FUN is key in OGHA's FUNdamentals program
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If your daughter wants to play hockey, the OGHA FUNdamentals girls program is for her! By mixing in FUN and player development, the players learn new skills but also gain friendships along the way. The all-female OGHA coaching staff believes in keeping the FUN in FUNdamentals by motivating the players to be the best that they can be while having fun. Fun matters if they are going to love a sport enough to continue playing for life.
What skills will my daughter learn?
- FUNdamentals is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program that uses Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program (HCIP) curriculum to teach beginners basic technical skills (skating, puck handling, stopping, passing, turning and shooting) in an atmosphere that stresses FUN, cooperation and fair play. No matter how much experience your daughter has with hockey, she will learn and develop fundamental hockey skills, an understanding of cooperation and team play and develop more self-confidence in a FUN environment.
Who are the coaches?
- FUNdamentals has several female certified instructors and hockey-playing volunteers.
What equipment does my daughter need?
- Girls participating in FUNdamentals are required to wear full hockey equipment as mandated by Hockey Canada. Note: Mouth guards are not mandatory but recommended and wrist guards are not mandatory.
- Jerseys are provided but not hockey socks so you will need to purchase those prior to arriving at the rink.
Is this program suitable for girls of any age who are new to hockey?
- FUNdamentals is the OGHA's initiation to hockey program starting with girls aged 4 and above. Maximum age is 6, but any girl aged 7 or older who is new to hockey can register in the House League level for her age group. She will be able to practice and play with her team and also attend FUNdamentals sessions for free to help with further development.
My daughter has never skated before. Is FUNdamentals right for her?
- Many of the participants are stepping onto the ice for the first time and will learn to skate, including how to fall safely and get up on their own quickly and easily. Our program has a strong focus on skating, a key skill for any hockey player. Girls with more skating or hockey experience for their age will be able to build upon their existing skating skills and be good role models for those learning for the first time.
How early do I need to arrive at the arena?
- Most arena facilities are recommending that players show up already dressed in gear, 15 minutes before the start of the ice session. More detailed COFID-19 protocols will be sent out to families prior to the start of FUNdamentals in early September.
How much does the program cost?
- The registration fee is $350.
REGISTER here: In order to complete this process, each player must have an account on the OWHA's new Registration system. To Access the new OWHA system, go to the OGHA login page and click on "Don't Have an Account? Create One Here" .
For more information on FUNdamentals, please contact our program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Learning the basic skills in practice at a young age is so important, because it allows the children to skate more, make more passes, take more shots on net and have the puck on their stick more than in any game.” -Paul Kariya, former NHL player and spokesperson for Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program.