Hockey Initiation

Hockey Initiation is a skills development program designed to introduce young hockey players to the fundamentals of ice hockey. This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their skill development.

“Think experience over perfection in the early years of development”.

Hockey player development is not just about practice. The key is a purposeful development in the right environment, surrounding players with positive reinforcement and a comprehensive skill development training curriculum.

Our goal is to not only give players the opportunity to learn and refine basic hockey skills, but experience game like situations, build confidence while having a great experience. We often like to say the game teaches itself, and with a positive, fun, and controlled environment we can offer players the opportunity to develop skills that can translate to being successful for a lifetime of hockey enjoyment.

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Hockey Initiation 1

8 WEEKS; BASIC SKATING SKILLS REQUIRED

Initiation #1 focuses on fundamental skills over game situations. In the early stages of a player’s hockey journey we work to develop a foundation and basic skill set (skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting). This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their development of proper hockey skill sets.

**Depending on age and skill level, it’s not uncommon for players to repeat this program until such skills are acquired. Parents should consult their hockey department prior to transitioning their players to Initiation #2.

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Schedule

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • June 5, 12 & 19

Program Includes

  • 8 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Additional Info

  • Full equipment is required to participate in Hockey Initiation
  • 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 USA Hockey membership is required for participation. 

How to apply an account credit

  • Login to customer account
  • Proceed with registration for desired program(s)
  • When finished registering for your programs, checkout of the shopping cart
  • If there is a credit on your account, it will appear as an option to use for payment
  • Click FAMILY CREDIT 
  • Confirm the amount that you want to apply
  • Click USE CREDIT and complete the transaction 

Important Notes

  • One parent/guardian may accompany minors into the facility for games
  • Masks are required in the facility at all times
  • For a full list of guidelines, visit the Return to Play page
Sign Health Declaration

Health Declarations must be signed every day the participant is taking part in programming.

Hockey Initiation 2

8 SESSIONS; BASIC SKATING SKILLS REQUIRED

In Initiation #2, we continue to push your individual skills and start to introduce game like situations for players to experience possible scenarios in game play. The more often a player can practice these situations in a positive environment, the faster they will learn how to make decisions in an actual game. Players that successfully gain the skills and game sense will have better success as they transition to league play.

**Depending on age and skill level, it’s not uncommon for players to repeat this program until such skills are acquired. It’s essential that players have strong basic skills and a good “game-sense” or “hockey I.Q.” before they transition to league and team play. Parents should consult their hockey department prior to transitioning their players to league play.

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Schedule

2021 SCHEDULE TBA

Program Includes

  • 8 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants & those coming from Initiation 1 will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Additional Info

  • Full equipment is required to participate in Hockey Initiation
  • 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 USA Hockey membership is required for participation. 

Registration Coming Soon

Sign Health Declaration

Health Declarations must be signed every day the participant is taking part in programming.

More Information

For more information, contact:

Yorba Linda ICE Program Office
714.692.8776 ext. 10
ylprogramoffice@therinks.com

The Rinks Hockey Manager – Jon Mainberger
jmainberger@therinks.com

The Rinks Hockey Director – Rick Hutchinson
rhutchinson@therinks.com