Novice & Under Program (Hespeler Minor Hockey Association)

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HMHA U9 & Under Program

 

2020-2021 Season (Covid-19 Modified)

The 2020-2021 U9 & Under program has been modified to comply with the rules put in place due to the on-going pandemic from our governing bodies, https://www.omha.net/covid-19, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Cambridge.

 

Please see https://hmha.ca/Articles/11622/2020_2021_Season_Programming/ for what to expect this season because of this. 

 

U9 & Under Programming Overview

Hockey Basics - 2016 Birth Year

  • All ice times are designed to develop the basic hockey skills of 4 year old players in a fun and engaging way.  

  • There are no formal games, however, small area games and scrimmages are a part of the program.  

  • One ice time per week

Initiation Program (IP) - 2014 & 2015 Birth Years

  • Practices are station based focusing on technical skill development.

  • Games are 4 on 4, Cross Ice, with smaller nets.

  • Development Season - First 8 weeks - focus is on skill development with all ice times setup as station based practices.

  • Regular Season - remainder of the season and generally has one practice and one cross-ice game per week.

  • A convenor runs consistent station based practices for all teams.

  • Two ice times per week.

U8 - 2013 Birth Year

  • U8 follows the same development and regular season format as IP but games are half-ice.

  • Unlike previous seasons, the 2020-2021 U8 Program will NOT offer a U8 A team.

  • U8 will run as an internal House League with a convenor running consistent station based practices for all teams.

  • Two ice times per week

U9 - 2012 Birth Year

  • The U9 program is split into three seasons:

    • Development Season - First 8 Weeks - 2 Practices A Week.

    • Regular Season - one practice & one half-ice game a week until January 14th.

    • Transition Season -  one Practice & one full-ice (4-on-4) game until the end of the season.

  • Unlike previous seasons, the 2020-2021 U9 Program will NOT offer a U9 A team.

  • U9 will run as an internal House League with a convenor running consistent station based practices for all teams.

  • Two ice times per week

 

All ice times are at Hespeler Memorial Arena. Here is a guide reviewing the changes in place this season. https://hmha.ca/Public/Documents/Guide_to_using_Hespeler_Arena.pdf

How to Register

 

To register go to the HMHA Registration Page for further details.

 

Interested in Coaching?

 

Please complete our Coaching Application Form.

 

You must have the NCCP Coach 1 – Intro to Coach qualification to be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach on any of the Novice & Under teams. Please check the HMHA website for coaching clinic dates.


Parent Respect in Sport Course Mandate

 

As per the OMHA mandate in 2014, all parents must complete the Parent Respect in Sport online course in order for their child to be on an approved roster.  This is a one-time only requirement and only one parent needs to complete the course.  

 

You will need to attach the completed course info to your child(ren)'s profile in the "Child Management" section of the program.  Please do not forget to do this and to enter the correct Association as "Hespeler Minor Hockey Association".  

 

To access the online program, Click Here.



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