PROGRAM FOR U9 AND U11-AGED ATHLETES
The Female Festivals are for U9 and U11-aged girls! This is the first step in our Female Development Progression, aligning with Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development model.
- U9 (Female players born in 2014 & 2015)
- U11 (Female players born in 2012 & 2013)
U9 Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)
During this period players continue to develop motor skills and coordination. Practice sessions should be held twice a week during the season. Ongoing participation in compatible sports is strongly encouraged. The U9 Skills Program is designed to promote the continued development of physical literacy, fitness, and the basic skills required to play hockey.
U11 Long-Term Player Development (LTPD)
This stage is the beginning of the most important window to develop fine motor skills on an individual technical skill basis that leads to utilizing these skills in individual and team tactics later. During this phase, prior to the beginning of the growth spurt, players have the best opportunity to learn and begin to master fine motor skills that can be used in combination with other skills. In most cases, what is learned or not learned in this stage will have a very significant effect on the level of play that is achieved later. Players should be able to begin to transfer skills and concepts from practices to games.
- Two-day camp
- The cost per player is $125 for each Female Festival
Each participant will receive:
- Two (2) ice sessions per day (Saturday/Sunday)
- Female Festival jersey
- Female Festival T-shirt
2022-23 FEMALE FESTIVALS SCHEDULE
October 1st/2nd, 2022 - Regina (Cooperators Centre)
October 29th/30th, 2022 - Wawota
November 5th/6th, 2022 - Davidson
November 19th/20th, 2022 - Battleford - CANCELLED
January 14th/15th, 2023 - Spiritwood
March 25th/26th, 2023 - Saskatoon