- Boys and girls born in 2016
- Includes one session per week with a skill development coach.
- One practice per week led by parent volunteer coaches.
- Cross-ice games after December 1, plus potential away games.
- Game jerseys are loaned by the Association, families will be asked for a deposit cheque
- 2023/2024 Fees = $750.00 before June 5th. June 5h & After = $850.00
- $100 Jersey Deposit
- Financial Assistance Information
- There will be a team fee which will include the cost of tournaments, on-ice officials (referees and linesmen) for Home games and miscellaneous expenses.
- All families will be required to submit a volunteer deposit and contribute volunteer hours to the association.
Goals for the U8 Age Category
- Reviewing of basic skills
- Refining of basic skills
Recommended U8 Program Practice Time Allotment
- 75% Technical skills
- 15% Individual tactics
- 10% Team tactics
- 0% Team play
- 0% Strategy
- Hockey Canada U8 Program Information
- U9 Canadian Player Pathway
There can be concerns from parents about how small-area games may impact their child’s hockey development, but parents should trust Hockey Canada and its research. Putting young players into a competitive environment too early will compromise their development; they need to be placed into competitive situations that suit their age-specific abilities. This is why Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development Model is so important.
*Please note, you will experience ice cancellations due to tournaments and other events that are scheduled at the arenas. This is normal and factored into our pricing.
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Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association
As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.