Our Hockey Buds Program is a six (6) program that runs on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM at the Northpoint Sports facility. You can learn more about our program by scrolling down this page.
Registration for our fall sessions will be opened soon. If you are interested in our fall sessions you can sign up to our mailing list http://eepurl.com/gg9IbD and get first opportunity to register before registration officially opens.
To develop basic ball hockey skills while at the same time teaching listening, following instructions, attention, focus and various motor skills.
The class uses a variety of fun games with lots of physical activity with each session ending with a hockey theme book being read.
Believe that every child deserves to play, have fun and develop a life-long love of movement and sport.
Hockey Buds sessions are led by lead instructors alongside a team of assistants to ensure every participant receives plenty of attention and learning.
Parent volunteers are also welcome to join in the action and assist if they prefer.
We are proud registered members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association and Canadian Ball Hockey Association. Your child will also become a registered member of the Provincial and National bodies.
Thank-You to the following supporters of our program without who we wouldn't be able to offer this great program.
248 Torbay Road
34 Commonwealth Avenue
42 O'Leary Ave
Our Hockey Buds program is not drop-off session.
Parents/caregivers of all participants must stay on-site during sessions in case your child needs assistance.
Siblings are welcome to observe sessions but for safety reasons and due to the focus and attention required in these classes we cannot permit them on the playing surface at anytime prior, during or after the sessions.
Required equipment includes a CSA approved helmet with full face cage, shin pads (soccer or hockey are both acceptable), hockey gloves, running shoes and a hockey stick.
Bring a spill-proof water bottle.
Good number of coaches to kids ratio allowed for one on one instruction as needed. Liked that there was a number of different activities throughout the hour which kept the kids interested.
Fantastic coaches who work well with small children, great location and time, drills and program was designed to be age appropriate, reading and books!, attention to detail with great suggestions and encouragement. Just fantastic!
Making it fun for the children (playing games, story time etc)
Variable age appropriate activities, with lots of if focus on fun and ending with a related story!
Very well structured with age appropriate activities. Coaches were engaged and encouraging. Like the strict rule of no parents on the rink. Time of day was good. Love reading the story at the end.
Our Hockey Buds program is a six (6) week instruction program for children just being introduced to ball hockey and want to learn the skills of the game.
The Hockey Buds Program was designed for the purpose of developing friendships, team work and interest in the sport of Ball hockey.
Our focus is to ensure all participants are enjoying their experience first and foremost, while participating through stations targeting different areas of the game including interactive shooting, passing, and other hockey drills.
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