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IP Volunteer Sign Up

Our programs are 100% run on volunteers. If you want to help in any capacity please use the link below. We are in need of both on-ice and off-ice help. 

 

https://omahahockey.sportngin.com/register/form/295881713

2021 - 2022 Initiation Program Fall and Winter

 

IP Fall - 

Sept 27 through Dec 18 

Two sessions per week. A 45 min session on Mondays, plus an hour session on Saturday mornings.

Times are Mondays 6:00-6:45, 6:45-7:30 & 7:30-8:15.  Saturday morning times are 9:15 - 10:15, 10:15 - 11:15, and 11:30 - 12:30, Each player will be assigned a group time within a week of the season starting. 

Session times will be determined by birth year and experience.

Click on Registration at the top of the screen to sign-up!

IP Winter

Jan 3 -  through March 12, 2022.

Two sessions per week. A 45 min session on Mondays, plus an hour session on Saturday mornings.

Times are Mondays 6:00-6:45, 6:45-7:30 & 7:30-8:15.  Saturday morning times are 9:15 - 10:15, 10:15 - 11:15, and 11:30 - 12:30, Each player will be assigned a group time within a week of the season starting. 

Session times will be determined by birth year and experience.

Changes to the schedule will come from the Mite Director and IP Commissioner.

All sessions are at Grover Ice

As always, we are looking for parent volunteers to help with running sessions and to assist with tournaments. If interested or if you have questions, please contact our IP commissioner or our Mite Director

IP Commissioner: Katy Smith - ohcipcommissioner@gmail.com
IP/Mite Director: Brett Davis - ipmitedirector@omahahockey.net

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Interested in Coaching

We are ALWAYS in need of IP Coaches.  Please email the Mite Director (Brett Davis) at ipmitedirector@omahahockey.net, or the IP Commissioner (Katy Smith), at ohcipcommissioner@gmail.com, if you would be willing to volunteer your time.

We can help direct you with what needs to be done to coach. If you have not already coached before this must be done prior to stepping on the ice.

IP News

If you would like to purchase a Jr Mavs white hockey jersey ($25) and/or hockey socks ($10) they will be available the first night of practice.  Please order and pay by clicking the link below. The jerseys/socks will be available to pick up the first day of practice. 

 

 

New to hockey help videos

Use the videos below to help get acclimated to different parts of youth hockey.

Dress for Hockey 101

How to get dressed video

IP - The Initiation Program

 

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.

COVID-19 Recommendations


Grover Ice COVID-19 Guidelines

Please adhere to the rink's policy changes limiting the amount of people in the locker rooms. These changes are for everyone's safety during the COVID-19 epidemic. If you have questions, please email the Mite Director, Brett Davis, or ask one of the Grover Ice rink employees.

Additional information on COVID-19 guidelines for the 2020-2021 season will be available soon.

2021-2022 Beginners Equipment Rental Program

Omaha Hockey Club is happy to be able to rent or sell the proper hockey gear necessary for your child to be able to learn the sport! 

In the package you child will receive a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, and a bag. You will need to provide the skates and sticks. Jerseys and socks are available for purchase through OHC. 

Click on the link and complete the form.  Let us know if you are wanting to rent or purchase the equipment from Omaha Hockey Club.

A rental fee of $75 will be collected. Once the equipment is returned at the end of the season, a $50 refund will be issued.

For $180  you could purchase the brand new CCM gear. Skates, stick, hockey socks, and jerseys are not included in this fee. 

Any questions please reach out to either the director or commissioner. 

BEWARE OF ZAMBONI

NEW ZAMBONI POLICY:
 
We had an incident where a hockey player was almost hit by the Zamboni.  The driver had to lock the brakes to avoid colliding with him.  He was simply standing next to the boards by the bench and decided to skate across the ice but didn't look to see where the Zamboni was.  It has always been our policy that when performing an ice clean all skaters, except for net movers, need to be off the ice.  However, lately is seems that more and more guys are cutting across the ice to get to the bench during a clean and then there will be some people stretching next to the benches or simply standing on the ice next to the boards.

Going forward, with the exception of net movers, no one is allowed on the ice during a clean.  If someone gets on the ice after the Zamboni is already on the ice performing a clean, the drivers will simply exit the ice surface and the clean will be forfeited.  The goal of this policy is SAFETY. Please spread the word among your skaters so that everyone is aware of this policy.  

OHC IP 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

Katy Smith

Katy Smith

IP Commissioner

Brett Davis

Brett Davis

IP / Mite Director