Each session runs approx. 50 minutes long. We strive to start every session on time and not wait for participants to show up. So please try to arrive a few minutes before the start time warm up and are ready to start.
We have a Refund Credit Policy.
What qualifies for a refund credit?
Minimum one (1) week notice will receive a refund credit.
Start date of the program – no refund credits will be issued.
Full refund EMT (Email Money Transfer) will be issued if program is cancelled due to lack of membership.
How do I apply for a refund credit?
If for some reason your child is unable to attend our hockey buds program that they have been registered for, you can contact us prior to the start of the program via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org where you will then receive a full credit towards a future program of your choice depending on if the above criteria has been met.
A refund credit request must include name of child, Email Address of where the EMT (Email Money Transfer) originated and name of the individual who made the payment. You must also include the future program that you wish for your child to be registered for.
What happens to my refund credit if future programs are cancelled?
Full refund will be issued via EMT (Email Money Transfer).
Why do your program offer refund credits instead of of an actual refund?
We offer refund credits instead of actual refunds due to that majority of our expenses incurred are already paid for prior to the start of our program and we are a non profit program registered under the Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association. Refund Credit
Choosing the right length for a hockey stick is the preference of the player and the position they intend to play, with that in mind we here at the Hockey Buds Program recommend that you have your child stand while holding their stick in front of them. Their stick should be just below their chin. You can use the chart (see below) to help better determine the correct length for your child.
We also recommend asking a representative from the place you wish to purchase a hockey stick advice on choosing the correct stick for your child.
|Age Group||Height||Stick Length|
|Youth (3-5)||3’0″ – 3’10”||38″ – 44″|
|Youth (6-8)||3’10” – 4’8″||45″ – 49″|
|Junior (7-13)||4’4″ – 5’1″||50″ – 54″|
|Intermediate (11-14)||4’11” – 5’4″||55″ – 58″|
|Intermediate (12-14)||5’2″ – 5’8″||55″ – 58″|
|Senior (14+)||5’5″ – 5’10”||57″ – 61″|
|Senior (14+)||5’7″ – 6’1″||58″ – 62″|
|Senior (14+)||5’10” – 6’4″||60″ – 63″|
|Senior (14+)||6’1″ +||60″ – 63″|
Our Hockey Buds Coaches and Assistants are highly motivated individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to communicate well with young children.
Hockey Buds sessions are led by lead instructors alongside a team of assistants to ensure every participant receives plenty of attention and learning. We also believe that every child deserves to play, have fun and develop a life-long love of movement and sport.
Hockey Buds Coaches and their Assistants are registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association. (NLBHA)
Majority of our staff have first-aid training.
Our Hockey Buds Program is registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association which in turn is a member of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association.
The NLBHA (Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association) is a member of Sport NL.
In 1999, the Canadian Ball Hockey Association became an Associate Member of Hockey Canada to foster the growth of street hockey in Canada.