Learning Programs

FUNdamentals Program

Ages 3 to 5 (birth years 2015, 2016, 2017)

Fundamentals is an initiation program is for girls with no hockey experience but preferably some skating. It runs from September to March.

The program is led by professionals with help from older Wildcat volunteers who team up to ensure the sessions are skills-based and FUN. The weekly sessions are just 40 minutes long (with a 5-minute break at “half time”) to ensure that beginning skaters get the most out of their time on the ice and improve to the best of their potential over the course of the season.

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment so that they can enjoy a safe, amazing, and FUN introduction to the hockey experience. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

FUNdamentals Program: Times and Locations

The FUNdamentals group will be offered at the following times/locations:

  • Friday afternoon, 4:40-5:20 p.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens
    OR
  • Sunday morning, 9:10-10:00 a.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens

FUNdamentals Registration

FUNdamentals $TBD
(September to March)

Youth Learn To Play

Ages 5 to 6 (birth years 2014 to 2015)

Our Youth Learn To Play program is designed for 5- and 6-year-olds with some skating and hockey experience and runs for 25 weeks from September to March.

The weekly 50-minute sessions are led by professional instructors and modeled on Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program, which encourages young players to become contributing members of a team, develop self-confidence, and learn the skills and rules of the game of hockey. The program features a progressive teaching curriculum in which skating, puck control, passing, and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time.

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

Learn-to-Play Program: Times and Locations

The Learn To Play sessions will be offered at the following times/locations:

  • Sunday morning, 10:10-11:00 a.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens
    OR
  • Sunday morning, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens
    OR
  • Friday afternoon 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Leaside Memorial Gardens

Learn to Play Registration

Learn to Play $TBD
(September to March)

Introduction to Youth Hockey

Ages 8 to 14 (birth years 2006 to 2012)

Introduction to Hockey, sponsored by Scotiabank, is an 8-week program designed to give older girls with no or limited hockey experience the skills needed join House League.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of skating, puck-handling, and passing.

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

Introduction to Hockey: Times and Locations

Introduction to Hockey sessions will be offered at the following times/locations:

Fall Session, September – November
Thursday afternoon, 4:40-5:20 p.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens

Winter Session, January – March
Thursday afternoon, 4:40-5:20 p.m., Leaside Memorial Gardens

Introduction to Hockey Registration

Introduction to Hockey $TBD
(per session)

Minor Novice Program

Ages 6 and 7 (birth years 2013 to 2014)

In accordance with Hockey Canada and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association guidelines, this new program for 6- and 7-year-olds emphasizes skill development with weekly professional-led practices and structured half-ice games.

Players are assigned to teams and take part in an hour-long Saturday practice led by professional instructors with help from volunteer parent coaches. All teams will participate in games on Sunday afternoon at Leaside Memorial Garden. The program’s primary focus is learning the positions in hockey and the basic rules of the game.

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

Minor Novice Program: Times and Locations

Minor Novice is a twice-a-week program running for 25 weeks from September to March.

There will be a 50-minute practice on Saturday morning at Baycrest Arena. Games will take place Sunday afternoon at Leaside Memorial Garden. (Precise times for games and practices will vary.)

Minor Novice Registration

Minor Novice $TBD
(September to March)

House League Program