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2017 Initiation Program (IP) Season Info

2017 Spring IP

April 3rd to May 22nd

Monday Night @ Grover Ice Rink

6 PM to 8 PM

2017 Summer IP

July 10th to August 28th

Monday Night @ Grover Ice Rink

6 PM to 8 PM

BEGINNER HOCKEY!

The Omaha Hockey Club Initiation Program (IP) offers beginning level hockey instruction to Omaha area boys and girls ages 4 and up. Players do not need prior hockey experience to join!!

Players with no skating experience are to attend a 6 week minimum Learn to Skate Program or a 6 week minimum Learn to Play Hockey Program through one of the local ice rinks.

  • A 6 week learn to skate/play hockey session is a requirement for all players
  • The 6 week sessions are designed to focus on skating instruction to get your player prepared to enter the IP program.
  • Once completed or the required skating skills have been met, a seamless transition can be made directly into the IP program at the appropriate skill level.
  • Players should be able to skate the full length of the ice without falling down to begin with IP

The Omaha Hockey Club offers the Initiation Program (IP) that is designed to offer a fun and safe learning environment where players focus on:

  • The basic skills and rules of ice hockey
  • Concepts of playing on a team
  • Cooperation and fair play
  • Developing coordination, balance, and fine motor skills 
The ultimate goal of the initiation program is to instill an enjoyment of the game and a desire to continue to play the game at more advanced levels.

IP gives players the chance to learn and improve critical hockey skills such as Skating, Puck Handling, Passing and Shooting all while having fun.


Session Information

Spring/Summer IP

• IP players will have one 60 minute session per week—no early mornings!

• All new players may purchase a Jr. Lancer jersey and socks for $30 (separate from registration fee). The new player will have their name put on the back of their jersey.  (Returning players continue to wear the same jersey and socks).

Fall /Winter IP

• IP players will generally have two 45-60 minute sessions per week—no early mornings!

• All new players may purchase a Jr. Lancer jersey and socks for $30. The new player will have their name put on the back of their jersey.  (Returning players continue to wear the same jersey and socks).
 

Required Equipment

 

Click here for a list of what you need to wear to play ice hockey!

Click here to find out how to clean hockey equipment.

Rental Equipment Available


$20 rental fee per Session

     - Fall and Winter is considered one Session

     - Spring/Summer is Considered one Session

$50 One time deposit 

Includes helmet, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, breezers and shin guards - everything you need to get started except skates, stick, compression jock and cup, jersey and socks.

Fits Most ages 4-8

The Initiation Program (IP)

The Initiation Program (IP) is designed to offer a fun and safe learning environment where players focus on:

  • The basic skills and rules of ice hockey
  • Concepts of playing on a team
  • Cooperation and fair play
  • Develops of coordination, balance, and fine motor skills 

The ultimate goal of the initiation program is to instill an enjoyment of the game and a desire to continue to play the game at more advanced levels.

The IP Program gives players the chance to learn and improve critical hockey skills such as Skating, Puck Handling, Passing and Shooting all while having fun.

Important Information




New Player Information

 

 



OHC Utilizes the American Development Model (ADM)

ADM was created with the a core design that valued practices and proper training above all else.

The design of ADM stresses that practices can and should be fun, especially if the kids are all playing together and having a blast with a game that they love. The more they play it, the better chance that they’ll love it. And when you combine a passion for the game with increased puck time, kids will start to excel at it. Play, love, excel. That’s the ADM.

While in the development stages of ADM, it became apparent that critical areas in our system were neglecting kids at a very early age. All children progress through the same development stages and certain aspects of these stages must be addressed at the appropriate points along the development curve in order for our children to reach their potential.  ADM provides maximum player development through age-appropriate structure and content.

Without developing skills and certain physical and mental attributes at the appropriate time, the long-term prospects of becoming a truly elite player diminish each day.

Learn more about the ADM


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