This information applies to both our 8U Lady Falcons program (Girls) as well as 8U Falcons program (Boys).
Our regular hockey program season for the 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.
The 8U program is the natural progression after the 6U program. Just as with our 6U 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.
Be sure to read the entire webpage before registering. Be sure to read the entire webpage before registering. There will be a $50 late fee assessed for any registration that occurs after midnight of August 23rd.
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.
For the upcoming regular season, the 8U age groups are:
There is no training / boot camp this year for 8U.
Evaluations are not Tryouts. Evaluations are a mechanism we utilize to appropriately group kids with other similar kids, based on their current skill sets. This method allows us to ensure players are appropriately matched with a team & teammates of similar skill level. Over the course of a few days, we will run the kids through drills & game situations. Our coaches and independent evaluators will observe the kids during these evaluation sessions & sub divide them after each session. Following the conclusion of evaluations, we will inform players of their team placement for the season.
Players are expected to attend all evaluation sessions unless otherwise told.
Additional details regarding evaluations will be sent to all registrants & posted on this webpage prior to the start of evaluations.
This is the current schedule as of July 18th. We will confirm the final schedule before the start of evaluations; pending St. Louis County guidelines.
Club fees cover practice ice and league game ice times, plus 8U uniforms. Club fees do not include any potential Team Fees.
Team fees are determined by the individual teams AFTER teams are formed for the season. An example of what team fees may cover include but are not limited to:
Team fees are not optional so in fairness to all individuals on the team, we require any additional team fees to be equally split among the families of those teams, unless other mutual agreements have been put into place by the teams.
All team fees, collection & disbursements will be managed at the individual team level by the team manager. Team managers will be determined at the team level after teams are formed (please consider volunteering for this crucial role). The club encourages teams to fundraise when possible to help offset any possible team cost.
To help team managers succeed, they will be supported at the club level by our Team Manager coordinator; Brooke Schaub.
Select the 4 installment payment plan (Total $1,325):
All payments are automatically withdrawn from the credit card used at the time of registration. Installment payment will be equally split. Should you choose the installment payment plan, an extra $30 will be added to the overall total of your club cost - to cover credit card processing fees.
In addition the following will be incurred during your initial registration. This is a one time process this regular season.
Capital Contribution Fund: In August of 2019 the Maryville University Hockey Center opened. This facility is a state-of-the-art ice and multi-sport facility in Chesterfield Valley. This exciting project will help the club thrive and grow throughout the next several decades. As highlighted during the project planning stages, our funding for the project has come from many different sources, with almost a 1/3 (big and small) from a great number of generous donors from across the community. To date, these contributions have total several millions of dollars; with contributions continuing to be pledged as we near construction completion of the project. As we work towards reducing our bank loan debt through methods including / but not limited to - additional facility program revenue, cost reductions, continuous ongoing capital campaigns, and etc. - we have implemented a Capital Contribution Fund of $50 for all club members. This fund is a once a year charge (during the regular season), and it will be utilized to reduce our additional debts as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and support!
2020-2021 USA Hockey Membership: Free this season for players born in 2014 or later / $46 for players born in 2013 or earlier. If you already signed up for your 2020-2021 USA Hockey Membership Number as part of a Spring or Summer program, you will not need to re-complete this process. Just reference that number during registration. USA Hockey Membership Numbers are good for 1 year.
For our 8U age group, the cost of game jerseys & socks is factored into the club fee listed above. Everyone will receive a uniform; including players who received a uniform last year.
You must attend one of the following dates:
We will hold a pre-season informative parent meeting on:
Review our full refund policy. Additionally for COVID-19 concerns, our refund policy states:
Director of 6U (Mini-Mites) & 8U (Mites)
Coordinator, Lady Falcons Program
Director, Operations, Coaching & Player Development
Director, Communications & Club Secretary