Spring Development Program

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The Chesterfield Hockey Association, the St Louis Knights Hockey Club, and the Maryville University Hockey Program will be offering an 8-week intense & fun spring development program; with both Co-Ed Program and All-Girls Program options available at each age group. This program is designed for every level of player—from AAA to the Recreational player.

This skills focused, individual development program, that is designed to prepare your player to play at the next level - with games to help foster the development process and provide a fun learning environment.

This program is open to the U6 - U18 age levels (U19 for girls). Details will differ depending on the specific age group and program. Use the following links to jump to the details of a specific age group

U6 Age Group Details

Birth Years 2018 & 2019

Boys Program and All-Girls Program

  • Program Length: 8 weeks
  • Program Details: 1 weekend session; focusing on individual skating, edgework, puck & shooting skills, along with team hockey concepts. Games will be included in these sessions to help supplement player development.
  • Practice Jersey: Included
  • Important Note: Goalie specific training along with player off-ice training is not included in the U6 Spring Development program

U6: Boys Program Details

Birth Years

U6: 2018 & 2019

Program Cost

U8 Boys Cost
  • $225 (Players)
  • Full payment due at time of registration.
  • Any player interested in trying the goalie position will have an opportunity during the season.

Schedule & Dates

Saturdays from March 30th - June 8th. Exact times will be communicated towards the end of March.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.


Evaluations

U6 players will not have an evaluation to determine placement.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage

U6: All-Girls Program Details

Birth Years

U6: 2018 & 2019

Program Cost

U8 Lady Falcons Cost
  • $225 (Players)
  • Full payment due at time of registration.
  • Any player interested in trying the goalie position will have an opportunity during the season.

Schedule & Dates

Saturdays from March 30th - June 8th. Exact times will be communicated towards the end of March.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.


Evaluations

U6 players will not have an evaluation to determine placement.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage

U8 Age Group Details

Birth Years 2016 & 2017

Boys Program and All-Girls Program

  • Program Length: 8 weeks
  • Program Details: 1 weekend session; focusing on individual skating, edgework, puck & shooting skills, along with team hockey concepts. Games will be included in these sessions to help supplement player development.
  • Practice Jersey: Included
  • Important Note: Goalie specific training along with player off-ice training is not included in the U8 Spring Development program

U8: Boys Program Details

Birth Years

U8: 2016 & 2017

Program Cost

U8 Boys Cost
  • $225 (Players / Full Time Goalies) - Full time goalies must have their own gear
  • Full payment due at time of registration.
  • Any player interested in trying the goalie position will have an opportunity during the season.

Schedule & Dates

Saturdays from March 30th - June 8th. Exact times will be communicated towards the end of March.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.


Evaluations

U8 players will not have an evaluation to determine placement.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage

U8: All-Girls Program Details

Birth Years

U8: 2016 & 2017

Program Cost

U8 Lady Falcons Cost
  • $225 (Players / Full Time Goalies) - Full time goalies must have their own gear
  • Full payment due at time of registration.
  • Any player interested in trying the goalie position will have an opportunity during the season.

Schedule & Dates

Saturdays from March 30th - June 8th. Exact times will be communicated towards the end of March.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.


Evaluations

U8 players will not have an evaluation to determine placement.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage

U10-U19 Age Group Details

U10 & Older Evaluation Schedule (Birth Years 2015 & Older)

Starts March 3rd for Co-Ed and March 14th for Lady Falcons
Players will go through an evaluation process at the beginning of the session; and will be placed on a skill appropriate team best level suited for their individual development. This is an individual skill development program so teams are only designated for ice time assignments and to group players of similar abilities.

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Birth Years 2015 & Older

Co-Ed Program and All-Girls Program

On ice instruction is provided by Maryville University Hockey Men’s and Woman’s Coaches; as well as Chesterfield Hockey & St. Louis Knights Central States coaches and Chesterfield Hockey Lady Falcons AA coaches. Additionally skills coaches Scott Brandes, Cole Bohnett, Caleb Cooper and Adam Natzke will assist & support with on-ice development. Current Maryville University players from both the Men's & Women's teams will also be on the ice working with players.

There is a mix of forwards and defensive coaches for each level to ensure individualized instruction for all players; including goalie coaches and weekly goalie specific training.

This program is a hybrid model with both on-ice and off-ice components.

The Details

The following details in the bulleted list below are the same for both the Co-Ed Program and All-Girls Program. The unique differences between the 2 programs are then further called out in the blue and red colored boxes just below this information.

  • Program Length: 8 weeks
  • Program Details:
    • Co-Ed Practice: 1 eighty minute week day session focusing on individual skating, edge work, puck & shooting skills, and team hockey concepts.
    • Lady Falcons Practice: 1 sixty minute week day session focusing on individual skating, edge work, puck & shooting skills, and team hockey concepts.
    • Co-Ed & Lady Falcons Games: 1 sixty minute weekend in-house game to help supplement their development.
    • Co-Ed U10-U14 & Lady Falcons U10-U19 Off Ice Training: Limited Weekly Sign Up Capacity. More info will be communicated just before the start of the program. Sessions will focus on speed, power and hockey specific training with Chesterfield Hockey strength & conditioning coach Jake Hanebrink. (Optional participation; however highly encouraged). U15-U18 Co-Ed will not have off-ice training available for Spring Development.
    • Goalie Specific Training: Available to all U10 and older goalies
  • Practice Jersey: Included
  • Optional Tournament: 10U and older teams may play in an optional tournament. Dates and locations TBD. The optional tournament cost / fees would be extra and are not factored into the cost of the Spring Development program fees listed below.
  • Evaluations: Players will go through an evaluation process to determine team / level placement. Read below for more information.

U10 - U18: Co-Ed Program Details

Birth Years

  • U10: 2014 & 2015
  • U12: 2012 & 2013
  • U14: 2010 & 2011
  • U15-U18: 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

Program Cost

U10-U14 Co-Ed Cost
  • $495 (Forwards / Defense)
  • $350 (Full Time Goalies) - Full time goalies must have their own gear
  • Full payment due at time of registration
  • Does not include the cost of the optional tournament
U15-U18 Co-Ed Cost
  • $350 (Forwards / Defense)
  • $250 (Full Time Goalies)
  • Full payment due at time of registration
  • Does not include the cost of the optional tournament

Number of Teams

U10 Age Group
  • There will be 5 teams / levels at this age group.
U12 Age Group
  • There will be 5 teams / levels at this age group.
U14 Age Group
  • There will be 5 teams / levels at this age group.
U15, U16 & U18 Age Groups
  • These age groups will be combined for spring
  • There will be 2 teams / levels for these combined age groups.

Evaluations

Players will go through an evaluation process at the beginning of the session; and will be placed on a skill appropriate team best level suited for their individual development.

Note: This is an individual skill development program so teams are only designated for ice time assignments and to group players of similar abilities.

  • Will take place the week of March 3rd!
  • This will determine their team & skill level placement for Spring.

Schedule & Dates

Use the following as a rough guide for your personal planning needs. Begins week of March 25th. Program ends week of May 19th.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.

On-Ice Development:

  • U10 Co-Ed: Thursdays
  • U12 Co-Ed: Tuesdays
  • U14 Co-Ed: Wednesdays
  • U15-U18 Co-Ed: Mondays or Tuesdays
    (Depending on evaluation placement) The U15-U18 Co-Ed group will meet at 4:20pm

Games:

  • U10 Co-Ed: Sundays
  • U12 Co-Ed: Sundays
  • U14 Co-Ed: Sundays
  • U15-U18 Co-Ed: Wednesdays or Thursdays
    (Depending on evaluation placement) The U15-U18 Co-Ed group will meet at 4:20pm

Off-Ice Development: Limited Weekly Sign Up Capacity. More information will be communicated just before the start of the program.

  • U10 Co-Ed: Wednesdays
  • U12 Co-Ed: Thursdays
  • U14 Co-Ed: Tuesdays
  • U15-U18 Co-Ed: They do not have off-ice training for Spring.

Goalies Only Training: Mondays

Exact times will be communicated after players have completed the evaluation process.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage

U10 - U19: All-Girls Program Details

Birth Years

  • U10: 2014 & 2015 - U12: 2012 & 2013
  • U14: 2010 & 2011 - U16-U19: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

Program Cost

U10-U19 Lady Falcons Cost
  • $395 (Forwards / Defense)
  • $350 (Full Time Goalies) - Full time goalies must have their own gear
  • Full payment due at time of registration
  • Does not include the cost of the optional tournament

Number of Teams

U10 & U12 Age Groups
  • These age groups will be combined for spring.
  • There will be 2 teams / levels for these combined age groups.
U14, U16 & U19 Age Groups
  • These age groups will be combined for spring.
  • There will be 2 teams / levels for these combined age groups.

Evaluations

Players will go through an evaluation process at the beginning of the session; and will be placed on a skill appropriate team best level suited for their individual development.

Note: This is an individual skill development program so teams are only designated for ice time assignments and to group players of similar abilities.

  • Will take place the week of March 3rd!
  • This will determine their team & skill level placement for Spring.

Schedule & Dates

Use the following as a rough guide for your personal planning needs. Begins week of March 25th. Program ends week of May 19th.

Note: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.

On-Ice Development:

  • U10 & U12 Lady Falcons: Fridays or Mondays
    (Depending on evaluation placement)
  • U14, U16 & U19 Lady Falcons: Fridays or Mondays
    (Depending on evaluation placement)

Games:

  • U10 & U12 Lady Falcons: Fridays or Mondays
    (Depending on evaluation placement)
  • U14, U16 & U19 Lady Falcons: Saturdays or Sundays
    (Depending on evaluation placement)

Off-Ice Development: Limited Weekly Sign Up Capacity. More information will be communicated just before the start of the program.

  • U10 & U12 Lady Falcons: Wednesdays
  • U14, U16 & U19 Lady Falcons: Wednesdays

Goalies Only Training: Mondays

Exact times will be communicated after players have completed the evaluation process.


Registration

Registration is at the bottom of this webpage


Other Information

Location

All ice times and off-ice training are at the Maryville University Hockey Center
18383 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005


Frequently Asked Questions

Any frequently asked and answered questions will be added to this section of the webpage as they become available.

If you are brand new to hockey, please explore our Learn to Skate & Learn to Play programs! The Spring Development program requires prior hockey experience. If you have any doubt or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

If they have already been a part of the Learn to Play program, please reach out to their coach to discuss whether they are ready for Spring Development. You can also reach out to us to discuss.

There isn't a separate Spring program. This is a shared Spring program between all of the clubs listed above. Evaluations will determine team skill level placement for Spring.

We're sorry. We will be unable to prorate any fees.

Yes. This is the method we use to place your child on the appropriate skill level team. Unless told otherwise, all players and goalies (U10 and older) are expected to attend all assigned evaluations.

Contact & Email Information

Registration

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

  1. Program Popularity: This program has limited availability, and registration will be capped. If a program option is full, we will open a waitlist. (We are now on a waitlist for most Boys / Co-Ed age group positions). Waitlist details are at the very bottom of this page, just below the registration buttons.
  2. Special Requests: We will be unable to accommodate any special request or make any special considerations for external schedule conflicts that may exist outside of the Spring Development program.
  3. Refunds: There will be no refunds issued after registration is completed.
  4. Rights Reserved: We reserve the right to adjust the details of this program, or the dates & times at our discretion for any reason.

Waitlist

As mentioned above, these programs will have limited registration capacity. As they begin to fill up, we will open a waitlist. Please note that tracking when a program is full is a manual effort for us, so the information below will not be up to date in real time. Any programs that have reached capacity are listed below.

All-Girls Programs Status
  • Currently all Lady Falcons programs are open. Please reach out if you have issues registering.

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Boys & Co-Ed Programs Status

Still Open

  • Boys: U6

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The following Co-Ed age groups and positions are on a waitlist. The waitlist is now closed.

  • Co-Ed: U8 Player and Goalie
  • Co-Ed: U10 Forward
  • Co-Ed: U10 Defense
  • Co-Ed: U10 Goalie
  • Co-Ed: U12 Forward
  • Co-Ed: U12 Defense
  • Co-Ed: U12 Goalie
  • Co-Ed: U14 Forward
  • Co-Ed: U14 Defense
  • Co-Ed: U14 Goalie
  • Co-Ed: U15-18 Forward
  • Co-Ed: U15-18 Defense
  • Co-Ed: U15-18 Goalie

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