U9 & Under Program Information (Hespeler Minor Hockey Association)

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HMHA U9 & Under Program Information


2022-2023 Season Update Coming Soon!

Feel free to review the previous season information as reference, but there are some programming changes planned for the 2022 - 2023 season. 

2022-2023 Season 
Programming Overview

Hockey Basics - 2018 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.  

U7 Initiation Program (IP) - 2017 & 2016 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.

U8 - 2015 Birth Year

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

  • HMHA will offer a U8 MD team and U8 Local League teams.

  • Details on evaluations for the U8 MD team will be posted at the end of August.

U9 - 2014 Birth Year

  • The U9 program is split into three seasons:

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

    • Regular Season - Half-ice games are introduced until January 14th.

    • Transition Season -  Full-ice games are played until the end of the season.

  • HMHA will offer a U9 A team and U9 Local League teams.

  • Details on evaluations for the U9 A team will be posted at the end of August.


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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