BC Hockey's Atom Pathway
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE ATOM PATHWAY?
The Atom Pathway affects Atom aged (9-10) players. All hockey coaches coaching Atom community sport streams require at a minimum Coach 2 – Coach Level Training
WHY WAS THE ATOM 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 Atom Pathway is a program developed by Hockey Canada across the country.
WHEN WILL IT BE IMPLEMENTED?
The Atom Pathway is available now but 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 Atom Pathway is a progressive, learn to play teaching curriculum. This pathway is an important component in the transition from the Novice Pathway and serves as preparation into the Peewee Pathway. The Atom Pathway consists of four (4) phases of instruction, designed for players graduating from Novice hockey and for entry level hockey players who may start playing hockey at this age level. The Atom Pathway curriculum introduces, develops and refines the skills of skating, passing, puck control and shooting in a progressive step by step manner.