see below)
IHNSW DEVELOPMENT REGISTRATION:
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.