U9 and Below Programming - 2024-25 Season, News (Innisfil Minor Hockey)

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May 17, 2024 | Steve Grass | 277 views
U9 and Below Programming - 2024-25 Season
As we approach the 2024-25 season, we are eager to share our enhanced programming for U5 to U9 players. This year, we've seen remarkable dedication and growth among our young athletes, and we're excited to continue supporting their development. Our programming, aligned with Hockey Canada's player pathways, will balance fun, development, and competition, catering to all skill levels.

Program Highlights for U9 and Below for this upcoming season:

Please note that these offerings may change based on registration numbers and other factors.

  • U5 Intro to Hockey Program (Born 2019 & 2020): Priced at $150 for about 20 sessions, this program offers an affordable start to hockey from October to March. Previously this was held Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. Full hockey equipment is required, but no previous experience is necessary.
  • U7 Local League (Born 2018 & 2019): A welcoming introduction to hockey, our U7 Local League is perfect for newcomers and those ready to embrace a bit of competition. With a mix of home and away games across the Simcoe Region, our young athletes will experience the joy of the game in a supportive and developmental environment.
  • NEW for 2024-25 U7 MD (Born 2018 & 2019): New in 2024-25, we're excited to introduce our U7 MD program, a precursor to representative hockey. Competing in the York Simcoe Loop, this program is designed for serious young athletes eager to enhance their skills and compete at a higher level.
  • U8 MD (Born 2017): This advanced program is designed for athletes aiming for competitive hockey, with participation against teams across York Simcoe (Barrie to Markham).
  • U9 Local League (Born 2016 & 2017): Emphasizing local travel and variety, our U9 Local League invites players to enjoy the game across nearby communities. This program focuses on recreational play while fostering development for all participants.

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  • NEW for 2024-25! U9 CPP (Competitive Pathway Program): Excitingly rebranded from Select, the CPP for the U9 division introduces a structured, rep-like environment, focusing on the advanced development of our most dedicated players and families who desire more from their hockey journey. This year, the U9 CPP team will be comprised of standout athletes selected from our U9 local league teams, ensuring a blend of the best talent and dedication. This pioneering initiative is designed to seamlessly bridge the existing gap to rep programs, laying the groundwork for our athletes' future successes and underlining our commitment to fostering excellence within the Innisfil hockey community. [Click Here to View CPP Press Release].
  • U9 MD (Born 2016): Our U9 MD program echoes our dedication to preparing athletes for competitive hockey. With a focus on skill enhancement and higher-level competition in the York Simcoe Loop, this program is a cornerstone for aspiring rep hockey players.

We are thrilled to offer these opportunities to our young athletes and look forward to a fantastic season. For any questions, please contact Terry Jackson, U9 and Below Director, or any Board of Directors member.

 

With enthusiasm,

 

The Innisfil Minor Hockey Association Executive

 
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