Bearcats HL Information (Belleville Bearcats Hockey)

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Bearcat House League System


U7/U9 programs – for player who are U9 and under (2015 and younger) and who can skate independently.
This program shares ice with the U9 competitive (rep) team (helps save on expenses)

· How much you wish your daughter to participate is up to you
· one skate per week
  · two skates or more per week
· Your registration fee will be determined by this (fee TBD)

For our U7/U9 program we use a Cross Ice format for our program.

The aim of the Cross-ice program is to encourage an environment in which the children can learn the basic skills without the distraction that is often associated with an over emphasis on winning.
· The objectives of the Cross Ice program is:
· Stress participation, fun and skill development
· To provide a step towards a full-ice program
· Modify the playing environment to meet the needs of younger players
· Increase opportunities for younger players to touch and handle the puck
· Increase the practice to game ratio to a minimum of three practices to one game
· Provide a positive environment for learning the fundamental skills of hockey
· Improve the utilization of ice time

“It makes no sense for kids to play organized games until they have reasonable mastery of skating, puck handing, passing and shooting.”
-Dr. Murray Smith, Sports Psychologist Edmonton Oilers/Kelowna Rockets