When the GBSA started 48 years ago there were only a handful of teams. With the start of the 2016/2017 season, we are up to 18 teams and a weekly hockey school!
This year we were excited to introduce our Fundamentals program. This program is comprised of primarily ‘new to hockey’ players and some of our returning players that could benefit from ‘one on one’ instruction. We started 25 players in this program broken into two teams and with the concentrated instruction from a large group of coaches and on-ice instructors; we have seen tremendous progress in all. The coaching for this program focuses primarily on skating and skills development with less focus on game time. By not focusing on the actual ‘game play’, we give the players the opportunity to develop the proper skills for success.
January is the start of the second half of the GBSA season and with the start of the new year, all the players from the Fundamentals program will ‘graduate’ and join our Junior division teams and begin playing games. It is amazing to see players that started in October having never put skates on and needing a skate-mate to stand up now being able to move independently up and down the ice. You really have to be here, to see it, to believe it!
It is never too late to register for GBSA – if you are interested, please come and check us out at Glen Cairn arena every Saturday and Sunday.
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