• Utilized USA Hockey station based practice plans and guidelines per ADM age-specific stage documents
  • Team structure of 8-10 skaters
  • Goalies skate out as a player 50% of the ice sessions
  • 50-60m ice sessions
  • 2-3 on-ice sessions/week (includes practice & games)
  • Minimum of 50 on-ice days and a maximum of 60 on-ice days/season
  • Minimum of 35+ practices
  • Players grouped in practice & games by like ability (Advanced [RED], Intermediate [WHITE], Beginner [BLUE])
  • Games are played in a half-ice 4v4 format
  • No player at 8U can be moved up to 10U full-ice hockey
  • Blue pucks are used in practices & games
  • Equal playing time for all participants


  • 1 off-ice session/week
  • All practices & home game days should be played w/intermediate nets
  • No missing school for hockey