Cross Ice Program (Pickering Minor Hockey Association)

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Cross Ice Program


This program is being used by thousands of communities around the world. The emphasis is on fun while spending time on development. At the included age groups, there will be more opportunity for all players to handle the puck and learn to skate. During ice sessions, Coaches will lead their teams in one hour sessions, splitting the time on:

  • Organized OMHA lesson plans for stick/puck/skating development
  • Semi-formal cross ice hockey games

This is a program designed by Hockey Canada which:

  • Develops fundamental skating skills
  • Guides and trains coaches on leading practices to develop fundamental skating skills

This part of the program helps to introduce, develop, and organize the coaching skills of the Coaches as a guide to lead team practices through the entire season, at the same time developing fundamental skating skills for young hockey players. This helps develop the newer Coaches as well as providing lesson plans and exercises that will be valuable for many years of coaching.

PHA Cross Ice Video- Click Here

Click here for a great video showing the rules of Cross-Ice hockey in action!

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