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INTRODUCTION:

 

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

Prerequisites:

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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PROGRAM CURRICULUM:

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:

Skating:
 

  • 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).

 

2021 DATES / TIMES:

February Sessions for 2020 Hockey School Participants &

Come & Try (Newbies)

7th to 28th February 2021

Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Term 1 (11x weeks)*

7th March 2021 to 23rd May 2021

Term 1 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

*Note: There is NO Hockey School session on Easter Sunday (4th April)

 

Term 2 (11x weeks)

30th May 2021 to 8th August 2021

Term 2 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

 

Term 3 (11x weeks)*

15th August 2021 to 14th November 2021

Term 3 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

*Note: NO Hockey School sessions on 12th, 19th & 26th September 2021.

 

Term 4 (11x weeks)*

21st November 2021 to 27th February 2022

Term 4 Times: Every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

*NOTE: NO Hockey School sessions on 26th December, 2nd, 9th, 16th January due to Christmas/New Year break

 

PASSES:

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TERM PASS

Hockey School Term Pass, valid for the entire term (11x weeks).

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

NOTE:

  • 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).

$300

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COME & TRY

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.

NOTE:

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

$60

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2 TERM PASS

Hockey School 2x Term Pass, valid for two consecutive terms (22x weeks).

This pass allows entry into Hockey School for the 2x consecutive terms you have bought it for, a saving of 10% vs buying a two individual Term Passes.

NOTE:

  • 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).

$545

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REGO HELP

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

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ANNUAL PASS

Hockey School Annual Pass is valid for the entire year of Hockey School for 2021 (as per term dates above).

This pass allows entry into Hockey School for the entire year, a saving of 25% vs buying four Term passes.

NOTE:

  • 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).

$960

 

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.

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I require any prior experience to join Hockey School?


Yes, we highly recommend all participants complete a Learn to Skate (or Aussie Skate) program that teaches the basics of skating before coming to Hockey School. Most programs have a Basic and Intermediate level, and it is recommended you have completed or are completing the Intermediate level of a Learn to Skate program before joining.




What is the minimum age for Hockey School?


We can only accept participants 12 years and older to our Hockey School program on Sunday mornings. This is because, we have kids, teens and adults all on the ice at the same time, and we try to avoid having small kids mixed with big kids and adults, where injury is possible. We still teach and develop kids Under 12! Kids under 12 can join our U8/U10/U12 practice sessions on Tuesday nights from 5:15pm to 6:15pm, and there are few good reasons to join here: - You get better age-specific training and development; - Kids practice with their own age group, and it's safer; - We have all our junior coaches present on Tuesday night that can help you with development, practice plans/goals and whether or not your child wants to play games; - They can join a team at any point in time just by speaking to the coach.




What gear do I need for Hockey School?


We understand ice hockey is not the cheapest sport to get into, so there are minimums you get by with at Hockey School, these are: Helmet, Elbow and Knee/Shin Pads, Hockey Shorts, Hockey Stick, Skates and a Jersey. Some of these items can be borrowed from us. Things like hockey skates we do not have (however Macquarie Ice Rink can loan you a pair of rental skates). As you get better or look to join team practices, you will definitely need a full set of hockey gear, as it will be a requirement. Shops like Skater's Network and Ice Monster are Australian operated businesses that distribute hockey equipment can assist you with your hockey gear needs.




What's the deal with Development Rego?


All participants of Hockey School need Development Rego, which is issued by Ice Hockey Australia & Ice Hockey New South Wales. The rego is automatically applied when you purchase a Term Pass. It covers you in the event you sustain an injury or accident on ice. As SBIHC's Hockey School program is a Ice Hockey NSW sanctioned program, we require all participants to purchase a development registration. The rego covers the entire year (March to February), it can be used at other Learn to Play/D-League/Hockey School programs in NSW (run by other IHNSW affiliated clubs) and only has to be purchased once for a person. NOTE: It cannot be used for IHNSW competition or in-house games and if you do end playing in a competition midway throughout the year, you need to upgrade your registration. All this is done through the Esportsdesk registration system.




What's Come and Try and Come and Try Rego?


Come and Try allows a person to try the Hockey School program before commtiting to an entire term, half year or full year of Hockey School. It allows for a person to try hockey for two consecutive weeks. In built into the come and try program is a come and try registration offered by Ice Hockey NSW and Ice Hockey Australia, this allows you to try hockey without needing to purchase a development rego until you're ready to purchase a Term Pass. NOTE: A come and try pass/rego can only be pruchased once for a person in their hockey journey. Once they use this option, they must always buy a term pass and a development rego.





 

CONTACT:

Tim Marceau

Director - Hockey School

hockeyschool@sydneybears.com.au

Josie Jerome

Secretary

secretary@sydneybears.com.au