Frequently Asked Questions for our McKnight U7 (Timbits) Program!!!
The Learn to Play program is for first-year Timbit (U7) players and will be held in late August. Please watch for updates on the Hockey Calgary and McKnight websites. This program is very popular and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The purpose of this program is to educate parents and coaches on the importance of skill development while introducing first-time players to the game of hockey. Thanks to Tim Horton’s sponsorship with Hockey Calgary, there is no cost to parents, participants and/or coaches to take part in this event.
If you are a first-year U7 player and would like to take part in the U7 Learn to Play Hockey Program, you will be required to register online with Hockey Calgary. Please watch for updates on the Hockey Calgary and McKnight websites, or contact our U7 Coordinator at U7@mcknighthockey.com.
U7 (Timbits) hockey is a program designed by Hockey Calgary, supported and sponsored by Tim Hortons, specifically designed with the concept of PLAYER DEVELOPMENT for children ages 5/6. The program is designed and implemented by Hockey Calgary and all participating Associations are required to adhere to the strict expectations of the program. Please read the attached document for more reference on this program: Timbits Operations Manual
To participate in U7 (Timbits) program for the 2021 - 2022 season your child must have been born between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. No exceptions, this is governed by Hockey Calgary.
The season is expected to start about the middle of September and will run until the end of March.
McKnight is fortunate to have 3 home rinks for the entire community, this means we have regular ice time, and decent hours, within a reasonable driving distance from every community. While we don't know how the ice times will be allotted yet in the upcoming season, in past the U7 (Timbits) program have enjoyed fairly regular and consistent ice times each week.
NO! The U7 (Timbits) program is designed and facilitated by Hockey Calgary as a program for developing young players. Coaches will participate in training by Hockey Calgary specifically for the program. The main goal is truly about "Having Fun", and player development.
Please check the McKnight Parents tab for equipment information. This list will help you get the right stuff for your child. It can be new or used, your choice!!! For the little people, you can wear a light pair of pyjamas under the gear as a layer between the gear and skin or a set of "breathable" long johns.
U7 (Timbits) Jerseys will be provided for the children to wear at all practices and games. If you are unsure of fit or how to dress you child, please do not be afraid to ask when you purchase your equipment! It is important that equipment fit properly, and comfortable, while doing it's job and keeping your child safe!