2019/20 Girls House Program
We are currently in the process of finalizing our Girls House Program (GHP) for the 2019-20 season. With the help of Winterhawks Jr. Hockey, we have secured two full sheets of ice on Sundays from 6-8am at Sherwood Ice Arena. (We know this is early so we'll alternate times half way through the season!)
At this time, we are planning to have House teams that include 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U with the ice time allotted. To find out what team your player is eligible for, please click this link for the USA Hockey age designations.
One important difference in the House Program this season compared to last season is that it will not include Learn to Play Hockey. (Tho we are actively working with the WJH on offerings for players brand new to the sport.)
Anyone with at least one season of hockey experience is welcome in the GHP. Our primary emphasis will be on skill development, teamwork, and the love of hockey.
If your player is interested in tournament play and dry-land training which aren't offered in our House program, she should consider our Girls Development Program (which offers both!). Please click here for more on the GDP and see the explanation of dev teams below.
OVERVIEW OF TEAMS
6/8/10U GHP - These players will skate together on the same sheet of ice and will be assigned to groups based on their skill level. After every two practices, they will have a GAME DAY (meaning they will scrimmage one another).
12/14/16U GHP - These players will skate together with alternating practices and GAME DAYS every week. (GAME DAYS are full-ice scrimmages and, well, a total blast.)
REGISTRATION will open in coming weeks.
MANDATORY - Please note: (1) Every player requires a valid 2019/20 USA Hockey membership number to register with RCHC. (2) All players are responsible for bringing their own mouth guards (and, yo, wearing 'em on the ice).
SCHOLARSHIPS: Our scholarship window for the Girls Dev Program & RCHC's regular season will be open in coming weeks. Please check this space for details.
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Changes to Rink Schedule: Sometimes rinks have last-minute changes to their schedules. We'll do our best to minimize the impact on your player's experience and on our program overall. Thanks for your patience & understanding.
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Psst: Hey, what's a development program?
Good question. Development programs are designed for players who are committed to playing competitively. Such players are often hoping to play college hockey and beyond. In addition, a development program is often a stepping stone between a regular season/house program and a travel team. A House program often involves little or no tournament travel while the latter, a travel team, often involves up to 7-8 tournaments per season. Our development program will offer 3 tournaments with the option of doing more (if there are enough families interested in doing so).
Our Girls Development Program (known as the GDP) is intended for competitive players with considerable hockey experience. They will need to participate in an evaluation skate to be part of the program. They will also be required to play in another hockey program (such as RCHC's regular season or WJH's metro league) and do dry-land training. Ice times will focus on individual skill and team development. RCHC goal is to raise the overall level of play, meet developmental needs, foster team play, and support player retention.