Learn Hockey - Initiation Program (Hespeler Minor Hockey Association)

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Hespeler Minor Hockey Association Canadian Hockey Initiation Program (IP)

Age groups
Junior IP - Ages 4 to 5 by Dec 31st 
Senior IP - Ages 6 to 7 by Dec 31st

Hockey Canada 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 games basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of team effort, develop self confidence and experience a sense of personal achievement.

These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play. HMHA will be following Hockey Canada's recommendation that player development be built on practicing technical skills 85% and individual tactics 15%. The IP program will focus on the following objectives:

Fundamental Movements 

Manipulation Skills
•Puck Control

Motor Skills

HMHA's goal is to make the first impression of hockey a positive one for the player and parents.  The IP program runs Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Hespeler Arena.  Exact times will be set in the fall.  HMHA also provides complimentary use of goalie equipment for willing participants who would like to play the position.  

REGISTRATION FEES - Early Bird Rates - Only Until June 30th

Birth year 2014: $250 (no increase after June 30th)

Birth years 2011 to 2013: $435 ($500 after June 30th)

20% Discount when registering 3 or more children (Discount does not apply to the already reduced $250 Registration Fee)

To receive the Early Bird Pricing, payment is due in full upon registration and must be received by Credit Card or post marked mail by June 30th.  Early Bird fee will not apply to cheques post-dated or post marked after June 30th.

Returning Players:

Players who have played in Hespeler previously please Click Here to Register.

If required, a manual Registration Form is available - Click Here for the Manual Form 

New To Hespeler Minor Hockey?
  If you have just moved to Hespeler and you have previously played hockey with another association you will need to contact the hockey office for details on the transfer process.  Please email [email protected] for further information.


If this is your first time registering for hockey, a copy of the player's Birth Certificate must be provided to HMHA.  A copy of the Birth Certificate can be sent via e-mail to [email protected]


Parent Respect in Sport Course Mandate

As per the OMHA mandate in 2014, all parents must complete the Parent Respect in Sport online course in order for their child to be on an approved roster.  This is a one-time only requirement and only one parent needs to complete the course.  You will need to attach the completed course info to your child(ren)'s profile in the "Child Management" section of the program.  Please do not forget to do this and to enter the correct Association as "Hespeler Minor Hockey Association".  To access the online program, Click Here.

For more information about the Initiation Program visit this site: 

For more information feel free to contact our Initiation Director via email: 
[email protected] 

Printed from hmha.ca on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM