BC Hockey's U11 Pathway
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE U11 PATHWAY?
The U11 Pathway affects players aged 9 and 10 years old. All hockey coaches coaching U11 community sport streams require at a minimum Coach 2 – Coach Level Training
WHY WAS THE U11 PATHWAY CREATED?
Continue to grow their impression of hockey a positive one for players and parents. Play/games should be small area games in practice transitioning into full-ice for formal games. Some streaming of the players – goal is to have players working with players of like skills to develop confidence and self esteem. Introduction to position specific skills.
WHERE IS IT IMPLEMENTED?
The U11 Pathway is a program developed by Hockey Canada across the country.
WHEN WILL IT BE IMPLEMENTED?
The U11 Pathway and will see full roll out for Minor Hockey Associations to have the program running prior to the 2020-2021 season.
About the Player Pathway
The U11 Pathway is a progressive, learn to play teaching curriculum. This pathway is an important component in the transition from the U9 Pathway and serves as preparation into the U13 Pathway. The U11 Pathway consists of four (4) phases of instruction, designed for players graduating from U9 hockey and for entry level hockey players who may start playing hockey at this age level. The U11 Pathway curriculum introduces, develops and refines the skills of skating, passing, puck control and shooting in a progressive step by step manner.