About Ottawa Girls Hockey Association Programs:
Building strong and confident girls since 1999, the OGHA is a girls minor hockey association geared at developing and promoting the love of hockey to our young women. Our programs begin for players as young as 4 years old.
Fun is key in OGHA’s FUNdamentals program. FUNdamentals is the OGHA’s initiation to hockey program starting with children aged 4 and above.
It is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program that uses Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program curriculum to teach beginners basic technical skills (skating, puck handling, stopping, passing, turning and shooting) in an atmosphere that stresses fun, cooperation and fair play.
Led by former NCAA and Team Canada player Isabel Ménard, FUNdamentals has female certified instructors and several hockey-playing volunteers.
The OGHA’s House League concept is designed to accommodate all age and skill levels. There is a combination of practices and games. The focus is to teach and develop age-appropriate skills in order for players to move on to the next level of hockey.
The OGHA fields competitive teams from Novice to Intermediate/Senior. Competitive teams have letters after the age-grouping (ie. Novice B, Atom AA, Bantam C, Intermediate/Senior A) to indicate the competitive tier. Competitive teams are on the ice three to five times per week and may have additional off-ice training sessions.
Goalie development programs and tournaments are also offered by the OGHA.
Read more about the OGHA FUNdamentals program in this article: Local Team Canada, college star returns to her roots to coach littlest OGHA players