Initiation & Tyke Hockey (Caledonia Minor Hockey)

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CDMHA Initiation & Tyke Hockey: Where it All Begins



Initiation/Tyke Convenors
Our Convenors (at these levels) are responsible for the on-ice delivery of the program.

Junior Timbits (IP1)

Tmibits (IP2)


Initiation/Tyke Coordinators
Our Coordinators work with off-ice matters surrounding the program.  They plan events and assist the Convenors and CDMHA Board with the delivery of the program in terms of planning, organizing and coordinating behind the scenes.

Leanne Tinebra
[email protected]

The Coordinators and Convenors are in place to ensure we run a successful program.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach them.

Starting in the 2014-2015 season, the Tyke program underwent structural changes in an effort to better develop our players, provide a program that better suits the needs of our players and most of all make the experience more positive and enjoyable for all our Tyke players. The intent is to provide a better experience to our players while they learn the basic skills and grow a fundamental foundation for years to come. Based on the changes for the 2014-2015, the CDMHA Board of Directors determined the need for a document to detail the Tyke Program was necessary.  We will be continuing with this program for the 2016-2017 season.

The three key changes to our Tyke program (starting in 2014-2015) as compare to the outgoing program are:

1. CDMHA will follow the OMHA guidelines and allow 7 year olds to be included in Tyke level

2. CDMHA will now have 3 levels – Initiation I, Initiation II (IP) and Tyke

3. There will be more flexibility to move kids between the IP and Tyke levels, based on the player’s skill level to better aid their development throughout the season.  All player movement must be completed prior to December 1st, 2015.

It is important to note that not all 7 year olds will play Tyke.  7 year olds will be evaluated to determine if they play in the Initiation II Level, Tyke level or the Novice Local League level.

The CDMHA Initiation/Tyke Program is open for Girls and Boys ages 4 to 7 years old. This is an Initiation Program (IP) based on the recommendations and IP programing guidelines by Hockey Canada

2014-2015 Tyke Program Changes.pdf


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