What to expect at each age in hockey development

GVAHA follow the USA Hockey Development Model

USA Hockey’s age-appropriate, age-specific programming promotes the integration of high-performance cross-ice practices and games into youth hockey. This programming enhances players’ skills, creativity and participation level, while also creating a positive environment for every child to play, love, excel and reach their full potential.

There are four main tenets to age-appropriate, age-specific hockey:

1. More Puck Time
Smaller spaces mean more opportunity for a player to touch the puck – and ultimately improve their skills.

2. Age-Appropriate Training
By scaling the ice to their level, children are more involved, more engaged and developing their skills more efficiently.

3. Cost Savings
Because multiple teams share the ice, parents save on ice time costs.

4. Increased Competition
A smaller ice surface makes players of all skill levels think and act quicker, resulting in more frequent battles for the puck and hockey decision-making.

To learn more about USA Hockey Development Model at each age visit ADMKIDS.COM

Here an overview of what you can expect at each age at GVAHA:

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