Learn to PlayUpdated Monday January 6, 2020 by Oakville Minor Ball Hockey League.
Learn To Play Program
The SQUIRT "LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM" is a skills development program for young players from 3 to 6 years of age.
The object of the program is to teach all participants ball hockey skills while having fun.
Repetition is used weekly to allow all participants the opportunity to understand what we are teaching and then practice the drills thereby developing basic playing skills.
All skills taught must be demonstrated very slowly to the players since the players are quite young and must completely understand the movements required to master a skill.
Please be sure to have the child perform each drill as slowly as necessary so they can develop the mechanical movements to master the skill. As the child learns to properly do each movement they will naturally speed up.
The cone drill can be modified by shortening the distance between the cones as the group improves on this skill. Remember that because the children are very young some
might decide to stop and have a rest or want to sit out all together. If this occurs please encourage the child by speaking politely to him/her calling them by their name.
Always remember to keep the child’s interests first and have fun.
For the youngest (3 & 4 yr olds) we advise that the parent be on the floor with them as they will take better direction from you rathter than a stranger, until they get more familiar with the program and our staff & coaches.