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Try Hockey Free / Developmental House

By Morgantown Hockey Association, 10/31/20, 11:45AM EDT

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON!

Morgantown Hockey Association will once again be offering ice hockey opportunities for those age 4-10 for the 2020-2021 season!

Try Hockey Free

Now that the rink is finally open, we are going to be starting our Learn to Play/Learn to Skate sessions and House Development Program.  Due to the late opening of the rink, we will be running our Learn to Play/Learn to Skate sessions a little differently. There will be no charge, as you will only be allowed to register for one session. This introductory session will give your child (10 and younger) an opportunity to explore skating and hockey at their own pace. If they enjoy it, then you can register them for our House Developmental League which will run from November - February.

The 3 Try Hockey Free sessions will be on:

  • Sunday, November 1st from 12:15pm - 1:15pm
  • Sunday, November 8th from 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, November 8th from 12:15pm - 1:15pm.

To register for one of these sessions, please click on the link and fill out the form.

Try Hockey Free Registration

Developmental House

Once again, MHA is offering Developmental House Hockey based upon the child's skill level.  Instead of basing the program solely on age, a few years ago MHA adopted a “Developmental” based method of providing local hockey opportunities to players of all ages and abilities.  The program is based on the USA Hockey ADM Model that encourages all players to develop according to skill, with skill based sessions that utilize small area games and station based practice sessions to help all players develop basic skills needed for the sport of hockey. Again, this Developmental format utilizes skill groupings rather than age based groupings to help develop players of similar skill sets. This allows players who do not participate in travel hockey programs the opportunity to participate in an active role against players of similar skill sets rather than potentially being left out of various drills or game opportunities because a lack of experience as compared to players who have had the opportunity to play competitively for a number of years on a travel team.  The benefits of Developmental hockey are:

  • Station based practice sessions that focus on individual skill development.
  • Skill based groupings to allow for competitive games/practice sessions against similar skill set players.
  • The ability to move between Developmental practice sessions during the season to allow for further development.
  • Maintain interest in hockey for all skill levels, not just designed for novice or advanced players.

Our Developmental House Program will begin on Monday, November 2nd, and run through February 27th.

The tentative schedule is listed below, with each session being 50-60 minutes in duration.  Level 1 is our beginner group, and Level 2 is our more advanced group.  Please refer to the Developmental House Calendar on the website for official days/times.

Mondays:
       Level 2 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesdays:
       Level 1 @ 6:10 PM - 7:00 PM
       Level 2 @ 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturdays:
       Level 1 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Developmental House Registration

If you do not already have a USA Hockey Confirmation Number, you will first follow the link for the USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION.  Once you have your USA Hockey Registration confirmation number, follow the link for the MHA ONLINE REGISTRATION.  When you register, you will only need to select the Developmental House option.  MHA's Player Development Committee will work to try and place each player into the appropriate skill group, based upon where they were last season (for returning players), and possibly by evaluation of players during our LTP sessions for those that participate in that offering.  During the first couple of weeks of our Developmental House program, some players may be asked to move from one Level to another as deemed appropriate.

Note 1: Limited spots are available in our Developmental House Program.  Please follow the MHA Online Registration link to first verify that the session is not full prior to purchasing your USA Hockey Registration.

Note 2: For those participants who registered for Mite Travel hockey - You will note that the Developmental House option was included/combined with your registration and you will attend the Level 2 sessions.  Please do not register separately for Developmental House.