Development guidelines for five- and six-year-old players

Under-7 Timbits hockey players

Under seven years of age as of Dec. 31 of the current season

The age and skill level of the players defines the seasonal plan. Hockey Canada skill-development programs are based on progressive steps and follow the appropriate allocation of time defined in the skill-development pyramid.

CLICK HERE for complete Timbits Hockey Canada U7 Program and cross-ice game information.


Goals for the Timbits U7 age division are:

• Fun
• Introduction of basic skills
• Reviewing of basic skills
• Refining of basic skills

Resource PDF’S


The Timbits U7 program recommends the following practice time allotment:

• 85% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 0% team tactics
• 0% team play
• 0% strategy

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