Ontario Women’s Hockey Association
enthusiastically endorses the Hockey Canada
Initiation Program (HCIP) and has named the
OWHA Hockey FUNdamentals Program
Who Is This Program For?
developed the Initiation Program to make
children's first contact with hockey a safe and
positive experience. It's a structured,
learn-to-play hockey program designed to
introduce beginners to the game's basic skills.
It enables participants to become contributing
members of a team effort, develop
self-confidence, and experience a sense of
personal achievement. These goals are achieved
in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.
Just as the
future of Canadian society lies with our youth,
so to does the future of hockey. Hockey Canada
and the OWHA understand the important role it
plays in helping beginning hockey players to
develop playing attitudes and foster an
enjoyment of hockey as a lifetime sport and
Goals for the OWHA Hockey FUNdamentals Program
☺ Introduction of basic skills
☺ Reviewing of basic skills
☺ Refining of basic skills
The Philosophy of the Hockey FUNdamentals
☺ To have fun while playing hockey and
engaging in physical activity.
☺ To learn the basic skills required to play
the game of hockey.
☺ To develop an understanding of basic
teamwork through participation in a variety of
activities and adapted game situations.
☺ To create and refine basic motor patterns.
☺ To be introduced to the concepts of
cooperation and fair play.
The OWHA Hockey FUNdamentals Program (HCIP)
recommends the following practice time
☺ 85% Technical Skills
☺ 15% Individual Tactics
☺ 0% Team Tactics
☺ 0% Team Play
☺ 0% Strategy
FUNdamental development should be built on
practicing individual technical skills 85% of
total practice time.
Developing basic hockey skills:
☺ Puck Handling
The HCIP Teaches Hockey skills and much more!
The OWHA Makes Your Hockey FUNdamentals Program
The overall success of the program relies on the
leadership from each individual Girls Hockey
Association in Ontario. To assist with this