U7 - Timbits Learn to Play and Skills Testing Information

U7 Evaluation Administrator

If you have questions about your child's grouping or anything to do with evaluations, please contact our U7 evaluations administrator - TBD - u7evals@bvhs.ca

Age Group Director

If you have any specific questions as they pertain to the U7 Age Group please contact the U7 Age Group Director - Wade Fawcett - u7director@bvhs.ca


Hockey Calgary Intro To Hockey Guidelines

BVHS follows the Hockey Calgary Intro to Hockey Guidelines for the U7 Age Group.

U7 Timbits Learn To Play Sessions

U7 Timbits Learn To Play Sessions - Dates TBD - Registration opens on August 1, 2023

The U7 Timbits Learn to Play Hockey Program provides parents and first-time U7 Timbit players an opportunity to experience U7 Timbits Hockey in a fun and educational environment. Players will participate in four (4) ice sessions conducted by instructors from Hockey Calgary with the assistance of volunteers designed around the FUNdamentals of hockey.  Please click here to be directed to the Hockey Calgary webpage for the Program.

U7 Information

For all the details and frequently asked questions pertaining to the U7 Division please visit our U7 Information Page.

Hockey Equipment

Hockey Equipment Information.

If you are new to hockey, please click here to learn how to put the equipment on.

Hockey Sticks should be cut off between the player's chin and nose while on skates.  Tape should be put on both the butt end and the blade of the stick.

Skates should be sharpened prior to the first ice time. Skates out of the box are not sharp, they need to be sharpened.

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BVHS Evaluations Policy and Guidelines

BVHS is committed to providing players an opportunity to grow as individuals and gain self-esteem through a positive hockey experience that emphasizes fun, participation, development, safety, and respect.

There are no Grievances in the U7 Age Category.

BVHS U7 Learn-To-Play Program

At Bow Valley, we start off each U7 season with the Learn to Play Program. This unique program provides the opportunity for 1st-year players to gain some experience through four on-ice sessions that are conducted by Sr. Coaches. These sessions provide 1st-year players with an insight into what U7 hockey is all about. During each ice session, 1st-year coaches are mentored by Sr. Coaches as well as Bow Valley Mentors. This helps Bow Valley ensure that our 1st-year coaches have the confidence and skill set to successfully coach a U7 team. Prior to the first ice time, BVHS holds a coaches meeting where coaches are provided with some learning resources as well as given the practice plans for the four ice sessions. For the Learn to Play Ice sessions the Jr. and Sr. U7 players are split into equal groupings consisting of Jr. and Sr. U7 players. The Learn to Play Program focuses on the FUNdamentals in a fun and inviting environment.

U7 Learn To Play and Skills Testing Schedules

Please note the schedules may change prior to and or during evaluations.

U7 Groupings

Parents will receive an email on or before Aug 30, 2024 letting them know their child's respective Learn to Play Groupings.

Parents will receive their child's Skills Testing Grouping on or before September 10, 2024.

Skills Testing Information

The U7 age group will do the following drills for skills testing:

  • 50 Foot Skate Forwards Without Puck

Each U7 team will consist of an equal number of needs work, average and strong players. Skill testing is only done to ensure parity among all teams.

U7 Parents Meeting Sept 4, 2024

Timbits Parents Meeting will take place on Sept 4, 2024 @ 6:00pm via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 845 6891 0338
Passcode: 931170

U7 Parents Meeting PPT and Video

Please visit the link to the right to download the BVHS U7 Timbits Parents Meeting PPT and Video

Final Placements and Coach Selections

The teams will be finalized on Sept 16, 2024 for both U7 Jr. Timbits and U7 Sr. Timbits.

Coaches will be selected and contacted on Sept 16, 2024.

Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches by Sept 19, 2024.

Teams will have their first practices on Sept 22, 2024.

U7 Timbits Learn To Play Practice Plans

Access the U7 Jr and Sr Timbits Practice Plans for the Learn To Play Sessions.

Check out some videos below that outline the importance of playing cross ice / half ice hockey in U7 and U9.