Under 9 Enhanced Development Program
As a result of Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), no longer providing players the opportunity to play select at the Under 9 age grouping (7 years) and (8 years), N.A.S.C. Hockey offers our enhanced and very successful development program N.A.S.C. "Super Under 9 Development" program, featuring Scary Skate.
We suggest that you register early to ensure your spot in this unique to N.A.S.C. Hockey development program!
N.A.S.C. Hockey was the FIRST association to offer this type of development program.
N.A.S.C. Hockey offers this special program to those players aged 7 and 8 years of age the opportunity to develop within a formalized development division and attend a specialized structured skills development program each week taught by renowned Power Skating instruction “Scary Skate”
Players will be on the ice on average a minimum two (2) to three (3) sessions on ice per week. Saturday and Sunday with their team coaches and again on Tuesday evenings at the Tribute Communities Centre with Scary Skate on Tuesday evenings. The program is designed to challenge those players with the focus on individual skill development of skating and puck skills.
The additional development sessions commence in October and all players will be assessed and assigned to teams with the goal of balancing the Division over the ensuing first eight (8) weeks. The intent of this program is to build on the child's natural ability and provide them with an opportunity to advance their individual skill level.
Teams in the Under 9 Division will be formed with sixteen (16) players per team ( 14 skaters - 2 goalies) as their format is 4-on-4 and/or 3-on-3 with every player being provided the opportunity to rotate through the goaltender position.
The team will be split, providing the opportunity for half ice scrimmages leading up to full-ice in mid-January.
As Under 9 teams transition to full-ice games/scrimmages after January 15th, all sixteen players will face their full team opponent with goaltenders. By having the full complement of 16 kids to facilitate full-ice game play, the kids will be better suited to participate on the full ice surface. These larger sized teams allows for “split-squad” Exhibition scrimmages to be played throughout the season with opportunities for the full team configuration to scrimmage on full- ice which will be provided after January 15th of the current season