8 and Under Program
We hope everyone is enjoying what remains of the summer and is taking the opportunity to enjoy all that the Colorado outdoors has to offer. Below are some details regarding this fall’s 8 & under program with the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association (CSAHA):
Registration is open at www.CSAHA.com. Go to the REGISTRATION tab on the left of the home page to get started. Kids born in 2005 or later are eligible to play in the 8 & under program this season.
Cost for the full season remains at $350. To register for Season 1 it is $200 and another $200 for Season 2. Each season will include approximately 25 ice sessions.
The 8 & under season will open with a free skate session on Sunday, September 29th from 4p to 5p at the World Arena Ice Hall NHL rink.
The first on-ice hockey sessions will be on Monday, September 30th. The full season will likely end over the weekend of March 8/9 and Season 2 will likely start in early December.
There will be a Parent Meeting on Monday September 16th at 7p in the CSAHA Skill Development Center (2844 Janitell Rd).
Structurally, we will operate very similar to last season. There will be an ADVANCED group, an INTERMEDIATE group and a MINI-MITE group. Players will be divided by age and ability in to one of the three groups.
Our schedule will be similar to last year’s as well. Ice times will typically take place on Monday nights and then once during the weekend – on Sundays in October and then on Saturdays from November through the rest of the season. The majority of our ice sessions will take place at the World Arena Ice Hall.
As was the case last season, all on-ice instruction and games will be structured according to USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). To learn more about the ADM for age 8 & under hockey, you can watch this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW9boifnxB8&feature=plcp
CSAHA has access to hockey gear for new hockey players through USA Hockey’s OneGoal program. You do need to provide your own skates and stick.
We are looking forward to another great season of youth hockey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Jr. TIgers Hockey Director
Coaching Education Coordinator
Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey