For the initiation program to be successful, it is mandatory that both the child and the parent(s) attend the jamboree together.
SOURCE FOR SPORTS
SMHA Saskatoon Initiation Jamboree
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) and the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Al Anderson’s Source for Sports SMHA Initiation Jamboree
. As you may be aware, Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children’s first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience.
The premise of the Jamboree is two-fold: To provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all Initiation players, as well as an educational opportunity for parents. In meeting the first objective, a detailed on-ice and off-ice curriculum has been developed for players. At the same time, parents participate in a practical workshop based on three topics, including; Role of the Coach, Role of the Hockey Parent, and an information session about the Initiation Program. The on-ice session for the players focuses on the development of fundamental skills through the fun-based approach to learning consistent with Initiation Program objectives.
The underlying theme is that parents and their kids spend a day together learning about hockey and having fun doing it. The parents’ classroom session is not a boring opportunity for the SHA to tell parents what to do and not to do, but rather an opportunity for parents to learn about what their children are being taught, what is expected of them, and finally, what they can expect from the SHA and from the SMHA.
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Where: Cosmo Civic Centre
What to Bring: Full hockey equipment including stick and runners for the off-ice activities
Please fill in the registration form: You can leave it with your zone IP Coordinator @ your zone registration, mail, fax or scan and email it the SMHA or drop it at the SMHA office where there is a 24-hour mail slot in the front door.
There is no charge to enter the Al Anderson Source for Sports Initiation Jamboree.
Space will be limited so please complete and return your registration form as soon as possible. You will be notified by your Zone IP Coordinator of your acceptance and the exact schedule for the Jamboree. If registration numbers are greater than the program can accommodate, priority will be given to first-year IP players. A draw would be done if numbers were still too large.
Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association
# 5 – 816 1st AVENUE NORTH
SASKATOON, SK S7K 1Y3
TEL- (306) 244-1363
FAX- (306) 653-4020
Al Anderson’s Source for Sports Initiation Jamboree Registration Form
Name of Child: ________________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________
Address and Postal Code: __________________________________________________________
SMHA Zone: _______________________________
Name of Parent(s): ___________________________________________________________
Phone: Day: _____________________ Evening: __________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________
I understand that at least one parent must accompany my child to the Initiation Jamboree on October 5, 2013, and attend the parent information session.
Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _____________________
Registration forms must be submitted to the SMHA office by Sept. 25, 2013