8U Hockey

8U Recreational

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. All practices and scrimmages are held at Cleland Ice Rink.

 

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.

Practice is held on Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm with scrimmages on Saturdays 9:15-10:15 am.

Season runs September 5, 2023 through March 17, 2024.

Full schedule will be updated in the TeamSnap Mobile App once registered.

 

For the 2023-24 season, CFYHA will hold its 8U recreational hockey program for players ages 5 to 8, birth years 2018-2015. Players in this program should have some skating experience. Full hockey gear is required.

*registration is prorated after 10/01/23
prorated amount is reflected at registration checkout

A payment plan for this program is available when you register, please contact our registrar for more information

8U Developmental

Our 8U developmental program 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. A balance of practices and games will continue to develop the mastery of key hockey skills.

 

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 2023-24 season, CFYHA will hold its 8U developmental hockey programs for players ages 5 to 8, birth years 2018-2015. 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.

 

Practice is held on Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00-9:00 am with scrimmages on Saturdays 9:15-10:15 am.

Season runs September 5, 2023 through March 17, 2024.

Full schedule will be updated in the TeamSnap Mobile App once registered.

*registration is prorated after 10/01/23
prorated amount is reflected at registration checkout

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 registrar@capefearhockey.com

What to Wear

Players must be in full hockey gear
for this program

Also required:
Protective Cup
Skate Guards or Soakers
Water Bottle

Optional:
Thin clothing to wear under gear

Don't have gear? Contact us about our equipment loan program
or you may purchase your own gear.

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.

Equipment Checklist (1)

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.

Our organization is not endorsed by the Department of Defense or the United States Army and this is a non-federal entity.

CFYHA is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.