8U RECREATIONAL TEAM
Cape Fear Hockey’s 8U recreational program is designed for players who are new to the game, prefer to play only locally, or are just happy with the recreational level play.
The emphasis in recreational hockey is on skill development, primarily skating skills. Players will improve their skating, learn hockey concepts, learn the rules of the game, and learn how to be a part of a team in a noncompetitive setting. The goal of the recreational program is to lay foundations for future acquisitions of more advanced skills. The focus is on the fundamentals of basic skating and puck control. We hope to instill a love for the game in a FUN and challenging environment.
8U recreational hockey includes one practice per week with an internal scrimmage on the weekends.
For the 2022-23 season, CFYHA will hold its 8U recreational hockey program for players ages 5 to 8, birth years 2017-2014. Players in this program should have some skating experience. Full hockey gear is required.
8U DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM
Our 8U developmental program, formerly known as Mite Select, differs from our 8U recreational program in that it builds on the foundations formed in the 8U recreational program. There are no tryouts for this program, anyone can register, but there are additional practices and opportunities to compete as a team.
8U developmental hockey includes two practices per week with an internal scrimmage on the weekends, and opportunities to travel and compete in mite jamborees within the Carolinas Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA).
For the 2022-23 season, CFYHA will hold its 8U developmental hockey programs for players ages 5 to 8, birth years 2017-2014. Players in this program should have some hockey experience. Full hockey gear is required.
8U Developmental players are additionally required to have Cape Fear travel jerseys which are purchased separately. Jersey ordering will take place at the beginning of the season.
A payment plan for this program is available when you register, please contact our registrar for more information.
If you have already registered a player for 8U Recreational and would like them moved to the 8U Developmental team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Wear
Players must be in full hockey gear
for this program
Don't have gear? Contact us about our equipment loan program at email@example.com or you may purchase your own gear.
Hockey (Practice) Jersey
We have straight wooden sticks as well as a variety of donated sticks to choose from. The other items on this list would need to be purchased.
For questions on how to dress your hockey player, we recommend USA Hockey's video here. We can help you at the rink as well.
Locker Room Policy
Cell phones, cameras, tablets, or any device with recording capabilities cannot be used by any participant in locker rooms.
A sweep of the locker rooms and changing areas is conducted before players arrive, and if the coaches are not inside the locker rooms, either a coach or voluntary locker room monitor (each of which has completed the required SafeSport training) will be posted directly outside of the locker rooms and changing areas during periods of use, and leave doors open only when adequate privacy is still possible, so that only approved team personnel (coaches and players) are permitted in the locker rooms.