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6U / 8U Leagues - ADM (Mini-Mites & Mites)

6U & 8U Leagues

Our main & regular hockey program season for the 6U & 8U age groups starting in Late August 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.

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.

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 stick handling situations while emphasizing on skating edge work.

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 stick handling situations while emphasizing on skating edge work.

6U CROSS ICE INFORMATION

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Open to kids born in 2012 or 2013 (January 1st - December 31st)

6U information updated on 8/8/2018 (Jersey fitting dates / times)

8U HALF ICE INFORMATION

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Open to kids born in 2010 or 2011 (January 1st - December 31st)

8U information updated on 8/8/2018 (Jersey fitting dates / times)

  • Schedule last updated July 30th @ 12pm
  • Group assignments will be communicated as we get closer to the start of evaluations.

Questions

Cory Kraft
Director of Learn to Play, 6U (Mini-Mites) & 8U (Mites)
cory.kraft@chesterfieldhockey.com