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U8 HOCKEY

Hockey skating & playing skill development for ages 8 and under

The Jr. Pioneers Hockey U8 program teaches the fundamentals of hockey skating and playing skills through combined participation in our Learn to Skate/Play Hockey program and Jr. Pioneers Hockey. Participants complete the Learn to Skate/Play Hockey Hockey Skating 1 and 2 classes before entering the U8 program.

Jr. Pioneers Hockey’s U8 program is divided into four levels (mite, beginner, intermediate and advanced) and follows USA Hockey’s American Development Model. Players may be moved between levels to suit the player’s ability, as recommended by the coaches.

Participants must meet the age requirement (ages 8 and under) to participate in the U8 program. Players are generally between the ages of 4-8.

For additional information about U8 beginner hockey, please contact Shawn Reid at 303-871-3388, or shawn.reid@du.edu.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Our U8 Teams/Levels

U8 Mite

The U8 Mite level consists an eight-week skating program (completed through the Learn to Skate/Play Hockey program). At the end of each eight-week series, players must re-register for the next eight-week series.

U8 Mites attend 30-minute practice sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as cross-ice hockey games on most Saturdays. (View the practice calendar below.)

All U8 Mite players must register online with USA Hockey and will receive a jersey and socks.

The U8 Mite level is recommended for players looking for a smaller time commitment and those new to hockey team play.

Learn more about the skills taught and the format of the U8 Mite program on our Learn to Play Hockey page.

Cost: $250/eight-week series

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U8 Beginner


The U8 Beginner team is for players looking for more time on the ice and following a more traditional hockey season schedule (in comparison to the U8 Mite program). Players practice for the length of the hockey season (October through mid-March).

Practices are generally held Mondays and Wednesdays. On most Saturdays, the team will hold cross-ice games against the U8 Mites. On Sundays, the team will either practice or hold games against local teams. (View the practice calendar below.)

Coached strength and conditioning sessions will also be held throughout the season.

Players will compete at three jamborees as well as additional friendlies throughout the season. Jamborees and friendlies are included in the season cost.

All U8 Beginner players must register online with USA Hockey and will receive practice and game jerseys, socks, and a t-shirt and shorts (to be worn at strength/conditioning sessions).

Cost: $1,450/season

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U8 Intermediate


The U8 Intermediate team meets for the length of the hockey season (October through mid-March).

Practices are generally held on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Sundays, the team will either practice or hold games against local teams. (View the practice calendar below.)

Coached strength and conditioning sessions will also be held two-to-four times a month.

Players will compete at three jamborees as well as friendlies throughout the season. Jamborees and friendlies are included in the season cost.

All U8 Intermediate players must register online with USA Hockey and will receive practice and game jerseys, socks, and a t-shirt and shorts (to be worn at strength/conditioning sessions).

Cost: $1,450/season

Team Registration

U8 Advanced


The U8 Advanced team meets for the length of the hockey season (October through mid-March).

Practices are generally held on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Sundays, the team will either practice or hold games against local teams. (View the practice calendar below.)

Coached strength and conditioning sessions will also be held two-to-four times a month.

Players will compete at three jamborees as well as friendlies throughout the season. Jamborees and friendlies are included in the season cost.

All U8 Advanced players must register online with USA Hockey and will receive practice and game jerseys, socks, and a t-shirt and shorts (to be worn at strength/conditioning sessions).

Cost: $1,540/season

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