Players in our 8U program will have a complete hockey experience. Our primary goal is to create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our programming this season is highly focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.
Teams will consist of approximately 10-12 players each. Teams will be placed at either the Blue (typically 1st year Mites), White (mix of 1st and 2nd year Mites), or Red levels (mostly 2nd or 3rd year Mites with advanced skills and skating, equivalent to a travel team).
Our current plan is to offer two teams at the Red level, three teams at the White level and three teams at the Blue level.
Duration: September 2020 - March 2021
Two shared practices per week
Advanced skills development sessions by RIC Academy
Monthly goaltender training sessions
Off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning