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The Indigenous Youth Hockey Skills Clinic (YHSC) is a grassroots and inclusive program designed to empower Indigenous Youth and communities while fostering a passion for ice hockey. This initiative offers two distinct tiers - beginner and intermediate - tailored to the specific needs and skill levels of participants geared for local/regional programming.

Eligible ages: U18 and below (Minimum 5 years old) 

Clinics can be a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 3 days 



The Beginner Clinic is the entry point for Young Indigenous individuals who are new to ice hockey or have minimal experience. This tier focuses on introducing the fundamentals of hockey, including skating techniques, basic stickhandling, and team dynamics. Participants are provided with the necessary equipment and guidance to help them build a solid foundation in the game. The Beginner Clinic aims to instill a love for hockey while promoting leadership and teamwork among the participants.


The Intermediate Clinic is designed for those who have already developed some proficiency in ice hockey and are eager to refine their skills further. Participants in this tier receive more specialized coaching, focusing on advanced techniques such as shooting accuracy, defensive strategies, and positional play. The Intermediate Clinic encourages participants to take their passion for hockey to the next level, fostering a competitive spirit and a deeper understanding of the game.

In conclusion, the Indigenous Youth Hockey Skills Clinic offers a grassroots comprehensive approach to hockey development, catering to the needs of participants with varying skill levels and backgrounds, including First Nation communities. This initiative not only nurtures opportunity on the ice but also promotes teamwork, wellness, leadership, and a sense of cultural identity among Indigenous Youth and communities.


  • 1:00 pm: Welcome and introduction to the clinic

  • 1:15 pm: Warm-up skating drills

  • 2:00 pm: Skating drills

  • 2:30 pm: Stickhandling drills

  • 3:00 pm: break

  • 3:15 pm: Techniques and strategies 

  • 4:00 pm: Scrimmage

  • 4:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion

  • 5:00 pm: End of the clinic



Once our YHSC is completed, we will proudly host a Roundtable discussion where our ambassadors/facilitators will share their stories, giving some motivation to all the Indigenous Youth and, Q/A will be last. This will be a great opportunity where the Youth will feel welcomed, get a chance to speak with our ambassadors and create special memories with each other.  Indigenous facilitators teaching Indigenous youth, creating safe spaces.

A great way to showcase integrity and comprehensive measures to become one together. 

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