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8U

8U Season Preview

Are you excited?!  This is the next level and really where you can see the beginning of what Youth Hockey is going to become for your player.

One of the things that makes 8U hockey special is they get to come to the rink without the pressure of tryouts, teams and levels.  And so do the parents. We should all enjoy it as much as we can.  

The goal is to develop ALL these kids into hockey players.  

PREP

  • Many believe "challenging" EVERY kid at a higher level is the best way to go.

  • Many also believe it is good for them to be a "leader" in their group by passing, playing defense and building confidence while they perfect their skills.

  • The program will focus on both.  Challenge them without putting them in position where they can't maximize their opportunity to develop.

  • You will be notified when Evaluations will held via email.

  • Once evaluated and assigned in a group/team there will be little movement of players.

STRUCTURE

  • We will have right around 24 8U's this season!

  • 3 groups 

    • Blue, White and Purple

  • The ADM model will continue to be a foundational element of the program but will be adapted accordingly to ensure we hit all areas of development for the players

  • All will play half ice games

  • No full time goalies.

  • Ice sessions will last approximately 60 minutes

  • Groups will be announced the week of October 27th

PRACTICE

  • Begins Monday, November 4th

  • All practices will be Monday and Wednesday nights.

GAMES

  • Will be on the weekends - depending on the other teams ice availability.

GOALIES

  • Goalies will rotate each week.  The head coach of each team will have their own bag of equipment.  Goalie will practice as a goalie on Friday and play in a game on Sunday.

Maximize the cheering and have a great season!!

JERSEYS CAN BE PICKED UP FROM PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS ON OCTOBER 30TH BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10AM TO 5PM.

 

Here is the link to the slides from the preseason meetings.  Please read through them again for review or if you did not initially attend the meeting.  https://www.westfargohockey.com/parentmeeting2

 

Lastly, please, please utilize the calendar function on the website.  At the top will be the link on how to set up the "tag" system. This allows you to set up viewing for your specific team and eliminate some of the "noise" on all the calendar dates.  https://www.westfargohockey.com/page/show/52964-calendar


Harry Wood

8U Coordinator