U9 HOCKEY INFO
U9 Hockey, previously known as Novice
Info for U9 Parents - Crowfoot Community Stream (U9 Development League)
For players age 7 and 8, this league focuses on skill development and the fundamentals of hockey. The purpose of this league is to address the need for more skill development in the novice age category. Our goal is to provide a positive environment for learning the fundamentals of hockey and to stimulate interest and desire to continue playing the game of hockey.
The U9 is a league in which the associations promote coach, parent, official and player education during the season. Each player will be evaluated fairly within each association and placed on a team where they are best suited. Teams are limited to when and how many games they can play. As a result, players will practice more and play fewer games to increase their skills before playing full ice games compared to that of other age categories.
U9 play twice a week and some weeks three times. This is a varied schedule. Tournament play, fundraising etc are decided at the team level.
This is the HOCKEY CALGARY INTRO TO HOCKEY GUIDE
Info for U9 Parents - House League
See our write up under 'House League' that explains what House League entails and provides a comparison of the two streams of hockey.
Either stream is suitable for new to hockey players.