Welcome U7 Players
Below is generic information for our U7 players for the 2023-24 season:
Who? Kids born in 2017 and 2018.
Registration: The zone registration is closed but you can still register for this season. Please contact SMHA directly and they will get you setup.
What is U7? U7 is split into two divisions based “mainly” on age. Players born in 2018 and first time players may be placed on an U7 Beginner team, playing against other U7 Beginner teams. Returning players and strong 2018 players may be placed on an U7 Advanced team, playing against other U7 Advanced teams. Some exceptions may occur.
Days of Play: SMHA will allocate ice to teams beginning early October. Expect the weekday ice-times to be right after school.
Team Selection: Players will participate in one informal assessment skate before teams are made. Your child will skate for 45 minutes on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm at Schroh Arena. The ice time will consist of multiple skills and games: skating, stopping, puck handling, shooting, and passing. Once your child is placed on a team your head coach will contact you.
Player Equipment: Whenever on the ice, all Initiation players must be in full equipment including a neck guard. Follow the link below for a Hockey Canada equipment checklist (wrist guards and mouth-guards are optional).
Coaching: We as a zone are still looking for coaches -- if you are interested in coaching, please fill out a coach’s form on our Wild website under the registration tab at the top of the Wild homepage. All coaches -- head and assistant, must complete two courses, 1. Intro to Coach and 2. Respect in Sport. To avoid fines the Zone will assist and follow up carefully to ensure that coaches complete the required courses on time. Coaching course registration fees will be reimbursed to you by the zone upon “successful completion”.
This will be my first year as Initiation Coordinator. My goal is to make your child’s experience memorable and positive. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to assist you or direct you to someone who can. Also, if you notice any mistakes or error, I may have made please let me know so I can correct them. Finally, feel free to contact me by email, text, or phone.