Welcome to Morgantown Hockey Association's Developmental House Program for the 2018-2019 season! Next week is the start of Developmental House Hockey and we would like to welcome your son/daughter to the program. Our Developmental program is setup into four different levels. Level 1 is for the newer players who may need start with basic skating, stickhandling and shooting. Level 4 is our most advanced level, designed for players who have played for a number of years and possess a very strong set of skills. There are two levels in between, each building upon the previous and lead by a very dedicated set of instructors to help move your athlete further and further toward a higher level of play.
Our Player Development Committee is working hard to ensure each player is initially placed into a level that will best suit the athlete’s needs. In the next couple days, we will release the starting level assignments that you should plan to attend, keeping in mind that movement up and down a level may be experienced throughout the first couple of weeks. For our Learn to Play participants that are new to our organization, you should plan to attend the Level 1 sessions initially, unless you hear otherwise. An informal group of coaches will be monitoring practices to ensure each player receives appropriate skill specific training and if a player is identified as needing a higher challenge, they may approach a parent/guardian to discuss options for moving to different levels.
The weekly schedule is shown below, and begins on Monday, October 8th. Each session will be 60 minutes.
Level 1: Mondays 5:15 PM, Saturdays: 12:15 PM
Level 2: Tuesdays 5:15 PM, Thursdays, 5:00 PM *
Level 3: Tuesdays 6:30 PM, Thursdays: 5:00 PM or 6:15 PM *
Level 4: Tuesdays 7:45 PM, Thursdays: 6:15 PM *
* Thursday sessions for Level 2, 3, and 4 will alternate such that there will be 2 weeks on, and 1 week off. (i.e. week 1: Levels 2 & 3, week 2: Levels 3 & 4, week 3: Levels 2 & 4, etc.) Level 3 will be 5:00 pm or 6:30 PM, depending on the week. Please refer to the website calendar each week to see which Levels are on the ice, and the start time of the session.
Note: Also, please be sure to continually monitor the website for any schedule changes.
Please be aware that we are utilizing a team management system known as SportsEngine for management of our teams. A notice will be sent out in the next couple of days asking you to join a team (i.e. Level 1, 2, 3, or 4) through the SportsEngine site, please do so as soon as possible so we can effectively communicate with you concerning the Developmental Hockey program.
For those that purchased the Rental Equipment option during registration, and have not yet received equipment, we will be distributing equipment this Sunday, October 7th between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM. The equipment will be distributed near locker room 2. There are currently about 20 participants that will need equipment, so we kindly ask for you patience as we work to fit equipment to each individual player.
It is our hope that we can work together to help your son/daughter grow as a hockey player. MHA would like to once again welcome you to the Developmental House program.
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