Wild U7/Initiation Program (Woolwich Wild)

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U7 Program
 
The U7 (Initiation) Program is a program for young girls.  It is designed to introduce young players to the game of hockey.  The players will spend approximately 50 minutes on the ice each week learning the fundamentals of the game from skating to stick handling to the game itself.  We will start the year with fundamental sessions and gradually introduce the game concept through scrimmages and exhibition games against other U7 teams from neighbouring centres.

The emphasis of this program is fun and basic skill development!!

Who is this program for?
The U7 program is for girls age 4 to 6 as of December 31st.  Players who are 6 years old also have the option of playing U9 depending on their skill level.

What is the cost of the U7 Program?
For the 2022-23 season, the cost of the U7 Program is $150.

How much ice time can I expect?

DIVISION

BIRTH
YEAR

PRACTICES2

REGULAR SEASON GAMES

ANTICIPATED

DAYS OF PLAY2

U7

20161, 2017,
2018

Once per week

n/a

Once per week, Saturday morning

1Girls born in 2016 can play in U7 or U9 Local League.

2These are the planned days and typical amounts of ice time, the actual schedule may vary. Holidays and special events at the arena(s) may cause ice times to be cancelled.


When is U7 offered?
U7 will run from approximately September to mid-March.  There will be a minimum of 20 ice times during the season.  The September ice times will be posted on our website in early August.  Your coach or team manager will give you the on-going updates and the team schedule is always available online.

Will U7 practice on the Thanksgiving weekend?
YES. Typically, there will be a practice on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Will U7 practice during the Christmas holiday season?
• Practices may be scheduled up to and including December 22nd.
• Practices will NOT be scheduled between December 23rd and January 1st.
• Practices may resume starting January 2nd.

Will U7 practice during the Family Day weekend?
YES. Typically, there will be a practice on the Saturday of the Family Day weekend.

Will U7 practice during March Break?
YES. Typically, there will be a practice on both Saturdays of March Break.

  What does my daughter need to play?
Full hockey gear, along with a mouth guard, is required. See equipment checklist for detailsWoolwich Wild Equipment Checklist 

As red helmets (with the exception of goalie masks) and red pants are mandatory for our representative teams, we suggest you purchase these items in red if you are buying new equipment.

How do I register?
Our Registration page on this website contains the registration information for this season.  You can also contact our registrar at [email protected].

What if hockey is so much fun that your 6 year old daughter asks to play U9 Local League after you have registered in the Initiation Program?
If, before the end of October, you feel your 6 year old daughter should be in the U9 Local League program rather than U7, you can contact our registrar at [email protected] to determine whether there is space available.  The additional fees for U9 Local League will be payable at that time if a spot is available.