DEDICATED TO BUILDING A STRONGER FUTURE FOR KIDS IN CANADA
"AMP is a breathe of fresh air - I wish all youth sports were set up this way..."
"AMP teaches kids kids to be great athletes and great teammates..."
"AMP coaches are incredible, they are true pros that lead by example, on and off the ice."
"The set schedules are key for our family, and we love skiing and playing hockey..."
WHAT WE STAND FOR
WE BELIEVE THAT YOUTH SPORTS SHOULD BE ABOUT HAVING FUN AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GAME!
OUR PROGRAMS ARE AGE AND STAGE APPROPRIATE FOCUSING ON SKILLS, SKATING, AND SMALL AREA GAMES.
WE BELIEVE IN TEACHING THE VALUES OF RESPECT, TEAMWORK, AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
WE OFFER SET SCHEDULES, SET DAYS, SET TIMES, SET LOCATION, WITH NO MANDATORY FUNDRAISING OR VOLUNTEERING REQUIRED.
LIFE LONG PARTICIPATION
THE AMP METHOD IS BASED ON PHYSICAL LITERACY AND LONG-TERM ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT.
THE AMP ADVANTAGE
THE Benefits of cross-ice hockey
The key playing benefits of cross-ice are that it promotes creativity, creates an environment for self- learning, increases player participation, speeds up the learning process, improves decision making skills so the player reads and acts quicker, and maximizes skill learning and development.
At a child's earliest and most important development stages, (ages 3-12), this format is even more important to build a proper foundation for long-term success.
A study of hockey games played on the full-ice surface by George Kingston found:
• In a sixty minute running time full ice hockey game with 6-8 year old children, the average player had possession of the puck for 20.7 seconds
• Youth players had an average of less than 0.5 shots per game in full-ice games.
• In a sixty-minute full-ice game, the actual playing time of the game was 20 minutes and 38 seconds
• Individual players are on the ice every third or fourth shift resulting in even less ice time (6 to 9 minutes per player).
We believe that age and stage appropriate playing surfaces are critical to proper learning, creativity, fun and life-long participation.
We believe that changing the path requires building physical literacy through multisport development and playing seasonal sports.
We believe that our children's future, and the future for hockey in Canada are worth fighting for and hope you can join us in this important mission.