8U Program

Brand New to Hockey?

Learn more about our Learn to Skate & Learn to Play programs!

Overview

The 8U program is the natural progression after the 6U program. 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. 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. By developing these skills you increase the athlete's enjoyment and proficiency in the game of hockey.

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.

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.

We retain the right to move players to a Learn to Play or Continue to Play program if it is deemed appropriate for their hockey development.

2022-2023 Season Information

It is 100% your responsibility to check that page for the latest updates on schedules and evaluation status. Check it frequently; especially after each evaluation. Anything is subject to change.

Boys Teams

Falcons

2022-2023 Regular Season Age Level Options:

  • 8U: 2014 & 2014 birth years

* ZIP code rules apply for Boys teams. See details on Missouri Hockey website


Club Fees:

  • $1,360

Registration will close at 10pm on Aug 13th. A $100 late fee will be assessed.


Evaluation fee is included in this price.


Does not include Team Fees.

All-Girls Teams

Lady Falcons

2022-2023 Regular Season Age Level Options:

  • 8U: 2014 & 2015 birth years
* ZIP code rule do not apply for All-Girls teams. You can live in any ZIP.

Club Fees:

  • $1,360

Evaluation fee is included in this price.


Does not include Team Fees.

Payment Options:

  • Pay the full club fee at time of registration
  • Choose the payment plan. Split into 4 equal installments. 1st installment due at time of registration. Remaining taken out automatically from your bank account / credit card account on Oct 1, Nov 1 & Dec 1.

* Team fees are not optional. 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.


Important Dates & Details

Note: We reserve the right to adjust these dates for any reason.

Pre-Skates

We will not hold a pre-skate for 8U.

Evaluations

Evaluations are not Tryouts. They are a mechanism we utilize to appropriately group kids with other similar kids, based on their current skill sets. Players are expected to attend all evaluation sessions unless otherwise told.

See the following schedule for Evaluations. Note: We reserve the right to adjust this at any point in time for any reason. It is 100% your responsibility to check this page frequently for any updates. Do not expect an email.

This schedule information WILL NOT appear in the CrossBar mobile application. You will have to visit this webpage for schedule information. We will start using the mobile application after Evaluations are over.

Unless told otherwise, all players and goalies are expected to attend all evaluation sessions.

Boys Evaluation Schedule

Last Updated: Aug 10th @ 10:35 AM

Group times will be further broken down as we get closer to evaluations.

Type Day Date Start End Groups Notes
No PreSkates --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
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Parent Meeting Sunday Aug 21 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 2015 Birth Y. Upstairs Meeting Room
Parent Meeting Sunday Aug 21 6:20 PM 6:40 PM 2014 Birth Y. Upstairs Meeting Room
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Jersey Fittings Sunday Aug 21 1 hour before scheduled evaluation
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Day 1 - Evaluation Sunday Aug 21 3:30 PM 6:10 PM TBD
Day 2 - Evaluation Sunday Aug 28 2:40 PM 6:00 PM TBD
Day 3 - Evaluation Monday Aug 29 5:30 PM 8:40 PM TBD
All-Girls Evaluation Schedule

Last Updated: Aug 10th @ 10:35 AM

Group times will be further broken down as we get closer to evaluations.

Type Day Date Start End Groups Notes
No PreSkates --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
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Parent Meeting Sunday Aug 21 3:00 PM 3:20 PM Downstairs Meeting Room
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Jersey Fittings Sunday Aug 21 1 hour before scheduled evaluation
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Day 1 - Evaluation Sunday Aug 21 3:30 PM 6:10 PM TBD
Day 2 - Evaluation Sunday Aug 28 2:40 PM 6:00 PM TBD
Day 3 - Evaluation Monday Aug 29 5:30 PM 8:40 PM TBD

Game Jerseys & Socks

For our 8U group, the cost of game jerseys & game socks IS included in the club cost.

JERSEY FITTING DATE: August 21 - SHOW UP 1 HOUR BEFORE SCHEDULED EVALUATION TIMESLOT

They WILL NEED to bring their shoulder pads and shin guards for fitting.


Required Equipment Colors

FYI: As you start to replace their equipment as they outgrow it, we ask that you please be aware of the following. By the time they get to the 10U age level it will be mandatory to have these colors.

Black helmet, black pants (main color) and black gloves (main color). It's okay if there are accent colors of red, white, gray or blue; but the main color must be black.

Primary Color

Black

Allowable Accent Colors (Optional)

Red
White
Gray

Volunteer Policy

Chesterfield Hockey Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to introducing youth to the world of ice hockey and providing them with opportunities to grow as both a player and an individual. Both on the ice and off the ice. Without the dedication of parents like you, we would not be able to provide the experience our kids will remember for a lifetime.

Every member will be asked to donate 4 hours of their time (per family) this season to help with a club level activity. Volunteer opportunities will be made available throughout the season. For families with multiple children playing with the Chesterfield Hockey Association, we will only require a volunteer commitment based on one child.

By agreeing to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, you not only will help our club function at an efficient level in order to help keep cost down, you will be helping provide an opportunity for kids to grow as individuals.

At the end of the season, any unfulfilled volunteer obligations will be billed accordingly.

BUY OUT OPTION: Should you wish to buy out your volunteer commitment for the season - you will have that option through this registration, and will be charged an additional $100 to your credit card once you submit this registration. The Buy Out fee non-refundable.

Volunteer opportunities will be posted to the club website throughout the season.


Questions

Gary Tockman

Hockey Operations - Coaches & Player Development

Greg Papuga

Communications & Secretary (& Tech Support)

Eric Ormson

Coordinator, 8U Program

Derrick Tackett

Coordinator, Lady Falcons Program


Registration

2022: 8U (Boys)

Registration now open.

  • Be registered by early August.
  • The deadline to complete registration will be communicated soon.

Register

2022: 8U (ALL-GIRLS)

Registration now open.

  • Be registered by early August.
  • The deadline to complete registration will be communicated soon.

Register
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