8U Hockey Program
this program is designed for children ages 8 & under who have a foundation in skating basics and are ready to move on to hockey.
What is the 8U Hockey Program?
The 8U Hockey program is a USA Hockey Cross-Ice Instructional program. All of our teaching and lesson plan materials are based on USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM). 8U Hockey is designed to properly train young players with a "Hockey For Life" motivation.
How does it work?
8U Hockey is based on a six station rotation. Players spend 5 minutes at each station working on a specific skill and also play small area 3-3 and 4-4 scrimmages. This system is active, productive, fun to play and fun to watch. There will be less down time, more moving, more playing. Small groups, small ice. Most importantly, more FUN!
Where does my child fit?
There are 3 age groups of players: 5U(5&under), 6U(6yr olds), 8U Mites(7&8yr olds). We will continually be evaluating players at each age level to create appropriate practice groups. Directors and coaches will combine players by caliber and to an extent, by age. Movement amongst practice groups will be at the Director's discretion.
Teams & Games
5U/6U will routinely play informal games on Saturdays as well as participate in cross ice Jamborees and scrimmages with other associations. 8u Mites will be placed on a team that plays in our BHC league as well as participates in tournaments.
Walleye 3rd Day Program (NEW for 2022/23)
2014/2015 players looking for a 3rd skate per week. A team or teams will be formed to play local tournaments and scrimmages separate from the BHC League.
8U Hockey Schedule
5:00-5:50 5U (2017 & Younger)
5:50-6:40 6U (2016)
6:40-7:30 Mites (2014/2015)
8:45-9:35 5U (2017 & Younger)
9:35-10:30 6U (2016)
10:45-11:45 Mites (2014/2015)
Morning TBD Walleye 3rd Day (2014/2015)
8U Hockey Full Season
- Cost: $750 + $100 Registration
- Equipment Fitting Tuesday 9/6, Wednesday 9/7,
8U Hockey Walleye 3rd Day Program
- Cost: $500 + Team Fees (Tournament fees, Ref fees, Jerseys ect)
- Sunday mornings time TBD
Must also register for 8U Hockey Full
8U Hockey 6 Week Sessions
$250 per session
Session I (9/10/2-10/19/22):
Equipment Fitting Tuesday 9/6,
Wednesday 9/7 5-7pm
Session II (10/22/22-12/7/22):
Equipment Fitting Tuesday 10/18,
Thursday 10/20 5-7pm
Session III (12/10/22-2/1/23):
Equipment Fitting Tuesday 12/6,
Thursday 12/8 5-7pm
Session IV (2/4/23-3/23/23):
Equipment Fitting Tuesday 1/31,
Thursday 2/2 5-7pm
Along with paid instructors we will need as many parent coaches on the ice as possible for practices. We also need parent coaches to be on the bench for 8U Mite team games. Coaches need to complete the USA Hockey Coaches requirements (please see Coaches Corner Tab).
Equipment All 8U Hockey players receive "free" equipment! Free equipment includes: Skates, pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads, jersey, socks and stick. Each player will have to provide their own jock protection.
East Side Hockey Ice Arena
4831 Canyon St., Detroit, MI 48236
Questions? Please contact:
Robb McIntyre/Director & Coach: firstname.lastname@example.org 313.213.4783
Don Jaeger/Director & Coach: email@example.com 313.407.3840
READY TO REGISTER? CLICK THE REGISTRATION TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE