Player Development

Hockey is more than just a game; it is a catalyst to help teach us the right values in life in order to be a successful, well rounded person.

Hockey brings many advantages other than the obvious health benefits of getting physical activity, participants improve coordination, strength, flexibility, reflexes and agility. Maybe even more important, are the life skills that hockey players learn from a young age and carry on well past their hockey playing careers.

Players learn to work as a team towards a common goal, develop strong communication and listening skills and respect for authority and rules. Participants also develop self-confidence, patience, self-esteem and sportsmanship that will help them in all areas of their lives.

Not every player will become the next Sidney Crosby, but every player will benefit being a part of the greatest game on Earth!

The OHF and their Member Partners provide opportunities for players of all ages and skill sets to enjoy the sport and reap the benefits of being involved in sport. To find a hockey program in your community, please visit our Member Partners Association Listings: 

ALLIANCE Hockey
GTHL
NOHA
OHA
OHL
OMHA
OWHA

Similar to other team sports, hockey can bring many advantages compared to those that are played individually. Other than the obvious health benefits of getting physical activity, participants improve coordination, strength, flexibility, reflexes and agility. Maybe even more important, are the life skills that hockey players learn from a young age and carry on well past their hockey playing careers. Players learn to work as a team towards a common goal, develop strong communication and listening skills and respect for authority and rules. Participants also develop self-confidence, patience, self-esteem and sportsmanship that will help them in all areas of their lives.

Not every player will become the next Sidney Crosby, but every player will benefit being a part of the greatest game on Earth!