As a follow up to the recent implementation of the Initiation Program, beginning in
the 2020-2021 season all Hockey Canada Members will be mandated to follow the Novice and Atom
Player Pathways. The Player Pathways are progressive, learn to play development guides that support
the player development continuum from Initiation Programming through to Atom. The Pathways
outline optimal seasonal structures and age appropriate development guidelines.
The OHF and its members (ALLIANCE, GTHL, OMHA, NOHA, OWHA, OHA, OHL) will be active in working with and supporting minor hockey associations through the transition and implementation of the player pathways. Age appropriate and modified ice programming will remain the core principles of the Initiation and Novice Player Pathways. In addition, for the Initiation, Novice and Atom Player Pathways applicable team formations, evaluations or tryouts will be held the Tuesday following Labour Day at the earliest as set out in the Initiation, Novice and Atom Seasonal Structures.
Read the entire OHF Player Pathway Bulletin
OHF resources effective for the 2020-2021 season:
The Ontario Hockey Federation will be releasing additional resources for implementation of the Atom Player Pathway over the next weeks.