"NEVER TOO LATE" Hockey Skills Program


TOP Sports is excited unveil our "NEVER TOO LATE" hockey skills program for the 2019-2020 season.  The "NEVER TOO LATE" program is designed for boys and girls ages 9 to 13 who are looking to learn the basics of the game of hockey in a passionate, high energy environment. The program is focused on developing proper skating skills, puck handling fundamentals, passing, and shooting skills. We believe it is important to build general physical literacy such as hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility, which will help our participants develop into more well-rounded athletes on and off the ice. This program is designed to offer quality hockey training to players of ALL levels.

During each practice session, participants will rotate through a series of zones on the ice, which will be split between “teaching” zones and “mini-game” zones. We believe that maintaining a balance between technical teaching time and less structured game play time will accomplish the two primary goals for participants in the program – to learn the basic skills of hockey and to grow passion for the sport. 

Elements of the Never-Too-Late Program

  • Skating basics (balance, turns, strides, stops, posture, backwards skating).
  • Puck handling & Shooting (wrist rolling, weight transfer, coordination).
  • Gameplay and "mini-Game" stations (freeze tag, puck races, tug-a-war).
  • Advanced skills (crossovers, dekes, passing, body positioning).

Equipment Requirements

  • Hockey skates (please ensure they are sharpened after buying)
  • Shin pads & hockey socks 
  • Garter or velcro shorts w/ protective cup
  • Hockey pants 
  • Shoulder pads & elbow pads
  • Hockey jersey (one will be provided)
  • Hockey gloves
  • Helmet with full cage (Must be CSA approved)
  • Neck guard (Must be BNQ certified)
  • Hockey stick, cut down to chin height while standing in skates.

Note: Participants are required to have a minimum of one year of skating experience before joining the program and must be able to skate forward across the ice on their own. 

If you would like to sign up your child, please click on the link above for the appropriate session and fill out the registration form. The link will take you to the TeamSnap app. If you are already signed up for the app, you should be able to use your existing login information. If not, you will need to create a new account. If you have any difficulties with the app, please let us know and we’re happy to help.

TOP Sports Refund Policy


Location: UCC Arena

Time: Saturdays 4:30pm-5:30pm

Dates: September 7th - December 21st (12 skates)

  • Exclusion Dates: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 23, Nov. 30

Ages: 9-13 (Players will be grouped by age)

Level: All levels are welcome

Cost: $449 + HST