Sportball’s Ball Hockey programs for kids introduce children to the fundamental concepts of the game in a fun, supportive, non-competitive environment. Coaches zero in on skills like passing, shooting basic positioning, stick handling and goal tending in fun, exciting, skill-focused play.
We offer ball hockey all year long so your child can keep active, no matter the season. In the summer, we offer kids outdoor ball hockey programs in local parks, and in the winter, we offer kids indoor ball hockey programs in select locations.
How is our program unique? At the same time that we are teaching kids the basic skills to faceoff with confidence, we are also helping children meet developmental milestones and develop physical literacy through our play-based, “coaching with purpose” curriculum.
Kids receive a Sportball jersey, ball or t-shirt for outdoor programs in the spring & summer so they can take the fun home with them and continue to refine, rehearse, repeat even after the program is over!*
Which Ball Hockey Program is Best for My Child?
Ball Hockey for Toddlers
Parent & Child Multi-Sport and Parent & Child Ball Hockey
In our Parent & Child classes (for children aged 16 months to 2 years), toddlers learn ball hockey as part of our signature Multi-Sport classes, which introduce our littlest Sportballers to sports through a play-based curriculum developed around key motor, social and sports milestones.
We also offer both Parent & Child and Me & My Dad Indoor and Outdoor Ball Hockey classes, depending on the season and location. These classes are a terrific way for kids — and parents — to make new friends, all while spending quality time together learning Canada’s most popular sport.
Ball Hockey for Preschoolers
Coach & Child Ball Hockey, Multi-Sport
Kids aged 3-5 can register in Coach & Child Indoor or Outdoor Ball Hockey Classes, depending on the season. Although parent participation is not required at this stage, parents do need to be present for the duration of all outdoor classes.
If Ball Hockey classes are full, Coach & Child Multi-Sport is a great option!
Soccer for School-Aged Kids
Coach & Child Ball Hockey and Just the Game “Pick-Up” Ball Hockey and Multi-Sport Classes
Kids 5 years and older can choose Ball Hockey Skills Program (indoor or outdoor, depending on the season), as well as our Just the Game “Pick-Up” program. What’s the difference? “Just the Game” programs are perfect for kids 5 and up who want to play for the love of the game. Each 1-hour session starts with a few warmups and skill reminders before quickly moving into a fast-paced game. Teams play once a week. Sportball Coaches act as referees to ensure kids stay safe and every child gets lots of playing ti me. For children’s safety, equipment requirements include a CSA approved hockey helmet with cage, hockey stick, shin and elbow pads and hockey gloves.
For older kids who like to switch it up, our Coach & Child Multi-Sport classes are great options!