IP Program & Lego League Players: Register Here
For the 2023 / 2024 LPCHA Season
Let's Get Wild!
All IP Program League Games and Practices will be played on Half or Cross ice, times are subject to change slightly based on enrollment numbers. For the 2023/24 season, games & practices will be held:
All Lorne Park Clarkson Hockey Association Programs require FULL hockey equipment. For a list of what your player needs please click here. For information saving money with the Equipment Exchange Program click here.
Learn To Play - Beginning Players
AGE: 3 Years Old on or before December 31st
The Learn To Play program is built into our LPCHA U6 program and is a fun way to introduce basic hockey concepts to players who have not yet turned 4 years of age. Learn to Play helps each player develop skating skills while building basic stick and puck handling skills in a fun and positive environment.
The Learn To Play program occurs one hour a week on Saturdays. Sunday games will not be held for this age group.
To register: Download the registration form and send with an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
In Addition: Email our Registrar - email@example.com with your Name, Player Name and Date Form Sent.
DOWNLOAD THE LEARN TO PLAY REGISTRATION FORM HERE
IP Program Lego League - Beginning Players
AGE: 4-6 Years Old on or before December 31st
The Lego League is a program designed for children above the Learn to Play age limit who are new to skating and hockey. Starting with the fundamentals of being on the ice, each play will progress from walking on skates up to full line skating, edging and stopping. Players are also introduced to stick and puck control.
The IP Lego League kids practice Saturdays and have a IP Lego League Game on Sunday played on Half or cross arena ice.
IP Program House League - Intermediate Players
AGE: 4-6 Years Old on or before December 31st
The HL is a program designed for children above the Lego League Level. This league is for players who have participated in hockey before, and are comfortable skating the full ice and going after the puck. During practices players continue to strengthen their skating ability, and are coached on skills such as passing the puck, stick handling and shooting. Players are also introduced to basic hockey rules and positioning.
The IP House League kids practice Saturdays and have a game on Sunday on Half or Cross arena ice.
IP Program Select Six - Advanced Players
AGE: 5-6 Years Old on or before December 31st
There will be a select six tryout held at the beginning of the season. Times will be listed in the evaluation schedule TBA.
Note: that Select 6 requires extra payment in addition to the IP Registration Cost. The cost is determined by the LPCHA based on the recommendation of your coach and will cover the ice costs for added games, practices and player development.
IP select Six is an additional program that runs alongside the LPCHA IP Program. Players who participate in Select Six also play in the IP House League program. Select Six is designed for advanced players to gain competitive hockey skills in a fun environment while getting an introduction to Rep Hockey. Select consists of an extra team game and practice each week. The games are scheduled by the MHL against other MHL Select Six teams. Practices will be set each week by the coaching staff of Select Six.
*Game and practice times TBD.
The IP Select Six kids will play on a IP House League Team as well as their IP Select Six Team and are expected to commit to both teams equally.
LPCHA IP Program Games and Practices
All LPHCA IP games and practices use Half ice and Blue light weighted pucks. The IP HL teams will play with goalies for games selected from their team each week. Goalie equipment is provided by the LPHCA.
All IP Program players - with the exception of the Learn to Play participants - are evaluated at the beginning of the season. At the conclusion of the evaluation period, players will be convened into 10 - 12 IP teams. Each team is comprised per age groups of 4, 5 and 6 year olds. Some players will be placed into Lego League teams and other players will be placed on IP HL teams depending on their skill level.
All IP teams are balanced and structured into a 12-13-player team with an A and B line. A line being the stronger skilled players and the B line being the lower skilled players. In game play, A lines play against each other, as do the B lines, maximizing each player’s ability to compete against those of similar skills. Players that surpass their B line abilities can be moved to the A Line.
For practices kids are divided into groups as per age & of similar skill, then moved through drill stations in those groups at Half or Cross ice and multiple skill stations are used for practices to create variety when working on skating, shooting and puck control.
*As of January 2019 offside will be called for the House League A line.
*All Game and Practice times are subject to change slightly based on enrollment numbers, practices & games will be held at Cawthra Arena on Sat & Sun, times TBA
The IP teams will have volunteers (mostly players from bantam to midget) that will help with the teams. However we also need Assistant Coaches and Parent volunteers - please contact Tyke@lpcha.ca if you are interested.
*All parent volunteers MUST have police check / photo ID / Speak-Out Course before anyone is allowed on ice to help. Please visit Mississauga Hockey League website at www.hockey.on.ca to find those clinics.