Initiation Information


Our Hockey League does not organize or govern over Initiation level of hockey, it is directed by Hockey Alberta and the Intro To Hockey model.  

Please find below a template for categorizing your associations Initiation/Mini Mite and Tom Thumb teams.  This may assist the parents, coaches, and managers in finding competition within the skill level of their team.  The intent of this classification is to aid in finding competition around our league that is at the same skill set in the initiation level.  

If you would like to list your team on the website, please email the following information to the Vice Scheduler.  

To ADD your team to one of the Initiation Team Contact Lists simply email the following to Marie@nainterlock.com :

  1. Team Category - I- #  (Eg: I - 4)
  2. Team Name
  3. Contact Name
  4. Contact Phone Number
  5. Contact Email Address

Please classify your team under the following rankings.

Category        Description

I - 1

Initiation Level 1

The team is playing at a near novice level 
 - Majority of players know their positions
 - Majority of players can skate well
 - Goalies may be assigned or dressed 
 - Some players can skate backward
 - Some players can raise the puck

I - 2

Initiation Level 2

The team understands the concept of the hockey game and are competing well
 - Some of the players know their position
 - Goalies may be rotated
 - Most of the players can skate well
 - Most of the players can carry the puck 30 ft

I - 3

Initiation Level 3

The team is developing and are competing but positioning is non-existing.
 - The team has some stronger players 
 - Half the team can skate
 - Half the team can carry the puck 30ft
 - All players are rotated through the net during the game
 - Half of the players know how to score

I - 4

Initiation Level 4

The team is developing and having a lot of fun 
 - 1-4 players know how to skate 
 - 1-4 players know how to score
 - several players know how to starfish mid game
 - All of the players are rotated through the net during the game



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