Intro to hockey
The U5 program is aimed at providing players with an introduction to hockey and supporting the development of basic hockey skills. Players will have the opportunity to forge new friendships with teammates each week.
Families can anticipate being on the ice once a week and playing a full season from October to March. Volunteer coaches will support each team and receive four development sessions throughout the season.
To ensure players have a positive introduction to hockey, we recommend that players can skate independently.
Players at this age are taking their early strides in the game. Our focus is to ensure this is a positive experience and a place to form friendships and develop hockey skills through fun and fair play.
Players will be placed on teams, play small-area games, and practice twice a week from October to March; games and practices will be on Saturday and Sunday.
- Teach the basic skills of hockey so players can enjoy the game.
- Assist in the development and enhancement of physical literacy and basic motor patterns.
- Deliver an appropriate program for the players' size, skill, and age.
- Encourage the aspects of fitness, fair play and cooperation while having fun playing the game.
To register for any St. Albert Minor Hockey Association program, you must have a Hockey Canada Identification Number.
You will receive this number after you complete the” Respect In Sport - Parent Edition (RIS)”
If you have completed Respect In Sport in another sport, you must transfer your certificate to St. Albert Minor Hockey. Once this is complete, you will receive a Hockey Canada ID number. Learn more.
RESPECT IN SPORT: The fee for this course is $12.00. This course expires after 4 years. Please ensure you select St. Albert Minor Hockey Association as your home association when you complete the course.
If you are new to hockey, a Birth Certificate or Passport is required to verify the age of the participant.
SAMHA will do its best to make accommodations for players and their families; however, we are unable to guarantee that we can fulfill all requests.
Please note the request must be reciprocated by the other family to be considered.
Teams are supported by volunteer coaches and will receive four SAMHA player development sessions throughout the season. Volunteer Now
Everything you need to know before you hit the ice.