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U6 / U8 Leagues - ADM (Mini-Mites & Mites)

6U & 8U League

Our main & regular hockey program season for the 6U & 8U age groups starting in Late August or Early September and concluding in February.

Practices follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) and incorporate small groups in a station based format. We place a strong emphasis on skill development of the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination). By developing these skills you increase the athlete's enjoyment and proficiency in the game of hockey.

6U OVERVIEW
The 6U program is normally a player's first introduction to ice hockey, but it is also the natural progression after the Learn to Play program. Just as with our 8U program, CHA follows the guidelines of USA Hockey and the ADM (American Development Model). The proven model provides players with a strictly skill and skating based program for development. The 6U program is a development based program with a focus on skating and skill but with an emphasis in exposing the players to the game; again in a relaxed environment.

For the 6U age group, all games are conducted as Cross-Ice (meaning parallel with the blue line), in accordance with the USA Hockey standards for this age group. This small area game focus gives players greater ability to participate in small area stickhandling situations while emphasizing on skating edgework.

8U OVERVIEW
The 8U program is the natural progression after the U6 program. Just as with our U6 program, CHA follows the guidelines of USA Hockey and the ADM (American Development Model). The proven model provides players with a strictly skill and skating based program for development. The 8U program is a development based program with a focus on skating and skill but with an emphasis in exposing the players to the game; again in a relaxed environment.

For the 8U age group, all games are conducted as Half-Ice (meaning from the Goalie crease to the Center Red line ), in accordance with the USA Hockey standards for this age group. This small area game focus gives players greater ability to participate in small area stickhandling situations while emphasising on skating edgework.

Skating Requirements

While our program is certainly designed to help improve a child’s skating abilities, we do require children to have some experience in skating before signing up. Since the fundamentals of playing hockey involve skating, we want to make sure children who have an interest in playing are starting off correctly with the tools to succeed.

2018-2019 Season Information
Additional information for the 2018-2019 season will be available soon. This includes cost and registration information.

Age Groups

  • 6U Mini-Mites: Born 2012-2013
  • 8U Mites: Born 2010-2011