Intro to Hockey


 

 

 

CR KNIGHTS 2019/2020 SEASON 

INITIATION/NOVICE

(Intro To Hockey Year 1 - 4) 

 

Welcome to a new season for CR KNIGHTS Hockey!!!

 

Some of you are veterans at this already and some are new families joining us (If you are new - Welcome to our hockey community!).

 

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Please note -  Currently our association uses the terms Initiation and Novice. However; we are transitioning to the term Intro to Hockey levels 1 - 4 as per Hockey Canada / Hockey Alberta Intro to Hockey Guidelines. This season you will hear both terms being used.

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The association is in need of the following positions to be filled: 

  • Vice President - it is a 2 year commitment with it continuing into a 2 year president position
  • Director Of Intro To Hockey Year 1 & 2 (Initiation) - 1 Year Commitment 
  • Director Of Intro To Hockey Year 3 & 4 (Novice) - 1 Year Commitment 

 

If you or anyone you know may be interested please have them email Allen at president@crknights.ca

 

INTRO TO HOCKEY YEAR 1 & 2

(Initiation)

Ages 5&6

 

NEW TO INITIATION? 

Here is what you can expect your first time on the ice:

  • You can expect to hear about your players start date and ice times the second week of September. The ice schedule will change after the first week and once more after evaluations are completed and teams are finalized.
  • If your player can not yet skate he/she will be required to come to practice with a parent/adult who can help them on the ice. It is mandatory for the parent/adult helper to wear a helmet and skates on the ice. Once your player can successfully get up from the ice and skate without assistance then you may remove yourself from being on the ice at practices. 
  • The first few practices are typically to help coaches get to know the players and start assessing skill levels. 
  • Teams are not picked for sometimes upwards of 2 months into the season until coaches can confidently determine skill levels. 
  • Jamborees/games are now permitted after November 1, 2019. 
  • All parents/coaches/volunteers that will be on the ice are required to have a Criminal Record Check. You can download and print the CRC Request Letter and take it to the local RCMP detachment for completion.
  • All Parents require Respect In Sport (RIS) PRIOR to the September start date.  This course is online and is NOT reimbursed by the association.
  • All Coaches - require Respect In Sport (RIS) Coach as soon as possible.  This course is online and IS reimbursed by the association upon receipt.
  • All head coaches (this is roughly 1 per 10 player ratio) need to complete MANDATORY courses through Hockey Alberta prior to Nov 15.  These courses are online and in class.  All coaching clinics are reimbursed by the association with a receipt.  Please make sure that you sign up soon, as local courses fill up fast.
  • Need Equipment/Gear? Not sure what to get? Check out this link for information: (Intro to Hockey does not require a mouth guard but do require full face guards.This is a personal choice.) https://www.myactivesg.com/Sports/Hockey/How-To-Play/Hockey-Equipment/What-equipment-is-needed-to-play-hockey

 

 

 

Volunteer Positions Requiring to be filled to Make Initiation a success: 

  • Director:
    • This person will work with the president of the association to ensure positions (listed below) for the season are filled. 
    • Works with the coaches to pick the teams.
    • Works with the managers to ensure apparel is handed out.
    • Is there to help the managers and coaches.
    • Administers written warnings if needed. 
    • The director also is expected to be able to attend the monthly association meetings. 
    • This person's volunteer commitment is included in this position.
  • Managers:
    • Once the kids are all skating without parent involvement, Coaches and the Director will evaluate skill level to create two teams. (1 Manager per team is required). 
    • Will need to work closely with the other manager. 
    • Managers are responsible for booking games/tournaments (Jamborees).
    • Ensures enough coaches are at practices/games.
    • Assigns time box and other duties to parents.
    • Handling the game sheets (also assign this to parents) 
    • Communicates with the Director.
    • Plans and books any team events such as the Christmas party, Oil Kings games etc. 
    • Managers are also responsible for communicating with apparel and relaying information to parents. We will provide a binder to each manager with instructions/contacts etc.  
    • Managers are expected to attend the monthly association meetings. If you can not attend you are required to send an update to secretary@crknights.ca
    • Manager positions qualify for one players volunteer time.
  • Safety Parent: 
    • Typically, 2 per team, but it all depends on numbers as it's 1 person for 10 players.  
    • It is MANDATORY to have one Safety person at the games at all times. 
    • This course is online and is good for 3 years. 

 

  • Jersey Parents:
    • One per team. 
    • This person hands out/collects jerseys before and after games and washes them. 
    • This person also takes care of the first aid kit and goalie stick. 
  • Coaches:
    •  1 coach per 10 players is required. 
    • Head coaches receive volunteer hours
    • Coaches will run drills, assess skill levels, manage players on the ice and handle any on ice situations. 
    • A minimum of one head coach and one assistant coach are required on the bench at games and one parent is required as a ref on the ice at games/jamborees.
  • Parent Liaison:
    • This person's sole role is to listen to any complaints/issues from both coaches and parents/players and remind the concerned party of the 24 hour rule, then bring forth the issue to the Director for mediation. 
    • Parent liaison should be someone not related to a coach, if possible.

 

INTRO TO HOCKEY YEAR 3 & 4 (NOVICE)

AGES 7&8 

 

HEADING INTO NOVICE?

Here is what you can expect: 

  • All parents/coaches/volunteers that will be on the ice are required to have a Criminal Record Check.You can download and print the CRC Request Letter and take it to the local RCMP detachment for completion.  
  • You can expect to hear about your players start date and ice times the second week of September. The ice schedule will change after the first week and once more after evaluations are completed and teams are finalized.
  • All Parents require Respect In Sport (RIS)  PRIOR to the September start date.  This course is online and is NOT reimbursed by the association.
  • All Coaches require Respect In Sport (RIS)  Coach as soon as possible.  This course is online and IS reimbursed by the association upon receipt.
  • All head coaches (this is roughly 1 per 10 player ratio) need to complete MANDATORY courses through Hockey Alberta prior to Nov 15.  These courses are online and in class.  All coaching clinics are reimbursed by the association with a receipt.  Please make sure that you sign up soon, as local courses fill up fast.
  • Northern Alberta Interlock (NAI) (AKA our League) - sets and dictates games and travel distance.
  • Evaluations assess skill levels and assist in creating teams. 

 

Need Equipment/Gear? Not sure what to get? 

Check out this link for information: (Intro to Hockey does not require a mouth guard but do require full face guards. This is a personal choice.) https://www.myactivesg.com/Sports/Hockey/How-To-Play/Hockey-Equipment/What-equipment-is-needed-to-play-hockey

 

Volunteer Positions Requiring to be filled to Make Novice a success: 

  • Director:
    • This person will find volunteers to fill the below listed positions to ensure the season runs efficiently. 
    • Works with the managers to ensure apparel is handed out.
    • Is there to help the managers and coaches.
    • Administers written warnings if needed. 
    • The director also is expected to be able to attend the monthly association meetings. 
    • This person's volunteer commitment is included in this position.
  • Managers:
    • Managers are responsible for booking jamborees and exhibition games after November 1, 2019.
    • Ensures enough coaches will be at practice/games, assigning time box and other duties to parents.
    • Completes the game sheets (also assign this to parents)
    • Communicates with the Director.
    • Planning and booking any team events such as the Christmas party, Oil Kings games etc.
    • Managers are also responsible for communicating with apparel and relaying information to parents. 
    • Managers are expected to attend the monthly association meetings. If you can not attend you are required to send an update to secretary@crknights.ca
    • Manager positions qualify for one players volunteer time. 
  • Safety Person:
    • Safety Person 1 per 10 players. 
    • It is MANDATORY to have one Safety person at the games at all times. 
    • This course is online and is good for 3 years. 
  • Coaches:
    • 1 coach per 10 players is required. 
    • Head coaches receive volunteer hours
    • Coaches will run drills, assess skill levels, manage players on the ice and handle any on ice situations. 
    • A minimum of one head coach and one assistant coach are required on the bench at games/jamborees.
  • Jersey Parents:
    • One per team. 
    • This person hands out/collects jerseys before and after games and washes them. 
    • This person also takes care of the first aid kit. 
  • Parent Liaison:
    • This person's sole role is to listen to any complaints/issues from both coaches and parents and remind people of the 24 hour rule, then bring forth the issue to the Director for mediation. 
    •  Parent liaison should be someone not related to a coach, if possible.

 

Let's Make the 2019/2020 Season A Great One! 

 

Upcoming Events


Dec. 02, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

CRMHA Operations Meeting
RQB Arena
All coaches/managers/parents are encouraged to attend.

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Jan. 06, 2020

CR Knights Picture Night
RQB Gym
Team and Player Photos

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